Sunday, 13 November 2022

The trials that shocked Scotland

In this episode, we look at how two devastating disasters led to high-profile court cases. In 1998, the UK’s deadliest terrorist attack occurred when a Pan Am flight to New York City exploded over the town of Lockerbie, just days before Christmas. After years of negotiations, the trial of the two accused - Abdul Bassett Al-Megrahi and Al-Amin Khalifa Fhimah - was held in 2000 under unique circumstances at Camp Zeist, in the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, following the sudden death of the Findlay family in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, a long and complex trial was held in 2005, with the company Transco accused of several health and safety violations.

BBC Scotland, Wednesday 16 November, 20.00; Monday 21 November, 22.30. Available on BBC iPlayer after broadcast.

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