Glasgow’s Red Road flats are demolished by explosion
11 October 2015
From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
Media captionExplosives used in operation to bring down Red Road flats
Glasgow’s skyline has been changed with the demolition of the last of the Red Road flats.
In an apparent misfiring, two of the blocks remained partially upright but the remaining high-rise blocks were brought down by controlled explosion.
Some residents in neighbouring properties had to be forced to leave the exclusion zone prior to the demolition.
Unconfirmed reports indicated they will not be allowed to return home.
They had told BBC Scotland they were concerned about damage to their properties.
A controversial plan to demolish five of the blocks as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last summer was dropped.
When built they were considered the answer to the city’s housing problem but became rundown and vandalised.
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) said a single blowdown would be less disruptive to local residents.
Source:: BBC UK