Renfrewshire Council

Living in Renfrewshire

Exceptional lifestyle

Exceptional transport links, great shopping, a range of leisure activities right on your doorstep, not to mention a great quality of life – Renfrewshire has it all.

Situated in the West of Scotland, Renfrewshire's 268 square miles are packed with contrasts. From the bustling town of Paisley with its medieval abbey, and the historic town of Johnstone, to bustling villages like Bridge of Weir, the area is full of variety – and full of life.

Renfrewshire is one of the best-connected places in Scotland – Glasgow International Airport is just five minutes from the heart of Paisley; frequent rail services connect the area with Glasgow and the rest of Scotland; the M8 motorway runs through the region; and ferry links put the beautiful Cowal peninsula and the Clyde islands within easy reach.

The intu Braehead shopping and leisure resort offers great shopping, fantastic family activities and even an indoor ski slope! And if you prefer to spectate rather than participate, pop over to Braehead International Arena for ice hockey, curling and other major sporting events and concerts.

The open spaces of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and Castle Semple Loch are great for nature-lovers and we boast an enviable number of beautiful town parks and gardens.

Our schools and nurseries have an excellent reputation and facilities have benefitted from major investment in recent years.

All in all, Renfrewshire is a great place to work, live and raise a family.