Cladding similar to Grenfell on blocks
Residents of 19 tower blocks in Glasgow are being given letters confirming their building contains cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower.
Nine days after Glasgow City Council revealed combustible cladding had been found on 57 private high rise buildings, the authority said further investigations had reduced that total to 19.
People living in flats in these buildings were being given handdelivered letters informing them of the situation.
The local authority would not say which blocks were affected.
Raymond Barlow, the assistant head of planning and building standards at the council, said at the time the authority had been waiting to hear from the Scottish Government on the issue.
Council leader Susan Aitken apologised “unreservedly” for any alarm caused to residents.
Speaking earlier this week she said: “It is not our expectation at this point that there is any immediate danger or concern for residents.”