With the tragic news of Forty-nine people being killed and around 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Dumfries and Galloway Council have issued a statement.
“We wish to express our Council’s sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those who died, and our sympathy and best wishes to those injured, in the attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Scotland and New Zealand have long-standing links of friendship. We stand solidly beside the people of Christchurch in this difficult time. We are shocked and appalled by this attack on diversity and religious freedom and condemn this murderous act.”
Councillor Elaine Murray, Leader
Councillor Rob Davidson, Depute Leader
Councillor Tracey Little, Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale
Dumfries and Galloway Council