From Boden Boo and Erskine Beach on the banks of the Clyde to Gleniffer Braes Country Park with views over to Ben Lomond, Renfrewshire is a place of contrasts.
It is full of history; with Paisley Abbey, its famous textiles heritage, Paisley shawls and more recently with its industrial history with engineering. Renfrew is the ancient county town but today the council headquarters are at Paisley, Scotland’s largest town.
It is home to the Glasgow International Airport, the largest in Scotland and the Braehead shopping and entertainment complex as well as being close to the Glasgow City centre with good motorway and train links.
Paisley was bidding for the title of UK City of Culture in 2021 as part of plans to use culture and heritage to help regenerate the town; the town lost, but the impressive work done during the bid has showcased just how much Renfrewshire has to offer and what a great place it is to live.
And many people agree; in the last year property prices have risen by 7.9 per cent with an average price of just over £119,000.
The driving force behind the bid, and determined to keep on fighting, was Renfrewshire County Council. The Royal National Mod, Scotland’s celebration of its Gaelic culture, will take place in Paisley in 2022.
The council has featured steadily in the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities annual awards, recently for its ‘Behind the Noise’ pioneering music and business education course which combines expressive arts, health and wellbeing, literacy, numeracy, social studies and technologies.
Street Stuff is Renfrewshire’s COSLA-award winning youth programme which provides a range of activities and support for young people across its most deprived communities, working with St Mirren FC, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue.
The council has 49 primary schools and 11 secondary schools: Castlehead, Gleniffer, Gryffe, Johnstone, Linwood, Park Mains, Renfrew, St Benedict's and Trinity High Schools plus Paisley Grammar School and St Andrew's Academy; Paisley is also the home of the University of West of Scotland.
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