Scots among Algeria hostages

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has confirmed that a number of Scots are among the hostages taken on the oil rig in Algeria.

In a statement Mr Salmond said he has spoken to the Prime Minister, but the information is limited and the main priority is their safety and to keep their families informed.

Scottish Government Ministers are in contact with the foreign office and the whole chamber is united in condemnation of the attack.