The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
A group of fire safety experts and building industry bodies have urged the government to introduce immediate changes in safety standards without waiting for the conclusion of the Grenfell Fire inquiry.
In an open letter they called for an immediate change in the law requiring all high-rise and high-risk buildings be fitted with sprinklers and that only non-combustible cladding and insulation be installed.
They further demanded all new buildings be required have alternative escape routes.
The letter was prompted by an interim report from