13 Mar 2021

Dunblane massacre: Remembering Britain’s worst mass shooting 25 years on


“This day, 25 years ago, was one of the darkest and most heartbreaking in Scotland’s history” – Nicola Sturgeon said today, marking the anniversary of the Dunblane massacre, when sixteen primary school children and their teacher were shot dead.

It remains Britain’s worst mass shooting and led to a tightening of gun laws in this country – laws which have been held up as a model around the world.

We spoke to Nora Gilfillan, who was instrumental in setting up the Dunblane centre – a youth, sports and community facility set up in the aftermath of the tragedy – and Pam Ross who lost her five-year-old daughter, Joanna.