PUPILS across Clydebank will have access to hot meals at school starting from next week.

West Dunbartonshire Council has announced that hot food will be reintroduced in the majority of schools across the local authority by September 14. 

But, two primaries in Clydebank will not be serving hot meals until September 21 - Carleith Primary and Goldenhill Primary.

All council-run nurseries in Clydebank will be providing hot food from September 14.

Since schools went back on August 11, pupils have been given packed lunches. 

We previously told how parents slammed the council's involvement in the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme due to the lack of options available. 

Read more: No hot meals for pupils as parents slam council's involvement in Eat Out scheme

The council previously told the Post: “The council would like to apologise for the temporary loss of a hot meal option. Many of our school kitchens are small, making physical distancing extremely challenging for catering staff.

"Like many other authorities, we are temporarily offering packed lunches which are produced by fewer staff making physical distancing within the kitchens easier.

“We are currently reviewing arrangements in each of our kitchens and intend to reinstate hot school meals as soon as it is safe to do so.”

For more information on school lunches click here.