M&D’s owners “devastated” by accident

A police officer on duty at M&D's
A police officer on duty at M&D's

The owners of M&D’s theme park have confirmed the Tsunami ride was closed on Saturday due to a “minor electrical fault”, but insist it was operational when the park opened on Sunday.

Following the derailment of the rollercoaster which injured 10 people M&D’s director Douglas Taylor claims each ride is safety checked on a daily basis and this is the first time an incident like this has happened in 50 years.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the people who have been injured and their families. We hope everyone makes a full recovery.

“We’re cooperating fully with the joint HSE and Police Scotland investigation. It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of the accident until the investigation is complete.

“Each and every ride within the theme park is safety checked on a daily basis and undergoes a thorough independent inspection every 12 months.

“Tsunami had its annual independent safety inspection in early June.

“My brother Matthew and I have been in business together for 50 years and this is the first incident of this type that we’ve ever been involved in.

“We are devastated as both a family and a business, and our heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this accident.

“I would like to pay tribute to everyone who was on the scene, from our own staff to members of the public and, of course, the emergency services for their incredible response.”