A historic country house hotel has been gutted by a blaze which saw huge flames burst through its roof. 

Fire crews rushed to the old Carnbooth House Hotel in Busby Road, Carmunnock shortly after 8pm on Thursday night after reports the abandoned building had caught fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said a total of 10 appliances were despatched to put out the flames.

Crews battled through the night to douse the blaze, and remain at the scene this morning. 

The large country house, built by architect Alexander Cullen around 1900, has been empty since 2019. It was previously a residential school before operating as a hotel in recent years. 

Flames could be seen from the roof of the building before the fire spread throughout the structure. 

Police closed the Carmunnock Bypass between Busby Road and Carmunnock Road and urged people are urged to avoid the area. 

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In 2018, the hotel was granted permission to build four blocks of 36 flats and an underground car park. 

It closed for refurbishment a year later, but never reopened. 

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The building this morning (pic: Colin Mearns) 

A spokesperson said six fire engines remained at the scene this morning, and that firefighers were still working to extinguish the smoldering remains.


A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We were alerted at 8.03pm on Thursday, 17 August to reports of a derelict building on fire at Busby Road, Carmunnock, Glasgow.

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"Operations Control mobilised a total of ten appliances at the height of the fire to the scene.

"As of Friday, 18 August at 8.39am, there are still six fire appliances and one aerial appliance in attendance, and firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire.

"There are no reported casualties."