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Manchester terror attack

Published: 23 May 2017 21:16

Update after Scottish Government Resilience Committee.

The Scottish Government’s resilience operation has met for the second time following the terrorist attack in Manchester.

The Resilience Committee meeting was chaired by the First Minister and attended by the Deputy First Minister, the Justice Secretary, and senior officers from Police Scotland.

At the meeting, Minsters were updated on the latest situation in Scotland:

  • Six people have been treated at hospitals in Scotland. Four have been discharged and two are still being treated in hospital. None of the their injuries are life threatening. NHS Scotland will work with other agencies to support those who have been affected by this incident
  • Police Scotland are continuing to provide support to the families of two girls from Barra, Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod, who were caught up in the attack
  • Police Scotland have stepped up security in locations such as transport hubs and city centres as a precaution, and are reviewing arrangements for upcoming public events. There is no intelligence of an increased risk to Scotland
  • Young Scot have produced online guidance and Education Scotland and local authorities are in contact with head teachers to provide information and support to young people and their families who may have been affected by the attack

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“We continue to keep in close contact with police following the terrible events in Manchester last night.

“The Scottish Government and Police Scotland have been liaising closely with the UK Government and police in England and Wales throughout last night and today.

“There is no intelligence of an increased risk to Scotland and this remains the case, but we should continue to stay vigilant.

“Police Scotland are providing support to the families of Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod from Barra. Both families have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Our thoughts go out to them and to the families of everyone who has been caught up in this tragedy.

“Scotland stands together, in solidarity, with the people of Manchester - we will not be divided by those who seek to destroy our way of life.”

There is an emergency number for anyone concerned about loved ones: 0800 096 0095

Young Scot have online guidance and a free infoline for young people: 0808 801 0338