Edinburgh's Lord Provost pays tribute to the people of Spain

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Frank Ross, has offered his sympathies to Spain following the attacks yesterday. (Thursday 17 August).

He said: “On behalf of all of the people of Edinburgh, I send our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this horrifying attack in Barcelona and events in Cambrils.   

“This is the type of incident that we have become depressingly accustomed to. I will be formally sending a letter of sympathy to the Mayor of Barcelona and the Spanish Consul General but words can hardly do justice in the wake of such an horrific attack on innocent people. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the people of Barcelona and our praises go to the brave responders from the emergency services.

“The flags flying above the Edinburgh City Chambers have been lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect and support for all those affected.”

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