Grenfell Tower

No sprinklers in over 300 Scottish high-rise blocks

There are no sprinklers in over 300 high-rise buildings managed by Scottish councils and social landlords, according to a new BBC Scotland investigation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Published 3 July 2017

Edinburgh student halls clad in Grenfell Tower material

A student halls of residence belonging to Napier University in Edinburgh has been found to be clad in the same material as the Grenfell Tower block in London.

Published 28 June 2017

Holyrood committee to examine Scottish tower block fire safety

The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood committee following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London.

Published 26 June 2017

Communities secretary provides cladding and high rise update

“Intensive” checks have been made on council tower blocks to establish the safety in the event of fires, communities secretary Angela Constance has said.

Published 23 June 2017

No Grenfell Tower cladding used on Scottish council high-rises, Ministerial Working Group told

No council high-rise block in Scotland contains the type of cladding said to have been used in the Grenfell Tower fire, it was confirmed yesterday as the first meeting of the Ministerial Working Group convened to examine building and fire safety regulatory framework took place.

Published 21 June 2017

Scottish councils step up tower block inspections

Local authorities across Scotland have carried out urgent assessments of their properties in the wake of the catastrophic incident at Grenfell Tower last week.

Published 20 June 2017

Fire safety information requests may be diverting landlords, says GWSF

The extremely tight deadlines attached to Scottish Government requests to local authorities for information on high rise stock, following last week’s tragic fire in West London, may be diverting landlords from even greater priorities over fire safety, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 19 June 2017

Regulator issues fire safety advice to social landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator written to all social landlords in Scotland to issue fire safety advice following the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

Published 19 June 2017

Minister asks Scottish RSLs to undertake urgent review of tower block stock

The Scottish Government has urged all Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in the country to provide tower block stock information to assist a ministerial review of Scottish regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London.

Published 16 June 2017

Scottish landlords reassure tower block residents in wake of London blaze

Social landlords across Scotland have moved to reassure residents of their respective tower blocks following the fatal fire in London.

Published 15 June 2017