The Clydebank Asbestos Group is a volunteer organisation set up in 1992 by David Colraine and his friends to help provide support, advice and information for victims of asbestos and their families.
In the beginning David and his wife Jean kept the group running by putting their hands in their own pockets. Their generosity and dogged determination over a period of many years helped build Clydebank Asbestos Group.
The Group has continued to expand and adapt as time goes on and has formed strong links with a diverse network of support organisations.
We work with the West Dunbartonshire Council Improving the Cancer Journey and Macmillan Cancer Support benefits teams as well as the WDC Advice Partnership Network, Energy Action Scotland, Mesothelioma UK and the Scottish Mesothelioma Network.
The Group’s partnership with these organisations means we can take a holistic approach to supporting our clients, helping with emotional as well as practical needs.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we are here to help and support you in any way you need. Please contact us on 0141 951 1008 or fill in our contact form below and we will contact you.
ASBESTOS AND CLYDEBANK
Scotland has had a long association with the asbestos industry. Scottish entrepreneurs were among the pioneers in developing the manufacture of asbestos products, with the first companies appearing in the 1870s. One account suggests that it was two Scottish businessmen who first introduced the mineral to the United Kingdom, establishing the Patent Asbestos Manufacturing Company in Glasgow to process asbestos, imported initially from Canada in 1871.
In 2014 Clydebank Asbestos Group commissioned Jephson Robb, and internationally recognised artist, to design a memorial as a tribute to all those, known and unknown, who have died of an asbetos-related disease.
The memorial is an impressive feature in the heart of the town centre and was unveiled on 30th May 2015 by Fiona Maguire, the widow of Frank Maguire, an iconic figure in the fight for Truth and Justice.