• Ayrshire Daily News

Ayrshire stands together with the people of Manchester

Provost of South Ayrshire, Helen Moonie

"The thoughts and sympathies of the people and communities of South Ayrshire are with all those affected by last night's shocking and tragic events in Manchester.

"This was an evil and targeted attack on our society, our freedoms and our humanity, and we must all be vigilant and defiant in the face of such terror.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and been injured, as well as to the people of Manchester, and we hope they can stay strong and take some comfort from the support they have from people throughout the world."