Fire at Glasgow School of Art

Response to major fire in Glasgow

Responding to the fire at Glasgow School of Art, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“This is a very sad morning in the city of Glasgow. Glasgow School of Art is an institution that is loved not just by its students, staff and the people of this city, but by many around the world.

“First and foremost my thoughts are for the safety of people. At this stage it appears there are no casualties and I hope that continues to be the case.

“The professionalism and bravery of the Fire Service, and the rest of the emergency services, was once again demonstrated last night. This is clearly an extremely complex and large-scale incident, and one that is on-going. I would like to thank the emergency services for their continued efforts. 

“The Scottish Government stands ready to provide any support that may be required, now and in the period ahead. I have been receiving regular updates and will continue to do so throughout the day. The Scottish Government’s resilience room was activated overnight and will provide any support necessary.”



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