A ROAD at the University of Glasgow has been placed on lockdown this morning as "hazardous material" is investigated.

Two Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) vehicles are currently stationed outside the institution’s Stevenson Building on Oakfield Avenue which houses the gym.

Students are also said to be queuing outside the union.

A spokeswoman for the SFRS initially said it was called out to the university at 6.21am and that firefighters were currently “investigating.”

A spokesman later added: “The SFRS was alerted at 6.21am on Thursday, November 8 to reports of an incident involving hazardous material at Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow.

“Operations control immediately mobilised a number of resources to the scene, where firefighters are carrying out atmospheric tests.

“The building was fully evacuated.

“Crews will remain in attendance until the area is made safe.”

Glasgow University tweeted: “Please be aware that due to alarm going off, both the
Stevenson and Rankin buildings are currently closed , as is access to Oakfield Avenue. Further updates to follow.”