Lord Provost extends Dundee’s sympathies to Grenfell victims

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Lord Provost Ian Borthwick.

Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick has written to London mayor Sadiq Khan to express the city’s condolences over last week’s Grenfell Tower disaster.

A minute’s silence was observed in Dundee City Square at 11am on Tuesday for the victims of the inferno.

Mr Borthwick wrote: “It is with great sadness that the nation learned of the terrible tragedy that occurred at Grenfell Tower last week.

“The citizens of Dundee and myself express our sincere condolences to all those people affected by this tragedy and who have suffered as a result of this.

“The professional conduct of emergency services was exemplary and I am sure although London has endured so much in recent months I am sure that this can be overcome by unity and compassion.”

Meanwhile, Dundee author and Bob Servant creator Neil Forsyth has contributed signed books and a signed script from the Bob Servant television show to an online auction raising funds for Grenfell Tower victims.

A number of leading writers have contributed to the Authors for Grenfell Tower auction site.

Mr Forsyth is donating personally signed copies of all four Bob Servant books plus a script signed by himself and actors Brian Cox and Jonathan Watson.

Bidding will close on Tuesday June 27 and all proceeds will go to the British Red Cross to distribute among the survivors of the disaster.