As temperatures drop below freezing and the cost of heating homes is increasing people may be looking for other ways to keep warm.

People worried about the increased cost of heating can go along to a number of community facilities where it will be warm.

Glasgow Life with Glasgow City Council has designated 13 community centres, nine libraries and one golf pavilion across the city as Welcome Places.

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The idea is places open their doors to anyone who needs additional help over the winter.

Designated Welcome Places will also include welfare and refreshments, and the use of Wi-Fi and PCs in libraries, and will offer a welcoming sanctuary and heated spot for residents to spend some time in and save money.

Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life and Convener for Culture, said: "Our facilities have been welcoming our citizens for many years, so it seemed the most sensible thing to extend this welcome further to people in need this winter.

"During scheduled opening hours no one will be asked to leave our buildings.

"By working with voluntary sector partners, support will be on hand to offer advice and guidance if it is wanted.

"Everyone will be made welcome in our venues. These are challenging times but by joining forces and strengthening community links, we will get through this together."

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The list of welcome places is below, all are open Monday to Friday. The libraries are also open on Saturdays 10 am -5pm. All are closed on Sunday.

Bridgeton Library

Barlanark Community Centre -  contact 0141-778-2042 for transport information

Barmulloch Residents Centre

Bridgeton Library

Castlemilk Community Centre

Cranhill Community Centre

Drumchapel Library

Easterhouse Library @ The Bridge

Finns Place

Govanhill Community Centre

Kingsway Community Connections

Milton Library

Mitchell Library

Netherton Community Centre - 

Parkhead Nazarene - Coffee and Company - Thursday evenings between 6pm and 8pm

Park Villa Hub - free hot drinks and breakfast rolls every Monday from 9.30am - 11.30am 5 Dec - 27 Mar 2023

Partick Library

Penilee Community Centre

Pollok Community Centre  

Pollokshaws Library

Possilpoint Community Centre

Queens Cross Housing Association - running a number of community activities for local citizens during a winter programme running from 1 December - 31 March at The Courtyard Pantry. They will offer free access to IT, family activities and a  tea/coffee - open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 3pm

Ruchill Golf Pavilion (North United Communities)

Shettleston Library

St Francis Centre

The Charter (Tollcross Road) - Winter Warmer lunch cafe on Mondays between 12.30pm and 4pm. The Charter cafe is also open 10am-2.30pm on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

Woodside Library

Yoker Community Campus

Many churches and faith groups are also open as welcome spaces.

Partick South Church café is offering a hot drink and soup every Thursday 12-2pm.

St Aloysius, in Garnethill, Knightswood Baptist Church, Ibrox Parish Church and Pollokshields Parish Church are among those keeping their doors open.

The Sikh Gurdwara in Albert Drive, Pollokshields, is also operating a welcome place.