17 January 2022
  • 17 January 2022

A Love Letter to Elderslie

on 12 May 2021 0

A resident of Renfrewshire for most of her life, the BBC’s Annie McGuire gave us the lowdown on the village that helped mould her into who she is today and where she’s now settled with her family. I spent the first 26 years of my life in Elderslie, before brief spells in Glasgow, London and...

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A Love Letter to Lochwinnoch

on 11 February 2021 0

Local author Diarmid MacArthur gives us a whistle-stop tour of his beloved village.  For many people, Lochwinnoch is just a scattering of houses and an indoor-football venue, teamed with a nice old, two-arch railway bridge spanning both the road and the River Calder. Between these attractions and the somewhat remote railway station lie two...

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A Love Letter to Renfrew

on 1 March 2020 0

Steeped in its rich heritage but with no shortage of hope for a glistening future, Lawren Matthews takes us through a guided tour of her hometown. Royal borough and “Cradle Of The Stewarts”, Renfrew has a storied history and innovative nature that not only shines throughout its past but permeates through to the present...

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A Love Letter to Kilmacolm

on 1 June 2019 0

The journalist and broadcaster Paul English revisits his idyllic childhood home. I didn’t properly appreciate it until long after I’d left. The discovery of R.J. Price’s 2002 short story collection, A Boy In Summer, and its references to a Renfrewshire coming of age, helped me realise. Now when I return to Kilmacolm, which I do...

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A Love Letter to Bishopton

on 1 May 2019 0

Writer Kirsteen Paterson is your field guide to a little village with lots to offer.  Accessible, friendly and safe, it’s not hard to see why more and more people are choosing to live in Bishopton. That’s thanks in no small part to the Dargavel Village development, which is still under construction and promises to...

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A Love Letter to Johnstone

on 1 March 2019 0

Local artist and designer Rebecca Johnstone actually lives in her namesake. Follow her guide to the town’s many treasures. I’ve been a Johnstone resident for over eight years now. It’s a bustling little town in the heart of Renfrewshire, offering the ideal commute to Glasgow or down towards the coast. Planned in a grid...

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Bridge of Weir

on 1 January 2019 0

There is so much to enjoy in this picturesque part of Renfrewshire, as Craig Gillespie finds out. GET ACTIVE An idyllic village set in the Renfrewshire countryside, Bridge of Weir was once served by a railway line which is now a traffic-free cycle route. It’s accessible from Paisley and runs through the heart of...

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