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Fire at the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art

Like many in the city, we are shocked and dismayed by the news of the fire at the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art, one of city's key cultural icons on Friday evening/Saturday morning. The fire was severe and extended to the nearby O2 ABC and has caused extensive damage. 

We echo the relief of the First Minister that nobody was hurt and our thanks go to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and all the Emergency Services who responded to the scene, for their brave actions.

We welcome the commitment by the Leader of the Council, Susan Aitken to convene a Sauchiehall Street task force to coordinate a response to the fire and surrounding area, and the long term future of Sauchiehall Street, . 

Our thoughts are very much with all of the team and students at the School, and we offer them all possible support from the Chamber.

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