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Summary

  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

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thomas McGuigan

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. George Square - Your Tributes

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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

  4. 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.

    Reporting Scotland

    You can watch the programme live here.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  8. '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..."

  9. 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."

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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
  13. 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.

  14. '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."

  15. George Square - Your Tributes

    On 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

  17. 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
  18. George Square - Your Tributes

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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.

  19. 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
  20. Tributes near crash scene

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

    Newsdrive is getting under way on BBC Radio Scotland.

    BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive programme

    Listen live to the programme here.

  22. 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
  23. Pictures from the scene

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

    George Square scene
    People pay tribute at George Square
    People pay tribute at George Square
  24. 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."

  25. 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.

  26. Why?

    Huw Williams

    BBC Scotland reporter

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

    flowers at George Square scene
  27. George Square re-opened

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

  28. 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.

  29. '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."

  30. George Square - Your Tributes

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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.

  31. 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.

  32. '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 georgesquareincident@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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."

  36. '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
    Image caption: Jack Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade

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

    Messages of condolence from pupils
  37. 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
  38. 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.

    Her Majesty The Queen

    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."

  39. '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
  40. 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.

  41. First Minister pays tribute

    Nicola Sturgeon at the scene

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, pictured earlier at the scene of the incident in George Square, where floral tributes were laid.

    The flowers have now been moved to outside the Gallery of Modern Art.

  42. Fatal crash latest

    Reporting Scotland is getting under way on BBC One Scotland, with the latest on the fatal crash in George Square.

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and council leaders examine floral tributes

    You can watch the programme here.

  43. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Kirsty and David Martin: Especially for families getting this horrible news at this time of year, it must be a wide awake nightmare. Pray for them everyone, and speedy recovery for the injured. God bless each every one of you. xx RIP.

    Joyce Parker: Condolences to all families on this tragedy, from Glaswegians in New York.

    Yvonne: Sending prayers of support from a Scot living near Washington, DC to the people of Glasgow who are suffering so deeply. Be strong together. Deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones. Our thoughts are with you all.

    KB: A huge thank you to all of our emergency services at the scene and those at the hospitals involved. I can't imagine what you have had to deal with. Thank you.

  44. Floral tributes

    Members of the public have been delivering floral tributes near the scene of the fatal crash in Glasgow.

    A member of the public delivers a floral tribute at the scene
  45. George Square - Your Views

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    Dan P, Glasgow: Both deeply saddened and humbled by the terrible tragedy in George Square. Another dark Christmas for the city of Glasgow following last year's Clutha Bar disaster. However, as Glasgow always does, we show great compassion, solidarity and we never forget. RIP to all souls lost and may we continue to unite through our sorrow.

    Anon: People make Glasgow and the people of Glasgow will get each other through this. Xxx

    Kelly, Edinburgh: My heart is breaking for Glasgow and all those affected by this terrible tragedy. Sending love and prayers to all.

  46. Man arrested over offensive tweet

    A man has been arrested over an offensive tweet about the bin lorry crash in Glasgow.

    The posting was reported just before 21:00 GMT on Monday and deleted a short time later, police said.

    A 19-year-old man from Sunderland handed himself into police on Monday evening and was arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication.

    He has not been named and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

  47. Book of condolence

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    Glasgow City Council tweets: The Lord Provost has opened a book of condolence at the City Chambers and members of the public are invited to sign #GeorgeSquare

  48. 'Offer our deepest condolences'

    Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond, where Erin McQuade worked, have offered their condolences to her family and paid tribute to "one of our brightest staff".

    Resorts General Manager Allan Reich said: "Cameron House Hotel and Resort are saddened to hear we have lost one of our brightest and dedicated members of housekeeping staff, Erin McQuade.

    "We want to offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Erin and to all those who have been affected by the tragic events at George Square yesterday."

  49. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Lynsey Macdonald: Yesterday's tragedy should be a reminder to us all to make the most of every single day. #georgesquare

    Amethyst El: RIP to those that lost their lives & my heart goes out to all involved xx #georgesquare

  50. 'Thoughts and prayers with the Sweeney family'

    Jack Sweeney, from Dumbarton, was a former president of Bramalea Celtic supporters club in Canada.

    A statement posted on the Bramalea CeItic supporters club Facebook page said: "It is with great shock and sadness we share with you our friend and past president Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and granddaughter Erin were victims of today's tragedy in Glasgow.

    "Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the Sweeney family."

  51. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Paul, Airdrie: A very dark day for Glasgow again near Christmas - we will all stand together and lift those affected back up - a very sad day and a reminder that life is precious.

    Anon: A fellow Scot living overseas. Such tragic news to read. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in Glasgow.

  52. BreakingBreaking News

    Three of the six victims killed in the George Square bin lorry crash have been named on social media as members of the same family.

    Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine, and granddaughter Erin McQuade - who is understood to be a teenager - died after the incident yesterday.

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

  53. Edinburgh pays tribute

    Edinburgh's Lord Provost Donald Wilson has paid tribute to the victims of the George Square crash.

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    The Provost said: "Like most people across Scotland, I was shocked to learn of the tragic events in Glasgow yesterday.

    "On behalf of the people of Edinburgh, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the people of Glasgow and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those involved.

    "I have written to the RT Hon Lord Provost Sadie Docherty to offer our condolences and our support at this time. Flags at the City Chambers and other Council buildings will fly at half-mast on 23 December."

  54. George Square - Your Views

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    James Connolly: Feels very sombre today. The lights are out on the tree, the Ferris wheel's stopped. No ice skaters. People walking slowly.

    Jacqui Robertson: Hug your kids & those you love tighter, count your blessings. Some things seem unimportant in comparison #georgesquare

    Lynda Thorpe: Don't often use twitter anymore but felt I had to offer my condolences to the people involved in the land of my old ones. RIP #georgesquare

  55. 'Glasgow lost some of her people'

    Rev Stuart Smith, Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery of Church of Scotland, told the church service "it has been said that people make Glasgow, but yesterday Glasgow lost some of her people".

  56. 'Awful tragedy'

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    Scottish author Irvine Welsh tweets: Awful tragedy in Glasgow yesterday. Thoughts with families and friends of victims of this.

  57. 'We feel for the pain of others'

    Presbytery Clerk and former Moderator Very Rev Bill Hewitt told a Church of Scotland service for the victims of the George Square crash that "we feel for the pain of others in this city".

    He added: "We understand something of the burden carried the hearts by those who have lost loved ones, who are concerned for those in hospital, for emergency workers who have been on the front-line in meeting human need and offering themselves."

    Very Rev Hewitt was speaking at St George's Tron Church of Scotland, which is near the scene of the crash in George Square.

  58. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Jane, Edinburgh: Now living in Edinburgh but from Glasgow where my heart belongs and always will. Be strong Glasgow. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Anon: My thoughts and prayers are with Glasgow at this sad time, only just a year after another tragedy.

    Floral tribute at the scene

    Steve, Donna & family in Leeds, Yorks: Our thoughts and prayers with you all at this sad time. God Bless.

  59. Flowers moved

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    Police officers have moved the floral tributes for the George Square bin lorry crash victims, from outside the Sainsbury's store to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

  60. 'Another terribly sad, heartbreaking day'

    Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson offers "deepest condolences" to the families who lost a loved one in the George Square lorry crash.

    Gordon Matheson

    He thanked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the emergency services and council employees for their work.

    "This is another terribly sad, heartbreaking day during what should be a joyful festive season," he told BBC News.

    "Everything possible is being done to offer support and care to those who have been most affected."

  61. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Rebecca, Leicester: An awful, horrible, sad thing for this wonderful city. Thinking of warm, friendly Glasgow and everyone in it xxx

    Bethany: Sending much love and prayers to Glasgow from Fife. The strength and spirit of your city is admirable. We are with you.

  62. Harrowing account

    "I think I might have been with her for about 40 minutes before she was taken away in an ambulance.

    "I wonder if she will remember me and I hope she doesn't.

    "While I was with her the two other casualties on each side of us died."

    Evening Times columnist and reporter Cat Stewart has written about her experiences from yesterday's fatal crash.

  63. George Square to re-open

    Chief Inspector Mark Sutherland of Police Scotland says it is hoped George Square will be re-opened later today.

  64. 'Spirit of Glasgow'

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the year in Glasgow has been book-ended by two unimaginable tragedies.

    "We're just reminded of the spirit of Glasgow; I'm deeply proud to call this city my home," she tells reporters at George Square.

    "At a time like this, it is understandable that people want answers as quickly as possible, and if that is true for all of us it is particularly true for those who have been most directly affected.

    "But it is also important that our highly professional and highly-skilled police force have the time and space to carry out the investigation that they are tasked with doing, so that those answers can be forthcoming."

  65. 'Broken-hearted city'

    James Cook

    Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    First Minister @NicolaSturgeon says Glasgow this morning is a broken-hearted city.

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the crash site
  66. Political leaders visit scene

    Gordon Matheson, Sadie Docherty and Nicola Sturgeon in George Square

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson and Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty viewed the flowers at George Square.

  67. Church service

    The Order of Service for the 11:30 church service at St George's Tron Church in Glasgow has been released.

    The church is near the crash scene of George Square and will be one of the focal points of reflection today.

    Following a welcome by Rev Alastair Duncan, there will be the carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

    Presbytery Clerk and former Moderator Very Rev Bill Hewitt will carry out a reading, and Rev Stuart Smith Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery will offer a simple reflection and lead another prayer.

    There will then be time for silent reflection or prayer, followed by the carol Silent Night.

    The Rev Stuart Smith will close the service with a blessing.

  68. George Square - Your Views

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    Lynn White from East Kilbride: To all the families who have lost loved ones and the people who witnessed this horrific incident, the thoughts and love of the people of Scotland are with you x.

    Michael McGhee: God bless the fallen and their families ,the emergency services, and all those touched by yet another tragic accident in our beloved city. RIP. PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW x

    Norman and Pat from Dover: Our thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.

    Elizabeth: To all the people of Glasgow. My deepest sympathy for all the people who were involved in the tragic accident in George Square. I'm from Glasgow now living in Canada. My prayers are with the families.

  69. Royal College of Physicians

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has expressed "its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in George Square" and has decided to fly the flag on its building at half-mast today.

    In a statement, the group added: "The loss of a family member or friend in such a way is an unimaginably distressing experience as those of us who have experienced a similar tragedy know.

    "We extend our support and thoughts to all those who were injured. We cannot speak highly enough regarding the skill and professionalism of all the rescue services.

    "We know that a number of our fellows and members have been treating those injured and are gratified by the contribution they are making. We are proud to be the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of this city whose inhabitants have once again had to deal at close hand with tragedy and have responded spontaneously and in such a supportive and compassionate way for their fellow citizens."

  70. Book of condolence

    Heart Radio journalist Shiona McCallumtweets: Book of condolence available for people to sign at St George's Tron Church close to yesterday's crash #GeorgeSquare

    Book of condolence
  71. George Square - Your Views

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    Esther Walker: I'm a Scot living in Leeds with many friends and relatives living in Glasgow and my heart is broken for the tragic event that's hit my kinsfolk. My thoughts and prayers are with every one of the victims and their families, and also for the emergency services and everyone else who has to piece this together to give us some answers.

    Colin Fisher: It's a sad day for Glasgow and its people! My thoughts are with the families xx

  72. Update on victims

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

    Seven of the casualties were taken to hospital by the ambulance service, two walked into hospital and one was treated at the scene.

    Four of them have since been discharged.

    Of the six remaining people in hospital, two have been moved to the Intensive Therapy Unit for further monitoring.

    A formal identification process of the dead will be carried out later.

  73. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Laura: So sad for all people of Glasgow and further afield. Thinking of you all x

    Lisa, Edinburgh: I feel numb and have done since I heard the news yesterday. It's so, so tragic. My heart breaks for those who lost their lives, for the families and friends grieving for loved ones, for those who are injured and for those who witnessed such an horrific incident. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Anon: Joint condolences Glasgow and Peshawar. Lest we forget.

  74. Pictures from the scene

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    This image, capturing the tragedy in George Square in the shadow of the Christmas lights, was taken last night.

  75. BreakingBreaking News

    Police Scotland has confirmed five females and one male died in the bin lorry crash in George Square yesterday.

    Officers hope to re-open George Square later today.

  76. Forensic investigation

    Huw Williams

    BBC Scotland reporter

    George Square remains cordoned off this morning and access to Queens Street Station closest to the site remains shut.

    Although, as I walked through the station a few minutes ago, you could hear the sound of drilling; presumably work getting under way to clear the site and make it safe.

    Police Scotland's forensic investigation into how this accident happened continues, with officers asking for anyone with video or pictures, to email a special address that's been set up for the George Square inquiry.

    Answering the question why it happened will be more complicated.

  77. Floral tributes

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    Glasgow City Council tweets: To protect #GeorgeSquare floral tributes, we will be moving them to a more suitable location outside Gallery of Modern Art.

  78. Scene this morning

    Members of the public have been arriving at the scene this morning to lay flowers.

    The scene at George Square the morning after the crash
  79. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Judy Thompson: Our thoughts in Plymouth are with you. We are in total shock for all of you in Glasgow and can't even begin to imagine what you are all going through at such a sad and shocking time. Our thoughts are with you.

  80. Floral tributes

    The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, the Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, lays flowers laid at the scene in George Square.

    The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, the Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan lays flowers laid at the scene in George Square,
  81. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Anon: Edinburgh sending love and hope to Glasgow. We stand with you at this awful time. All families affected are in our thoughts and prayers.

  82. Candles for victims

    A police officer helps to light candles at the scene of a bin lorry crash in George Square last night.

    A police officer helps to light candles at the scene of a bin lorry crash in George Square
  83. Community response

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    Following the tragic events at George Square, Kaye Adams asks: How does a community respond when sudden tragedy strikes?

    Listen live to Morning Call here.

  84. George Square - Your Tributes

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    Maria, Perth: As a Glaswegian living in Perth, my heart is once again broken in grief for my kinfolk. As I did with the Clutha tragedy, I will make my way to Glasgow on Saturday to stand shoulder to shoulder with my people. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. Maria from Perth. X

    Elaine: Our thoughts are with the families of all those involved and with the people of Glasgow. Stay strong.

  85. CCTV footage

    Doug Boulton, a former traffic officer who now working as a forensic accident investigator, said police would comb the entire 300m-long crash scene for evidence.

    "They will want to know if there are any marks on the road from the vehicle, they will want to plot every impact with either the people involved or whether or not the vehicle has hit any street furniture," he told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland.

    Emergency services at the scene at George Square

    "Each one of those will be treated as an "impact".

    "When something happens in a town centre like that, a lot of shops have CCTV and I'm sure they'll be going round and getting all the CCTV to see if there's a little bit of that lorry going down the road.

    "If people have any video footage then they must give it to police so that they can collate everything."

    The George Square area will be closed for two to three days because once it has re-opened all the evidence will be lost, he added.

  86. Flags at half mast

    Fiona Wilson, Head of News at the Scottish Government, tweets: Flags at half mast at SG buildings today #Glasgow #georgesquare

    flags at half mast
  87. Cathedral Mass

    The Archdiocese of Glasgow has announced on Facebook that Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will offer the 13:00 Mass in St Andrew's Cathedral on Christmas Eve for all those affected by the incident in George Square. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
  88. Your Thoughts

    Text 80295

    Andrea: God bless. My heart goes out for those lost and their families. It is indeed an extremely sad time for Scotland. We are all thinking of you.

  89. 'Blanket of grief'

    Former Lord Provost of Glasgow Michael Kelly told Good Morning Scotland: "It is unbelievable that such a wonderful year for Glasgow generally was bookended by tragedies.

    "Just over 12 months after the Clutha the city is hit with this same kind of public disaster which is going to throw a blanket of grief over the city."

  90. The National

    The National's front page is a poignant image of a policeman with flowers.

    National
  91. The Scottish Sun

    The Scottish Sun's front page shows the shocking scene in George Square moments after the incident.

    scottish sun
  92. Latest from the scene

    Laura Bicker

    Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    A metal police cordon now hides yesterday's scene of devastation. The bin lorry remains where it finally came to a stop after crashing into the font of the Millennium Hotel.

    It careered through one of Glasgow's busiest city centre streets on one of its busiest days. Witnesses told of scenes of carnage as shoppers tried to flee. One said the driver was slumped at the wheel.

    Flowers donated by the people of Glasgow have been arriving throughout the night.

    We understand that the bodies have all now been removed from the site.

  93. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman's front page features members of the emergency services after the crash.

    scotsman
  94. The Times

    The Times front page shows the resting place of the bin lorry, after it crashed into the Millennium Hotel.

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  95. The Courier

    The Courier's front page captures the harrowing moments after the bin lorry incident.

    courier
  96. Daily Mail

    The Scottish Daily Mail's front page shows the scene of devastation at George Square:

    scottish daily mail
  97. Daily Record

    Scotland's newspapers have been reflecting the thoughts of a nation today. The Daily Record's front page:

    daily record
  98. Bodies removed

    The first minister added: "The emergency services have been on the scene all night. The bodies of those who sadly lost their lives have now been taken away from the scene. There will be a process of formal identification still to go through today.

    "Clearly it is the priority of all those involved to find out what caused this incident and give the families of those involved the answers they are seeking."

  99. 'City with a broken heart'

    The first minister paid tribute to the "absolutely remarkable" response of the people of Glasgow.

    She said: "I think all of us on our televisions were again struck by just how readily people run into a scene of potential danger to help those who have been injured, those who have been affected. There was a sense in the city last night of everybody rallying round.

    "There is something quite incredible about the spirit in this city. Everybody knows it is a city with a big, big heart. This morning it is a city with a broken heart but it will get through this as it got through the Clutha tragedy."

  100. 'Very raw'

    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is a Glasgow MSP, told BBC radio's Good Morning Scotland: "As the city wakes up this morning the sheer sense of horror and grief at what happened will be very raw.

    Nicola Sturgeon

    "All of our thoughts, first and foremost, are with those who are waking up as bereaved families this morning. It is almost impossible to imagine what they are going through. I know that everyone across the city, across Scotland, across the UK, will be thinking of them today."

  101. Search for answers

    Huw Williams

    BBC Scotland reporter

    tweets: Flowers at Queen Street station with a poignant message #georgesquare Live reports coming up on GMS @BBCScotlandNews

    Why flowers
  102. 'Just bewildering'

    Police Scotland Chaplain Dr Laurence Whitley attended the scene of the Clutha helicopter crash just over a year ago in which 10 people died.

    He told BBC Scotland: "When I switched on the news yesterday I thought 'no this can't be another serious incident, lightning does not strike twice'.

    "But then it came through that it was happening again. It was just bewildering."

  103. 'Truly remarkable'

    Mr Steele added: "The emergency services in Scotland - police, fire and ambulance - are truly remarkable. It was commented on often yesterday that this has came almost one year anniversary of the Clutha tragedy, just at the other end of the city centre.

    emergency services at the scene of the George Square incident

    "Undoubtedly, the skills and experience of my colleagues and the rest of the emergency services will place them in good stead to deal with this particular circumstance."

  104. Details of investigation

    Calum Steele, General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation, told the BBC: "My colleagues from the police services in Scotland are effectively dealing with with what we would call a 300m locus - police speak for incident scene.

    "With the technologies available to our investigators, and principally collision investigators, they have the ability to plot almost inch by inch the route the vehicle took before coming to its final resting place.

  105. Newspaper front pages

    This morning's front pages tell the story of a tragedy at Christmas.

    The Herald says "six killed by runaway lorry as city mourns yet again at Christmas". The Scotman's headline is "six die in Glasgow city centre bin lorry crash".

    The National has a picture of a police officer holding a bunch of flowers left in tribute. "Glasgow grieves again" is their headline" and the Telegraph says "Horror amid the Christmas crowds". The Times says "runaway lorry kills six shoppers in city centre". The Daily Record, The Daily Mail and The Scottish Sun all have a similar headline: "Carnage at Christmas".

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  106. Two people with the driver

    James Shaw

    BBC Radio 5 live Scotland correspondent

    It is a pretty bleak and desolate scene this morning. The Christmas lights in George Square have been turned off. In front of me, as I look down to George Square there is a big metal barrier in place. That is screening off the crash site and the bin lorry, as far as we know, is still located there.

    Those investigations as to how this happened will be carrying on. We think that the bodies of those who have died would have been removed over night.

    We believe that the driver had two other people in the cab with him, so presumably they will be very important witnesses in the investigation, which of course will take some time.

  107. 'People Make Glasgow'

    Huw Williams

    BBC Scotland reporter

    tweets: The banners are still up but Glasgow's George Square remains cordoned off as the city comes to terms with its grief.

    People Make Glasgow
  108. Why?

    James Matthews, Sky News Scotland Bureau Chief, tweets: Flowers at #georgesquare this morning

    James Matthews picture of scene
  109. Scene of incident

    Rowan Bridge

    Reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live

    tweets: Street sealed off as investigation gets underway at site of Glasgow bin lorry crash.

    Scene of George Square incident
  110. Your Thoughts

    Michelle Pitt tweets: Thinking of all who affected in glasgow yesterday so horrible such a tragedy #GeorgeSquare x x x

  111. Church service

    The Church of Scotland is inviting people to pray for those affected by the tragedy.

    Man leaves flowers in George Square

    Minister Alastair Duncan will be leading the prayers at nearby St George's Tron Church from 11:30 GMT on Tuesday.

    The church will be open from 10:00 until 16:00 "for those who wish to say a prayer in their own time and sign a book of condolence".

  112. Police seek footage

    Police Scotland have asked for anyone with photographs, videos or any type of mobile footage of the incident to contact them, using a dedicated email address.

    Members of the public console each other after George Square incident

    The email is georgesquareincident@scotland.pnn.police.uk

  113. Flags at half mast

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said flags would fly at half-mast on government buildings on Tuesday out of respect.

    Nicola Sturgeon

    She called the crash "absolutely heartbreaking", while city council leader Gordon Matheson described it as a "terrible tragedy".

  114. Latest news

    Police are carrying out investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow, which left six people dead.

    floral tributes

    A further eight were injured on Monday as the apparently out-of-control lorry mounted the pavement in the busy city centre, before crashing into a hotel.

    One eyewitness told the BBC the lorry driver had appeared to be "slumped over his wheel".

    Dozens of floral tributes have been placed near the scene, and prayers are due to be held at a church gathering.

  115. Good morning

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    We have launched this live page to bring you all the latest developments in the the fatal bin lorry crash which left six people dead in Glasgow city centre yesterday.

    You can also leave your tributes and comments by texting 80295, emailing newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk or by tweeting using the #GeorgeSquare