The Gretna rail disaster occurred on 22 May 1915 at Quintinshill, near Gretna Green. Involving five trains, the crash killed 226 people and caused more casualties than any other rail crash in the UK. Young Pte Jackie Reid from Musselburgh was among the survivors, although wounded. Come to hear more about him, and find out how this tragedy occurred – and what its wider impact was.
Suitable for: Adults
Cost: £5 (£3 conc) on the door