A new partnership will allow Glaswegians to borrow DIY, gardening tools and more.

Fuse Youth Cafe will partner with Glasgow Tool Library to bring the service to Shettleston residents.

The scheme is part of Sharing Shettleston, a National Lottery-funded project to support the community through the cost-of-living crisis and aims to lower the cost of services as well as introduce opportunities to learn new money-saving skills.

The launch comes as communities across the UK mark Great Big Green Week, celebrating community action to tackle climate change.

Fuse Families Project coordinator Pauline Kirby said: "Our project with Glasgow Tool Library was based on an idea for having a library of things.

"It costs a lot of money to buy a tool that you might only use once a year – and it takes up a lot of space, too.

"Having a partnership with Glasgow Tool Library seemed like a great option. They have the expertise, we have the staffing and the funding, and we have people who haven’t had access to this service before."

Glasgow Tool Library is based on Garscube Road in Maryhill.

Shettleston residents previously faced a long journey across the city to carry heavy tools. Now, they will be able to access them locally.

The partnership will launch at an event on Tuesday and the library itself will open to the public every Thursday between noon and 2pm, starting on June 27.

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Andy LumbAndy Lumb (Image: Supplied)

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Andy Lumb, 34, lives in Maryhill and is a regular user of the Glasgow Tool Library.

He said: "I signed up a year ago and we’ve used it regularly for bits and bobs of DIY at home.

"We live in a tenement flat and we’ve not got the space or the money to buy lots of tools."

Lumb’s latest loan was an angle grinder to do up his van.

He added: "If we’d bought the tools we needed for the van it would have cost us around £300, and that would have been the cheapest we could find.

"If we’d wanted to buy good quality tools it would’ve cost us thousands. I think it’s just a really good thing that Glasgow Tool Library are here."