School statement issued following the tragic death of Lucas Walker

This statement has been issued following the tragic deaths of Lucas Walker, a pupil at Bramble Brae School and his mother Julie Walker, who both perished while in the sea at Aberdeen Beach on Saturday 20 August.

Amanda Murray, head teacher, Bramble Brae School said: "Pupils, teachers and the wider school community are deeply saddened, and in a state of shock following the dreadful news of Lucas's and his mum's tragic deaths at the weekend.

"Lucas, who had just started Primary Three, was a lovely little boy who was popular amongst his classmates and staff at the school.

"On behalf of everyone at Bramble Brae School we would like to express our deepest condolences to Lucas's family and friends at this very sad and difficult time."

Pupils and staff at the school are being offered counselling and support.