Flags lowered in Argyll and Bute after Glasgow tragedy

The Christmas lights are switched off at the scene of a bin lorry crash in Glasgow's George Square on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
The Christmas lights are switched off at the scene of a bin lorry crash in Glasgow's George Square on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The provost of Argyll and Bute has expressed his sympathy for the people of Glasgow following the city centre tragedy which claimed the lives of six people on Monday.

Flags on council buildings across Argyll and Bute will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Councillor Len Scoullar said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Monday’s tragic events, especially at this time of year.

“The people of Glasgow and the emergency services have shown tremendous spirit and courage in the midst of great sadness and my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives or were injured.”

Six people - five of them female and one male - died and ten were injured as a result of the collision. There are currently six people in hospital being treated for their injuries.