A salvage operation has continued through the night to "save everything that can be saved" from a fire at Glasgow School of Art's Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.
Flames engulfted a world-famous art school building yesterday as students worked to complete their end-of-year assessments.
Firefighters who were at the scene within four minutes of receiving the first emergency call brought the blaze under control and said more than 90% of the structure was "viable".
Part of one of Europe's leading art schools, the listed Mackintosh-designed building is a tourist attraction in its own right and at over a hundred years old is one of Scotland's most "iconic" structures.
We are of course very conscious the Mackintosh is a world renowned building that is a key feature of this great city, and that the artworks it stores are not only valuable but also cherished.
Celebrities in Scotland have expressed their sadness after fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art.
Singer Lily Allen who is currently on tour in Scotland, Scottish actor Colin McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in detective drama Taggart and Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin all tweeted about the fire:
Fire crews have blasted the flames with a water jet while flames could be seen through the scorched windows and billowing out of the roof of Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have sent several appliances from Cowcaddens, Yorkhill and Maryhill fire stations to the fire at the famous sandstone building.
Four fire engines were immediately sent from Cowcaddens, Yorkhill and Maryhill fire stations and firefighters were on scene within four minutes. The incident is ongoing and officers said they had no further information at this time.