17 November 2015
The First Minister, French Deputy Consul Emeline Javierre and other party leaders signed the Scottish Parliament’s Book of Condolence this afternoon.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) November 17, 2015
The First Minister then led a motion of condolence in the chamber. She said:
“Today is an opportunity for this chamber to support that diversity, and also to demonstrate a wider solidarity.
“We grieve deeply for those in Paris who lost their lives and stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends in France.
“We remember too those who have been the victims of terror elsewhere, including the 224 people who died when a Russian airliner was brought down in Egypt last month.
“And we reaffirm our commitment to a peaceful, secure, multicultural and tolerant Scotland – the kind of society that the terrorists want to destroy but which we are determined to uphold, to cherish and to protect.”