Ken was joined by Deputy Presiding Officers, party leaders, and the Scottish Parliament’s Chief Executive on the steps of the Garden Lobby as Holyrood paused for a minutes silence to mark the national day of reflection for those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Presiding Officer said: “This global pandemic has taken so much from so many. This Parliament stands shoulder to shoulder with all those who have suffered, all those grieving loved ones, and those whose lives have been changed forever.
As parliamentarians we have heard directly from people who have been sorely affected, but we have also seen our own communities responding with care and understanding. This should give us all hope for the future as we seek to rebuild our country.”