A Glasgow charity is closing after 17 years of helping refugees and asylum seekers in the city.

The Unity Centre, based in Ibrox, will close at the end of December following a 'series of meetings' which resulted in organisers making the final decision. 

Known for being one of the few centres which continued to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, Unity helped vulnerable people and those who were staying in temporary homeless accommodation at city hotels. 

All staff were unpaid volunteers and the team highlighted the achievement of being able to stay open for so many years. 

A spokesperson said: "Unity has been open since 2006, and through all these years, the office and the space have offered invaluable assistance whilst championing the cause for No Borders.

"Most importantly, the support of all our volunteers, collective members and contributors has helped us to keep the office open to support our community.

"The Centre has been run by the Unity Centre Collective and volunteers, with no paid staff. This has been an outstanding achievement to have sustained all through these years.

"Much can be said about the work that we have done, including being one of the very few Centres that was opened during the lockdown period.

"We supported the most vulnerable people and those placed in the hotels.

"We welcome you to check out some of the projects that our former team members had put together that highlight some of our work."

The team also thanked a number of groups and organisations who helped and supported them over the years.