A BOOK of condolence could be opened in Glasgow’s city chambers post-Covid-19 to allow those “who have lost loved ones to record their stories”.

Lord Provost Philip Braat revealed the plan to city councillors at a digital full council meeting.

He also thanked key workers and volunteers for their efforts throughout the pandemic.

“Families right across our city know the true consequences of this virus,” he said. “Too many have felt the pain and suffering of losing friends and loved ones.

“It would be my intention to open a book of condolence in the city chambers, once guidance and advice allows.

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“So that those who have lost loved ones can record their stories and allow us all as a city to reflect on what we have all endured in our own personal ways.”

Mr Braat added: “At times of struggle and distress, people from all backgrounds and all walks of life have rolled up their sleeves to do whatever they could to help their fellow citizens.

“Glasgow’s response is one that we should all be proud of. Not just now, but for many, many years to come.”

A memorial garden is also planned for Pollok Country Park following a campaign by The Herald.

Mr Braat said: “Our patron saint St Mungo was the first to utter the phrase, Let Glasgow Flourish.

“Our city is one built on resilience and community spirit, we stand with one another during these very trying and difficult times and we hold on to the hope of a future that we will build and Glasgow will once again flourish.”

Council leader Susan Aitken and other political group leaders also paid tribute to Glaswegians and offered condolences to those who have lost family members.

Ms Aitken described the pandemic as “probably our biggest collective trauma for generations”.

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“No one has been untouched, and many have suffered greatly,” she said. “People have lost their lives; many are grieving loved ones and our hearts reach out to theirs.

“Others have already lost their livelihoods and more yet will do so. Inequalities have been heightened and vulnerabilities laid bare in new and distressing ways and isolation has taken its toll on many a human spirit.”

She said there had been an “extraordinary response” in Glasgow.

“Our communities wrapped their arms around each other, especially those most in need.

"It is hard to find the words really to express the extent of my pride at the overflowing generosity that flows from and across Glasgow during moments of crisis.

“This is some place right enough.”