Western Isles Council is to join with local authorities across the UK in paying tribute to Jo Cox MP, former Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, who was murdered in the course of her duties yesterday.

The UK Parliament has been recalled to a special session on Monday, 20 June, to pay tribute to Mrs Cox.

Comhairle Chief Executive Malcolm Burr commented: "The Convener and I have agreed that the Comhairle should mark this loss by flying flags at Comhairle Offices at half-mast on Monday. 

"The Convener will pass on the condolences of the Comhairle to the Speaker of the House of Commons."