Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance
The Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance is
situated in Dryfesdale Cemetery, 1 mile west of
Lockerbie town, next to the A709 road that runs
between Lockerbie, Lochmaben and Dumfries.
The gardens were constructed in 2003 in
honour of the Pan Am Flight 103 that crashed at
Lockerbie on the 21st December 1988, killing
all 243 passengers, 16 crew, and 11 people on
the ground in Lockerbie.
The building in the image top is the
Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors Centre. Since 2003,
this former caretaker's cottage has been used
to give informtion on the Garden of
Remembrance, and holds a Book of
The Garden of Remembrance is situated at the
far end of the cemetery, with the main memorial
holding the names of the passengers and crew
killed in the disaster.
There are a number of plaques in the garden
placed by people that have visited in honour of
The scenic gardens are an incredible place
to visit, sure to stir the emotions of all
Within a short time of the crash,
invetigators found the aircraft had been
brought down by a bomb in the luggage
Iran, Libya and Palestine were suspected as
could have been involved with the bomb.
2001 Jan 31st - the Libyan Abdelbaset
al-Megrahi was found guilty of 270 counts of
murder in a Scottish court. Megrahi was
sentenced to life imprisonment in Scotland.
Magrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab
Airlines, believed to have been a Libyan
2009 - Magrahi was released from prison so
he could return to Libya as he was dying of
2012 May 20th - Magrahi died in Tripoli aged
60. Some people still claim he may not have
been responsible for the bombing.
There is also a book or remembrance at
Tundergarth Church in the hills 3
miles southeast of Lockerbie, where the nose
cone of the aircraft landed.
A small garden with a memorial is situated
on Sherwood Crescent in Lockerbie in honour of
the 11 people from the town that died. This
garden is where the wings of the aircraft
landed, demolishing a number of houses.