A COOKERY school is doing its bit to tackle climate change by offering free lessons in Barrhead that will help residents to reduce food waste.

Totnosh has joined forces with Barrhead Housing Association to launch the classes, with support from the Climate Challenge Fund.

Staged at the Auchenback Resource Centre, these will teach participants how to lower their carbon footprint by making the most of leftovers.

This will include fun recipes that can help families stretch their budget.

There are cookery lessons for adults on Mondays, from 10am until 11am, as well as parent-and-child sessions on Tuesdays, from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.

All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

The Climate Challenge Fund, financed by the Scottish Government, has already paid out more than £110million to well over 1,000 projects that are helping communities cut waste, grow local food and reduce energy use.

Spaces at the Barrhead cookery classes are limited, so advance booking is essential.

For more information or to book, send an email to Louisa at info@totnosh.net.