Cairngorm Tragedy Memorial – view the service

Cairngorm Memorial post

50 years ago on 21-22nd November a group of students from Ainslie Park High School along with a trainee instructor from Lagganlia sadly lost their lives whilst on an expedition to the Cairngorm mountains.

This tragedy remains the worst peacetime loss of life in a mountaineering accident in the United Kingdom.

Recognising the impact this tragedy had on all involved as well as the wider community of North Edinburgh,  a memorial service was held on Sunday 21st November.

The service wiIf you would like to get in touch with the church in relation to the memorial service please telephone Norman of 0131 551 2159 or email

The AInslie Park Community Memorial

Order of service for Memorial Service held in Granton Parish Church on 3rd December 1971

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