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  1. Three of the victims of the George Square crash are from the same family
  2. Erin McQuade, 18; her grandfather John Sweeney, 68; his wife Helen Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all from Dumbarton
  3. Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh; Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow
  4. Primary school where Stephenie Tait taught are "deeply saddened" by her death
  5. Six people remain in hospital including driver, one in critical condition
  6. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow is a city 'with a broken heart'
  7. Police re-open George Square

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By Graham Fraser, Thomas McGuigan and Annie McGuire

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BBC Scotland News

That's all from the Live team today. We'll return tomorrow to bring you the latest on the fatal crash investigation and update on those who remain in hospital.

George Square - Your Views

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Suzanne George: Watching the news and thinking of Glasgow with a heavy heart #georgesquare

Jennifer Evans: Still can't believe what's happened in Glasgow's #georgesquare, I really feel for everyone involved. Puts things into perspective.

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Emma Waite, Oakenshaw: My prayers will be with all of you tonight and for the months that follow. I'm so greatly saddened by the traffic news of the Glasgow crash. May you all rest in peace xxxx

Coming up

Reporting Scotland, which is about to get under way on BBC One Scotland, will offer a round-up of today's events surrounding the fatal crash in George Square.

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Casualty update

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has told BBC Scotland there will be no further updates tonight on the conditions of those receiving hospital treatment following the fatal crash.

Two patients were due to be discharged today: one from the Royal Infirmary and one from the Southern General.

George Square - Your Tributes

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Mark Conway: RIP, Lorraine. You were the nicest person you could ever meet. Cafe won't be the same without you. God bless #georgesquare

Women With Waves: As a Glaswegian, my heart is sorrowed following the second tragedy to hit our city in a little over a year. #GeorgeSquare #Clutha

Candles lit near the scene of the fatal crash

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John Yates, Plymouth: Absolutely heartbreaking for the families left behind. Please let there be plenty of support for them at this difficult time. So so tragic. Good bless all. RIP.

'Our city stands as one'

A "Glasgow Cabbie" has penned a poem following yesterday's fatal crash in George Square and attached it to a post near the scene.

A poem by a Glasgow cabbie

Part of it reads: "Our city stands as one today, when together we can weep, for those we've lost in recent times, the memories we'll keep..."

George Square update

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "The nativity scene and Christmas tree on the east side of George Square are now open. The Christmas lights on George Square will be switched on tomorrow, with Glasgow Loves Christmas attractions remaining closed until 12 noon on Boxing Day."

Appeal fund

Glasgow City Council is opening an appeal fund for those who were affected by the crash.

The Lord Provost's Queen Street fund will begin taking donations from Wednesday.

Debit and credit card donations can be made by calling 0141 287 7878. Lines will be open Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 20:00 except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and 1 and 2 January.

Donations can also be made at any bank using Sort Code 834400 and Account Number 10809775.

The council is donating £20,000 and the Lord Provost's Goodwill Fund is also donating £20,000.

George Square - Your Tributes

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DC: To lose your daughter and your parents in this horrific tragedy is heartbreaking. Such a lovely looking young lady with her whole life ahead of her. My thoughts are with the families and friends of all those affected by yesterday's events.

Chris, Kidderminster: Such an awful tragedy. My condolences to the families. May they rest in peace.

Candles and floral tributes

Candle and floral tributes have been left near the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow as people pay their respects.

Candles and floral tributes
Boy lighting a candle

Pay tributes

A book of condolence will be available for people to sign at the Municipal Buildings in Dumbarton tomorrow from 10:00 to 16:00.

The buildings will close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, the council said, but will re-open on Monday, 29 December.

'Show their love and sympathy'

West Dunbartonshire Council says people will "rally round" the families of Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, and their grand-daughter Erin McQuade.

"It is truly distressing to hear that three of our own citizens were the unfortunate victims of this horrific accident in Glasgow," Provost Douglas McAllister said.

"West Dunbartonshire is a close community and the Sweeney's and Erin were known to many people from this area. Our thoughts go to the family and friends of these tragic victims during what can only be a quite horrendous time for them.

"I know that the community of Dumbarton and beyond will rally round and support those grieving, and importantly, show their love and sympathy for the three lives that were taken from us before their time yesterday."

George Square - Your Tributes


Facebook, you've been discussing the picture of Lorraine Sweeney and her grand-daughter Erin McQuade, who were both killed in the crash.

Rita Coia Keddie: So sad. Beautiful picture of them both, my condolences to the family.

Annalaila Woodhouse: We are all touched by this unfortunate event, there are no words. Thought from across the nation are with the beautiful people of Glasgow

Dawn Richardson: Beautiful people too good for this evil world... May they rest in peace.

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Charlie Gallagher: I'm so saddened by the dreadful news yesterday, it's deeply heartbreaking. My thoughts are with all those involved and their family and friends. May all those who died shine bright in heaven and may all those still alive remember the whole of Glasgow is behind you in helping you recover from the tragedy. RIP love your way xxx

George Square victims

Lorraine Sweeney and her grand-daughter Erin McQuade were killed in the crash.

Lorraine Sweeney and her grand-daughter Erin McQuade

Mrs Sweeney's husband Jack was also among the six victims.

Jack Sweeney

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Frank G, Glasgow: My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones and to the people who had to witness this horrific and tragic accident.

Anon: As the events unfold around the loved and lost of this terrible accident in Glasgow, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those whose lives will be changed forever. God bless them.

Church service

A minutes silence is observed by (left to right) Gordon Matheson, Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Deputy Lord Provost Gerald Leonard

A minutes silence is observed by (left to right) Gordon Matheson, Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Deputy Lord Provost Gerald Leonard during a service of remembrance at St George"s Tron Church of Scotland in Glasgow.

Nicola Sturgeon

Tributes near crash scene

Floral tributes near George Square crash scene
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Floral tributes at George Square
Tributes near George Square
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Tune in...

Newsdrive is getting under way on BBC Radio Scotland.

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George Square re-opens

Some pictures of George Square, which re-opened about an hour ago, and Royal Exchange Square.

George Square gets back to normal
Royal Exchange Square

Pictures from the scene

Some poignant images have emerged from the scene of the George Square crash.

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People pay tribute at George Square
People pay tribute at George Square
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University pays tribute to student

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: "The university is deeply saddened to hear that one of our students has been tragically killed in this terrible incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Erin McQuade's family at this dreadfully sad time."

George Square - Your Tributes

You have been discussing the fatal crash on the BBC Scotland News

Facebook page.

Carolyn Mcintyre: Tragic RIP to thse who lost there lifes and thinking off all those injured and people who witnessed this event. Well done to emergency services of glasgow once again x

Julia Newell: To lose one family member in such a tragic event is terrible, but to lose 3... unthinkable. Thoughts and prayers are with the Sweeney family and all people affected by this x

Joseph Robinson: All of Scotland will share the pain for those affected, in the long days ahead, you wont stand alone, you wont be forgotten. We will mourn with you.


Huw Williams

BBC Scotland reporter

tweets: The Police Scotland investigation will tell us how the #GeorgeSquare collisions happened. This is more difficult:

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George Square re-opened

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Glasgow - George Square and Queen Street have been re-opened by police following yesterday's events.

George Square - Your Tributes

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Brenda: Sending sympathy and prayers from America to the people of Glasgow.

Kathleen Nulty: My heart goes out to all the victims and their families in the aftermath of the crash yesterday. I live in Hull but am originally from Perth. I am deeply shocked and saddened. My prayers are with everyone in Glasgow and the rest of Scotland.

'School community deeply saddened'

St Philomena's Primary School in Provanmill, where Stephenie Tait taught, have offered condolences to her family and paid tribute to an "excellent young teacher".

The school's head teacher Catherine Gallagher said: "The entire school community is deeply saddened by this tragic news.

"Stephenie was an excellent young teacher, dedicated to the children. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.

"We will be supporting colleagues in every way possible. Stephenie made a wonderful contribution to the life of St Philomena's. She will be sadly missed by both pupils and staff."

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Anon: Thinking of all those affected by the terrible events in Glasgow. My heart goes out to you all.

Rachel in west Wales: My thoughts are with the whole city of Glasgow and the family's affected by this tragic accident; stay strong and hold on to the lovely memories you have of your loved ones lost.

Janice W: A horrific time for Glasgow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone affected by what has happened.

Injury update

Police Scotland says 10 people were injured in the bin lorry crash.

Four have been discharged, while six are currently receiving treatment in hospital for their injuries, including the driver of the lorry.

Four of the six are at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. One patient is expected to be discharged later today, one is in a critical condition, one is serious but stable and another is stable.

A further patient who is being treated at the Western Infirmary is in a stable condition and the sixth patient, who is being treated at the Southern General Hospital, is expected to be discharged later today.

'Tragic incident'

Chief Superintendent Andy Bates, Local Policing Commander of 'G' Division, said: "This is a tragic incident which occurred in the heart of Glasgow city centre at a time when people were preparing for the festive season.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.

"My officers will continue to work with partner agencies to investigate the cause of the incident. If anyone has any information that may assist our enquiries please contact Police Scotland on 101.

"I'm also aware that some members of the public may have video or images of the incident and it would be helpful if they could send them to

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

BreakingVictims named

Police Scotland have named the six people who died in the George Square bin lorry crash. They are:

Erin McQuade, 18, from Dumbarton

John Sweeney (known as Jack), 68, from Dumbarton

Helen Lorraine Sweeney (known as Lorraine), 69, from Dumbarton

Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh

Stephenie Tait, 29, from Glasgow

Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow

George Square - Your Views

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Anon: Glasgow. Still coming to terms with yesterday's events, but as Glaswegians always do, we will pull together and help everyone affected as much as we can.

Sue and Steve from Gateshead: Our thoughts are with the people of Glasgow at this time. God bless you all x

Bin lorries

Former Glasgow bin lorry driver Alex Mack spoke to John Beattie on Radio Scotland about what it is like to drive the vehicle.

Speaking about the crew, Alex, who drove lorries for 13 years, said: "It depends on the size of the job. It varies between one and four, plus the driver.

"There are seats behind the driver and one seat beside the driver in most of the vehicles."

'One of our brightest staff'

Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and granddaughter Erin McQuade were among the six victims of the fatal crash in George Square.

Erin, who worked at Cameron House Hotel, was described by her employer as "one of our brightest staff".

Jack Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade
Jack Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade

A fourth victim was named on social media as Stephenie Tait.

Messages of condolence from pupils

Yousaf pays tribute

Glasgow MSP Humza Yousaf was among the many people who passed flowers to police officers near the George Square scene.

Humza Yousaf at George Square scene

Queen sends condolences

Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message of condolence to all the people of Glasgow following the George Square bin lorry crash.

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Her Majesty said: "Prince Philip and I were saddened by the news of the tragic accident in Glasgow yesterday.

"Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those who have been injured.

"This sad event is made even more difficult as it comes at Christmas time. I send my condolences to all the people of Glasgow."

'Thinking of you all'

floral tribute in George Square

People from across Glasgow have been laying flowers in memory of those who died in George Square.

A woman places a candle near the scene

Minute's silence

Celtic FC have announced that a minute's silence will be held on Saturday before the home match against Ross County, in memory of those who died in George Square.