Memorial service for Clutha helicopter crash victims

A memorial service has been held at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow for the 10 people who died in the Clutha helicopter crash in November last year. Hundreds of family members and friends joined community leaders and Government representatives.

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Sturgeon attends memorial service for Clutha victims

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Labour MP Jim Murphy and local council leader Gordon Matheson have joined hundreds of people at a memorial service for the 10 people who died in the Clutha helicopter crash.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke to ambulance workers outside St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy joined family members, friends and community leaders at the memorial. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
David Mundell MP (left) and Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson (right) also paid their respects at the service. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Police and fire service chiefs Alasdair Hay (left) and Sir Stephen House (right) both gave readings.

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Family and friends pay their respects at the Clutha pub

Hundreds of family members and friends joined community leaders and government representatives at the hour-long memorial at St Andrew's Cathedral in Clyde Street, a short walk from the crash site.

Flowers are laid at the Clutha bar in Glasgow. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Tributes and messages were left at the Clutha bar in Glasgow, Scotland Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Flowers are laid at the Clutha bar in Glasgow. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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Hundreds attend Clutha helicopter crash service

Hundreds of family members and friends joined community leaders and government representatives at an hour-long memorial for the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash.

Members of the congregation hold candles outside the memorial service.
Members of the congregation hold candles outside the memorial service. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
A dog from Trossachs Search and Rescue attends the service at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow.
A dog from Trossachs Search and Rescue attends the service at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Members of the congregation arrive for the memorial service.
Members of the congregation arrive for the memorial service. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Crash showed the 'selfless and good' in Glasgow

Hundreds of family members and friends joined community leaders and government representatives at the hour-long memorial at St Andrew's Cathedral in Clyde Street, a short walk from the crash site.

(File Image) The Clutha pub in Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: "In many ways the tragedy brought out the good, and the selfless and the compassionate in people. It was poignant and humbling and I was proud of my city."

Minister of Glasgow Cathedral Rev Dr Laurence Whitley, who gave a reading today, told BBC Radio Scotland: "The service has been carefully put together to emphasise the sense of comfort and strengthening.

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Service remembers Clutha helicopter crash victims

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia led the memorial service at t St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia led the memorial service at t St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A memorial service is being held at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow for the 10 people who died in the Clutha helicopter crash.

Each lit candle represents a person who died in the Clutha helicopter crash.
Each lit candle represents a person who died in the Clutha helicopter crash. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The service is being held four months to the day after a police helicopter crashed into The Clutha bar, a popular Glasgow music venue.

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Memorial service for Clutha crash victims to be held

The ten people killed when the helicopter crashed in the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

A memorial service for the Clutha bar victims will take place at St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow today - four months after the tragedy which claimed ten lives.

The cathedral stands less than 200 yards from the spot where a police helicopter fell from the sky on to the crowded bar on the night of November 29.

In the days following the tragic incident, the cathedral provided a space where people came together in prayer for the victims and all involved in the rescue and recovery effort. The funeral mass for police constable Kirsty Nellis also took place there.