29/12/2013

Tay Bridge Memorial Unveiled

On Saturday I attended the unveiling of the memorial to those who lost their lives in the Tay Bridge Disaster.  Saturday was the 134th anniversary of the disaster.  It is remarkable that there had been no memorial before now.

I think that it is important to remember those who lost their lives in this disaster.  The Tay Tail Bridge Disaster Memorial Trust has done a remarkable job raising funds to establish this memorial.  The disaster is a tragic aspect of the history of Dundee and Fife but it is important that people in the city and beyond have an understanding of the history of the city.  I would like to pay tribute to all of those who played a role in making the memorial a reality.

On Saturday evening there was a fireworks display to mark this event, and you can see a video of this event courtesy of the Courier.