She returns 25 years later

Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly and watch the TV presenter return to the small Scottish town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the devastating tragedy that killed 16 children and their teacher.

The one-off documentary will air on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

Everything you need to know is here.

Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly marks 25 years since the tragedy (Image credit: ITV1)

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What happened at Dunblane?

Sixteen school children – all five or six years old – were shot when a lone gunman opened fire on their class.

Her teacher Gwen Mayor also died during the tragedy at Dunblane Primary School 25 years ago.

43-year-old Thomas Hamilton carried out the deadliest mass shootings in British history.

He killed 17 people before killing himself with one of his four legally held handguns.

Tennis player Andy Murray and his brother Jamie were at school during the infamous massacre.

They knew Hamilton and sometimes even shared a car with him.

Lorraine Kelly and Dunblane

Lorraine Kelly reported on the GMTV massacre.

She remembers a police officer reading the names of the dead in a quiet room full of stunned reporters.

She recalls, “I was wondering when this would stop.” It seemed to go on and on and on. “

In a recent comment on The Sun, Lorraine said: “When the news sank that 16 children, ages five and six, and their teacher had been murdered, and 15 other children with horrific injuries were hospitalized, I went with them to Scotland Ice in my tummy.

“My own daughter was just a toddler and, like all parents in the country, I was deeply shocked.

“We all hugged our children very tightly that night and in the days and weeks to come.”

She admits that she “almost managed to hold it together” while sharing the news with colleague Eamonn Holmes.

Archive footage by Lorraine Kelly and Eamonn Holmes in Dunblane
Archival footage by Lorraine Kelly and Eamonn Holmes in Dunblane (Image credit: ITV1)

Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly on ITV1

This new one-off documentary from Lorraine Kelly marks the 25th anniversary of the Dunblane Primary School tragedy.

The TV presenter returns to the small Scottish town 25 years after first covering the crime and connecting with residents.

She meets the parents of the murdered children and recalls her snowdrop campaign which resulted in a total ban on handguns in the UK.

Her film also explores the spirit of the city, which showed remarkable resilience and mutual support following the deadliest mass shootings in British history.

She meets people who were never intimidated by the tragedy.

Rather, they were forced to press for changes to gun ownership laws to ensure that this never happens again.

The moderator also examines how Dunblane residents have helped families of victims in American school shootings, such as Sandy Hook, to provide support and inspiration in their search for a change to U.S. gun laws.

Returning to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly, which will air on ITV1 Thursday March 11, 2021 at 9 p.m.

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