Tributes have been paid in a remembrance service to commemorate the 61st anniversary of Glasgow's Cheapside Disaster.

On 28 March 1960, 19 firefighters were killed in the city's Cheapside Street disaster when a fire tore through a whisky bond warehouse, causing an explosion that saw the building's 60-foot-high walls collapse.

It was the largest peacetime loss of life in the history of the fire service in the UK. 

Now, the 19 fallen have been newly remembered in a service at the Firefighter Memorial Statue at Glasgow's Necropolis.

SFRS Chief Officer Martin Blunden was joined by Roddie Keith, Area Commander for City of Glasgow and the Lord Provost Philip Braat, in a wreath-laying ceremony to honour those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

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Chief Officer Blunden said: "Today, we pause to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that these 19 men made to protect the lives of others in their community.

"It's of the utmost importance that we continue to honour their bravery and pay our respects in whatever way we can during these challenging times.

"These fallen men are recognised and remembered today for their courage, dedication and self-sacrifice by myself, the Service and the people of Scotland.

"My thoughts are with their families, friends and loved ones."