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Dear all,

You will doubtless have seen some of the news coverage regarding the devastating fire at the Mackintosh Building on Friday night.

We know that you share our deep sadness at these events. Many of you have been in touch with us or shared your memories of ‘the Mack’ on social media and we have been overwhelmed by your messages of support, all of which mean a great deal to us.

However, we also want you to know that we remain optimistic about the future of the Mack. It will be a long process whilst expert teams establish exactly what the future of the Building is and we ask that you wait patiently with us whilst they carry out their work and also whilst the independent investigation into the fire continues. As soon as we hear any news, we will share it with you. All statements and updates to the press, staff and students are being shared on the GSA website.

Our immediate priority however, is on our students and the continued operation of the School, and to help ensure that the best arrangements and facilities are in place for our current postgraduate and Open Studio (previously called Continuing Education) students now and for all of our students come the start of the new academic year in September.

Be assured, The Glasgow School of Art goes on.

Thank you.

Tom Inns
The Glasgow School of Art