Scotland

In quotes: Reaction to Glasgow bin lorry crash

  • 22 December 2014
  • From the section Scotland

Politicians, religious and civic leaders give their reaction to the bin lorry crash that killed six people in central Glasgow.


Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

"My thoughts are with everyone involved in this tragic incident, and especially with the friends and families of the six people who lost their lives in what is another sad day for Glasgow and Scotland."


Prime Minister David Cameron

"I'm being kept fully briefed on the major incident in Glasgow. My thoughts are with the families of those involved and the emergency services."


Labour leader Ed Miliband

"Terrible news from Glasgow - my thoughts are with all those affected by this horrific accident."


Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael

"I share Scotland's deep shock at the horrible events in Glasgow this afternoon. On the eve of the festive period, these are unimaginable scenes in one of the busiest parts of our largest city."


Church of Scotland Moderator John Chalmers

"The news from the city centre of Glasgow just a few days before Christmas is simply devastating. For the second year in a row Glaswegians will have to dig deep into their reserves of compassion and sympathy as they support the families of those who have been killed and injured today."


Glasgow Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

"The circumstances could hardly be more tragic. I would ask any person of faith to pray for those who have died and their relatives and those who have been injured."


Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson

"This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected, particularly the families of those who have lost their lives."


Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty

"This is shocking and upsetting. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected by this terrible incident."


Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy

"People in Glasgow and across the whole of Scotland will be mourning this loss of life so close to Christmas. No words will be able to do justice to the pain the families involved will be feeling this evening."


Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

"This is a terrible tragedy, right in the heart of Scotland's biggest city. No-one expects that ordinary people, out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, would fail to make it home.