The First Minister has convened an emergency summit with security chiefs in response to the Brussels terror attacks.
Nicola Sturgeon, counter-terrorism officers and ministers agreed to boost security at public places across the country in the aftermath of the “senseless” bombings.
The Scottish Government insisted there is “no specific threat (of a terrorist attack) in Scotland” but warned members of the public to be vigilant at all times.
Following the meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGORR), Ms Sturgeon offered her condolences and support in a conversation with the Belgian Ambassador.
She said: “This has been an appalling and devastating attack. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident at Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station.
“I convened a Scottish Government resilience meeting to ensure that in Scotland we are closely monitoring the situation. We are working alongside the UK Government and we stand ready to help in any way we can.
“While the UK threat level has not changed and there is no specific threat in Scotland, police patrols in place at airports and rail stations have been increased to provide reassurance.
“People in Scotland should be vigilant but go about their daily business without fear.
“Scotland is a diverse multi-cultural society and this diversity is our strength. Terrorist attacks are intended to divide us and destroy the freedoms and way of life we value so highly.
“We must unite as a community here at home – and in solidarity with those in Brussels – to make clear that they will not succeed.”
Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Culture, Europe and External Affairs Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, Europe Minister Humza Yousaf and senior Police Scotland representatives and Scottish Government officials took part in the SGORR meeting.
The Scottish Government urged those concerned about the welfare of friends or family in Brussels to contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Crisis Centre on 020 700 8000.
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said she was “thinking of everyone” caught-up in the attacks, described the bombings as “terrible”.
A motion of condolence will be agreed at the Scottish Parliament today.