A historic Glasgow hub is closing its cafe just days after issuing a desperate plea to stay afloat.

The Nolly Cafe, located within the Maryhill Burgh Halls, is closing for the 'foreseeable future'.

Staff have revealed the last day of trading is Saturday, July 13.

They cited the 'current financial climate' as the reason for not being able to continue.

A spokesperson for Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust said: "The Trust and the Nolly Team have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support of our loyal customers over the last 15 months and we're sure this news will come as a disappointment to many, but we wouldn't have made it this far without you.

"We'd like to offer our thanks to everyone who has used The Nolly since it opened in April 2023, and we do hope that sometime in the future we can perhaps re-open."

It comes less than a week after the Glasgow Times reported that the hub was struggling with its budget stretched 'to the limit'.

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The Burgh Halls are run by a small local charity, which provides spaces to rent, runs a cafe, and hosts events and exhibitions - but they have been calling on the public for donations to keep the lights on. 

Gemma WildGemma Wild (Image: Gordon Terris)

Heritage manager Gemma Wild said: "The halls have been open for 12 years now. We are getting to that point where things need to be fixed or replaced.

"We all know that we are in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. That doesn't just apply to individuals, electricity, gas, service charges in the building have all increased.

"This is all stretching out budget to the limits. We are a very small charity.

"We are trying hard to find every way we can to bring money in and the building open."