A LIBRARY in north-west Glasgow has opened for the first time in two years.

Whiteinch Library, which has been closed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, was saved from closure in November last year after a £500,000 cash injection from the Scottish Government.

However, Save Whiteinch Library campaigners have been fighting since May of this year over the future of the library since the Covid-19 pandemic forced operators Glasgow Life to shut the doors.

They hosted weekly sit-in protests gathering the support of local councillors and the community.

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At the time, Glasgow Life confirmed plans to move from the B-listed building to Scotstoun Stadium in which local residents started a petition against the proposals.

Today, for the first time in two years. the doors to the building on Victoria Road South opened to the public. 

A number of other venues including Maryhill Library, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Couper Institute and Barmulloch Library will also reopen today.

Save Whiteinch campaigners have celebrated the news by gathering outside the venue and congratulating each other for their hard work and efforts.

The opening times of the venue are yet to be announced.