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'Low key' Lockerbie memorial plan
Lockerbie crash scene
270 people died in the Lockerbie disaster almost 20 years ago
Community groups in Lockerbie are planning a "low key" approach to the 20th anniversary of its air disaster.

A total of 270 people were killed when Pan Am flight 103 blew up above the Dumfries and Galloway town on 21 December 1988.

Local organisations said they hoped events would "remember the past" but also be "focused on the future".

Residents have been asked to make their suggestions for commemoration events to the town's district council.

Proposals can also be left at the town hall.

The anniversary falls on a Sunday this year and an ecumenical service is planned by local churches.

All commemoration sites around the town will have extended opening hours and a symbolic quilt has been commissioned.

Lockerbie Academy is also organising a number of events with a particular focus on the links between Lockerbie and Syracuse University which lost 35 students in the disaster.

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