Abdelbaset al Megrahi is dead, three years after being released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds because doctors said he had only three months to live.
All 259 people on the Pan Am 103 airliner died and 11 others on the ground in the Dumfries and Galloway town of Lockerbie in Britain's biggest terrorist atrocity. Megrahi was the only man ever convicted for the terrorist attack.
Dr Jim Swire does not believe Megrahi was to blame for the 1988 bombing and says his conviction had been an 'obstruction' in the search for the truth about the attack. Dr Swire also believes it will be proved that Megrahi was not guilty.
David Ben-Ayreah, a spokesman for the victims of Lockerbie families said: "As someone who attended the trial I have never taken the view that Megrahi was guilty."
David Cameron insists the conviction was sound.
An attempt by the British PM to close the subject once and for all methinks, because the Westminster government has no wish to upset its American friends.
But Alex Salmond is slightly more forthcoming despite criticism from the Justice for Megrahi group.
He also added that it was up to Megrahi's relatives to apply to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission to seek a further appeal, adding that his death 'ends one chapter of the Lockerbie case, but it does not close the book".
One politician who will be relieved to hear Megrahi has died will be Kenny MacAskill whose judgement for Megrahi's release on compassionate grounds was questioned more and more.
Will we get some answers now or will the Scottish justice system be too afraid to examine its shortcomings - of which there are plenty. I would like to think Dr Jim Swire, after 25 years of campaigning against the conviction, could eventually acquire some peace in his later years.