"ITV NEWS - LOCKERBIE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL"

"ITV NEWS / BORDER - LOCKERBIE SPECIAL"

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For the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing - a sensitive approach was taken by ITV to produce a programme which didn't just look back but importantly, for the town, forward.

To respect the locals and not just recap the horrors of the night - the unique story of Victoria Cummock was told instead.

ITV News presenter Fiona Armstrong (who covered the event at the time for the channel) met with Victoria. Her husband, John Cummock, was found seated at the front of the airplane in the nose cone which fell in a field opposite Tundergarth Church - the iconic image which most of us will remember of the terrorist attack.

The programme highlights how Victoria became a champion of air safety and worked with various US administrations and congress to change the way airlines operate in regards to air safety and how the families of the victims of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are treated.

Like many of the families involved she received a substantial settlement from Gaddafi's government, we also learn how Victoria is using these funds to give a new future to the town, where her husband is now buried just yards from where he fell on the 21st of December 1988.

This programme has been submitted by the channel for an RTS Scotland award.