On 6 July 1988 a series of explosions ripped through the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea. In the space of two hours, 167 men lost their lives. It remains the world's worst offshore oil disaster. Amazingly 61 men survived - some by jumping 175ft (53m) from the rig's helicopter deck into the sea.
Writing in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper (14th July), Euan McColm discussed workplace health and safety regulation 25 years after the Piper Alpha disaster and highlighted the consequences of provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, which comes into force on October 1st.
Blind since birth, and widowed by the Piper Alpha disaster at a young age, Marianne now lives in quiet anonymity with her sister in Edinburgh, until Keir Harvey walks into her life, bringing a whole new world to her attention.