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

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, has offered his sympathies to Nice following the attack in the French city last night (Thursday 14 July).

He said: “On behalf of all of the people of Edinburgh, our thoughts are with the citizens of Nice and the rest of France. Last night's attack is all the more heartfelt for Edinburgh as Nice is one of our twin cities with which we have had a special relationship since 1958.

“I will be formally sending a letter of sympathy to the Mayor of Nice and the French Consul General but words can hardly do justice in the wake of such an horrific attack. Our heartfelt condolences are with the people of Nice and the families of all those who have died and are injured.

“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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