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Glasgow Sends London Condolences After Grenfell Fire

The Lord Provost and the Leader of Glasgow City Council have sent a joint letter of condolence to the Mayor of London following the London tower block blaze.

The letter from Lord Provost Eva Bolander and Leader Susan Aitken states:

"The nightmarish reports from London about those who have perished and those who have been traumatised by what they have witnessed will stay with us all. The scale and horror of this tragedy is still unfolding and many, many people are waiting for news of loved ones.

"On behalf of the people of Glasgow, we send our prayers and sympathy to everyone affected. This city shares your sorrow and sends this message in solidarity with the people of London.

"It is sobering to reflect that this is the third occasion we've written to you, in light of a trio of recent tragedies that Londoners have endured, to express our sadness and unswerving support.

"We also send our gratitude and admiration to everyone involved in the rescue and recovery operation including the heroic emergency services personnel and members of the public.

"London, like Glasgow, is a vibrant, diverse and resilient city. I know your citizens will stand strong together over the days and months that follow. As a mark of our respect we have flown the Saltire flag at half-mast over Glasgow City Chambers."

Flag half mast June 15

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