St John's Scottish Episcopal Church, St John's Place

St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church, St John’s Place

On the 6th July St John’s rang their bells 167 times to remember each of the people lost in Piper Alpha 30 years ago on 6th July 1988.

The evening event will take place in Aberdeen on Friday at the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden in Hazlehead Park.

The names of all 167 men who lost their lives on July 6 1988 will be read out during the ceremony to be attended by their relatives, friends and representatives from the oil and gas sector.

Speaking ahead of the anniversary, Deirdre Michie, the chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “Three decades on and there is a new generation of offshore workers who were not even born at the time of Piper Alpha and yet their working lives today continue to be guided by what happened that terrible night.

“On Friday, when we come together for an act of remembrance in the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden, we do so to show the families, friends and colleagues of those who died that they are in our thoughts.

“We also do it to ensure that this new generation shares our determination that it will never happen again.”