Scotland

Manchester attack: Minute's silence held for victims

People in Dundee
Image caption Hundreds of people gathered in Dundee city centre to remember those caught up in the Manchester attack

A minute's silence has been held across Scotland to remember the victims of the Manchester attack.

Twenty-two people were killed and 64 injured after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a homemade device at Manchester Arena on Monday.

Among those killed was 14-year-old schoolgirl Eilidh MacLeod from Barra.

The silence at 11:00 was observed by people across the country, who stopped for a minute of contemplation in honour of those who died.

Politicians at Holyrood gathered in the garden lobby of the Scottish Parliament to remember those caught up in the attack on Monday night.

Members of the public also gathered in City Square in Dundee, while pupils from Burray Primary School in Orkney gathered on the steps of St Magnus Cathedral.

The silence was also observed by commuters who stopped at 11:00 while making their way through Glasgow's Central Station and at Edinburgh Waverely.

Nineteen of the victims killed in the Manchester Arena attack have been named.

Image caption Eilidh MacLead had attended the concert with her friend Laura McIntyre
Image caption MSPs gathered at Holyrood to remember those caught up in the terror attack

The parents of Eilidh MacLeod confirmed on Thursday that she had been killed in the attack.

She had been attending the Ariana Grande concert along with her friend 15-year-old Laura MacIntyre who remains in a serious condition in hospital.

A total of 116 people have received NHS inpatient care in relation to the Manchester incident - 75 people have been admitted across eight hospitals. This includes 23 patients who are currently in critical care - 12 of those are understood to be children.

Image caption Children paid their respects in Orkney

Flags will remain at half-mast on government buildings until Thursday evening, a statement released by the prime minister's office said.

Eight men and one woman have been arrested in the UK since Monday night, including suicide bomber Salman Abedi's older brother Ismail, 23. The woman has since been released.

Image caption People stopped for a moment of contemplation at Waverley Station in Edinburgh