An­gus McCor­mack writes with sad­ness

The Oban Times - - News -

Dear An­nag [head teacher Castle­bay Com­mu­nity School), staff and pupils,

It was with such deep sad­ness that I heard of the pass­ing of your pupil and friend, Eilidh, fol­low­ing the ter­ri­ble events in Manch­ester.

It may be of lit­tle con­so­la­tion at this time but I felt that it was im­por­tant to let you know that this tragic and need­less loss of life is pro­foundly felt by all through­out our is­lands, the coun­try and in­deed, beyond these shores.

Words alone can­not con­vey the grief and sor­row we are all ex­pe­ri­enc­ing, but I know that for you, the feel­ings and emo­tions will be far more in­tense. I can only say that I and my col­leagues are griev­ing with you.

I know, too, that you are think­ing of Laura and we all dearly hope that she can make a full re­cov­ery and that she will come home to be with her fam­ily and friends again in the near fu­ture. In­deed our thoughts are very much cen­tred on the friends and fam­ily of both these young girls.

Yours is a strong com­mu­nity and while these are dark times, I know that you will sup­port and help each other in the days, weeks and months ahead. I wish you well. An­gus McCor­mack Chair­man, Ed­u­ca­tion Sport and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Com­mit­tee

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