MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Sandra White, today raised concerns surrounding the Glasgow School of Art fire in the Scottish Parliament.
Ms White has received representations from members of the local community , businesses and community councils raising their concerns regarding the future of the area and the timescales regarding the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service investigation.
The Scottish Government have said the investigation should be concluded by the start of the new year.
Commenting Ms White said:
“ The fire at the Glasgow School of Art has had a totally devastating impact and the effects of what has happened extends well beyond the immediate area. I have been working with members of the local community, assisting where possible in pushing for the progression of the investigation by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service but there are still many residents and businesses who are still caught up in the aftermath and are becoming understandably frustrated.
“This terrible situation is dragging on and whilst I understand we have to ensure safety whilst balancing that with a full investigation local people and businesses affected by the devastating fire are still essentially living in limbo.
“The response from the Minister today in the chamber regarding the timescale for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service investigation is welcome and I am certain residents and businesses will also welcome this news.
“The Minister has encouraged me to contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to follow up on our exchange in the chamber which I will be doing.”
You can access the full transcript of the exchange here: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=11809&i=106836