500 mourn Clutha tragedy's youngest victim

THE devastated partner, family and friends of the youngest victim of the tragedy crowded into Neilston Parish Church, Renfrewshire, for his funeral service.

Loading Comments

Colin Gibson, 33, was killed at the pub while with friends celebrating a colleague's birthday.

Mr Gibson's family held hands as they arrived for the service. Among them were his mother, Anne Glasper, and her husband - Colin's stepfather - Eddie Glasper.

Also at the service was Finance Secretary John Swinney, Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson, Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, senior police officers, Clutha owner Alan Crossan and manager Saverio Petri.

The service was led by the Reverend Fiona Maxwell and mourners sang the hymns How Great Thou Art and Once In Royal David's City before Mr Gibson's partner, David Hay, read a personal tribute.

Mr Gibson, who was based at Glasgow Airport with the UK Border Agency, was engaged to Mr Hay and they lived in Ayr.

Mr Gibson's sister, Diane Christensen, then read a piece describing her brother's life.

A collection of photographs of Mr Gibson, including some of his baby pictures, was printed on the Order Of Service.

As mourners left the 500-capacity church the Thornliebank Accordion Band played. A bouquet of white flowers and single red and white roses lay on the coffin.

stef.lach@ heraldandtimes.co.uk


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
            Michelle McManus            

Michelle McManus


Sussed in the City


What Robert De Niro and my mum have in common

Free swim at a Glasgow Club pool for every reader - Click here



Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

                Games news:                

Putting the world to rights


Gail's Gab


Embrace the sun but be careful

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.