Relatives of people killed in Scotland’s bin lorry tragedy have cleared a legal hurdle in their fight for compensation.

Glasgow City Council moved to block the claims on the basis that they were time-barred. 

The council challenged the ruling but three appeal court judges in Edinburgh upheld the finding, allowing relatives to continue their actions, reports our sister paper The Herald

Eight people were killed, three of whom were from Dumbarton, and others were injured after council employee Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of the lorry in Glasgow city centre in December 2014. 

His vehicle mowed down pedestrians after mounting the pavements in Glasgow city centre.

Jacqueline Morton, 51, and Stephenie Tait, 29, from Glasgow, Erin McQuade, 18 and her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68 and his 69-year-old wife Lorraine, from Dumbarton and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, all died. 

Eight relatives of victims are seeking compensation.

The full ruling has been published online