Council's condolences following Manchester attack


Family friend and SNP MP Angus MacNeil confirmed the 15-year-old from the Isle of Barra in Scotland, was located following desperate appeals on social media from her family and friends.

The family of a Scottish teenager have confirmed she was one of the 22 people killed in the suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday.

"Can the First Minister tell us what extra support the Scottish government can offer to the people of Barra at this hard time".

Labout leader Kezia Dugdale added: "My deepest sympathies to Eilidh MacLeod's family and friends".

Both girls' parents have flown to Manchester.

Eilidh (right) and her friend Laura MacIntyre travelled to Manchester together to attend the concert.

The family of Eilidh MacLeod have had their blood curdled as their teenage daughter was missing after Manshester terrorist attack news spread.

Earlier, both families if the two girls have been desperately searching for the daughter after they lost contact with then after the attack.

Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie offered condolences to Eilidh's family and friends, and "sincere hopes for the recovery of all those injured", including Laura.

He said: "We are all simply heartbroken but thankful for the kind thoughts of so many people across the islands and beyond".

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PA TRAGIC Eilidh Mac Leod died from the blast

"People in the community have been very supportive of the families, deeply prayerfully so".

The first minister also pledged that support would be available "not just today, next week or next month, but for as long as it is needed".

Mr Harvie also asked Ms Sturgeon to condemn intelligence leaks to the USA media and if she agreed with the UK's decision to suspend information-sharing.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led the tributes to Eilidh, and said the Scottish Government was working with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to support people on Barra, with educational psychologists on hand to help pupils.

A Scottish teenager reported missing after the Manchester terror attack is being treated for serious injuries in the city, while two other people are in hospital north of the border.

A comhairle spokesman said; "We are continuing to closely monitor events".

"Our school and island community are in shock, feeling numb and struggling to come to terms with it".

"Both families have asked for privacy at this hard time".

Rev Dr Lindsay Schluter, minister for Barra and South Uist congregations, said: "Barra is a small, close-knit community and therefore nobody has been unaffected by this tragedy".

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