DCC Will Kerr said, "We are monitoring events in New Zealand closely and send our condolences to all those affected."
Police Scotland can confirm that a man has sadly died following a fire at a house in Keith.
Police Scotland and partner agencies are encouraging hillwalkers to take precautions and consider available weather information following a number of incidents in the mountains.
Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following two housebreakings in Bathgate and Armadale.
Police in Edinburgh can confirm that has body has been found in the Newbridge area.
A 28-year-old woman has sadly died following a collision on the M9, which was discovered around 10.30pm on Wednesday 13th March.
The 42-year-old man was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £600 after damaging two cars.
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for the public’s help after two men suffered serious injuries after being attacked in a property in the south of the city.
A 35 year-old man has died following a road crash on the A77 at Ayr on Thursday 14 March 2019.
A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A90 at Glenbervie yesterday (Tuesday 12 March, 2019).