Tributes to young teacher who died in George Square bin lorry tragedy

Tributes have been paid to Stephenie Tait, the young teacher from North East Glasgow who lost her life in the bin lorry tragedy in George Square.

St Philomena’s Primary School in Provanmill where the 29-year-old taught, said they were “deeply saddened”.

Shocked head teacher at the school, Catherine Gallagher said: “The entire school community is deeply saddened by this tragic news.

“Stephenie was an excellent young teacher, dedicated to the children.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.

“We will be supporting colleagues in every way possible. Stephenie made a wonderful contribution to the life of St Philomena’s. She will be sadly missed by both pupils and staff.”

Stephenie lived in nearby Riddrie with her parents Alan and Margaret.

Six people died and a number were injured in Monday’s horror accident when the council bin lorry crashed in George Square after careering from Queen Street at around 2.30pm.

It finally crashed into the Millennium Hotel, beside the entrance to Queen Street station.