Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond praised the work of emergency services and local people in responding to the "extraordinary tragedy" of a helicopter crashing into a pub. Offering condolences to the bereaved he said:
"This is a black day for Glasgow and for Scotland, but it is also St Andrew's Day, and it is a day we can take pride and courage in how we respond to adversity and tragedy."
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