Paris Attacks: Minute’s silence at French Consulate

Nicola Sturgeon took part in a minute's silence. Picture: PA
Nicola Sturgeon took part in a minute's silence. Picture: PA
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Silence fell over the city at 11am this morning to remember those who tragically lost their lives in the Paris attacks.

The French Consulate, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Leisure were just three of many organisations across the Capital who held a minute’s silence to consider those who were killed or injured, when gunmen targeted restaurants, bars, a concert hall and the Stade de France on Friday night.

Deputy Consul Emeline Javierre signs the book of condolence. Picture: PA

Deputy Consul Emeline Javierre signs the book of condolence. Picture: PA

Schools, trams and buses also took part in the silence after a total number of 129 people were pronounced dead after the tragedy.

Mourners have left hundreds of floral tributes outside the French Consulate on Randolph Place, and many gathered today to light candles in memory of loved ones.

Emmanuel Cocher, the Consul general of France said: “Here in Scotland we are really supported by the type of way people see life.

“The sense of community is strong here, and this of course uplifts the feelings of the French people in Scotland.”

Tributes have already been left outside the consulate. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Tributes have already been left outside the consulate. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh joined the rest of Europe to pay respect for those affected by the events.