Glen Cinema disaster: Memorial to victims of ‘Black Hogmanay’ unveiled

Published on 30 Nov 2021, 18:26
A permanent memorial to one of Scotland’s worst tragedies has been unveiled, 92 years on from the disaster that killed 71 children.

It became known as Paisley’s Black Hogmanay.

During a matinee showing at the Glen Cinema on December 31, 1929, smoke from a film canister filled the auditorium.

The thick black cloud caused panic and the hundreds of children in the audience rushed to the exits, many of those who died were crushed to death.