A few days before we arrived in Glasgow in December for Christmas, the city suffered a terrible tragedy. A bin lorry lost control when the driver lost consciousness, and the truck ran into a crowd of shoppers in the middle of the city. Five people lost their lives, and the senseless tragedy deeply affected the city.
As visitors to Glasgow, we were humbled by support that Glaswegians showed one another. In George Square, near to wear the accident occurred, a sea of flowers and candles was watched over by a steady stream of mourners. They came to reconcile their own grief, and to give strength to others, often complete strangers.
In the midst of all the heartbreak and raw sadness, it was a beautiful embodiment of the words that hung on a banner near the square:
People make Glasgow