SHETLAND Islands Council has expressed its sympathy after 49 people were killed in shootings in two mosques in New Zealand.
The Christchurch incidents also saw at least 20 people wounded.
Shetland Islands Council convener Malcolm Bell said on Friday: “Shetland has deep connections with New Zealand. Our thoughts are with those affected by the appalling events in Christchurch today, including the Muslim community in New Zealand and beyond.
“These mindless, evil attacks in places of worship are a reminder of the need for vigilance against hatred wherever it occurs.”