Orkney Islands Council
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Convener's message of support

Convener's message of support
25 May 2017

Councillors and council staff joined people across the UK in observing a minute’s silence at 11 this morning as a mark of respect following the Manchester terrorist attack.

Harvey Johnston, the Council’s Convener, has written a message of sympathy and support for all those affected by the tragedy:


Oh Manchester, we share your pain

The bairns and youngsters maimed and slain

By Evil, rank and inhumane.

Orkney stands with you.


With Barra too we grieve today

Together, Good can win the fray

And Love, not Hate’s the only way.

Orkney stands with you.