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64th anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1623: tabled on 18 September 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that Monday 18 September 2023 is the 64th anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster, Scotland's worst mining disaster of the 20th Century; respectfully remembers the 47 men who lost their lives after a fault with equipment caused a fire in the mine; further remembers that 41 women were widowed by that tragedy, and 76 children lost their father; acknowledges the enduring impact on the community of Moodiesburn and the surrounding areas; expresses gratitude to the Auchengeich Memorial Committee for their commitment in continuing to commemorate the disaster by arranging a memorial service every year at the Auchengeich Memorial statue in Moodiesburn; and commends the whole Moodiesburn community for their dignity, respect and togetherness in their endeavours to keep alive the memories of those lost to the disaster, while paying respect to them and their families.