The Guardian: Libby Brooks

Local residents and businesses have described their ongoing exclusion from homes and premises around the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building as “tortuous”, amid growing calls for a public inquiry into the cause of the second blaze to devastate the building in four years.

Nearly two months on from the fire that gutted “the Mack” on the night of 15 June, there is growing anger and frustration at the lack of any timeline for re-entry for those whose properties remain inaccessible. But Tom Inns, the school’s director, has told the Guardian that he hopes the security cordon, imposed by Glasgow city council building control as the painstaking work to stabilise the remaining structure continues, will be reduced in a fortnight. ...Read More

Pictured: Residents and business owners protest outside the cordon surrounding the fire-gutted Glasgow School of Art in July | Jeff J Mitchell