Barra unites in prayer as more Manchester attack victims are named

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman this afternoon said as far as the police are aware all missing people have now been "accounted for".

The parents of Eilidh MacLeod who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack have paid tribute to her life.

Scottish teenager Laura MacIntyre, who was reported missing after the Manchester terror attack, is being treated in hospital for serious injuries, family friend and SNP candidate Angus MacNeil has said.

The vigil took place at Our Lady Star of the Sea church in Castlebay.

Bishop of Argyll and the Isles Brian McGee travelled to the island on Tuesday to visit the families of Eilidh and Laura.

"The family of Laura MacIntyre are just hoping and praying that their daughter will get better".

A crowdfunding page set up to help the girls' families, originally set at £2,000, has raised more than £17,000.

Eilidh's parents have now confirmed she did not survive the blast, saying: "Words can not express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh".

Eilidh's great-uncle Donald Manford told BBC Scotland: "The families are distraught with worry and concern".

Dr Schluter said: "This is a service of prayer for both families affected and the wider community - Barra and beyond".

The teenagers, pupils at the island's Castlebay Community School, were among thousands of young music fans who had watched a performance by United States singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena before the attack.

The girls were leaving the Ariana Grande concert when the explosion killed 22 people and left at least 59 injured. "We are mindful of the impact on pupils and staff at the school and are providing all necessary support".

"People in the community have been very supportive of the families, deeply prayerfully so".

It was their first time at a concert.

"Such acts leave families broken, lives scarred and innocence destroyed".

The teen, from the island of Barra, was not in touch with her parents but has since been found in a serious condition at a Manchester hospital.

"People have been numbed by what has happened to the two girls and everybody continues to be very anxious about their welfare".

  • Salvatore Jensen