This evening, I am focusing on the small town of Lockerbie which is located in southern Scotland, close to Dumfries and Carlisle.

Facts and Information

  • Population about 4,000.
  • Travel time to/from Edinburgh or Glasgow is about 1 hour by train, 90 mins by road.
  • Famous for annual jazz festival which takes place late September/early October.
  • Near to Langholm and the Border Reivers Trail.
  • Close by are Drumlanrig Castle and Ecclefechan. The former is a visitor attraction, the latter birthplace of  Thomas Carlyle (writer and historian).
  • Thirty golf courses in the region.

    Lockerbie Centre

    Lockerbie Centre

  • Close to Lockerbie is the Halmuir P.o.W camp chapel which dates from post WW2 ( 1947-50). Built by former Ukranian prisoners of war who were unable to return home.

Halmuir PoW Camp Chapel

Halmuir PoW Camp Chapel

On December 21st 1988 Pan Am flight 103, a 747 with 259 passengers and crew, blew up over Lockerbie killing all those on board and a further 11 persons on the ground. In remembrance of this sad event, a memorial garden has been constructed at Lockerbie.

Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial

Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial

Holy Trinity Church, Lockerbie, Scotland

Holy Trinity Church, Lockerbie, Scotland

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