Piper Alpha 25 year anniversary memorial

Dame Anne attended the Piper Alpha 25 year anniversary memorial service on Saturday 6th June, held in the memorial garden in Hazlehead Park.

This moving service brought together friends and family of those who lost loved ones in the offshore accident that claimed the lives of 167 men.

Anne said:

“Today provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of 25 years ago and remember the tragic loss of lives, the effect of which is still felt every day in Aberdeen and further afield.

“It offers the opportunity as well to appreciate the work which has been undertaken by the oil and gas industry during the past 25 years to ensure that those working offshore are safe.

“I would also like to praise efforts to restore the Memorial Garden, ensuring that all those affected have a space to remember those that were lost as a result of the disaster.”

Dame Anne is planning on speaking in a debate in Parliament on the Piper Alpha tragedy on Thursday this week (11th July 2013).