The grieving mother of a Scots schoolgirl has said her “whole world has been shattered into pieces” as the first tributes were paid to victims at the Manchester Arena bombing public inquiry.
Poignant memories from family and friends remembering the 22 people murdered in the May 2017 terror attack began on Monday as the commemorative hearings phase of the inquiry began.
Tributes were paid to Eilidh MacLeod, 14, from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Martyn Hett, 29, from Stockport, and John Atkinson, 28, at the start of the second week of the inquiry.
Roderick and Marion MacLeod attended the hearing in Manchester as a video tribute was played for their daughter, the second-born of their three girls.
The video began with images of a beautiful sunrise over the mountains and beaches of Barra, set to traditional Scottish bagpipe music, one of the teen’s passions.
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