“Sometimes people find the song morbid but that is usually because they don't fully understand it. Yes, it is a very sad song about a tragic event but it was a very positive reaction to a circumstance no one should find themselves in. It raised over half a million pounds for childrens' charities, it focussed public attention on a preventable disaster that could have happened anywhere, but, most important of all we had a load of fun recording and promoting it and it enabled a lot of kids and families in Dunblane to smile again for the first time in many months”
With grateful thanks to Geoff Baker (without whom etc.), Martin, Collette, Peter and the others at Abbey Road, Mark Knopfler and The Notting Hillbillies, Jack Price, Jack Bruce, Tommy Millar ( a fine musician and soulmate through it all), every single person that bought it, and not least all the Dunblane musicians who played.
Most of all thanks to a wonderful bunch of kids for every laugh and tear and allowing me to be a part of THEIR number 1.