PLANS to light up parks at night in Glasgow are making progress as council officers have come up with ways to fund the move in the Southside.

A community meeting was shown an option to light up Queen's Park costing £170,000.

A council official presented a proposal to the most recent Pollokshields Area Partnership suggesting it could contribute £57,000 towards making it a reality.

No decision has been taken yet but a number of other area partnerships could also potentially contribute to the financial cost.

Attendees at the meeting were shown a map of Queen's Park outlining where lights would go.

There have been calls for lighting in parks due to safety concerns and the council is looking to run a pilot in Cranhill Park, Kelvingrove Park and Queen's Park. Looking at the environmental impact is among issues being considered.

The partnership’s neighbourhood infrastructure fund would be used to foot the £57,000 bill if given the go-ahead.

The funding request has been continued for consideration.

Councillor Jill Brown, Labour, has been calling for the lighting to be installed.

Campaigners have been calling for parks to be lit up after women were forced to walk through Kelvingrove Park in the dark during COP26 due to a police diversion.