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Helicopter crashes into The Clutha - 29 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Clutha: bar will open but it won't be the same ( Evening Times)

Alan Crossan believes the Clutha could act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the riverside and Briggait area.


The 61-year-old bar owner hopes to rebuild it in the coming months. But he says the opening will happen in stages - and he
wants to take on board the views of customers to avoid upsetting people. Alan has been backed by the Secretary of State
Alistair Carmichael, who has given his "wholehearted support" for a regeneration project for the Clyde Street area, and
Alan's Clutha Trust Charity.

Alan says his "hands are still tied" on moving to the next stage at the moment while talks with the insurance company McLarens
continue. He says they have offered him 300,000 to reinstate it but Alan claims they are not taking into account the full loss of
business.

He said: "It's now 11, 12 months and it will probably be a year-and-a-half in total that the Clutha is shut. And they are trying
to give me money for six months. So that might have an impact on what we do for reinstating it." Alan, who also owns the
George Hotel in Millport, is working on ideas for the Clutha. He said: "What I'm thinking of doing is putting a temporary solution
in place - using the Victoria and doing something round the back of the Clutha. But I've not got the plans for that yet. The
problem I've got is the Clutha itself - there's absolutely no doubt it will open again and it will be similar to what it was before
but it will never be the same.

"It just can't be. You've got the bit at the back where everybody was killed. Can you imagine standing there and drinking again?
It just doesn't seem right. Half the people were saying open it again like it was, a lot are saying don't open it again. It's hard to
please everyone."

In future Alan would like to see the beer garden between the Clutha and the Victoria covered with a roof and used as a gig
venue. He wants to install a wood fire oven for making pizzas in the kitchen of the Victoria and will then consider opening
the Clutha. He said: "I said at the time it happened the building itself doesn't matter. The important thing about the Clutha is
the people. It's the people who matter. In the Clutha it's the people who make it."



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Charity ice hockey match at braehead between police and firemen:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30208485
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Plans to rebuild the Clutha will be submitted to council ( Evening Times)

Plans to rebuild the Clutha bar will be submitted to the council.


Owner Alan Crossan is working with architects in a bid to begin the re-opening of the Glasgow pub,
which was the scene of a tragic helicopter crash 14 months ago. Ten people were killed after a Police
Scotland helicopter plunged through the roof of the bar on November 29, 2013. Mr Crossan said he
hoped to open the bar in stages - and was keen to stress he did not think it was "appropriate" to open
the Clutha as it was.

Pilot David Traill and his passengers, police officers Kirsty Nelis and Tony Collins, lost their lives. Those
killed in the pub were John McGarrigle, Mark O'Prey, Gary Arthur, Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins and
Samuel McGhee. Dozens of other people were injured.

The first stage of the re-opening will involve building a roof over the beer garden, using the Victoria
Bar and a small part of the Clutha. Mr Crossan said it was a temporary solution. He wants to start
discussions with the council to discuss a permanent solution, which he hopes will include a "fitting and
lasting" memorial for those who died.

Mr Crossan said: "Decisions I had to and still have to make regarding the rebuild of the Clutha have
been very challenging and are obviously very sensitive. Everybody has an opinion on what I should
do and I know I will not please everyone whatever happens. To stand in the pub just now where 10
lives were lost is difficult and very sad. At the moment I don't think that it is appropriate to open the
Clutha as it was. I know how important the Clutha is to Glasgow and how its resurrection will be seen
as a symbol of recovery, and I can assure everyone that I will bring the Clutha back but only time can
help me with how I do this."

Mr Crossan said he hoped the first phase would be completed by April. He said: "I feel that we need to
bring back the Clutha in stages hopefully this will allow people to ease back in. The first stage will be
constructing a roof over the beer garden and using the Victoria Bar and a small part of the Clutha. I am
hoping that I can have this opened for April of this year." Among the plans for the rebuild, Mr Crossan
hopes to refurbish the toilets, and install a pizza oven.

Carrick McCormack McIntyre Architects have drawn up the plans.


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Very happy to see this is going ahead. It would be a real shame to lose such an important live music venue.
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Its to re-open in May:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-31697272
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Great to hear it.
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Nice wee murals on the side.


The Clutha. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Mural by John McKnight, on Flickr


Clutha mural. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Alex to Jimmy. by John McKnight, on Flickr
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Folks.... can we name these three ?..... I have read that they are Glenda Jackson, Rupert Everet and David Hayman ?  


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Just found rougueone instagram page and it is the ones named....

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