Hundreds evacuated after suspected gas leak

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a council building in Kirkintilloch after a suspected gas leak.

Emergency services rushed to East Dunbartonshire Council’s health and social care centre at Saramago Street around 9am today.

A member of staff raised the alarm after a smell of sulphur, believed to be connected to the air conditioning system.

Two fire engines were still in attendance at 10.30am with officers waiting for back-up from a technical unit.

Around 300 people are employed at the centre.

One health centre patient had to be treated in her car by a doctor as there was no access to the surgeries.

A fire spokesman said the situation was under control and there was no danger to the public.

The health centre reopened again to the public around 3pm.