AN ISLAMIC charity’s bid to turn a former Scotstoun pub into a religious and educational centre has been given the green light.

Glasgow City Council has ruled the Islamic Centre Scotstoun can change the use of the old Rendezvous building on Burnham Road.

They charity hopes to support Muslims living in Scotstoun, Whiteinch, Knightswood, Yoker, Clydebank and Jordanhill.

The group had asked for permission to open a “community centre for the advancement of education and a praying hall”.

In a letter to the council, the applicant stated: “We are a small charity and are keen to provide a facility to Muslim residents who have arrived and are settling in this area.”

They say the charity provides the Muslim community with “educational and social activities".

A JustGiving page, set up to raise funds for the redevelopment, says there is no other facility in the area providing these services.

“We also provide services to new arrivals from non-English speaking countries (asylum seeker, refugee) and help with learning English, providing assistance, social activities and prayer facilities,” the charity stated.

“In the month of Ramadan we provide meals at the end of fast in the evening. Our primary focus is the advancement of education for children.”

Two representations against the application were received by the city council, with concerns over extra traffic and additional noise in a residential area.

They said there is “very limited” parking for properties on Burnham Road and the problem is “exacerbated” by workers from nearby factories.

One letter added: “Burnham Road is a small busy road with a significant amount of traffic at all times of day and night from along South Street and Dumbarton Road.

“There are regularly multiple cars parked on the public pavement on both sides of Burnham Road.”

The plans state there will be approximately 40 parking spaces on the site.