Pupils from a Cranhill school have teamed up with firefighters to help spread a festive safety message on social media.

After watching a virtual tour of Clydesmill Fire Station in Cambuslang by firefighters Liam McBlain and Russell Jones, youngsters at St Maria Goretti Primary School recorded their own film to help prevent accidental fires in homes this Christmas.

Freya, Natalie, Liam, Andrew, Aaron, Dylan, Cody, Murren - all from the Primary 2/1 class - are reminding people of the importance to turn off tree lights at night before going to sleep, check smoke alarms and don’t leave candles burning.

An increased use of heating and electricity over the colder months combined with festive lights, decorations, and tapers can heighten the risk of a fire potentially taking hold.

Latest figures show that 446 homes in Scotland were affected by accidental fires between December 10, 2019 and January 14, 2020 which sadly claimed the lives of six people and resulted in 56 casualties.

Teacher Karen Lalley said: “The children were delighted to learn more about the work of firefighters via the virtual tour of the station.

“We want everyone to have a fire free festive season and we are pleased to be able to add our voices to support this campaign."

This Christmas, Glaswegians are also being urged to help firefighters identify those most at risk of fire.

The Make The Call campaign was launched earlier this year and appealed directly to the family, friends, and neighbours of vulnerable people to get in touch with SFRS on their behalf to request a free home fire safety visit.

This can be arranged by calling 0800 0731 999.

Otherwise, an interactive quiz is available on the SFRS website to identify hazards in the home.