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Nightclub building beyond repair
A digger at the site (Picture by Martin Deutsch)
Diggers have moved in at the site of the blaze
An historic A-listed building which housed two Glasgow nightclubs is to be demolished because it has become a danger to the public.

The former Elgin Place Congressional Church in Pitt Street was destroyed by a massive fire in November.

Experts have now declared that the building, which was home to the Trash and Shack nightclubs, is beyond repair.

About 50 residents were evacuated as firefighters tackled the blaze in the 19th Century building.

The fire broke out in the basement Trash club in the early hours of 26 November and quickly spread, destroying the upstairs Shack venue.

The Shack had celebrated its fourth anniversary with a birthday party the previous night.

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