Less than three miles from Lockerbie’s High Street sits a revered site that looks out over the field where the wreckage of the nose cone of Pan American flight 103 plummeted to the ground. Contained therein are three iconic historic buildings: a stately 1900 Gothic structure formerly a Church of Scotland; a stone ruin of an auld 1575 Celtic Kirk, and the Pan Am 103 Memorial Remembrance Room which serves as a place to learn about, honor and pay tribute to each of the 270 terror victims.
The graveyard holds the remains of generations of local residents, going back to Roman and Viking times, who lie at rest alongside three of the terrorist bombing victims: John Binning Cummock, Helga Rachael Mosey and Tomas Floro Van Tienhoven.
Within the Pan Am 103 Memorial Remembrance Room are 10 massive leather guest books containing over fifty thousand messages left by visitors and mourners from around the world, since it opened in 1990. Visitors are invited to write tributes in the guest book and read about the 270 victims in "On Eagles' Wings."
This historic Tundergarth community site is now open to the public for worship services, cultural events, concerts, performances, and educational programs. Soon this historic place of pilgrimage will dignify each of the 270 victims, from 21 countries, with an expansive Living Memorial digital photo gallery and 270 multimedia biographical pages. Visitors will be able to write tributes in the digital guest book. Victims’ loved ones are invited to upload tributes, write messages, and contribute photos, audios, videos, and other tokens of memory.
In the months ahead, the Tundergarth Kirks Trust will begin to undertake the development of site restoration and preservation plans. The plans will include a columbarium and expanded exhibition to human dignity, courage, sacrifice, and contemplation, as well as future programs offering area walks and iconic site tours.
A roofless and ivy-clad church ruin built in the latter part of the 16th century; surrounded by headstones going back over 400 years, soon to become a place of reflection to include a columbarium and expanded exhibition to human dignity, courage and sacrifice.
Spectacular community venue, designed by James Barbour, perfect for Weddings, Baptisms, including multi-denominational religious worship, community and cultural events, concerts and educational talks
Dedicated on June 29, 1990, this small stone building is home for 10 massive leather guest books containing over 50,000 messages left by visitors and mourners from around the world. Visitors are invited to write tributes in the guest book and read about the 270 victims in "On Eagles' Wings."