CAMPAIGNERS calling for the city's public golf courses to stay open are planning to hold another public meeting.

Glasgow Life, the cultural and sporting arm of Glasgow City Council, opened a consultation process over the future of six courses last year.

Its results have yet to be revealed but money-saving options in a council budget cuts paper suggest closing all but one of the courses.

The council is set to reveal its budget on Thursday, February 20 and has said savings in the region of £50m could be required.

Before that meeting, keen golfers are being urged to gather at Milnbank Housing Association's community flat in 1 Culloden Street on Monday, February 17 to share their views on the future of the Alexandra Park course.

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The event has been organised by the Friends of Alexandra Park, which organised a similar meeting in August to grill councillors over the future of all six courses.

Bailie Norman MacLeod, who chaired a working party looking at the future of golf in Glasgow, said at that meeting: "I have a huge personal commitment, a huge ambition to preserve all six courses if we possibly can."

There are three 18-hole courses – Littlehill, Lethamhill and Linn Park – and three nine-hole courses – Knightswood, Ruchill and Alexandra Park – operated by Glasgow Life.

The options paper mentions closing all but one of the city’s golf courses to save half a million pounds. It states closing all courses except Knightswood could save £530,000.

Usage has dropped by 15 per cent over the last four years to 23,000 rounds, the paper added.

More than 350 people have signed a petition calling on the council to 'Save Littlehill Golf Course'.

"The loss of this iconic golf course would be a travesty for the people of North Glasgow," it states.

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"As we try to encourage people to get active and give young and old the same opportunity to take up sport this closure of the golf courses has to be stopped, not just for golfers but the whole community."

The council has said it will "need to make budget savings which could be in the region of £50 million".

"The cross-party budget working group asked officers for savings options. All parties have received the same information and they will present their budgets at a meeting on February 20."

Consultation was launched by Glasgow Life due to low usage and a “substantial annual deficit".

Options considered included reducing fees, restricting opening hours or axing the courses.

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A report, and recommendations, from the council's climate emergency working group stated: "Depending on the outcome of the current public consultation into the future of Glasgow’s public golf courses, it may be that some of these under-utilised sites are also repurposed for food growing, tree planting or as a carbon sink."

It said areas of land should be identified for 'rewilding'.