Law officers attend events to commemorate Lockerbie bombing

James Wolffe QC

Scotland’s law officers today marked the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, attended a commemoration at Dryfesdale Cemetery in his capacity as head of the system of prosecution in Scotland, and as the representative of the Scottish government.

The Lord Advocate said: “Long after the terrible events that unfolded at Lockerbie in December 21 1988, the devastating consequences are still being felt by families here in Scotland, in the United States of America, and around the world.

“As the community in Lockerbie gathers, I shall, as head of the system of prosecution in Scotland, pay my respects and offer condolences on behalf of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Government.

“Scotland’s prosecution service will continue to pursue the investigation into this terrible crime.”

The Solicitor General, Alison Di Rollo QC, will be at a service of remembrance at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, where she will lay a wreath.

The Solicitor General said: “The memory of the Lockerbie air disaster is a tragic, uninvited yet cherished bond that ties together the people of Scotland and the people of the United States.

“That bond is undiminished after 30 years, as is the desire of Scotland’s prosecution service to bring all those responsible for the atrocity to justice.”