1. National

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.

View all 19 updates ›

Sturgeon: Impossible to imagine the grief of bereaved

Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the thoughts of "everybody across Scotland" are with the bereaved.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a press conference in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

She said: "It is impossible to imagine the grief and loss they are experiencing but they should know that the thoughts and prayers of everybody across Scotland are with them at this unimaginably difficult time.

"Our thoughts are also with those who remain in hospital. We all hope and pray that those who have suffered injuries make a full and speedy recovery ...

"The police are not just dealing with a very complex incident, they are also dealing with the loss of colleagues, which makes this situation all the more difficult for them."

More top news