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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:42 AM

Scottish town shares agony of U.S. school tragedy

(Reuters) - Of all the messages of sympathy for the stricken U.S. community of Newtown, few carry the emotional weight of those from Dunblane, the small Scottish town that still bears the scars of Britain's worst school massacre.

On March 13, 1996, a gunman walked into the gymnasium of a primary school in the close-knit cathedral town and shot dead 16 children and their teacher before turning the gun on himself.

Few residents want to talk about the terrible events that for years made Dunblane synonymous with tragedy, but reminders abound, made all the more poignant by the onset of Christmas.


The Dunblane massacre shocked the world and started a public campaign that led to Britain adopting some of the strictest gun controls in the world.


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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:17 PM

1. Eric Bogel wrote a song in response to the tragedy. Check out one smaller star on youtube

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:24 PM

2. That is very touching

You should consider posting that in the video forum with a note making the context clear.

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