Flags to fly at half-mast across Scotland after crash

Flags will fly at half-mast across Scotland this weekend as a mark of respect for those affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow.

First Minister Alex Salmond has asked that Saltire and Lion Rampant flags outside Scottish Government and Historic Scotland buildings fly at half-mast over the weekend.

St Andrew's Day events in the city have been cancelled and football grounds hosting Scottish Cup ties will observe a minute silence.

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Service for Glasgow victims

Special prayers are being said at Glasgow Cathedral for the victims of the police helicopter crash that killed at least eight people in a pub in the city centre on Friday night.