Trade tributes after Clutha bar tragedy

• Tributes have poured in following the crash. (Picture: The Herald)
• Tributes have poured in following the crash. (Picture: The Herald)

SCOTLAND’S licensed trade has paid tribute to the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash.

Trade chiefs expressed their sympathy for the bereaved families of the nine people who lost their lives when a police helicopter crashed through the roof of the busy Clutha bar in Glasgow’s Stockwell Street late last month.
Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben has pledged its support for those affected by the tragedy.
“Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones in this tragic accident and also those who have been injured or affected in any way,” said Ben president Des Gallagher.
“The Ben has pledged its support and its trustees will be working closely with the owners of the Clutha to identify the most expedient and effective way that we can be of help.”
SLTA chief Paul Waterson expressed “sincere condolences” to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy. “The whole trade is with them at this very difficult time,” he said.
SBPA chief Patrick Browne said: “It’s a terrible tragedy. We’re looking at what we can do to help.”