FIRE services raced to a blaze at flats on Alexandra Parade. 

A cloud of black smoke was seen coming from the bin area below flats on the East End thoroughfare.

An eyewitness said: "It happened just at the clap for the NHS, smoked plumed so quickly. We were shouting for people to get out their flats."

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "There was a bin on fire at Alexandra Parade.

"The fire has been extinguished and we're away from it now."