In a statement issued at 16.48 yesterday (Friday February 15th) Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn said:

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (UOG) suffered the loss of its business centre in Galson early this morning.

A devastating fire destroyed the building in its entirety.

Fortunately nobody was in the building at the time and neighbours were not affected.

Urras Chair Agnes Rennie said, “The Urras will continue with business as normal. We have been overwhelmed with offers of support and practical offers of temporary accommodation.”

She went on  to say “ we would like to express our grateful thanks to the Fire Service for their prompt response and their efforts to save the building.”

Urras manager Lisa Maclean said: “All staff can be contacted as normal through e-mail and social media and further information will be given as soon as possible regarding telephone contact and temporary office accommodation."