Inmates at Low Moss Prison to be taught DIY skills thanks to B&Q

Paul Murphy is pictured on the right.
Paul Murphy is pictured on the right.

A prison officer will be teaching offenders DIY skills in the kitchen and bathroom after taking part in a tiling training session, courtesy of B&Q.

Paul Murphy, who works at HMP Low Moss in Bishopbriggs, joined colleagues from other prisons at the at the ‘train the trainers’ session, led by B&Q worker Bob Lakey, from the Coatbridge store.

The request for Bob (61) to go behind bars came after Colin McKenzie, an instructor at Glenochil, was shopping in the Coatbridge store and discovered the retailer offers ‘You Can Do It’ workshops for the public.

HMP Low Moss Governor, Michael Stoney, said: “The SPS is fully committed to developing our staff’s training skill set.

“The training provided by B&Q was invaluable and promotes our partnership working with external organisations.

“These skills will be transferred through our staff in the workshops, offering our offenders basic skills in fixing tiles for home improvements.

“It is skills such as these that will assist offenders to secure employment opportunities on release.”