A Glasgow councillor is advising people to escape the sweltering heat by taking refuge in the city’s museums.

Blair Anderson, Scottish Greens councillor for Partick East/Kelvindale, has suggested people struggling to cool down in their homes should flock to Glasgow’s temperature-controlled venues.

In an e-mail sent to Glasgow Times, Councillor Anderson proposed Glasgow Life museums as spaces that could offer some respite from the soaring temperatures.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Riverside Museum and The Burrell Collection are just some of the spots folk can visit to cool down.

A spokesperson for Glasgow Life said: “Generally accessible public areas within Glasgow Life facilities do not specifically have air conditioning although our museums are humidity and temperature-controlled to protect the collections.”

The museums will be operating at standard capacity and Glasgow Life do not suggest browsing the galleries take the place of other precautions during the heatwave.

The spokesperson added: “Each also has a maximum capacity which would mean managing entry to buildings at exceptionally busy times.

“Anyone looking for ways to keep cool in the extreme heat should follow the guidance which has been issued in recent days by the Met Office and others.”