Scottish MPs demand public inquiry into Mackintosh fires

Work starts on the managed dismantling of The Mackintosh Building. Photo Marco Frederici

GSA claims report contains inaccuracies

Members of the Scottish Parliament have called for a full public inquiry into the two fires in four years that devastated the Glasgow School of Art (GSA).

In their report on the “loss of a national treasure”, MSPs urged the Scottish government to establish a public inquiry with judicial powers into the circumstances surrounding the 2014 and 2018 fires.

They said the inquiry should also examine the risks posed by fire in historic buildings nationally and the ability of custodians to manage these properties, drawing on lessons learnt from the Mac.

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