Set in attractive countryside, the village of Kilbarchan has retained much of its charm and is popular with visitors to Renfrewshire.

Take a trip to the Weaver’s Cottage owned and operated by the National Trust for Scotland. It is a vivid recreation of the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver. At one time, there were over 800 handlooms in the village.

Kilbarchan sits directly on National Cycling Network Route 7 so it makes for a perfect stop while riding around Renfrewshire.

The village has a unique heritage offering. 61 buildings are listed by Historic Scotland as being of architectural or historical merit.

Lilias Day is an annual village event and takes place on the first Saturday in June every year. Hundreds of visitors come to Kilbarchan to watch the parade and join in the festivities.

At the foot of Church Street is The Well dedicated to Robert Allan, a friend of the poet Robert Tannahill. A weaver by trade, Allan showed early talent in the composition of songs and many of his best songs were composed at the loom.

Living in Kilbarchan

One of the top running clubs in Scotland, the Kilbarchan Amateur Athletics Club attracts top athletes. British distance runners Callum and Derek Hawkins and his brother Derek both trained with the club.

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