Grenfell tragedy has left nation stunned
A week ago the vast majority of the country would never have heard of Grenfell Tower.
How we all wish that was still the situation. Now, the words ‘Grenfell Tower’ will evoke images of a tragedy so utterly devastating it hardly seems real.
That this could happen in the UK is a terrifying prospect and everything must be done to uncover exactly what happened.
In the meantime our thoughts go out to all those affected.
While the incident will have shocked everyone, it is likely to have had greater resonance with those who live in highrise flats.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang has several, and South Lanarkshire Council has already announced an urgent review of cladding to see if there is any threat.
West Whitlawburn Housing Co-op moved even quicker, conducting a review within hours of the tragedy.
Thankfully, early indications are that our buildings are as safe as they could be, but it is only right that questions are asked and the authorities respond to reassure residents.
You can read more on page eight of this week’s Reformer.
With so much bad news at the moment it was great to see the sun shine for the Summerfest event in Cambuslang on Saturday. Do not miss our eight-page special, starting on page 35.
Finally, a word for brothers Samuel and Daniel Johnston. These two Calderwood pupils, aged just six and five, will host a charity football game this Saturday.
Both prove an inspiration to us all with their generous spirit and caring nature. The Reformer is delighted to carry their story on page three of this week’s paper.