Rutherglen is set for a jobs boost following a £60,000 investment in a new call centre and triage.

Specsavers is planning to open the facility later this year in response to the growing demand for eye and hearing care appointments.

The new facility will create four new jobs.

It will be located next door to the Specsavers store on Stonelaw Road and it will process calls and conduct triage assessments for patients booking appointments at its Rutherglen, Glasgow Fort, and Sauchiehall Street shops.

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Arlene Stephenson, director of Specsavers Rutherglen, Sauchiehall Street and Glasgow Fort, said: "Giving something back to the local communities that we operate in is incredibly important to our team, and this significant investment in Rutherglen is no different.

"Not only will our new call centre help create jobs for people living in the area, but we hope it will also go a long way in contributing to the ongoing regeneration effort of the town centre.

"This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to improving patient access to vital eye and hearing services across Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.

"By centralising our call handling and triage assessments, we can streamline the booking process and ensure patients are directed to the most appropriate service – whether that’s an appointment, advice over the phone or even a home visit for those who need it most."