Woodside First Aid Post

                     6th May 1941

             The Complete Story researched over 5 years

                             Now available on 2 DVDs

       Contact  email: woodsidefap1941@gmail.com


Disc 1 – 1 hour 17 mins 

The Unveiling & Dedication of Woodside First Aid Post Memorial Cairn – 6th May 2012

Frank McFadyen, Woodside Registrar

James Meikle Smith, Author of Buddies War 1939-45 and Paisley’s Fallen in the War 1914-1918

James Wardrop, Deputy Lord Lieutenant – The Unveiling

Rev George Prentice – The Dedication

Roll of Honour: Rev Ken Mayne, Martyrs Sandyford with Adam Gordon, Josh Murray,

Ross Wylie, Hayden & Aaron Chivers

Mrs Jenny Enterkin (nee McDougal) lays Wreath on behalf of the People of Paisley


The Last Survivor’s Story  – Mrs Jenny Enterkin (nee McDougal)

The Parachute Cord – James Ferguson

The Unmentioned Survivor – Robert McEnhill

The Last We Saw of Helen – Mary Smith (nee Scobie)

Through Boyhood Eyes  – Rev John McLean ex-RAF


Disc 2 – 1hour 54mins 

75th Anniversary Service of the Woodside First Aid Post Disaster – 8th May 2016

Service conducted by Rev George Prentice:

Provost’s Address by Anne Hall, Provost of Renfrewshire

Recalling the Disaster, Gail Nichol

Roll of Honour:

– Bill Foulton, Director of Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium

– Martyrs Sandyford: Vera McGowan, Stephen Docherty, Andrew Jack and Rev Ken Mayne

– St Mary’s: Rev Gerard McNellis, Marie Quinn, Anne Bradley and Joan Crawford

– Lindsay Brock from the 50th Anniversary Service

– Council Leader Mark Macmillan

Laying of Wreaths:

– Provost Anne Hall on behalf of the people of Paisley

– Jenny Enterkin, Last Survivor

– Stella Gibson on behalf of the bereaved families

Bible Readings, Lord’s Prayer & Benediction

James Wilson – Woodside Orphanage

Tributes – Council Leader Mark Macmillan

The Tragic Events – Gail Nichol

Tea Dance – 1940s

Triple Tragedy – The Russell Family by the Angel of Woodside

Dr William H Gibson Chief Medical Officer at Woodside His daughter, Dr Stella, in conversation with historian Jim Smith

Dr Leo F J Skinnider, Assistant Medical Officer at WoodsideHis son James and Grand-daughters, Georgina & Susan

Treasured Memories  – From relatives and friends