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Museum to mark the 31st anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster with a panel discussion.

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28 June 2019

REMEMBERING PIPER ALPHA

31st Anniversary Panel Discussion

2pm – 3pm Saturday 6 July

Scottish Maritime Museum

Harbour Road, Irvine

To mark the 31st anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 167 people lost their lives, the Scottish Maritime Museum will host a panel discussion exploring the events and their legacy.

The panel, which will discuss what remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster, will feature Roy Carey, Sue Jane Taylor and Stephen McGinty.

Roy Carey is one of the 61 surviving Piper Alpha platform workers and has also donated objects and photographs to the ‘Age of Oil’ Exhibition currently on show at the Museum.

‘Age of Oil’ visual artist Sue Jane Taylor was chosen to design the Piper Alpha memorial statue which was unveiled in the North Sea Memorial Rose Garden, Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen, in 1991.

Stephen McGinty is the writer and assistant producer of BAFTA award-winning film, ‘Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night’, which was based on his book of the same name.

The Remembering Piper Alpha panel discussion is the last in a series of Museum events accompanying Sue Jane Taylor’s ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition, which is hosted in association with National Museums Scotland.

Visitors to the Remembering Piper Alpha event will also be able to take in the ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition before it closes the next day (Sunday 7 July).

A vibrant and diverse exhibition charting the rise of the oil and renewable energy industries, ‘Age of Oil’ brings together a rich display of artworks, films, diary excerpts and objects from Sue Jane Taylor’s residencies on North Sea oil platforms over the past decade.

Entry to the Remembering Piper Alpha panel discussion and ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition is included in the general Museum admission.

Tickets available Here

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