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July 16, 2008

Maryhill community centre takes centre stage

Four years ago the community of Maryhill was devastated by the Stockline factory explosion which killed nine people and left thirty three injured. Community Central Hall, just yards from the site of the disaster, played a key role in the immediate aftermath. CCH is now playing another key role in the Public Inquiry


Following a £350,000 refurbishment, Community Central Hall in Maryhill, Glasgow is providing the office and venue for the ICL Group Public Inquiry. The Centre, which is yards from the site of the disaster, was a key player in the days which followed the incident – a place where families and relatives waited for news – around the clock.

This is the first inquiry of it’s kind in the UK, and also unusual to be held outwith a court setting. The Inquiry is headed by Lord Gill, the second highest judge in Scotland.

CCH has been refurbished with new front doors, reception area, toilets and flooring, in a move which is viewed as “providing a community legacy” to a community affected by the disaster.

The Inquiry is expected to last until late in the year.