Surely none of us can be left unmoved by the truly heartbreaking events on Queen Street, Glasgow yesterday.  I’ve no doubt that our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed or injured and I’m sure we are all once again full of admiration for the professionalism of the emergency services in such difficult circumstances.  I think we probably also all recognise the impact this tragedy will have on our colleagues at Glasgow City Council.

Coming as it does so close to Christmas, the shock of the event resonates even more strongly and powerfully reminds us of the fragility of life and the preciousness of family.  It also brings to mind the importance of the work we and our partners undertake at this time of year with those struggling with loss or in some other way vulnerable and in need of our support.

Written by aberdeenccblog

Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council. All views are my own.