A Glasgow church has been forced to temporarily close due to fears over RAAC in the building.

Colston Milton Parish Church made the announcement on social media that they had to close the church hall while an inspection was carried out.

RAAC, or reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete, is considered a potentially dangerous material as it is less durable than concrete, and is prone to collapse when wet, as moisture soaks into its aerated holes.

A spokesperson for the city church said: "It is with sadness that we must temporarily close our church hall due to the suspected presence of RAAC concrete panels in much of the building.

"We are awaiting further inspections to assess the safety of the structure but until these have been completed we cannot allow any public use of the building, for hall users or our own worship activities.

"We know this will be a real blow to the many people who use our building throughout the week."

It comes after we reported that a theatre in Motherwell had to suddenly close due to the discovery of RAAC in the building.

In a statement on social media, Motherwell Theatre said: "Motherwell Concert Hall & Theatre will be closed with immediate effect after an initial survey found RAAC in the roof.

"A full intrusive survey is required. While this is carried out, the venue will remain closed. Ticket holders will be contacted for performances affected."

We also reported that at least 30 schools across Scotland had been found to have the material present in their buildings, including one in North Lanarkshire.

RAAC was first introduced in buildings in Britain in the 1950s and was regularly used until the 1990s. 

It was used as a cheaper alternative to traditional dense concrete and was easier and quicker to install. 

A report said that RAAC was used “primarily” in offices and schools but that it had also been found in a “wide range” of other buildings in both the public and private sectors.