Angry residents have voiced their concerns over the decision to keep Whiteinch Library shut as other community venues across the city are brought back into use.

Glasgow Life initially announced on Twitter that the community hub would stay temporarily closed for refurbishments as libraries across the city reopen.

However last week, they reversed the decision and confirmed plans to move from the B-listed building to Scotstoun Stadium.

The library closure coincides with the announcement that there are no plans to re-open Victoria Park Tennis and Bowls, another important public facility.

Resident Maureen Cannell has started a petition in a bid to save the building.

She told the Post: “They have been quite devious about this because when they published the list of libraries to reopen, Whiteinch wasn’t on the list. That is when I started asking questions.

“I feel they seem to be targeting this area in particular. We are trying to do as much as we can because this isn’t acceptable.

“The attitude they seem to be taking is outrageous. We are not letting the decision go under the radar. Whiteinch people will not stay quiet.”

A spokeswoman for Glasgow Life said: “Glasgow Life’s operating budget this year is nearly 15 per cent lower than pre-pandemic budgets for the charity.

“Whiteinch Library is not one of the facilities planned to reopen, however Glasgow Life is exploring how the community library provision can be supported in another venue as part of the city’s approach to community hubs.

“Anyone wishing to indicate their interest in using Whiteinch Library building can do so through Glasgow City Council’s People Make Glasgow Communities programme.”