The first government official on the scene after Piper Alpha exploded still remembers the smell of the burning paint that greeted him when he landed on the nearest support vessel.
It is a date written indelibly into our history.
The earliest memory Marc Reid has of his father was that his hands looked different to other people’s – badly scarred during his escape from the blazing platform.
Oil and gas industry bosses have been urged to maintain the focus on safety in the face of new challenges within the sector.
A flotilla of vessels quickly converged on the scene as everyone joined forces to try to save as many lives as possible. The captain of a tiny fishing boat was among those who joined the rescue effort.
When world-famous US firefighter Red Adair flew in from Houston to orchestrate the operation to “kill” the Piper Alpha wells, the mission appeared immense. Some even thought it impossible.
When the dreadful news about Piper Alpha broke I was in London working as a graduate trainee for Shell’s downstream business.
In the three decades that have passed since Piper Alpha this industry has changed exponentially: the disaster driving an unprecedented pace and quality of change in operational safety for offshore oil and gas.
Thirty years on as we remember the Piper Alpha disaster and the 167 lives that were lost, it is a poignant time to recognise the positive safety changes in the years since and how these principles need to be passed from one generation to the next.
Nothing was ever quite the same for Geoff Bollands or his family after tragedy struck the Piper Alpha platform on July 6 1988.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will use an international lecture to claim Brexit will “strengthen” the devolution settlement in Scotland.
There’s always one politician who can inflame passions in Scotland, even if she does it from the grave.
The timing of a second independence referendum should not be determined by what is “convenient” for Theresa May, Scotland’s First Minister has said.
Calls for a second independence referendum would be “against the majority wishes”, the Scottish Conservative leader has said.
Theresa May has more chance of getting a bad deal or no deal than one as good as the single market in Brexit negotiations, Scotland’s First Minister has warned.
The SNP has warned Theresa May not to try to block Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a fresh referendum on Scottish independence before Britain finally leaves the EU.
An independent Scotland would have to hike taxes or cut spending and is likely to face political pressure to adopt the euro as the price of EU membership, a leading economist has said.
Dozens of budding young scientists have engineered their way to success at an annual competition.
Demand for “posh pawn” services among hard-up oil executives is growing steadily in Aberdeen.
A huge and emotional outpouring of distressed and angry emails have been received by the leading offshore workers’ trade union RMT since a fatal helicopter crash in Norway killed 13 people last month.
Pilot error led to a fatal helicopter crash off Shetland that killed four people, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said today.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch today said pilot error was responsible for a fatal offshore helicopter crash, which left four people dead.
Many school leavers in Scotland are being put off joining apprenticeship programmes due to widespread misconceptions about pay and qualifications, a study suggests.
A North Sea helicopter pilot who feared he would collide with a plane was forced to take evasive action – after a “relatively new” air traffic controller failed to tell him it was flying nearby.
Young people should consider how their skills transfer to the wider energy remit, according to the boss of industry body the Energy Institute.