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Silence and candlelit vigil to remember Clutha victims

Members of the public lit candles and held a minute's silence last night outside the Clutha in Glasgow, Scotland, to mark the moment a police helicopter crashed causing the death of ten people a year ago.

Members of the emergency services hold floral tributes. Credit: PA
Silence and Candlelit vigil to remember Clutha victims. Credit: PA

Clutha bar helicopter crash victims remembered

One year on, all those who lost their lives in the Clutha bar helicopter crash were remembered today - during a special service at Glasgow Cathedral.

Hundreds of well-wishers, including some from the rescue services, joined the family and friends of the victims - as ten candles were lit - one for each of those who died.

ITV News reporter Sascha Williams reports:


Archbishop: Clutha victims will never be forgotten

The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia has led the congregation at the city’s Cathedral in a service mourning those who lost their lives in the Clutha helicopter crash one year ago today.

They have never been forgotten, especially not by those who love them most and who miss them most sorely.

I can never pass by the Clutha Vaults without remembering them and recalling what happened, and whispering a 'Hail Mary' for the dead, injured and bereaved.

Out of this tragedy we are called to be better, more compassionate, more understanding human beings.

And I would hope that we could turn that memory into a legacy, a legacy which would honour the victims of the Clutha Vaults tragedy, so that we can say once and for all that their deaths contributed to Glasgow and Scotland becoming a better place for everyone.

– Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow

Hundreds turn out for victims of Clutha helicopter crash

Hundreds of friends and relatives of the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash have gathered at Glasgow Cathedral to commemorate one year since the tragedy.

The tragedy happened one year ago today Credit: PA

Ten people were killed and dozens more injured when the police chopper, a Eurocopter EC135, crashed onto the roof of the packed pub on November 29 last year.

Dignitaries from the city joined the hundreds packed into the pews for this afternoon’s ecumenical service, as people laid flowers outside the pub.

Ten people were killed in the crash Credit: PA
People laid flowers outside the pub Credit: PA

Scottish leaders to speak at Clutha anniversary service

Among those expected to contribute at a service at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash with be

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Bernard Higgins, Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland, and Reverend Gordon Armstrong, Chaplain of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Credit: PA

Dr Neil Dignon, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and several church leaders are also due to speak.

Service will mark anniversary of Clutha helicopter crash

One year on, a service will be held at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash.

A service will mark anniversary of Clutha helicopter crash. Credit: PA Wire

Ten people lost their lives and many more were injured when the police helicopter, a Eurocopter EC135, crashed on to the roof of the Clutha pub on November 29 last year.


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