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
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
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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
There are a number of plaques in the garden placed
by people that have visited in honour of their
The scenic gardens are an incredible place to
visit, sure to stir the emotions of all visitors.
Within a short time of the crash, invetigators
found the aircraft had been brought down by a bomb in
the luggage compartment.
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 intelligence
2009 - Magrahi was released from prison so he
could return to Libya as he was dying of cancer.
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
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.