RAI Fire – How Many More Paisley Buildings Must We Loose

In scenes which are sadly all too familiar to buddies yet again another Paisley building of major significance to the town went on fire last night this time it being the former RAI Hospital building on Neilston Road.

People and groups have complained to get something done for years, complaints have went to local councillors and council, facebook pages set up to highlight the plea of getting something done with the RAI, tenants in the area have constantly contacted police with children entering the building and setting fires in recent weeks according to one tenant tonight, but with police numbers being cut do they have the time to follow these issues up fully ?

Maybe its time we all started asking ourselves do the people we vote in actually care for Paisley’s heritage anymore ? as we’re certainly seeing too much of it lost.

Former RAI Hospital Paisley On Fire (2)
At the height of the blaze six appliances were fighting the blaze

Former RAI Hospital Paisley On Fire (7)
The fire could be seen for miles around Paisley