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STV Productions is to produce a documentary to commemorate one of the most tragic days in Scotland’s modern history, the Dunblane school shooting.

One Morning in March will air in the weeks leading up to the twentieth anniversary of the tragic day in March 1996 when gunman Thomas Hamilton entered Dunblane Primary School and shot dead 16 school children and their teacher, Gwen Mayor.

The 60 minute programme will feature an interview with the school’s head teacher Ron Taylor, speaking for the first time on camera. Gwen Mayor’s daughter and one of the young survivors have also contributed to documentary.

“The horrific events of the 13th of March, 1996 shocked the world. Through the brave and powerful testimony of people whose lives were forever changed that morning, this landmark film recalls the events in what will be a moving account of the power of the human spirit, the unbreakable bonds of family and of love.” – Mick McAvoy, head of documentaries at STV

In 2013, STV Productions was awarded Best Single Documentary by BAFTA Scotland for Fire in the Night, a feature documentary for BBC Scotland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. STV Productions also produced The Lockerbie Bombing for ITV to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am disaster. Also announced this week the company is to produce a one-off anniversary documentary for ITV to mark the tenth anniversary of the London Bombings.

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