Glasgow Council sends sincere sympathies to Manchester


Glasgow has sent its kind condolences to the people of Manchester after the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert.

The attack happened at 10.30 pm, near the foyer of the Manchester Arena and killed 22 people, including an eight year- old girl.

The responsibility of the action has taken the Islamic State terror group and the bombing is described as the worst terrorist attack in the UK since the deaths of 56 people in the 7/7 London bombings of 2005.

Councillor Susan Aitken, the Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “This is an appalling and disgusting outrage. The people of the great city of Manchester are amongst Glasgow’s closest friends and I know every Glaswegian will join with me in sending our condolences and love to everyone who has been caught up in this attack.

“I have written this morning to Mayor Burnham offering him any support Glasgow can give.”

The council’s chief executive discussed yesterday the safety and security of Glasgow’s venues with Police Scotland. She has also meet the chief executives of Glasgow Life and the SEC as they start to consider the security implications for the city.

Councillor Aitken added: “However, Glasgow, like Manchester, is a city which loves live music. The purpose of this attack is to inspire fear. I will not be afraid, and we will not be afraid. I will continue to enjoy our vibrant live music scene and I know the people of Glasgow will feel exactly the same.”

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander said: “Last night the innocent were targeted in a senseless act of violence. Today Glasgow is united in grief with the people of Manchester. We know that like Glasgow, Manchester is a strong and resilient city and they will unite together against this horrific terror act. Our thoughts are with all the victims and their families.”

The Union flag has been flying over Glasgow’s City Chambers yesterday as a mark of respect to all affected by the tragic incident.

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