Manchester attack: Laura MacIntyre returns to Barra after 15 weeks in hospital

Laura had attended the concert with her friend Eilidh MacLeod who lost her life. Credit: MEN Media

Laura MacIntyre, the Scottish teenager severely injured in the Manchester Arena bombing, has finally returned home after almost 15 weeks in hospital.

The 15-year-old’s family say they have been amazed by her strength and bravery throughout her recovery.

Her loved ones have thanked those who have supported them over the past three months.

Laura, from the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, suffered serious injuries to her hands and legs on May 22.

The blast claimed the life of Laura’s friend Eilidh MacLeod, 14, and 21 others.

She had been recovering in hospital in Glasgow, having being transferred there in early July following 45 days at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The family has now shared the news of Laura’s return to Barra via an announcement in the Barra Voice, which read:

“We are delighted that Laura has been able to return home to Barra.

Laura MacIntyre's family.

Michael and his wife Nan had been staying with Laura at Ronald McDonald House at Glasgow hospital, which is an hour plane ride from their home on Barra - or an eight-hour trip via car or ferry.

Before that they had been at the charity’s Manchester base.

The family added:

“We would like to thank everyone who has helped Laura and our family get here, from the first responders to the doctors and nurses in Manchester and Glasgow, and Ronald McDonald charity who supported us while we were away.

Laura MacIntyre's family.

According to NHS bosses, six others remain in hospitals across the country following the blast.