News is still coming in but at around 9 pm EST it has been reported that 120 people have been killed by terrorists in Paris.

The BBC reports...

France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after more than 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered by police.

Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants. Five attackers are reported killed.

Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.

Scotland and France have very long ties due to the Auld Alliance and certainly I offer my condolences to the people of Paris and France. No doubt there will be much more information available in the coming hours and days.

Alastair