House of Commons
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL COLLIERY DISASTER
EDM #280
Tabled 06 September 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that 9 September 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Michael Colliery Disaster in East Wemyss, Fife, in which a fire broke out and nine miners were tragically killed; commends the heroism of the rescue teams who helped to save many lives, including a number of whom were later awarded medals for their bravery; further commends the ongoing work of the Methil Heritage Centre and East Wemyss and MacDuff Community Council in continuing to mark the anniversary commemorating the lives of those who were so sadly killed; and undertakes never to forget the price paid by all those who have been killed, injured or otherwise affected by mining accidents.

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