Towns and villages in Renfrewshire

Towns and villages in Renfrewshire have so much to offer. They’re great places to visit, to live and to work.

Towns and villages in Renfrewshire have their own unique offering. With a fascinating history and heritage, our area is worth exploring – you’ll find that some remarkable people and stories have shaped our place.

Our towns of Paisley, home of the iconic Pattern; Renfrew, historic ‘cradle of the Stewarts’; and Johnstone, shaped by rise and fall of cotton thread – have fascinating stories to tell.

So do our pretty villages, which sit in rolling countryside with easy access to walking and cycling trails and fantastic parks and green spaces.

They’re all great places to live, work and study. Make Renfrewshire your home and put down your roots. Write your own chapter in our story!

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If you live here already, tell us what you love about where you live. Be a tourist in your town! Tell us about where you go for a coffee, the best place to grab a bit to eat, the gem of an independent shop near you, or the route you like to take to enjoy nature on your doorstep.

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Living and working in Renfrewshire for many years and where my home and my family are, I know first hand that Paisley and Renfrewshire has so much to offer, from our rich heritage and wide variety of visitor attractions, to the warm friendly welcome you'll get from communities in our towns and villages. We want to make our place somewhere where everyone feels at home.

Cllr Iain Nicolson
Renfrewshire Council

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