Clydebank Library is running a free heritage trail tour which will visit some of the iconic sites devastated by the Blitz in 1941.

Led by Dave Carson, the tour will tell the story of the two nights of sustained bombing endured by the town.

It is one of a number of events and services to mark the anniversary.

The annual memorial services will be held on March 13 at the Blitz Chapel at Kilbowie St Andrew's Parish Church from 11am.

The tour runs on Friday, March 10, 2–3pm, starting at Clydebank Town Hall. Tea and coffee will be available after the tour, in Clydebank Library Heritage Centre. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Heritage Centre at Clydebank Library on 0141 562 2434 or email

At the 75th anniversary last year, MP Martin Docherty-Hughes secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons about the Blitz - its first recognition in parliament.

He told MPs: "Over the western village of Old Kilpatrick, the incendiaries began to fall and Dante’s inferno was unleashed as high-explosive bomb after bomb set a fire of biblical proportions ablaze with the destruction of the Admiralty Oil Storage facility, then the great industrial complex of the largest sewing machine factory in the world and then one of the largest munitions complexes in the empire.

"With that mighty woodyard ablaze, the horror was then directed to the centre of a densely populated borough. Finally, those incendiaries generated a tryptic of fire with the whisky bond of Yoker in flames on the eastern boundary. The air was punctured by the drone of hundreds of planes, so low across the burgh that pilots and rear gunners were visible to the naked eye to those in Parkhall—leaving the swastika for ever in the minds of those who saw them."