Glasgow & West Scotland

Firefighters tackle former Jordanhill College blaze

Fire at Jordanhill College

Firefighters were called out to tackle a large blaze at the former Jordanhill College building in Glasgow.

The fire broke out at the derelict building in Southbrae Drive in the west end just before 16:00 on Saturday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said 18 firefighters were in attendance at its height. Plumes of smoke could be seen across the city.

Part of the campus was being transformed into more than 400 flats at a cost of £100m.

Image copyright Greg Usrey

Councillor Michael Cullen tweeted a video of the fire.

The fire service said the fire engines were expected to remain at the scene throughout Sunday to dampen down.

Strathclyde University left the site in 2012, with all its educational activities at the college moving to the John Anderson Campus in the city centre.

The site includes the Grade B listed David Stow building.

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