NEW premises Homeless Project Scotland officially opened yesterday.

The charity, which provides 2,500 meals per week to homeless people, will now be based at 194 Argyle Street.

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Councillor Philip Bratt was expected to open the new venue which was donated by Network Rail.

Colin McInnes, Chairman for the Homeless Project Scotland Charity said: “It is extremely challenging on the streets at the best of times, but even more so this year with the restrictions and difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With winter almost upon us, life for homeless and vulnerable people will be even more difficult. Having these new premises as a base and storage facility is a Godsend for the charity.

“We are motivated by the fact that we know our support makes a tangible difference to the lives of so many homeless and vulnerable people. The new premises will allow us to be even more ambitious in the provision of support we afford to so many people.

“Arnold Clark and Network Rail, Peoples Ford are large organisations who have stepped in to assist. We are extremely grateful to them and to so many other organisations and individuals who have supported and continue to support the Charity.

“Their support and generosity, along with the hard work of the volunteers in the Charity is definitely improving and saving lives.

“We thank the Lord Provost for taking the time out of his busy schedule to officially open our premises and to recognise our essential work.”