First anniversary of the Clutha tragedy
29 November 2014
Chief Officer Alasdair Hay and Chair of the Board Pat Watters pay their respects on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Chief Officer Alasdair Hay:
“Our thoughts at this time are very much with the families and friends of those lost in this tragedy as well as those who survived.
“For people who have suffered bereavement or injuries the emotional, physical and psychological trauma remain powerful even a year on.
“This anniversary is a moment to express our support for those whose lives were changed forever and to pause and remember those who never came home.
“They were seven people who simply went out to enjoy the company of friends; and three members of the police air support team working to protect the public. It’s important we remember them all.”
Chair of the SFRS Board Pat Watters:
“The first anniversary will clearly be an extremely difficult time for the relatives of the 10 people killed that night and I know they will be in everyone’s thoughts over the coming days.
“In the aftermath of tragedy we often see the best of a community and the people of Glasgow and Scotland rallied around the victims and their families.
“That doesn’t end with this anniversary and I would like to add my voice to the many expressing sympathy and support for everyone who continues to live with the impact of the terrible events of a year ago.”