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SC36Glasgow Sheriff Court1748-1989
SC36/30Records of Fatal Accident Inquiries1900-1997
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference SC36/30/1971/1
Title Fatal Accident Inquiry: Bryan George Todd, 18 Park View, Markinch; Robert McAdam, 14 Temple Denny Road, Denny; Peter Wright, 19 Lincoln Avenue, Tannochside; John Gardiner, 5 Avenel Road, Glasgow; Richard Bark, 752 Shettleston Road, Glasgow; William Thomson Summerhill, 791 Gallowgate, Glasgow; George Anderson Adams, 5 Orbiston Place, Clydebank; John Neil, 671 Shettleston Road, Glasgow; James Trainer, 91 Arcadia Street, Glasgow; Richard Douglas Morrison (formerly Jarvis), 28 Park View, Markinch; James Rae, 79 Newdyke Road, Kirkintilloch; David Douglas McGee, 48 Mosshead Road, Bearsden; Robert Colquhoun Mulholland, 73 Jedworth Avenue, Glasgow; David Ronald Paton, 40 Geroge Street, Markinch; George McFarlane Irwin, Northfield Annex, Alfred Street, Dunoon; Ian Frew, 1C Drumclaire Place, Airdrie; John Crawford, 39 Springbank Street, Glasgow; Brian Hutchieson, 62 Bressay Road, Glasgow; Duncan McIsaac McBrearty, 140 Torphin Crescent, Glasgow; Charles John Griffiths (formerly C. J. G. Livingston), 7 Ard Street, Glasgow; Adam Henderson, 9 Stonylee Road, Cumbernauld; Richard McLeay, 2 Binniehill Road, Slamannan; David Cummings Duff, 14 Balgair Street, Glasgow; David Fraser McPherson, 9391 85th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Robert Lockerbie Rae, 40 Stewartville Street, Glasgow; Robert Campbell Grant, 17 Lyle Crescent, Bishopton; John McNeil McLeay, 37 Binniehall Road, Slamannan; David Anderson, 23 Dalilea Drive, Glasgow; John Buchanan, 192/7 Mitchellhill Road, Glasgow; John McInnes Semple, 8 Mauchline Court, Kirkintilloch; John Jeffrey, 3 Greenlaw Road, Glasgow; Robert Maxwell, 50 Northway, Blantyre; Matthew Reid, 108 Moss Avenue, Caldercruix; Alexander McIntyre, 3 Stewart Court, Barrhead; Peter Gilchrist Farries, 6 Dodside Gardens, Glasgow; Thomas Ireland Melville, 231 Saracen Street, Glasgow; John James McGovern, Philips Cottage, Longmoor, Liss, Lincolnshire; George Wilson, 5 Lansbury Street, Greenock; Robert Charles Cairns, 18 Downfield Place, Edinburgh; Hugh McGregor Addie, 2 Cedar Place, Barrhead; James Yuilie Mair, 52 Robert Smillie Crescent, Larkhall; Margaret Oliver Ferguson, 21 Craigend Drive, Maddiston; Robert Turner Carrigan, 227 Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch; George Alexander Smith, Flat 14/66, 80 Tarside Oval, Glasgow; Walter Robert Paton Raeburn, 17 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh; Andrew Jackson Lindsay, 32 Dalilea Drive, Glasgow; Charles Bigham Dougan, 178 Faifley Road, Clydebank; William Mason Philip, 1 Park View, Markinch; Thomas Russell Morgan, 64 Bailie Drive, Bearsden; Peter Gordon Easton, 15 Park View, Markinch; George Crockatt Findlay, 99 Ayr Street, Glasgow; Charles Stirling, 44 George Street, Chapelhall; Thomas Dickson, 39 Glenpark, Airdrie; James Graham Gray, 41 Shaw Street, Larkhall; Thomas McRobbie, 165 Stamford Street, Glasgow; Ian Scott Hunter, 72 Manse Road, Newmains; Nigel Patrick Pickup (otherwise McPherson), 9391, 85th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Alexander Paterson Orr, 121 Whinhall Avenue, Airdrie; Russell Malcolm, 64 Park Grove, Broxburn; Thomas Walker Stirling, 96 Burns Court, Kirkintilloch; James William Sibbald, 6/5 Lochend House, Restalrig Gardens, Edinburgh; Francis Alexander Dover, 32 Burmola Street, Glasgow; Walter Shields, 12 Ryebank Road, Glasgow; Thomas Morrison Grant, 135 Yoker Mill Road, Glasgow; William Duncan Shaw, 8 Drumlochy Road, Glasgow and Donald Robert Sutherland, 31 Spey Road, Bearsden, all died on 2 January 1971 at Ibrox Stadium at the end of the Rangers v Celtic football match held on 2 January 1971, when the steel barriers gave way on Stairway 13.
Dates 1971
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description 1. List of assize, list of productions, list of witnesses, draft verdict and press arrangements.

2-8. Notes of evidence

9-15. Duplicate notes of evidence

Five architectural plans of Ibrox Stadium removed for RHP series. For minutes and verdict see SC36/30/2

The accident occurred when steel crush barriers collapsed under pressure from the crowd as thousands of fans made their way out of the stadium. It became known as the Ibrox Disaster, and remains the worst accident in the history of Scottish football.
Level File
Previous numbers SC36/30/41, 42 and 43
Related record SC36/9/1971/56 SC36/9/1972/1 SC36/9/1972/3 SC36/9/1972/5 SC36/9/1972/6 RHP141197
Departmental cipher 1971

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