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Police guidance for people attending Keir Millar's funeral

Keir Millar

The funeral is taking place of 11-year-old Keir Millar from Lockerbie who died in a mini-stock car racing accident earlier this month.

Police will be operating a traffic flow system near the church in Lochmaben because of the large number of people expected to attend.

The service will be at 2pm at the Church of Scotland in Lochmaben.

Due to a large number of expected mourners at a funeral which is to take place at the Church of Scotland in Lochmaben at 2pm on Friday 22 May, a policing operation has been put in place to ensure traffic flow is managed effectively.

We would ask for patience from everyone, visitors and residents alike in order to get everyone in and out of the service and then to the cemetery in a safe manner.

Parking in the town will be at a premium, particularly around the church, which sits just off the main A709 as it runs through the town. Please consider carefully you travel plans and where you might want to park."

– Police Scotland

Princess Anne and First Minister to lead Quintinshill commemorations

Three trains collided at Quintinshill near Gretna Credit: Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

Major commemorations are set to take place in Gretna to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst train disaster. An estimated 228 people died when three trains collided at Quintinshill on the England-Scotland border on 22nd May 1915. The exact death toll is impossible to ascertain as some of the bodies were never identified.

George Duff and his brother were both among the victims and their remains were never found Credit: Ian Marshall
Train driver Francis Scott from Carlisle was among those who died Credit: Marcus Whitesmith

Most of the victims were Royal Scots troops heading to Gallipoli. They were territorials who mostly came from Musselburgh and Leith. Other victims included passengers on the other two trains and several railwaymen including the celebrated driver of the troop train, Francis Scott from Carlisle

Princess Anne and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend services in Gretna which begin on Friday morning.

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