WEST Fifers worried about family and friends caught up in the terrorist attack in Tunisia are urged to call the official Foreign Office helpline, the Scottish Government has advised.

The First Minister has chaired a further Scottish Government resilience (SGORR) meeting following the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and senior Police Scotland and Crown Office representatives discussed the ongoing response to the attack and support for Scots affected.

Flags at Scottish Government buildings are currently flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for all victims of the attack.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, “The Scottish Government, Police Scotland and our partners are doing everything possible to support those who may be affected by this horrific attack and their families.

“While we have not yet received official confirmation that any of the dead come from Scotland, it now seems certain that there will be Scottish victims.

“I understand and sympathise with the many people who are concerned for loved ones and want immediate answers. The victims and their families are foremost in our thoughts today and it’s imperative that people in Sousse, and concerned friends and relatives in Scotland, have all of the advice, help and information they need.

“The situation in Sousse is highly complex due to the scale of the attack, the number of people killed and the fact that the victims come from different countries.

"I would ask people to be reassured that the UK Government, Scottish Government and all agencies involved are working as fast as possible to identify victims, keep families informed and help people travel back as quickly and safely as possible.

"Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of their friends and families should contact the official helpline on 0207 008 0000.

“Flags in Scottish Government buildings are currently flying at half-mast as a mark of respect to all of the victims of this horrendous attack on innocent people.

“The threat level for the UK remains at severe and counter terrorism measures are in place to respond to this. The advice from Police Scotland is to stay vigilant and alert.”