30th anniversary photo display at Lockerbie visitor centre

PICTURES showing recent events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing tragedy are available to view from this week at the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors' Centre. 

They were provided by local MP and MSP David and Oliver Mundell and are being displayed to coincide with extra visiting opportunities, including on the disaster's exact anniversary date this Friday, December 21.

The centre is at the entrance to Dryfesdale Cemetery where the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance are located.

Visitors are welcome to call in between 11 am and 3 pm each day where they can also look at the centre's permanent displays or use a quiet room for reflection as part of a visit to the memorial and garden.

The local politicians were joined at the centre at the weekend by recently retired Lockerbie police sergeant Colin Dorrance, who led the recent Lockerbie 30th anniversary 'Cycle to Syracuse.'

The selection includes shots from the Scottish leg of the cycle from Lockerbie to Edinburgh Castle where an official UK Government reception in the Great Hall, hosted by David Mundell in his role as Scottish Secretary, was also pictured.

A spokesman for the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors' Centre Trust said: "We look forward to welcoming local people and visitors during the anniversary week.

"As well as the opening hours, visits can be made at other times during the week by arrangement with our volunteers by phoning 01576-205962."