FOODIES in Clydebank have been trying their hands at some new dishes recently.

Centre81 has been running a free 10-week healthy cookery course in partnership with West College Scotland (WCS).

With support from the Scottish Government People and Communities fund, the programme is helping local people learn more about food and cookery.

Over the past few weeks, chef David Gamble from WCS has taught students how to prepare a variety of dishes using low cost ingredients. Participants have tried their hand at a number of delicious meals, such as pizza, chicken curry, spicy chicken risotto, jambalaya and chicken stuffed with haggis.

Students have also learned about the main food groups and their sources, which allows them to understand the role food plays in a healthier lifestyle.

On completion of the course, students will receive an SCQF level two certificate.

Centre81 is planning to run more free cookery classes in conjunction with its Climate Challenge Fund project.

For more information, call 0141 533 7070.