Hi, my Grandad was Alec Stirling who worked in the Michael Pitt, he was on shift the night of the disaster. My Grandad never spoke about the disaster but I can remember vividly when I was wee my Grandma showing my mum bruises on her arms and saying “it was your dad, he was dreaming about the fire again and he was trying to pull me out !”. Shortly after that I can remember going to see my Grandad in what I thought was a hospital but my Grandma told me it was a convalescent home.
When it was the disasters 40th anniversary I asked my mum if we should take my Grandad along to the Wemyss but she told me not to mention it to him, the memories of that night must have affected him very much.
My Grandad sadly died last year and I’m just wondering if Bill Higgins remembers him.