Fire breaks out at former Jordanhill campus in Glasgow's west end

Picture: Greg Usrey Twitter
Picture: Greg Usrey Twitter
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A 'substantial' fire has broken out at the old Jordanhill campus in Glasgow's west end.

The site is currently being turned into luxury flats by CALA Homes – a move which caused some controversy with residents nearby.

Duncan Hotchkiss tweeted pictures and a video saying: “Very big fire at the old Jordanhill College building which is being turned into flats. Fire brigade in attendance.”

With Greg Usrey adding: “A significant fire raging in Jordanhill. It looks like it could be the Strathclyde Uni teacher campus?”

Emergency services have been on the scene in Jordanhill just before 4pm this afternoon. A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We have four appliances in attendance and a further aerial appliance en route.

"The fire was called in at 15.57pm, and there are about 18 firefighters at the scene. It is currently just a building fire."

It is thought that the fire is in one of the empty former college buildings, and not the listed David Stow building. Strathclyde University moved out of the campus in 2012 when it moved all teaching facilities to the John Anderson Campus in the city centre.