GLASGOW Labour councillors have called on the SNP to rule out all Glasgow Life facility closures included in the upcoming budget options.

After a leaked document seen by the Evening Times sparked outrage amid suggestions Whitehill and Drumchapel pools could be shut, it was confirmed both pools would be saved.

But depute leader Archie Graham wrote to Glasgow Life chair Councillor David McDonald in a bid to secure a future for the remaining 55 facilities put forward for potential closure, including the Scotland Street Museum, the Couper Institute, and libraries in Whiteinch, Maryhill and Hillhead.

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Councillor Frank McAveety said: "The ultimate responsibility for decisions made in Glasgow lie with the current SNP administration. Their budget is about their choices. We are all glad that they have ruled out closing Drumchapel and Whitehill Pools. But that still leaves a total of 55 facilities on the table.

“Will the SNP rule out those closures as well? Will they put the communities of this City first?”

“Glasgow Labour is clear: we will put Glasgow Life on a sustainable footing for the future. Our budget proposals will continue our work of building a Glasgow for the many, not the few.”

However, the SNP have hit back at the comments.

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Cllr McDonald said: “Frank McAveety can make all the empty promises he wants but under his leadership too many cherished community facilities received basic maintenance at very best.

“The SNP are taking a properly focused, long-term, strategic approach to ensuring that the land and buildings we own really deliver for the communities we serve."

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