Special service in Glasgow Cathedral for first anniversary of bin lorry crash

Flowers left near the scene in George Square, Glasgow, where a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians last year.

Flowers left near the scene in George Square, Glasgow, where a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians last year.

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A special service to mark the first anniversary of the Queen Street bin lorry crash in Glasgow which left six people dead and many people injured is being held today (Tuesday, December 22).

The event, called ‘Glasgow Remembers. The Queen St Tragedy’, is being organised by ecumenical body Glasgow Churches Together, and will take place at Glasgow Cathedral at 12 noon - a year to the day since the terrible tragedy occurred.

The service, which is open to the public, will give people from across the city the chance to come together and reflect on the lives of those who died, those who were injured and those still suffering through what they witnessed on that awful day just before Christmas.

A candle will be lit in remembrance of each of the people who died and those affected.

Church leaders, including Archbishop Philip Tartaglia from the Roman Catholic Church and Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway the Right Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, will lead prayers and reflections at the service.

The families of people affected by the incident have been invited to the service as well as members of the public.

Church leaders, representatives of the emergency services, people who helped at the scene including local businesses, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Lord Provost of Glasgow Councillor Sadie Docherty and local politicians will be in attendance.