To mark the 31st anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 167 people lost their lives, the Scottish Maritime Museum will host a panel discussion exploring the events and their legacy.

The panel, which will discuss what remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster, will feature Roy Carey, Sue Jane Taylor and Stephen McGinty.

Roy Carey is one of the 61 surviving Piper Alpha platform workers and has also donated objects and photographs to the ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition currently on show at the museum.

‘Age of Oil’ visual artist Sue Jane Taylor was chosen to design the Piper Alpha memorial statue which was unveiled in the North Sea Memorial Rose Garden, Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen, in 1991.

Stephen McGinty is the writer and assistant producer of BAFTA award-winning film, ‘Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night’, which was based on his book of the same name.

The Remembering Piper Alpha panel discussion is the last in a series of Museum events accompanying Sue Jane Taylor’s ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition, which is hosted in association with National Museums Scotland.

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