Piper Alpha remembered 31 years after oil rig disaster

One of Scotland’s most horrendous disasters in oil and gas history was remembered in Aberdeen today.

People gathered to the memorial gardens at Hazlehead Park for an act of remembrance marking 31 years since the explosion that killed 167 people on the North Sea oil rig.

The service was lead by Gordon Craig from Oil and Gas Chaplain who expressed words of commemoration that included a reading of names of whose who died that day.

A minute silence was followed by a laying of wreaths at the garden’s iconic three manned statue.

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