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Keep up to date with what's going on in East Renfrewshire with our local news updates.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

Scottish composer Martin Suckling is on a mission to collect as many sound samples of bells from across Scotland as possible.

Winterfest is coming...

Winterfest is coming...

East Ren Culture and Leisure is getting into the festive swing with 'Winterfest' - a packed programme of Christmas cheer for children & adults alike!

Fire and Light at the Helix!

Fire and Light at the Helix!

Illuminate and energise your New Year celebrations with the Fire & Light outdoor experience at the Helix in Falkirk!

Kapow! Local Heroes offer launched by Glasgow theatres

Kapow! Local Heroes offer launched by Glasgow theatres

Emergency service workers, NHS employees, armed forces, RAF and teachers can now pick up 2 for 1 tickets at the Glasgow King's and Theatre Royal!

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Pop Up Pantos Come To The Quay

Pop Up Pantos Come To The Quay

Last Updated: 7th November 2017
Get your festive season off to a magical start with the brand new pop up pantos at Glasgow Quay on Saturday 16th December!
Fireworks light up the Christmas season at Loch Lomond Shores

Fireworks light up the Christmas season at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 4th November 2017
It’s a case of ‘Remember, remember 19th November’ as Loch Lomond Shores prepares for its annual Christmas light switch on and firework display!
VisitScotland launches GINTERACTIVE map

VisitScotland launches GINTERACTIVE map

Last Updated: 3rd November 2017
VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map!
Comic Con comes to The Quay

Comic Con comes to The Quay

Last Updated: 3rd November 2017
Award winning entertainment venue is hosting for the very first time Quay Comic Con on 11th & 12th November!
Snow White fun day kicks off panto season!

Snow White fun day kicks off panto season!

Last Updated: 17th October 2017
Eastwood Park Theatre launched their 2017 panto 'Snow White and the Seven Wee Muppets' with a Snow White fun day!
Jon Richardson brings his brand new tour to Scotland this November!

Jon Richardson brings his brand new tour to Scotland this November!

Last Updated: 12th October 2017
One of the UK's most popular comedians, Jon Richardson is back on the road this autumn with his second leg of his smash hit tour 'Old Man'!
Jazzie B announces Soul ll Soul gig for Glasgow in December

Jazzie B announces Soul ll Soul gig for Glasgow in December

Last Updated: 11th October 2017
Soul-funk legends Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler are coming to The Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday, December 9th!
ODEON East Kilbride to relaunch as first ever fully reclining ODEON Luxe cinema

ODEON East Kilbride to relaunch as first ever fully reclining ODEON Luxe cinema

Last Updated: 10th October 2017
ODEON East Kilbride is to become the first ODEON Luxe cinema in Europe - officially launching on Thursday 12th October!
Scottish landmarks illuminate to support Paisley 2021

Scottish landmarks illuminate to support Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 30th September 2017
Scotland's iconic landmarks light up to support Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 bid!
Comic Con comes to Loch Lomond

Comic Con comes to Loch Lomond

Last Updated: 28th September 2017
Comic Con is coming to Loch Lomond Shores for the first time – and there's a lot of excitement from from fans!
Calling all parents!

Calling all parents!

Last Updated: 28th September 2017
Hungry Bear Media are looking for Scottish families to take part in a new pilot TV show for a major UK channel!
Dazzling drag show Blanche and Butch comes to Eastwood Park Theatre

Dazzling drag show Blanche and Butch comes to Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 28th September 2017
A dazzling drag show tells the witty and poignant story of three disabled drag queens comes to Eastwood Park Theatre on 7 October.
Full days of family fun for the October break at Eastwood Park Leisure

Full days of family fun for the October break at Eastwood Park Leisure

Last Updated: 27th September 2017
Take the drama out of the October week holidays this year with a full week of family fun at Eastwood Park!
Free theatre tickets for social event planners!

Free theatre tickets for social event planners!

Last Updated: 27th September 2017
Organisers of group night outs at Eastwood Park Theatre can now claim a free ticket for all their efforts!
Macmillan Coffee Morning at Dobbies Garden Centres

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Dobbies Garden Centres

Last Updated: 27th September 2017
On Friday 29th September, Dobbies Garden Centres are taking part in the world's biggest coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company brings a Little Gentleman to Eastwood Park Theatre

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company brings a Little Gentleman to Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 17th September 2017
'The Story of the Little Gentleman' is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre on 4 October, courtesy of children's theatre company, Catherine Wheels.
World class tribute acts top the bill at Eastwood Park Theatre

World class tribute acts top the bill at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 17th September 2017
Celebrate the best music from the last few decades, with top tribute nights coming to Eastwood Park Theatre!
Eastwood Park Theatre brings the best of the Edinburgh Festival this Autumn

Eastwood Park Theatre brings the best of the Edinburgh Festival this Autumn

Last Updated: 1st September 2017
If you missed out on this year’s Edinburgh Festival or you just want to get in on the action all over again, don’t despair!
Foodie weekend is back and bursting with flavour

Foodie weekend is back and bursting with flavour

Last Updated: 21st August 2017
A feast of food, drink, live music and family entertainment will be on offer next week as the Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival returns!
Thousands set to make a splash at The Great Scottish Swim

Thousands set to make a splash at The Great Scottish Swim

Last Updated: 18th August 2017
Thousands are set to take part in The Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond Shores on Saturday 26th August!
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Mel & Sue are bringing The Generation Game back to BBC One...

Last Updated: 9th August 2017
And producers are looking for family pairs to take part in the hilarious gameshow!

A Midsummer Nights Dream set to take the stage at Greenbank

Last Updated: 8th August 2017
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company is gearing up to return to Greenbank Gardens this summer!

Join the safari squad this summer

Last Updated: 6th August 2017
There’s still time to join thousands of safari spectators who are eager to get a glimpse of Hamilton’s very own BIG Stampede!

Try something new and learn something old this summer

Last Updated: 22nd July 2017
Families are being challenged to try something new, whilst learning about Scotland’s heritage with the National Trust for Scotland!

Support pours in as Paisley becomes only Scottish place on UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist

Last Updated: 15th July 2017
Paisley has made the UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist and is the only Scottish place now in the running!

Big Scottish Breakfast

Last Updated: 6th July 2017
TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has 'raised a toast' to launch the STV Children's Appeal Big Scottish Breakfast!

Scottish bands tee up a week of entertainment for all the family at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Last Updated: 29th June 2017
The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place in a couple of weeks and organisers have announced a star studded line up!

Residents to vote on road improvement projects

Last Updated: 27th June 2017
Residents across East Renfrewshire are to decide on which roads and pavements get upgraded as part of a £600,000 project.

Help our children cross safely

Last Updated: 26th June 2017
East Renfrewshire Council is recruiting for School Crossing Patrollers to fill a number of posts in communities across the area.

Safari animals charge into Hamilton as charity tourist trail launches

Last Updated: 24th June 2017
Hamilton was overrun by a herd of safari animals as The BIG Stampede officially charged into town yesterday!

The perfect summer family getaway in Argyll

Last Updated: 23rd June 2017
With the school summer holidays around the corner, there has never been a better time to book a last-minute break!

Summer at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 21st June 2017
Final preparations for summer are well underway at Loch Lomond Shores!

Live life adventurously this Summer at Go Ape!

Last Updated: 21st June 2017
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously by swinging through the tree-tops this Summer!

Be a responsible dog owner at UKs best park

Last Updated: 14th June 2017
A campaign has been launched urging visitors to UK’s best park to keep it safe and clean by being responsible dog owners.

Nominations open for Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Council

Last Updated: 13th June 2017
Residents who are passionate about their local area are being urged to get involved in the new Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Council.

Argyll Holidays unveils family superhero weekend

Last Updated: 2nd May 2017
Argyll Holidays is letting kids get a slice of superhero action with a weekend packed full of super-powers and fun!

Work to start on pedestrian friendly initiative in Clarkston

Last Updated: 24th April 2017
The first phase of plans to make Clarkston more pedestrian friendly will get under way next week.

Rally gods to ignite Glasgow streets as IGNITION Festival of Motoring returns!

Last Updated: 21st April 2017
IGNITION Festival of Motoring will return to the SEC Glasgow this August for an exhilarating three-day extravaganza of cars, bikes, stunts and more!

Have your say on 4 May

Last Updated: 19th April 2017
The message from the political leaders in East Renfrewshire is make sure you have your say on 4 May.

Could You Be The Next Big Musical Theatre Star

Last Updated: 6th April 2017
The producers of the world premiere of CILLA THE MUSICAL are on the hunt for their Cilla.

Kids go free with ScotRail

Last Updated: 3rd April 2017
Families can enjoy a packed itinerary of adventures during the holidays courtesy of ScotRail’s amazing ‘Kids Go Free’ ticket!

Tens of thousands of foodies attend third annual Springfest

Last Updated: 3rd April 2017
The stunning banks of Loch Lomond Shores played host to Springfest and thousands of visitors at the weekend.

Rewind Scotland is back at Scone Palace July 2017

Last Updated: 2nd April 2017
Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, is back in 2017 at Scone Palace.

New opening hours for East Renfrewshire Council customer services

Last Updated: 29th March 2017
Changes to East Renfrewshire Council’s customer service opening hours are being introduced.

Avenue supports World Autism Awareness Week

Last Updated: 28th March 2017
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is supporting World Autism Awareness Week this week.

Springfest is set to shine the spotlight on Glasgow food & drink suppliers

Last Updated: 27th March 2017
Springfest, one of the largest food and drink festivals in the country, returns to Loch Lomond Shores on 1st & 2nd April!

Swing into Spring at Go Ape in Scotland

Last Updated: 27th March 2017
Go Ape is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously this Easter holiday at the outdoor forest adventure experience.

Call for voters in East Renfrewshire to register for council elections

Last Updated: 27th March 2017
With Scottish Council elections taking place on May 4th, voters in East Renfrewshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Aled Jones launches search for local choirs to join him at Paisley Abbey

Last Updated: 21st March 2017
Local choirs are being invited to apply for a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform with Aled Jones at Paisley Abbey!

500 days to go!

Last Updated: 20th March 2017
Today marks 500 days to go until Glasgow hosts the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

Commonwealth flag flying high in East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 13th March 2017
East Renfrewshire Council marked Commonwealth Day today when Provost Alastair Carmichael performed a flag-raising ceremony.

Beauty and the beasts launch Glasgow Kiltwalk 2017

Last Updated: 13th March 2017
Glasgow Warriors stars join Miss Scotland and put on their kilts for charity at the launch of this year's Glasgow Kiltwalk!

The Seabird Centre goes dolphintastic and crabalicious

Last Updated: 10th March 2017
Brand new activities this Easter at the Scottish Seabird Centre.

STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching

Last Updated: 10th March 2017
East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure now have dates for their STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching taking place in Barrhead Foundry.

Beefeater reopens its doors with brand new look

Last Updated: 6th March 2017
Beefeater The Castle in Newton Mearns has reopened its doors following some exciting changes!

Visitors invited to be part of interactive Mothers Day banner at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 5th March 2017
Send your mum a special Mother's Day message this year thanks to Loch Lomond Shore's interactive banner!

Loch Lomond Shores named as one of Scotlands most visited attractions!

Last Updated: 4th March 2017
1.3 million visitors help make Loch Lomond Shores one of Scotland’s most visited attractions in 2016!

Bogus Council Tax email warning

Last Updated: 3rd March 2017
A warning has been issued by East Renfrewshire Council’s Trading Standards about a scam which claims to give people refunds on their Council Tax.

Nominations Open for Scottish Album of the Year Award

Last Updated: 1st March 2017
Artists, labels and the public are being encouraged to nominate albums released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 for this year's SAY Award!

Key commuter route to be upgraded

Last Updated: 25th February 2017
A key link road between Neilston and Uplawmoor will be resurfaced next month, with work to be carried out over seven weeks.

Official opening for family centre

Last Updated: 23rd February 2017
The youngest members of East Ren’s school community were on hand to help officially mark the opening of the new £1.6m Cart Mill Family Centre.

Families enjoy adrenaline rush as go cart event sets up at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 21st February 2017
The dull weather last weekend certainly didn’t put a dampener on the fun at Loch Lomond Shores...

Springfest Food and Drink Festival Returns for a Third Year

Last Updated: 16th February 2017
Springfest food and drink festival returns for its third year on 1st and 2nd April at Loch Lomond Shores.

Hang out at Go Ape in Scotland this half term

Last Updated: 8th February 2017
Go Ape is urging Scots to escape from winter hibernation and hang out in the trees with their tribe this half term!

Fantastic half term breaks in Scotland with Argyll Holidays

Last Updated: 3rd February 2017
Argyll Holidays has a host of brilliant staycations on offer for half-term which are perfect for the whole family!

The Avenue launches free Valentines Competitions

Last Updated: 3rd February 2017
The Avenue Shopping Centre is inviting shoppers to enter a free prize draw in centre for a chance to win a £100 voucher!

Viking Festival kick starts historical year for Scotland

Last Updated: 2nd February 2017
Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 set to inspire visitors with jam-packed programme!

The Avenue launches Community Fund

Last Updated: 1st February 2017
The Avenue Shopping Centre has launched a Community Fund to provide financial support to local clubs, charities, community groups!

Work starts on new Arthurlie Family Centre

Last Updated: 1st February 2017
Building work is underway on the new multimillion pound Arthurlie Family Centre in Barrhead.

Feast of free entertainment planned for Springfest

Last Updated: 31st January 2017
Springfest organisers are planning to serve up another feast of food, free fun and entertainment for everyone looking for the perfect day out!

Best selling author Ann Cleeves to launch Cold Earth at the Avenue

Last Updated: 30th January 2017
Best-selling author Ann Cleeves will be signing books at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns!

Help Cupid Find His Arrows at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 30th January 2017
The search is on for Cupid’s missing arrows at Loch Lomond Shores!

A New Look and Name for SECC

Last Updated: 26th January 2017
The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is being renamed and rebranded the ‘Scottish Event Campus’.

Thousands set off from Paisley on Monte Carlo Classic Rally

Last Updated: 26th January 2017
Thousands turned out in the centre of Paisley to wave off classic cars during the only UK start leg of the Monte Carlo Classic Rally.

Improvements to Clarkston town centre set to begin

Last Updated: 25th January 2017
Work to improve Clarkston town centre as part of the 'Clarkston: Your Town' initiative is set to start soon.

Cars set to depart Paisley for historic Monte Carlo Rally

Last Updated: 24th January 2017
The clock is ticking to the start of the 2017 historic Monte Carlo Rally when up to eighty cars will be flagged away from the centre of Paisley.

World famous Monte Carlo Rally to leave from Paisley

Last Updated: 20th January 2017
Final checks are being made on a collection of classic cars which will set off next week from Paisley on the 2017 historic rally run to Monte Carlo!

Glasgow Music Theatre presents ON THE TOWN

Last Updated: 18th January 2017
Glasgow Music Theatre brings 1940s New York City to Glasgow’s South Side this year with ON THE TOWN!

Glasgow Girl to lead Holocaust Memorial Day event

Last Updated: 18th January 2017
A leading human rights campaigner will take centre stage to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

Last Updated: 16th January 2017
Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SECC Glasgow in February!

Glasgow Live International Comedy Festival announces full programme for 2017

Last Updated: 13th January 2017
The Festival's 15th year is it's biggest yet with over 470 shows across 50 venues and over 114,000 tickets now on sale!

Paisley ready to bid as UK City of Culture competition launches

Last Updated: 12th January 2017
The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture say the town will be ready to host the 2021 title!

The Scottish Wedding Show returns and is bigger than ever before!

Last Updated: 12th January 2017
Scotland’s biggest and most prestigious bridal event, The Scottish Wedding Show, is returning to the SECC, Glasgow from 25-26 February 2017!

ERC Celebrates 20 years!

Last Updated: 19th December 2016
East Renfrewshire Council has celebrated its 20th year with the release of an interactive timeline highlighting some its key achievements.

The IRN BRU Carnival spins back into Glasgow

Last Updated: 19th December 2016
Europe’s largest indoor funfair, The IRN-BRU Carnival, arrives back in Glasgow this week on Wednesday!

2016 Citizen of the Year announced

Last Updated: 15th December 2016
A fitness instructor from Clarkston has been named as East Renfrewshire’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2016.

Volunteer gardeners transform area of Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 14th December 2016
A group of adults with additional support needs have transformed an unused section of the award-winning Rouken Glen Park!

Market weekend adds festive touch to Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 12th December 2016
It’s all happening at Loch Lomond Shores this week as Christmas fast approaches!

Win tickets to Cinderella with The Avenue Shopping Centre

Last Updated: 6th December 2016
Avenue competition invites shoppers to find the Glass Slipper for chance to win tickets to The King’s Cinderella Pantomime!

COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On East Renfrewshire!

Last Updated: 5th December 2016
Que the lights and screams... The IRN-BRU Carnival is back and we have five family tickets up for grabs!

Festive caravan discovered at Argyll Holidays belongs to Mr & Mrs Claus!

Last Updated: 5th December 2016
Mr & Mrs Claus’ holiday bolthole is uncovered as festive holidaymakers flock to Argyll!

Rouken Glen Park crowned best in the UK

Last Updated: 1st December 2016
It’s official – Rouken Glen Park is the best park in the UK bar none!

Cosgrove Ben Nevis Challenge

Last Updated: 1st December 2016
Looking for a challenge for the new year? Then why not join Cosgrove Care for their Ben Nevis Challenge!

Help influence future developments in East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 1st December 2016
Voice your views and help influence future developments in East Renfrewshire via a new public consultation.

Double award win for Argyll Holidays

Last Updated: 1st December 2016
Argyll Holidays have scooped two awards at ceremonies held over the weekend including Best Family Holiday Park for 2016!

Christmas competition time at The Avenue!

Last Updated: 30th November 2016
The Avenue Shopping Centre is running a special Christmas competition, giving away a fabulous prize each day for 12 days!

Plans set out vision for the future of Clarkston

Last Updated: 25th November 2016
A vision to improve Clarkston Town Centre is being progressed by East Renfrewshire Council.

Get your hands on some of the hottest tickets in town this Black Friday

Last Updated: 25th November 2016
This Black Friday sees some amazing offers available on tickets for events in Glasgow and Edinburgh!

The Avenue launches Santa and the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal!

Last Updated: 24th November 2016
Visit Santa and donate to the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal at The Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns!

Knitted baby hats boost to cafe

Last Updated: 19th November 2016
A local knitting group is helping to support young mums in the area by making woollen baby hats for their tots.

Doors open at new Cart Mill Family Centre

Last Updated: 15th November 2016
The doors of the stunning new £1.6million Cart Mill Family Centre opened yesterday (Monday 14 November) to welcome children and staff.

Lucky Codes launch at The Avenue this Black Friday

Last Updated: 15th November 2016
Hundreds of pounds of prizes are up for grabs with The Avenue Shopping Centre's Lucky Codes event!

Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape

Last Updated: 10th November 2016
Gift an unforgettable memory this Christmas with a voucher for Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.

Plans to transform Thornliebank move one step closer

Last Updated: 7th November 2016
Plans for a £1.75m transformation of Thornliebank have taken another major step forward.

Vote for Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 2nd November 2016
Visitors to Rouken Glen are being asked to vote for it as their favourite green space in a competition to find the UK’s favourite park.

Car park charges introduced in East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 29th October 2016
Plans approved to introduce car park charges in East Renfrewshire to improve town centre vibrancy.

Have your say on Mearns greenspace

Last Updated: 27th October 2016
A consultation is taking place to gain residents’ views on enhancing greenspace in Newton Mearns.

Section of M74 to close for weekend in November

Last Updated: 26th October 2016
Transport Scotland is warning motorists to avoid the M74 area (J4 Maryville - J5 Raith) during a closure from 18-21 November.

John Connolly Book Signing

Last Updated: 18th October 2016
Best-selling author, John Connolly, marks 10th anniversary of the Book of Lost Things with signing at the Avenue.

Artist impressions released for three major development projects

Last Updated: 14th October 2016
Three major development projects in East Ren, which will cost around £23.5m, have made significant progress in recent months.

Free BodyWorks tour at The Avenue this October school week

Last Updated: 10th October 2016
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is hosting free interactive activities for all the family this October school week!

Major upgrade for Clarkston Road

Last Updated: 2nd October 2016
A key section of Clarkston Road is set to undergo a major upgrade, which will include improving the main pedestrian crossing.

Explore the Forest with an Autumn Adventure at Go Ape Scotland

Last Updated: 29th September 2016
Swing by Go Ape in Aberfoyle, Peebles or Aberdeenshire this October holiday for an autumn adventure in the trees.

The BIG Stampede launches hunt to find artists

Last Updated: 24th September 2016
The BIG Stampede, a free art trail which will see a herd of safari animals descend on Hamilton, is on the hunt for artists!

Help make Rouken Glen the number one park!

Last Updated: 7th September 2016
Visitors to Rouken Glen are being asked to vote for it as their favourite green space in a competition to find the UK’s favourite park.

Come along and share your vision for Clarkston

Last Updated: 4th September 2016
East Ren Council is seeking your support and ideas on what should happen to Clarkston Town Centre.

Looking for a career in construction

Last Updated: 2nd September 2016
If you live in the East Renfrewshire area and are serious about working in the construction sector then this is the course for you.

Festival fever hits Loch Lomond Shores!

Last Updated: 26th August 2016
One of the largest and best food & drink festivals in the UK is coming to the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond!

Merchant Navy Day 2016

Last Updated: 26th August 2016
East Renfrewshire Council is calling on anyone who served in the Merchant Navy to come forward with their stories.

Free senior citizens concert returns

Last Updated: 21st August 2016
The ever-popular Senior Citizens Concert returns to East Renfrewshire in October.

New wheeled bins are here

Last Updated: 21st August 2016
Six thousand wheeled bins have arrived and are now being rolled out to households across East Ren with more on the way.

East Ren locals invited to welcome two cycling events

Last Updated: 19th August 2016
Two national cycling events are set to pass through East Ren and locals are invited to line the routes to welcome and cheer on the cyclists!

Giffnock residents asked to share their views

Last Updated: 16th August 2016
Local people in Giffnock are being invited to share their views on their local community.

City Region lights up for Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 16th August 2016
Local authorities across the West of Scotland have united in a show of support for Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021!

New centre welcomes first patients through its doors

Last Updated: 11th August 2016
A new £15m centre providing modern health and social care in East Renfrewshire opened its doors to patients for the first time this week.

Join the STRIDE and discover

Last Updated: 9th August 2016
A local walking group is looking for new people to join them on weekly jaunts in Neilston.

Rouken Glen restoration reveals important relics and hidden waterfall

Last Updated: 9th August 2016
A secondary waterfall, weir, flagstone path and dam walls have been re-discovered during recent restoration works in Rouken Glen Park.

Summer Celebration marks 3million investment in Rouken Glen Park

Last Updated: 29th July 2016
A summer celebration is set to mark the completion of a £3m investment in Rouken Glen Park.

Massive Paisley public art project expected to be roaring success

Last Updated: 8th July 2016
A pride of colourful lions will be the ‘mane’ attraction in Paisley as the town's first-ever public arts trail gets ready to roar into life!

SAMH Tesco Collection Weekend

Last Updated: 7th July 2016
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) are looking for volunteers to help with their Tesco Collection Weekend on October 8th & 9th!

Go Ape in Scotland this Summer

Last Updated: 1st July 2016
Take the first step to an adventurous summer in Scotland at Go Ape!

Celebrating local heroes

Last Updated: 29th June 2016
Which local voluntary groups would you like to see nominated for the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?

Families turn out in force for fun day at Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 21st June 2016
More than 7,000 people of all ages flocked to Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock to enjoy Armed Forces Day on Saturday!

Resurfacing works on Fenwick Road

Last Updated: 14th June 2016
Restrictions are set to be put in place on Fenwick Road in Giffnock to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

August 8th opening date for new Eastwood Health and Care Centre

Last Updated: 13th June 2016
The countdown has begun to the opening of the new £15m state-of-the-art Eastwood Health and Care Centre on August 8th.

Music Charity marks 20th Birthday with Happy Birthday hit singer Clare Grogan

Last Updated: 12th June 2016
Music charity, Nordoff Robbins Scotland, will celebrate its 20th birthday on Tuesday with Happy Birthday hit singer, Clare Grogan!

Celebrate Summer with the Giffnock Beer Festival

Last Updated: 6th June 2016
Early bird tickets are now on sale for the family-friendly Giffnock Beer Festival on Saturday August 27th!

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Launches Search for Children Sharing its 10th Birthday

Last Updated: 6th June 2016
Paradise Island Adventure Golf is on the hunt for boys and girls in the west of Scotland who are set to share its 10th birthday on 15th July 2016!

Rouken Glen plays host to Armed Forces Day

Last Updated: 4th June 2016
Rouken Glen Park is set to play host to Armed Forces Day in a few weeks!

Run the Blades returns to Whitelee Windfarm

Last Updated: 19th May 2016
Endurance runners are being invited to participate in the second Run the Blades event at Whitelee Windfarm near Glasgow on Saturday, 23rd July!

East Ren fostering fortnight events

Last Updated: 17th May 2016
East Renfrewshire Council's fostering team are set to hold two information events as part of fostering fortnight.

Groundbreaking work starts on new Barrhead High

Last Updated: 16th May 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony marks the building of the new £29.7 million Barrhead High!

Future generation leaves its mark on Barrhead Foundry

Last Updated: 13th May 2016
Primary pupils from Barrhead and Neilson have created a collection of words and phrases explaining what Barrhead Foundry means to them!

Lucy shows racism the red card and wins national competition

Last Updated: 13th May 2016
Lucy Eccles from Giffnock Primary has netted first prize in the national Show Racism the Red Card competition!

John Barrowman conjurs up hundreds of fans at The Avenue

Last Updated: 12th May 2016
Over 500 enthusiastic fans flocked to The Avenue Shopping Centre on Tuesday to meet John Barrowman at a book signing event!

The Giffnock Beer Festival set to return this August!

Last Updated: 10th May 2016
The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland announces the return of the Giffnock Beer Festival to GHA Rugby in August!

Looking for help finding a job

Last Updated: 10th May 2016
Work EastRen, Job Centre Plus & Skills Development Scotland are holding a Jobs and Employability Event in Barrhead.

New four bin collection service Q&A on social media

Last Updated: 6th May 2016
East Renfrewshire Council are hosting a live Q and A on Facebook regarding the new four bin collection service.

The Heb: Race On The Edge

Last Updated: 3rd May 2016
Durty Events brings The Heb, a stunning new adventure challenge, to the Hebrides this September!

Search is on to find Green Business Champions

Last Updated: 26th April 2016
Companies in East Renfrewshire are being encouraged to enter the search for Scotland’s best green businesses!

Businesses throughout Scotland invited to get green vision at Vibes event

Last Updated: 16th April 2016
Scotland’s businesses are invited to pick up ideas from environmental champions at a special series of free events!

High flying Warriors keep their boots on the ground

Last Updated: 15th April 2016
Glasgow stars call on Warrior Nation to take part in this year's Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk!

People wanted for photo shoot

Last Updated: 24th March 2016
Interested in taking part in a photoshoot for Work EastRen, East Renfrewshire Council's employability services?

Green light for household waste collection improvements

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
Plans to improve the way household waste is collected and enhance East Renfrewshire Council’s waste and recycling performance are set to go ahead.

Rouken Glen Reminiscence Event

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
East Renfrewshire Council is reaching out to anyone who has a story to tell about visiting Rouken Glen Park between 1950 and 2000.

Dog fouling fines to double

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
East Renfrewshire Council is introducing much tougher measures to tackle dog fouling in the area.

Schools show support for Fairtrade Fortnight

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
Schools across East Renfrewshire are supporting Fairtrade Fortnight (29 February – 13 March) by taking part in the rice challenge.

Live life adventurously this Easter at Go Ape

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
Outdoor forest adventure company Go Ape is urging Scots to escape from winter hibernation and live life to the full this Easter!

Plans for Busby dementia support group

Last Updated: 3rd March 2016
A meeting is taking place on March 23rd to talk about setting up a dementia support group for Busby residents.

Memory Lane support group seeking older people

Last Updated: 29th February 2016
For locals with early onset dementia or who are worried about their memory, a support group is running in Barrhead.

No smoking day East Ren activities

Last Updated: 29th February 2016
No Smoking Day 2016 takes place on Wednesday 9 March and East Renfrewshire Council have organised a range of activities to help people quit!

Older people asked to give it a grow

Last Updated: 22nd February 2016
Older people who want to get outdoors and get stuck into a blooming rewarding hobby are needed to help a gardening project flourish!

Support can help you stop for good

Last Updated: 22nd February 2016
A new, free stop smoking and lifestyle programme is starting in Thornliebank on Tuesday 23 February.

Springfest 2016

Last Updated: 11th February 2016
Over 100 food & drink producers and suppliers will set up their stands on the stunning banks of Loch Lomond at Springfest 2016!

Electric glen gets off to a brilliant start

Last Updated: 7th February 2016
One of Scotland’s best loved parks, Rouken Glen, has switched on its spectacular Electric Glen lighting festival!

The Real Ceilidh Interactive Experience

Last Updated: 3rd February 2016
Visitors to Scotland can grab their partners for a virtual spin around the dance floor in a new immersive ceilidh experience created by VisitScotland!

Cosgrove Care Short Story Competition 2016

Last Updated: 29th January 2016
Once upon a time (in 2015 actually!) there was a Cosgrove Care short story competition... and it's back!

Somme Observed Community Knitting Project (SOCK)

Last Updated: 28th January 2016
Calling all Knitters & crocheters... the Somme Observed Community Knitting Project need your help!

Join Team Erskine!

Last Updated: 27th January 2016
Challenge your limits, join Team Erskine and raise vital funds for our veterans whilst having an unforgettable experience in 2016!

Christopher Brookmyre returns to The Avenue to launch Black Widow

Last Updated: 25th January 2016
Best-selling author Christopher Brookmyre returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre to discuss his latest book, Black Widow!

Appetising offers for Electric Glen festival goers

Last Updated: 19th January 2016
The Electric Glen team has put together an appetising range of dining out offers for anyone with a ticket to the 2016 lighting festival!

Lights up on Washington Heights

Last Updated: 19th January 2016
Step Up meets West Side Story in Glasgow Music Theatre's latest production, In The Heights, at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Apply now for council nursery places

Last Updated: 12th January 2016
Parents looking for a nursery place in an East Renfrewshire Council nursery are being urged to register their child!

Demolition will pave way for new family centre in Barrhead

Last Updated: 5th January 2016
Work to demolish the remaining building at Auchenback Primary in Barrhead is expected to start in late January.

See Snow White at the Glasgow Kings for a tenner!

Last Updated: 5th January 2016
Catch one of the last performances of Snow White at the Glasgow King's for a tenner!

COMPETITON: Win tickets to the Moscow State Circus!

Last Updated: 3rd January 2016
The Moscow State Circus comes to intu Braehead Arena in January and we've got tickets up for grabs!

Life saver Andrew is Citizen of Year

Last Updated: 20th December 2015
Andrew Paton, an Eastwood High pupil has been hailed as East Renfrewshire’s ‘Citizen of the Year’!

Work starts on first City Deal infrastructure project at Crossmill Business Park

Last Updated: 16th December 2015
East Ren Council is celebrating breaking the ground to construct twelve new modern, flexible business units at Crossmill Business Park, Barrhead.

COMPETITON: Win tickets to Electric Glen!

Last Updated: 29th November 2015
Win a family ticket to the must visit event of the winter... Electric Glen!

Put some sparkle into your new year with Electric Glen tickets

Last Updated: 29th November 2015
Tickets to Electric Glen are on sale now and would make a great Christmas present for anyone who would love an electrifying night out!

True grit, ready to keep East Ren moving

Last Updated: 20th November 2015
The winter service at East Renfrewshire Council is gearing up to show true grit this winter and keep local residents moving.

Celebrate Scotlands national day your way!

Last Updated: 16th November 2015
Celebrate Scotland's national day with the largest ever St Andrew’s Day events programme for 2015!

Switch on to The Avenues Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Christmas Light weekend extravaganza!

Last Updated: 9th November 2015
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is inviting shoppers to its Christmas Fair and Christmas Light Switch On events!

Locals get set to shape community

Last Updated: 8th November 2015
The call is out for residents in Giffnock and Newton Mearns who are passionate about their local area to get involved in their community council.

East Ren backs Paisley City of Culture bid

Last Updated: 6th November 2015
East Ren Council and council leader Jim Fletcher is asking East Ren residents to get behind Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

Barrhead shortlisted for Scotlands Most Improved Town

Last Updated: 21st October 2015
East Renfrewshire Council’s regeneration efforts in Barrhead have put it in the running for a prestigious award.

Electric Glen lighting festival is back with tickets on sale now

Last Updated: 16th October 2015
Tickets to Electric Glen, the must-see event of winter 2016 are on sale now!

Whitelee Windfarm celebrates school holidays

Last Updated: 10th October 2015
ScottishPower Renewables is hosting a series of special events for families at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre during the October school holidays.

Barrhead site set to bring benefits to town

Last Updated: 3rd October 2015
The Nestle site on Glasgow Road in Barrhead is set to be developed as part of East Ren Council’s ongoing regeneration work in the town.

Roadworks plan for Busby

Last Updated: 24th September 2015
Major roadworks are planned for Busby Road next month, taking place between Friday 9 and Friday 16 October.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the World Gymnastics Championships 2015

Last Updated: 24th September 2015
The greatest gymnastics event on Earth is coming to Scotland and we've got tickets up for grabs!

Must see 2016 electric festival to make park come to life after dark

Last Updated: 23rd September 2015
The Electric Glen lighting festival will transform Rouken Glen Park into an electric wonderland for eight nights in February 2016!

Fostering team out in Barrhead to spread word

Last Updated: 10th September 2015
East Ren Council’s fostering team will be in Barrhead Foundry on the evening of Wednesday 23 September.

Delve into the past with ranger walk

Last Updated: 10th September 2015
Find out the amazing industrial history of Dams to Darnley Country Park on a ranger-led walk!

East Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts and Film Festival launches

Last Updated: 10th September 2015
Live ukulele music, light hearted drama, knitting, music and poetry are part of this year’s Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

New travel plan launches

Last Updated: 9th September 2015
A new transport information service has been launched to help local residents find out more about their travel options.

270k upgrade for Barrhead Foundry

Last Updated: 9th September 2015
Work is complete on £270,000 of improvements to the sports area of Barrhead Foundry.

Nominate a local hero for top award

Last Updated: 4th September 2015
The search is on for East Renfrewshire Council’s citizen of the year...

Walk leaders needed to take East Ren strolls

Last Updated: 31st August 2015
East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership are on the hunt for new walk leaders!

Path boosts safety at high school

Last Updated: 27th August 2015
Pupils at a high school have had a safety boost thanks to East Renfrewshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Launch of Lin Andersons The Special Dead at The Avenue

Last Updated: 25th August 2015
Best-selling author Lin Anderson comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre to launch her latest book...

Clyde Valley City Deal project gets go ahead

Last Updated: 18th August 2015
East Renfrewshire’s £44 million blueprint for the area has been given the green light.

New season of Rouken Glen talks starts

Last Updated: 17th August 2015
The new season of evening talks at Rouken Glen Park begins tomorrow.

Fifth green flag flying high at Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 17th August 2015
Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire is again one of the best in the country – being awarded its fifth Green Flag!

Free concert for senior citizens

Last Updated: 16th August 2015
A free concert is being held for East Renfrewshire senior citizens later this year.

New electric vehicle charging points

Last Updated: 11th August 2015
East Renfrewshire Council has installed electric vehicle charging points at a network of Plugged in Places around East Ren!

Take part in Rouken Glen Park survey

Last Updated: 6th August 2015
A survey is being launched to find out what people want to see at Rouken Glen Park.

Repairs for main East Renfrewshire road

Last Updated: 6th August 2015
Work will start on Monday to resurface pavements on a main East Renfrewshire road.

Record year for exam results

Last Updated: 4th August 2015
East Renfrewshire’s schools have had a record-breaking year for exam results!

Living Stage coming to Water Works

Last Updated: 4th August 2015
Touring throughout summer 2015, Uprooted comes to Barrhead Water Works on Wednesday 5th August!

School crossing patrols urgently needed

Last Updated: 3rd August 2015
Lollipop men and women are urgently needed to help East Renfrewshire children get to and from school safely.

faire belle opens!

Last Updated: 31st July 2015
Cosgrove Care's new faire belle project opened its doors on Thursday 23rd July!

New chair based exercise sessions starting in August

Last Updated: 28th July 2015
A new chair-based exercise class is starting in Barrhead in August!

Windfarm run the blades challenge

Last Updated: 23rd July 2015
Around 50 runners covered a 50K ultramarathon challenge at Whitelee Windfarm recently.

Filling the holiday gap for tenth year

Last Updated: 23rd July 2015
Around 180 East Ren youngsters are enjoying a summer of sports, crafts and healthy eating – at school.

Now you can get recycling on the go

Last Updated: 23rd July 2015
To get locals recycling on the move 40 new ‘Recycle on the Go’ bins are now in place across East Ren.

All aboard for the Great British Wheres Wally Hunt

Last Updated: 22nd July 2015
Virgin Trains has launched a nationwide “Where’s Wally? Hunt” and is challenging families to find the much-loved character!

Launch of Denise Minas Blood Salt Water at The Avenue

Last Updated: 22nd July 2015
Best-selling author Denise Mina comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to launch her latest book, Blood Salt Water!

Families get set to enjoy walking in Barrhead

Last Updated: 19th July 2015
Families who want to get out and about locally are invited to join a weekly walking group in Barrhead.

Major clear up at Busby lane

Last Updated: 12th July 2015
Hawthorn Lane has been cleared and made more secure thanks to an East Renfrewshire Council housing programme.

Improvements to Rouken Glen Road

Last Updated: 12th July 2015
Road improvements are planned for Rouken Glen Road commencing Monday 20 July until Weds 5 August inclusive.

Summer social activities for older people

Last Updated: 9th July 2015
Get together friendship groups for older people across East Ren are looking for new people to join them.

Surf simulator gets The Avenue Shopping Centre summer programme off to a flying start!

Last Updated: 7th July 2015
The Avenue Shopping Centre’s summer events got off to a flying start last week when shoppers were invited to ride the waves on a surf simulator!

Best selling author Joe Abercrombie launches conclusion to Shattered Seas trilogy at The Avenue

Last Updated: 6th July 2015
Best-selling author Joe Abercrombie comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to launch his latest book!

From Africa to Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 5th July 2015
Rouken Glen rangers have swapped ideas and stories with a counterpart all the way from Tanzania!

Give your views on health and care services

Last Updated: 2nd July 2015
Local people are being urged to have their say on the future of health and social care services.

New culture and leisure charity takes over

Last Updated: 2nd July 2015
The new East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL) has launched today.

Clarkston BID gets go ahead

Last Updated: 2nd July 2015
The Clarkston Business Improvement District has been renewed for another 5 years after a vote by local companies.

Last chance for East Renfrewshire businesses to get the green vibe

Last Updated: 30th June 2015
The countdown to VIBES Awards deadline begins with East Renfrewshire businesses encouraged to enter before the July 13th deadline.

Complete a Walk of Hope in aid of HD Scotland

Last Updated: 29th June 2015
Make a difference to families affected with Huntington’s disease and take part in a 'Walk of Hope'!

Playpark joy for Barrhead

Last Updated: 24th June 2015
A new children's playpark has been officially opened in Barrhead!

Thousands support Armed Forces

Last Updated: 24th June 2015
Thousands of people flocked to Armed Forces Day in Rouken Glen Park on Saturday!

Armed Forces Family Fun Day

Last Updated: 17th June 2015
Rouken Glen Park is set to play host to Armed Forces Day this Saturday, 20 June!

Road improvements for Fenwick Road

Last Updated: 10th June 2015
Road improvements are planned on Fenwick Road starting on Thursday 25 June until Friday 17 July inclusive.

Activities for older people launched

Last Updated: 6th June 2015
The latest programme of activities for older people of all abilities has been launched by the Kirkton Service!

VIBES on the hunt for the best green businesses in East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 15th May 2015
Applications are now open for the 16th annual VIBES Awards and businesses throughout East Renfrewshire are encouraged to enter!

Glasgow attractions join Scotlands Festival of Museums

Last Updated: 15th May 2015
Museums and galleries across Scotland are getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums!

Are you prepared to vote

Last Updated: 1st May 2015
Voters in East Renfrewshire are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the UK Parliamentary election next week.

Paddington Ayr set to lead Big Glasgow Bluebell Walk

Last Updated: 30th April 2015
KAI, the dog abandoned at Ayr station and nicknamed ‘Paddington Ayr’, is set to be the star attraction at this year’s Big Glasgow Bluebell walk!

East Renfrewshire Gears up for Volunteers Week

Last Updated: 29th April 2015
Find out about volunteering opportunities available in the community during Volunteers' Week!

HRH Princess Royal to officially open Barrhead Foundry

Last Updated: 28th April 2015
HRH The Princess Royal will officially open the new Barrhead Foundry on Tuesday 19 May.

Add power to your flowers with compost giveaway

Last Updated: 27th April 2015
Compost will be given away to residents who visit the Barrhead Houseshold Waste and Recycling Centre on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May.

World cafe success at the Foundry

Last Updated: 23rd April 2015
A ‘world café’ is successfully running in the new Barrhead Foundry!

New family centre looking for name

Last Updated: 15th April 2015
Suggestions are wanted for the name of the new East Renfrewshire family centre which will serve Busby and Clarkston.

Get fit when you sit

Last Updated: 14th April 2015
You can exercise and get fitter without leaving your armchair when you join a chair based exercise class run by the Kirkton Service.

Knitting project is casting off for older volunteers

Last Updated: 12th April 2015
The ‘Stitch in Time’ intergenerational project is looking for older people who would like to teach youngsters the art of knitting.

Cosgroves short story competition winners are announced!

Last Updated: 9th April 2015
The winners of the Cosgrove Care Short Story Competition, sponsored by The Avenue at the Mearns and Waterstones, have been announced!

Work on new parking spaces set to start in Barrhead

Last Updated: 7th April 2015
Work to create new parking spaces outside the Barrhead Foundry will start on Monday 13 April and last for two weeks.

Have your say on the East Renfrewshire Community Councils

Last Updated: 1st April 2015
More than 1,000 locals have given their opinions on how community councils and East Renfrewshire Council can work best together.

Annual free concert for senior citizens

Last Updated: 1st April 2015
A free concert for senior citizens is being held for East Renfrewshire senior citizens next month!

New Italian restaurant and bar opens at The Avenue

Last Updated: 25th March 2015
Nonna Gina's, a cool and contemporary new Italian style restaurant and bar, will open on March 26th in Newton Mearns!

New East Ren campaign launches to attract foster carers

Last Updated: 22nd March 2015
A striking new foster campaign has launched to encourage more residents to step forward and transform the lives of East Ren’s young people.

Grab a grant to transform your area

Last Updated: 22nd March 2015
Grants from £500 to £3,000 are up for grabs for East Ren groups who want to improve unused or unloved spaces in their town centres!

Easter egg hunt at The Avenue!

Last Updated: 21st March 2015
The Avenue Shopping Centre is offering kids the chance to win a selection of prizes from Clintons in their Easter egg hunt!

Young basketball players create a lasting legacy

Last Updated: 17th March 2015
State of the art Community Sport Hub nurtures local basketball talent!

The East Renfrewshire Business Awards are now open!

Last Updated: 17th March 2015
Businesses operating in the East Renfrewshire area are invited to enter the East Renfrewshire Business Awards 2015

Young people wanted for Morocco expedition

Last Updated: 16th March 2015
The call is out to find 20 young people across East Ren to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime two week expedition to Morocco in June 2016.

East Ren tackling exploitation with series of free events

Last Updated: 16th March 2015
Local people are invited to a series of free events to find out how to keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from exploitation.

Best selling crime writer returns to The Avenue

Last Updated: 16th March 2015
Crime writer Alex Gray returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss and sign copies of Keep the Midnight Out!

Michelle Mone to reveal all about her fight to the top at launch of her autobiography at The Avenue

Last Updated: 3rd March 2015
Leading entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss and sign copies of her autobiogrgaphy!

Road works and road restrictions in Clarkston

Last Updated: 28th February 2015
Road works are planned for the next few months as work takes place to construct a new health centre at Drumby Crescent.

Four star Visit Scotland award for Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 28th February 2015
Visit Scotland has awarded Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire a four star rating!

FairtradER website launched

Last Updated: 26th February 2015
To celebrate Fairtrade fortnight, East Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group is launching the FairtradER initiative.

Basketball league rocks its second year

Last Updated: 25th February 2015
Players from the Glasgow Rocks, Scotland’s only professional basketball team, recently dropped in to Eastwood High!

Windfarm Fund awards thousands to local club

Last Updated: 23rd February 2015
An East Ren cricket club have been given a financial boost to help with its running costs thanks to Whitelee Windfarm!

Cosgrove Care Short Story Competition 2015

Last Updated: 18th February 2015
Once upon a time (in 2014 actually!) there was a Cosgrove Care short story competition... and it's back!

Redesign makes Eastwood gym a leader in Scotland

Last Updated: 15th February 2015
A state-of-the-art £160k fitness centre has been installed at Eastwood Gym making it one of the only gyms in Scotland to use touch screen technology!

Barrhead Foundry opens

Last Updated: 1st February 2015
The doors to the Barrhead Foundry opened on Friday with a special opening week taster of events!

New permanent exhibition officially opens at Rouken Glen Pavilion

Last Updated: 1st February 2015
A new permanent exhibition at the Pavilion in Rouken Glen Park has officially opened!

Special event marks Holocaust memorial day

Last Updated: 28th January 2015
Pupils from across East Renfrewshire marked this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day by speaking at this year’s memorial event in Giffnock.

Register now for council nursery places

Last Updated: 21st January 2015
Parents looking for a nursery place in an East Renfrewshire Council nursery are being urged to register their child.

Welcome to Barrhead Foundry with special week of events

Last Updated: 21st January 2015
The doors to the Barrhead Foundry will open on Friday 30 January with a special opening week taster of events!

Local parents and children invited to get on board Bessie The Play Talk Read bus at The Avenue

Last Updated: 21st January 2015
Parents and children are invited to get on board Bessie The Play Talk Read bus when it pulls into The Avenue Shopping Centre!

Christopher Brookmyre returns to The Avenue to launch Dead Girl Walking

Last Updated: 20th January 2015
Best-selling crime writer Christopher Brookmyre returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss Dead Girl Walking, his latest book!

Breastfeeding workshops in Barrhead

Last Updated: 15th January 2015
Ante-natal breastfeeding workshops are being offered to mums-to-be in Barrhead.

Peter May runs back to The Avenue to launch The Runaway

Last Updated: 12th January 2015
Best-selling author Peter May returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns for the third year in a row to discuss his latest book, Runaway!

Major transformation at East Renfrewshire gyms

Last Updated: 10th January 2015
Work is under way on major £350,000 projects to transform two sports centre gyms into leading state-of-the-art fitness centres!

Call out for volunteers to help lead walks

Last Updated: 10th January 2015
The search is on for local walkers who would like to lead walking groups for older people in East Renfrewshire!

Four more opportunities to share your views

Last Updated: 9th January 2015
Local residents are being encouraged to share their thoughts on four new developments.

Talented teens brush off their work

Last Updated: 8th January 2015
An art exhibition to showcase the outstanding work of pupils at Eastwood High School has been a huge hit!

Neilston residents have your say

Last Updated: 8th January 2015
Neilston locals are invited to have their say on proposals for development and environmental improvements at around 15 sites in Neilston.

Pupils book in charity cash

Last Updated: 8th January 2015
S2 pupils who took part in a sponsored readathon at Eastwood High have raised more than £700 for charity!

Register your child for primary school

Last Updated: 8th January 2015
Parents with children starting primary school this August are being reminded they need to register them next week.

Tickets still available for The Electric Gardens

Last Updated: 7th January 2015
The Electric Gardens, a spectacular light and sound experience is coming to the Botanic Gardens in two weeks time!

Barrhead Foundry set to open doors in late January

Last Updated: 27th December 2014
The new £3.8 million Barrhead Foundry – the town’s new jewel in the crown - is on track to open at the end of January!

An exciting spring season awaits at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Last Updated: 23rd December 2014
Eastwood Park Theatre have a fantastic selection of performances and events to keep you busy this spring!

OBE honour for Alison

Last Updated: 23rd December 2014
An East Renfrewshire stalwart has been awarded the OBE for decades of work in the local community!

Barrhead High wins council backing

Last Updated: 20th December 2014
The new £27 million Barrhead High School has won the full backing of East Renfrewshire Council.

New exhibition for Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 20th December 2014
A new permanent exhibition has opened at the Pavilion in Rouken Glen Park!

Council agrees charitable trust proposals

Last Updated: 19th December 2014
East Renfrewshire Council has approved proposals for arrangements to be put in place to establish a cultural and leisure trust.

Cosgrove Care urgently require new stock!

Last Updated: 18th December 2014
Cosgrove’s charity shops on Skirving Street urgently need stock. If you are doing a clear out, please keep them in mind!

Win family tickets to The Kings Peter Pan on Hogmanay

Last Updated: 10th December 2014
THE Avenue Shopping Centre is inviting youngsters to enter a special colouring competition for a chance to win tickets to The King's Peter Pan!

Brightening up Barrhead Main Street

Last Updated: 5th December 2014
Barrhead has been given some sparkle – and it's not just for Christmas!

Foodbank teams promise of meal parcels

Last Updated: 4th December 2014
A local foodbank team is requesting people keep up their kind donations of food and especially toiletries so they can help support East Ren's needy.

Cake, chat and new connections: Changing local services through community collaboration

Last Updated: 4th December 2014
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER) looking for local people to help develop a new improved experience of coming home from hospital.

Get walking in winter wander Christmas celebration

Last Updated: 4th December 2014
A celebration of walking is taking place with a special 'winter wander' in Rouken Glen Park on the 10th December.

Roads show true grit in readiness for winter weather

Last Updated: 3rd December 2014
A crew of 30 road workers driving 12 grit lorries and are set to keep East Renfrewshire moving this winter.

Europes largest freestyle jumping arena opens in East Kilbride

Last Updated: 2nd December 2014
Air Space, Scotland's first indoor trampoline park, has officially opened, bringing the worldwide trampolining buzz to South Lanarkshire!

Help spread some festive cheer

Last Updated: 1st December 2014
Kind council staff are spreading Christmas cheer – and are appealing to local residents to join them!

740K regeneration boost for town

Last Updated: 25th November 2014
A Barrhead project has won regeneration funding of nearly £740,000 from the Scottish Government.

Buy a Christmas Tree and help local families in crisis

Last Updated: 25th November 2014
Caring Christmas Trees is a unique opportunity to help families in crisis across Greater Glasgow this Christmas!

Kirkton celebrate St Andrews day with Scottish night

Last Updated: 23rd November 2014
Kirkton Service in Barrhead is holding a special Scottish themed night on Friday 28 November in the run up to St Andrew's Day.

Have your say on Active Travel Plan

Last Updated: 22nd November 2014
East Renfrewshire Council are planning to improve facilities for walkers and cyclists in East Renfrewshire.

Ayr Road to be resurfaced in the New Year

Last Updated: 22nd November 2014
Major road works are planned for Ayr Road early in the New Year, beginning on 19th January through to February 15th.

Players Wanted

Last Updated: 21st November 2014
Giffnock Soccer Centre seek players for their existing Adult Pan-Disability Squad, Giffnock United (aged 16 +).

Apply for a grant if you are in need this winter

Last Updated: 21st November 2014
If you have money worries or are going through hard times financially help and support is there for you.

Scotland star returns to his old school and a heros welcome

Last Updated: 20th November 2014
Hull City and Scotland defender Andy Robertson was given a hero's welcome when he visited his old school, St Joseph's in Clarkston!

Avenue Christmas Lights switch on ceremony had The X Factor

Last Updated: 20th November 2014
It was a spectacular celebrity-studded Christmas lights switch-on ceremony at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns on Sunday!

Breast screening unit coming to Barrhead

Last Updated: 19th November 2014
The West of Scotland breast screening unit is making its three-yearly visit to Barrhead in early December and will be there until February 2015.

COMPETITION: Win a Rakuten Goodie Bag!

Last Updated: 18th November 2014
To celebrate the Rakuten SUPERBAG landing in Glasgow we're giving away 2 fab goodie bags worth £70!

Clarkstons Christmas Extravaganza

Last Updated: 14th November 2014
For the fourth year running, the Clarkston BID team will be holding a festive event - I Love Clarkston’s Christmas Extravaganza!

New lines and new signs for Clarkston and Busby

Last Updated: 14th November 2014
Following the review of the waiting and loading restrictions throughout Clarkston and Busby the new traffic regulation is now effective.

New look community council for village

Last Updated: 12th November 2014
Uplawmoor Community Council now has a maximum membership following recent elections.

Libraries all set to mark Book Week Scotland

Last Updated: 12th November 2014
Libraries will be chock-ful of fantastic events later this month as East Renfrewshire celebrates Book Week Scotland!

East Ren remembers the fallen

Last Updated: 12th November 2014
Remembrance Day 2014 was marked in East Renfrewshire with a number of public services on Sunday, 9 November.

Celebrate Scotlands national day on your doorstep this November

Last Updated: 11th November 2014
Scots encouraged to enjoy a St Andrews Day Out with largest ever programme of events on offer!

Bake it for the Beatson

Last Updated: 3rd November 2014
Beatson Cancer Charity is calling on people all over Scotland to help beat cancer by digging out their pinnies and rolling pins and get baking!

Trampoline park set to spring into action

Last Updated: 29th October 2014
Scotland's first indoor trampoline park, Air Space, is set to bounce into action in South Lanarkshire this winter!

Avenue Christmas Lights Switch On ceremony has The X Factor!

Last Updated: 29th October 2014
A spectacular celebrity-studded Christmas lights switch-on ceremony is planned for The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns!

Chance to join new reading group

Last Updated: 28th October 2014
Take part in a reading challenge... the Six Book Challenge is being run by East Ren Council's libraries and adult and family learning services.

Eastwood Health Centre gets go ahead

Last Updated: 14th October 2014
Work is about to start at the site of the new Eastwood Health Centre in Clarkston’s Drumby Crescent.

Read All About Book Week Scotland 2014

Last Updated: 13th October 2014
The full programme for, Book Week Scotland, Scotland's third national celebration of books and reading has been announced!

MTV EMA tickets go on sale via public ballot

Last Updated: 8th October 2014
MTV has revealed how fans can be part of the highly anticipated EMA show which will be broadcast at 9pm (UK) on Sunday 9 November from the SSE Hydro!

Win Tickets for Paisley Pirates v Belfast Giants!

Last Updated: 6th October 2014
Win a pair of tickets to Paisley Pirates v Belfast Giants on October 11th at intu Braehead Arena!

Pool set for October opening date

Last Updated: 25th September 2014
Work to resolve technical issues at Eastwood Park Leisure swimming pools should finish soon with the pools expected to open on Monday 6 October.

Bring your bestie to Bikram Yoga for free

Last Updated: 25th September 2014
Bikram Yoga Southside is inviting anyone interested in trying out the hottest new yoga technique to bring along a friend for free!

New skate park open for business

Last Updated: 23rd September 2014
A fantastic state-of-the-art skate park has opened in Barrhead!

Crafty Capers with country park rangers

Last Updated: 23rd September 2014
A family craft event in the great outdoors is being organised by the Dams to Darnley Country Park rangers!

Children join Scottish Opera for top show

Last Updated: 23rd September 2014
Pupils from an East Renfrewshire school will join Scottish Opera on stage as they present Verdi’s Macbeth at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Major roadworks in pipeline

Last Updated: 23rd September 2014
Major roadworks are planned for Rouken Glen Road and Spiersbridge Roundabout next month.

Enjoy a fun night in

Last Updated: 19th September 2014
Join other fundraisers during the month of October and organise a Fun Night In in aid of the Scottish Huntington's Association!

Live music pulls into The Indian Platform 2

Last Updated: 19th September 2014
A series of live music events are pulling into The Indian Platform 2 (Southside) in Newton Mearns!

Industrial wildlife garden takes shape

Last Updated: 4th September 2014
An old sewage site that is being transformed into a beautiful industrial wildlife garden is now in full bloom.

Barrhead dad making a difference

Last Updated: 3rd September 2014
A young dad is set to make a difference to his local community by setting up a dad and toddler group.

2014 festival launches with powerful images from the past

Last Updated: 28th August 2014
The SMHAFF celebrates diversity and increases understanding of positive mental wellbeing through the arts and drama!

Auchenback to happiness with clean streets

Last Updated: 27th August 2014
One tonne of rubbish was cleared from all areas of Auchenback including private and council areas and hedges at a community litter pick!

UK Clean Up Day

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
This year Let's do it! UK are organising the UK's first nationwide clean up day!

Centre shuts temporarily for repairs

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
Neilston Leisure Centre has closed temporarily for essential maintenance with work expected to take 3 weeks.

Council gives green light for City Deal

Last Updated: 15th August 2014
East Renfrewshire Council confirmed that it is to participate in the £1.13 billion Glasgow & Clyde Valley City Deal initiative.

Book festival coup for libraries service

Last Updated: 15th August 2014
East Renfrewshire Libraries have secured a coup by being chosen as a partner for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Park smart at schools plea to drivers

Last Updated: 13th August 2014
Drivers are being urged to 'park smart' around East Renfrewshire schools.

Fourth Green Flag for Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 12th August 2014
Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire is again one of the best in the country - and that’s official!

Win Tickets to The CRUISE Show!

Last Updated: 11th August 2014
Win a pair of tickets to The CRUISE Show at the SECC, Europe's leading event for discovering a world of voyages!

Get out and walk!

Last Updated: 10th August 2014
The search is on for local walkers who would like to lead walking groups in East Renfrewshire...

Win tickets for Capercaillie at Magners Summer Nights Festival

Last Updated: 5th August 2014
Win a pair of tickets to see legendary band Capercaillie at Kelvingrove Bandstand as part of the Magners Summer Nights Festival!

Eastwood House community event

Last Updated: 31st July 2014
East Ren Council's community planning team, in partnership with Voluntary Action East Ren, is to hold a community event on the 12th August.

Funzone finale for summer series of free family fun at The Avenue

Last Updated: 29th July 2014
The final week of free summer fun at The Avenue culminates with an al fresco funzone, from Monday 4th till Thursday 7th August!

Young Peoples Poster Competition

Last Updated: 27th July 2014
Are you artistic or keen on drawing? Enter Rouken Glen Park's competition to design a new anti-dog fouling campaign poster.

Modern apprenticeship opportunities on offer

Last Updated: 27th July 2014
Local businesses are being offered 14 Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeships through East Ren Council's 'A Place to Work' Scheme

Rouken Glen Park Visitor Survey

Last Updated: 27th July 2014
The staff at Rouken Glen Park are inviting visitors to complete a short survey.

Improvements planned for major road

Last Updated: 23rd July 2014
The next phase of a major roads improvement programme will get under way next month...

Best selling Scottish crime writer launches The Night Hunter at The Avenue

Last Updated: 22nd July 2014
Caro Ramsay comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre to launch her latest book, The Night Hunter!

Free donkey rides at The Avenue!

Last Updated: 22nd July 2014
Free donkey rides return to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns next week!

Baton Relay a runaway success in East Ren

Last Updated: 19th July 2014
Around 3,000 people packed into Cowan Park in Barrhead for a spectacular end to the Queen’s Baton Relay visit to East Renfrewshire!

Mums and grans cafe set to spark memories

Last Updated: 15th July 2014
A memories box of childhood will feature in a special mum’s and gran’s café taking place in Newton Mearns on Wednesday 30 July

Go Crazy at The Avenue!

Last Updated: 14th July 2014
Compete against the rest of the family at the Avenue Shopping Centre's free crazy golf course!

Glasgow Science Centre comes to The Avenue

Last Updated: 8th July 2014
Test your endurance, strength, speed and coordination at The Avenue with free Glasgow Science Centre Fit Labs experience!

Queens Baton Relay coming to The Avenue

Last Updated: 7th July 2014
Put the date in your diary: the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns will play host to the Queen’s Baton Relay on Wednesday 16th July.

Teenagers book in to Zombie Zone

Last Updated: 4th July 2014
Local teenagers are booking in to the Zombie Zone in their local library this summer...

Group takes a spin to mark opening of new Barrhead to Renfrewshire cycle path

Last Updated: 4th July 2014
More than 30 locals saddled up to explore the new cycle link which connects Barrhead with Renfrewshire!

Batonbearers ready for big day

Last Updated: 4th July 2014
East Renfrewshire Council has revealed some of the chosen few who will be carrying the Queen's Baton on the 16th of July!

Commonwealth family fun at country park

Last Updated: 4th July 2014
A Commonwealth family fun day is being held later this month at Dams to Darnley Country Park!

Top riders are first to try out new mountain bike track at windfarm

Last Updated: 1st July 2014
Commonwealth mountain biker Rab Wardell and champion cross country rider Rob Friel have launched Whitelee's new mountain bike track!

Bumper bug blitz at Whitelee

Last Updated: 1st July 2014
Get along to Whitelee Windfarm this weekend for a bumper bug blitz!

Free carpet curling for all the family at the Avenue

Last Updated: 30th June 2014
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is hosting free carpet curling sessions on Monday 7th July till Thursday 10th July!

Be part of history when the Queens Baton Relay spends the day in East Ren

Last Updated: 28th June 2014
Enjoy history in the making and a day of celebration and fun on Wednesday 16 July when the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in East Ren!

Council moves forward with charitable trust proposals

Last Updated: 28th June 2014
East Renfrewshire Council is to move forward with proposals to transfer some council services to a cultural and leisure trust.

Rouken Glens new playpark opens for summer holidays

Last Updated: 27th June 2014
A new £270,000 playground has been unveiled at Rouken Glen Park – in time for the start of the summer holidays!

School celebrates its six batonbearers

Last Updated: 26th June 2014
A local school will have an unprecedented SIX batonbearers running in the Queen’s Baton Relay when it comes to East Renfrewshire next month!

Official opening for Giffnock Library

Last Updated: 26th June 2014
Giffnock Library has been officially reopened after a £450,000 redesign and a plaque to mark the occasion was unveiled by council leader Jim Fletcher

Thousands join in Armed Forces Day

Last Updated: 24th June 2014
More than 6,000 people flocked to Armed Forces Day in Rouken Glen Park on Saturday!

Project Wild Thing summer evening screening in Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 24th June 2014
A special screening of acclaimed film ‘Project Wild Thing’ is taking place in Rouken Glen Pavilion on Thursday 3 July.

Celebrate British Grand Prix at the Avenue with free Scalextric events

Last Updated: 23rd June 2014
Celebrate the week of the British Santander Grand Prix at The Avenue Shopping Centre with free four car four track interactive Scalextric events!

New cycle path for Barrhead

Last Updated: 19th June 2014
A new £390,000 cycle link has opened in Barrhead, and its opening will be celebrated with a big family cycle this Saturday!

Commonwealth countdown

Last Updated: 19th June 2014
East Renfrewshire is continuing its Commonwealth and Queen’s Baton Relay countdown in superb sporting style!

MBE for Barrhead head teacher

Last Updated: 17th June 2014
Head teacher at St Luke’s High School in Barrhead, Patricia Scott, has been made a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Locals show big support for big fit walk

Last Updated: 17th June 2014
A good mix of residents turned out to set the pace and join ‘The Big Fit Walk’ around Rouken Glen Park!

Smokefree summer drop ins announced

Last Updated: 16th June 2014
To support people who want to get smokefree this summer, special drop-in support is available on Tuesday evenings in Barrhead Health and Care Centre.

Summer solstice supper

Last Updated: 16th June 2014
Locals are invited to enjoy a late night event to mark the longest day of the year!

Armed Forces Day, a free family day out!

Last Updated: 12th June 2014
Don’t miss East Renfrewshire’s Armed Forces Day on 21 June, it promises to be a fabulous family day out in Rouken Glen Park!

Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay route revealed for East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 12th June 2014
East Renfrewshire will be welcoming the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay on Wednesday 16 July!

Nominate your dad for chance to win a meal for four at Il Pavone Sud

Last Updated: 9th June 2014
Kids of all ages are being invited to nominate their dad for a chance to win a meal for four at Il Pavone Sud!

Looking for gardeners for new Sky 1 series

Last Updated: 4th June 2014
The makers of the Great British Garden Revival are looking for green fingered fanatics to take part in a new Sky 1 show!

Join the big walk in June

Last Updated: 4th June 2014
The countdown is on to the ‘the big walk’ on Friday 13 June in Rouken Glen Park!

Best selling author Cathy Cassidy brings Sweet Honey to The Avenue

Last Updated: 4th June 2014
Cathy Cassidy brings Sweet Honey – the fifth title in her bestselling Chocolate Box Girls series – to The Avenue on the 6th June!

Actor and author John Gordon Sinclair comes to The Avenue to launch Blood Whispers

Last Updated: 3rd June 2014
John Gordon Sinclair, comes to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to launch his second book, Blood Whispers.

Service users set to help transform Barrheads winning waterworks site

Last Updated: 30th May 2014
Work is well underway to transform the old sewage works in Barrhead into an industrial wildlife area for locals to enjoy!

Summer date for skate park

Last Updated: 23rd May 2014
Work starts in mid-June on a fantastic new skate and BMX park in Cowan Park!

Stroller striders success story set to inspire others

Last Updated: 23rd May 2014
A popular parent and baby walking group at Whitelee Wind Farm is being used by a national organisation to inspire others to do the same!

Game on for schools in Commonwealth countdown

Last Updated: 23rd May 2014
In celebration of the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting the area and Glasgow 2014, a special Commonwealth Roadshow has kicked off in local schools!

Volunteers Week 2014 Hits East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 23rd May 2014
Individuals and Organisation in East Renfrewshire are being encouraged to take part in the Volunteers' Week from 2nd to 8th of June.

Learn to forage for free food with the countryside rangers

Last Updated: 13th May 2014
Find food for free and help the local environment during a weekend of events at Dams to Darnley Country Park!

Events to mark Adult Learners Week

Last Updated: 13th May 2014
It’s Adult Learners’ Week next week – and residents are being reminded that a number of events have been lined up in East Renfrewshire.

Your passport to a summer of sports fun

Last Updated: 13th May 2014
Pick up a passport to a summer of sporty fun in East Renfrewshire this year!

How to have your say in important elections

Last Updated: 8th May 2014
The European Elections are just two weeks away – and local residents are being reminded how to cast their vote...

Frog hunt at country park

Last Updated: 6th May 2014
Join the rangers at Dams to Darnley Country Park for their ‘spring has spawned’ event!

Get ship shape to find the booty at windfarm

Last Updated: 1st May 2014
Set sail for adventure and assemble your best crew because a family treasure hunt awaits visitors at Whitelee Windfarm!

Remember to register to vote!

Last Updated: 1st May 2014
East Renfrewshire Council is calling on local people to register to vote in the 2014 European Election on May 22.

Calling all budding writers

Last Updated: 27th April 2014
Aspiring local writers are being asked to put pen to paper and submit their poems, stories, blog entries, letters and articles for a competition

Consultation into proposed family centre

Last Updated: 27th April 2014
A consultation is to be held into proposals for a new family centre in the Busby and Clarkston area.

Monarch of the Glen meets Rolling Stones at EPT

Last Updated: 24th April 2014
The last big professional production of the season at Eastwood Park Theatre promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking night out!

Sophia wins giant Easter Egg as Avenue enjoys exceptionally busy Easter

Last Updated: 24th April 2014
Sophia Randos from Barrhead won a giant Easter egg from Aquarius/Thorntons in The Avenue Shopping Centre!

Schools dance contest a big success

Last Updated: 18th April 2014
Dancers from across East Renfrewshire have shown off their skills at a spectacular schools dance showcase!

Pupils win Saltire awards

Last Updated: 18th April 2014
Big-hearted pupils at Eastwood High School have been given awards for volunteering!

Invitation to dawn chorus walk

Last Updated: 18th April 2014
Start your Sunday with the wonderful sound of birdsong at a special early morning event at Dams to Darnley...

More than 30 stalls confirmed for health and care event

Last Updated: 18th April 2014
More than 30 information stalls will be taking part in a special health and care event at St John’s Church in Barrhead at the end of April!

Sign up for swimming lessons at Neilston Leisure Centre

Last Updated: 15th April 2014
Local residents are being reminded that Neilston Leisure Centre pool has swimming lessons available

Asda open day

Last Updated: 15th April 2014
East Renfrewshire Council's workER team is to hold an open day in partnership with Asda to promote employment opportunities available in Barrhead

100 Days to Go... 100 Must Sees in Scotland!

Last Updated: 14th April 2014
With 100 days to the XX Commonwealth Games, Visit Scotland announce their 100 'Brilliant Moments' in Scotland!

Amazing new play park for Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 11th April 2014
Work will start later this month on a fantastic new play area in Rouken Glen Park!

Fun creative courses for kids in Barrhead

Last Updated: 11th April 2014
A series of fun short courses for little ones has been lined up for Barrhead!

Join in country parks Sunday cycle

Last Updated: 2nd April 2014
A Sunday cycle ride is setting off at Dams to Darnley Country Park this Sunday, 6 April...

Easter eggcitement for families at Whitelee Windfarm

Last Updated: 2nd April 2014
Families who visit Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre on Sunday 20 April are in for an Easter Eggstravaganza!

Junior Swimfit at Eastwood High Sports Centre

Last Updated: 1st April 2014
Get fit and feel fantastic! Come along and join in with our Junior Swimfit classes...

Free kids events at The Avenue this Easter

Last Updated: 1st April 2014
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns plays host to a range of free kids events this Easter!

Award winning author introduces A Lovely Way to Burn at The Avenue

Last Updated: 1st April 2014
Award-winning crime writer Louise Welsh will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre to discuss and sign copies of A Lovely Way to Burn

New training academy officially opens

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
An exciting new £500,000 training academy for young people has today been officially opened in Rouken Glen Park!

Switch off for Earth Hour 2014

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
East Renfrewshire Council is the latest Scottish local authority to sign up to the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2014.

Take first steps with the Eastwood walkers

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
‘First Steps’ walkers are encouraging new people to come along and join them...

Get out and get walking in Barrhead and Neilston

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
Local walking groups are looking for new people to join them on weekly jaunts in Barrhead and Neilston.

Trio of best selling authors returns to the scene of the crime at The Avenue

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
A trio of best-selling authors will return to the scene of the crime at the Avenue next week to discuss their work and crime writing in Scotland!

Avenue launches Mothers Day makeover competition

Last Updated: 25th March 2014
The Avenue Shopping Centre is inviting shoppers to nominate their mother for a chance to win a Mother's Day makeover worth £150 at LIV Hair & Beauty

East Renfrewshire Business Awards are OPEN!

Last Updated: 20th March 2014
The East Renfrewshire Business Awards are now open. Now in their third year the 2014 event promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

East Renfrewshire villages and towns get ready for Queens Baton Relay

Last Updated: 19th March 2014
Every village and town in East Renfrewshire will be welcoming the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay on 16 July 2014!

Clarkston and Busby waiting and loading restrictions review

Last Updated: 17th March 2014
The formal consultation on East Refrewshire Council's review of waiting/loading restrictions throughout Clarkston and Busby has been published

Festival of colour set to hit Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 13th March 2014
Rouken Glen Park will be a riot of colour next month when a colourful festival bursts into life!

Go ahead for new 3.4 million family centre

Last Updated: 13th March 2014
A new £3.4 million family centre is set to be built in Barrhead after plans were today backed by East Renfrewshire Council.

Manor View Hotels win Fairtrade football festival

Last Updated: 13th March 2014
Manor View Hotels won the third East Renfrewshire Fairtrade football festival held at Woodfarm High’s playing fields on Friday 7 March

95 per cent rate East Ren as good place to live

Last Updated: 11th March 2014
The vast majority of local residents have rated East Renfrewshire as a great place to live...

Cycle workshop inherits money from kind hearted benefactor

Last Updated: 11th March 2014
Service users who work at the Melo Velo bike workshop in Barrhead were bowled over to learn their project would benefit from a legacy!

Citizen Scientists

Last Updated: 11th March 2014
Do you want to find out what it is like to be a scientist for the afternoon?

Best selling Scottish crime writer comes to The Avenue to discuss new Lorimer novel

Last Updated: 11th March 2014
Best-selling Scottish crime writer Alex Gray will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss her new novel!

Learn to swim at Neilston Leisure Centre

Last Updated: 10th March 2014
Neilston Leisure Centre offers a range of classes and lessons for everyone from babies to adults!

The Avenue secures first Gerry Weber store in Scotland

Last Updated: 10th March 2014
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns has secured the first Gerry Weber retail outlet in Scotland!

Barrhead Train Station to get a makeover!

Last Updated: 5th March 2014
Barrhead High School pupils will be giving up their free time to brighten up Barrhead Train Station later this month!

Out of this world

Last Updated: 5th March 2014
Join the Dams to Darnley Country Park countryside rangers and experts from Glasgow University for a stargazing evening!

Tree planting in Rouken Glen Park

Last Updated: 4th March 2014
Improvements to Rouken Glen Park continued last week with the planting of 400 small saplings!

Beware of rogue waste carriers

Last Updated: 26th February 2014
East Renfrewshire trading standards team is warning residents and businesses to beware of rogue traders

Fairtrade Football Festival 2014

Last Updated: 26th February 2014
The third East Renfrewshire Fairtrade Football Festival will take place 7 March at Woodfarm Playing Fields!

East Renfrewshire clubs urged to show mark of sports quality

Last Updated: 26th February 2014
Local sports clubs are being encouraged to sign up for a Scottish FA awards scheme backed by East Renfrewshire Council!

Enterprising Workshops for Social Entrepreneurs

Last Updated: 24th February 2014
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER) are holding introductory social enterprise workshops in May that are free and open to the public.

Councillor Hay takes a trip down around historic Barrhead

Last Updated: 24th February 2014
Councillor Kenny Hay will lead this month’s ‘Memory Lane’ Reminiscence Group in Barrhead!

Best selling crime writer launches The Hangmans Song at the Avenue

Last Updated: 24th February 2014
BEST-selling crime writer James Oswald will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre to discuss and sign copies of his new book!

Cosgrove Care short story competition

Last Updated: 24th February 2014
Cosgrove Care are holding a special short story competition for local primary school children!

Tree in the Park

Last Updated: 19th February 2014
Four hundred small saplings, or whips, are to be planted in Rouken Glen Park on Friday 28 February!

Can you help give youngsters a better start in life

Last Updated: 19th February 2014
More than 30 East Renfrewshire children and young people have received a better start in life by being fostered by Emma and Norrie Williamson!

Primary kids on school safety drive

Last Updated: 18th February 2014
Pupils at a primary are spearheading a green travel drive – and are going all out to spread the message right across the school.

Another parking boost for Barrhead town centre

Last Updated: 18th February 2014
Work is set to start this month to provide new on-street parking in Barrhead Main Street!

Special visitors for Isobel Mair School

Last Updated: 18th February 2014
Isobel Mair School welcomed some very special visitors as part of East Renfrewshire’s recent Holocaust memorial events...

Pupil wins schools first Diana Award

Last Updated: 18th February 2014
A pupil at Eastwood High has won the school’s first ever Diana Award for her incredible fundraising!

East Ren to fly Commonwealth flag

Last Updated: 18th February 2014
East Renfrewshire will be one of the local councils which will fly the Commonwealth flag on the 10th March in a celebration of Commonwealth Day!

New welfare rights and money advice drop in opens

Last Updated: 14th February 2014
Help is at hand for anyone who needs expert advice on welfare rights or wants to solve their money worries.

Sally Magnusson talks about Where Memories Go at The Avenue

Last Updated: 12th February 2014
Sally Magnusson will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss 'Where Memories Go', her latest book!

Science Centre success at Barrhead Health and Care Centre

Last Updated: 11th February 2014
Families flocked to the Barrhead Health and Care Centre during the mid-term break to enjoy getting hands-on with an interactive science event!

Christopher Brookmyre brings Bedlam to The Avenue!

Last Updated: 10th February 2014
Best-selling crime writer Christopher Brookmyre will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre to discuss Bedlam, his latest book!

Work begins on Barrheads Waterworks Project

Last Updated: 5th February 2014
Work has now started to transform the old sewage works in Barrhead into an industrial wildlife area!

Work starts on Whitelee mountain bike trails

Last Updated: 2nd February 2014
Work is underway to construct a network of bespoke mountain biking trails set within the UK’s largest on-shore windfarm at Whitelee near Eaglesham.

Work to start on new Barrhead car park

Last Updated: 2nd February 2014
Work is about to start on a temporary car park in Barrhead town centre...

Theatres love story for Valentines Day

Last Updated: 2nd February 2014
Celebrate Valentine’s Day, the most romantic night of the year, with one of the greatest love stories ever told...

Embark on a personal challenge for Cosgrove Care

Last Updated: 2nd February 2014
Are you looking for a Personal Challenge in 2014? If so, then you should get in touch with Cosgrove Care...

Swim programme a big success

Last Updated: 24th January 2014
The swimming programme run by East Renfrewshire Council is proving a real splash hit – and it’s about to get even better!

Dog walking volunteers urgently required in Newton Mearns

Last Updated: 24th January 2014
The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their much loved, much needed pets.

Chance to join hairdressing training programme

Last Updated: 24th January 2014
Young people interested in a career in hairdressing are being offered a great opportunity to join a new training programme!

Lots of creative fun for little ones

Last Updated: 23rd January 2014
A new programme of short courses in East Renfrewshire has plenty of fun in store for little ones!

Get creative with host of new courses

Last Updated: 23rd January 2014
A fun-packed spring programme of creative courses has been lined up by East Renfrewshire Council!

Local charity Cosgrove Care is seeking volunteer befrienders

Last Updated: 22nd January 2014
Time to spare? Time to start making a difference? Then Cosgrove Care would like to hear from you!

New foodbank opens in Thornliebank

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
A foodbank staffed by adults with additional support needs has opened its doors in Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire!

Barrhead cycle workshop shortlisted for national award

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
Barrhead Centre’s Melo Velo bike workshop has made the finals of the Local Government Chronicle awards in the ‘team of the year’ category!

Get arty with new programme of workshops

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
The new art class programme kicks off this week at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Community centre remains open for business

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
A local hall that was due to be taken over by a sports club will now remain available to other East Renfrewshire groups.

Busy year for Bookbug

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
Another busy year of Bookbug fun was rounded off with a special final session!

Hodgkinsons Cinderella Story

Last Updated: 14th January 2014
For two lucky winners Glasgow-based jewellers Hodgkinson will make their diamond dreams come true in their very own Cinderella story!

Local Bikeability Trainer Mentors Required

Last Updated: 11th January 2014
East Renfrewshire Council are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to become Local Bikeability Trainer Mentors!

Curtain up on spring season at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 9th January 2014
The new season at Eastwood Park Theatre is about to get under way – with something for everyone to enjoy.

Best selling author to return to The Avenue

Last Updated: 7th January 2014
BEST-selling author Peter May returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss his latest book, Entry Island!

School fully booked for good cause

Last Updated: 7th January 2014
Book-loving pupils in East Renfrewshire have raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity!

Librarian wins boost for school

Last Updated: 7th January 2014
An East Ren librarian has landed a bumper book boost for her school – after spotting a competition on Twitter.

Schools submit art work for Electric Glen Lighting Festival

Last Updated: 20th December 2013
Art departments in schools across East Renfrewshire have been beavering away on their artwork for the Electric Glen projection competition.

Great progress at Giffnock Library

Last Updated: 16th December 2013
Giffnock Library is gearing up for a grand February reopening after a major £450,000 redesign.

Winter wander lands 100 strollers

Last Updated: 13th December 2013
Around 100 people spent a morning taking a winter wander at the Christmas walking celebration in Rouken Glen Park.

Festive fun at theatre

Last Updated: 12th December 2013
Get into the spirit of Christmas at Eastwood Park Theatre later this month!

Theatre treat for children

Last Updated: 5th December 2013
A special theatre treat for youngsters is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre this Christmas...

Festive opening hours for sports centres

Last Updated: 5th December 2013
East Renfrewshire’s sports centres have announced their opening hours for the festive season...

Get walking in a winter wander with Christmas celebration at Rouken Glen

Last Updated: 4th December 2013
A celebration of walking in Rouken Glen is taking place with a special Christmas ‘winter wander’ in the park on Weds 11 December.

Date for the Diary at The Avenue

Last Updated: 2nd December 2013
Ken Smith will be signing copies of his latest 'Herald Diary' at Waterstones in The Avenue Shopping Centre on the 7th December!

Water winner: East Ren project scoops 100K to help community bloom

Last Updated: 20th November 2013
The Waterworks in Barrhead has won £100,000 of Big Lottery Fund money to transform the old sewage works into an industrial wildlife area!

Costa at The Avenue organises toy appeal for Les Hoeys Christmas party for sick kids

Last Updated: 20th November 2013
COSTA Coffee at The Avenue is organising a toy appeal for Les Hoey’s annual Christmas party for children in Scotland with life-threatening illnesses

Festive craft fair at Eastwood House

Last Updated: 18th November 2013
Eastwood House gets set to host a top notch Craft Fair weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December from 10am – 5pm on both days

Author launches Blood City at The Avenue

Last Updated: 18th November 2013
DOUGLAS Skelton will be at the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss Blood City, his latest book!

Local crime writers double up at The Avenue

Last Updated: 12th November 2013
LOCAL crime writers Elly Grant and Zach Abrams will be at the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns next week!

Avenue Lights up countdown to Christmas this Sunday

Last Updated: 12th November 2013
THE Avenue will light up the countdown to Christmas with a spectacular celebrity-studded Christmas lights switch-on ceremony!

Ward Volunteers Needed!

Last Updated: 7th November 2013
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire are urgently looking for friendly, confident volunteers with plenty of life experience...

Sense Scotland Christmas Hat Happenings

Last Updated: 5th November 2013
Just £1 from Christmas Hat Happenings can go towards changing a person's life!

Neilston Leisure Centre gets official opening

Last Updated: 1st November 2013
Neilston Leisure Centre is officially back open for business. The popular facility has reopened after a £350,000 refurbishment.

Official opening for East Renfrewshire high school

Last Updated: 31st October 2013
The spectacular new Eastwood High School has been officially opened...

Barrheads Harry Burns is set to inspire at family focused event

Last Updated: 29th October 2013
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Sir Harry Burns will be talking about what it's like to grow up in Barrhead at this family focused event!

Rouken Glen Park Pavilion officially reopens!

Last Updated: 24th October 2013
A beautifully refurbished Rouken Glen Park Pavilion has officially reopened!

A walk on the spooky side

Last Updated: 21st October 2013
Guys and ghouls are invited along to a Whitelee Wind Farm’s hauntingly good Halloween event this Friday, October 25!

Want to be a swimming teacher

Last Updated: 21st October 2013
East Renfrewshire Council are looking for qualified swimming teachers to join our vibrant team of instructors

Seniors Together Goes to the Movies

Last Updated: 20th October 2013
A Barrhead project is looking for people who have two hours to spend a month to help older people. And they get to watch some classic movies!

East Ren plays fair to get crafty!

Last Updated: 20th October 2013
Eastwood House gets set to host a top notch Craft Fair on Saturday 26th October 2013 from 10am until 5pm...

Wind Farm Fund awards 140k to local groups

Last Updated: 17th October 2013
Community groups in East Renfrewshire have been awarded grants totalling than £140,000!

Rouken Glen Park: The Peoples Choice

Last Updated: 15th October 2013
Rouken Glen Park has come in third place in the People's Choice online vote...

Win a kids party at Wonder World in The Avenues Halloween Colouring Competition

Last Updated: 14th October 2013
The Avenue Shopping Centre is offering children a chance to win a party for 30 at Wonder World in a fun Halloween Colouring Competition!

Appeal for festive photos

Last Updated: 13th October 2013
Do you have a photo of East Renfrewshire looking at its best in winter?

Leisure centre all set for reopening

Last Updated: 11th October 2013
Neilston Leisure Centre is gearing up for its grand reopening after a £350,000 refurbishment!

Give your finances (and health) a major boost in time for Christmas

Last Updated: 11th October 2013
Smokers who stop smoking now could save a whopping £300 in time for Christmas!

EastRen Photomarathon adds an extra event day!

Last Updated: 2nd October 2013
After last year’s success EastRen Photomarathon is back but this year it’s splitting into two separate event days and four different categories!

East Renfrewshire Council unveils plans for Electric Glen 2014

Last Updated: 1st October 2013
East Renfrewshire Council has announced that it plans to bring back its popular lighting festival Electric Glen in Rouken Glen Park in February 2014

Tattie holiday crafts

Last Updated: 1st October 2013
If you are looking for fun family activities during the October holidays why not head up to the Whitelee Windfarm's visitor centre...

Variety of shows heading for Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
There's something for everyone coming up at Eastwood Park Theatre next month...

Swimming activities at Neilston Pool

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
A selection of new groups and classes begin in October at Neilston Leisure Centre!

Tigers take over the theatre at festival

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
Live theatre with a twist is coming to East Ren as part of this year's mental health arts and film festival.

Get real with street theatre style in Barrhead

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
Street theatre style performance is coming to Barrhead in October as part of this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival!

feastRen Food and Drink Festival Celebrity Cook Off

Last Updated: 19th September 2013
Superstar Chef Jacqueline O'Donnell is all set to referee this year's feastRen celebrity cook off!

Newton and Fearn get all dolled up at The Avenue

Last Updated: 17th September 2013
Newton and Fearn, the ever-popular life-sized mall mascots at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns, have been getting all dolled up!

Neilston Leisure Centre set to re open!

Last Updated: 6th September 2013
East Renfrewshire Council is delighted to announce that Neilston Leisure Centre will re-open on 21 October 2013!

Top authors at libraries event

Last Updated: 27th August 2013
Two leading Scottish authors with links to East Renfrewshire will be the special guests at an event this weekend

Picture This at Whitelee Windfarm

Last Updated: 27th August 2013
If you enjoy going for walks and taking photos of what you see then why not head up to Whitelee Windfarm on Sunday 1 September

Sparkling new season at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 24th August 2013
It's time for curtain up on a sensational new season at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Seniors Enjoy Yesterday Once More

Last Updated: 22nd August 2013
Twenty five people attended a fun and informative event at Voluntary Action’s Under COVER offices in Barrhead last week.

East Renfrewshire Armed Forces Day

Last Updated: 22nd August 2013
Celebrate the contribution made by our Armed Forces by visiting the family fun day in Rouken Glen on Saturday 7 Sept!

Neilston Cyclists Takes to the Streets!

Last Updated: 22nd August 2013
The Neilston Bank Bike Hub have lots of cycle related events & activities planned this Autumn!

feastRen Food and Drink Festival celebrates its fifth year!

Last Updated: 20th August 2013
The feastRen Food and Drink Festival celebrates its fifth year with a move to Rouken Glen Park!

Festival of Frolics: Can You Crack the riddle

Last Updated: 7th August 2013
Festival of frolics gets set to take over Greenbank Garden this weekend and many strange things are happening!

Try scrum thing new

Last Updated: 2nd August 2013
A local sports club is throwing open the door to young people in a bid to get kids active!

Blitz begins to keep East Renfrewshire clean

Last Updated: 2nd August 2013
East Renfrewshire Council has begun a blitz on dog fouling and littering throughout the county!

Third Green Flag for Rouken Glen Park

Last Updated: 1st August 2013
Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire is again one of the best in the country - and that's official!

Neilston war memorial 600 mile sponsored walk to France

Last Updated: 29th July 2013
TWO Neilston men are to walk to northern France in an attempt to raise £25,000 for what they believe is a long overdue war memorial.

New Barrhead Group Looking for Crafty Seniors

Last Updated: 29th July 2013
Are you a crafty person? Then a new group for Over 50’s starting in Barrhead could be for you!

More improvements for Neilston Leisure Centre

Last Updated: 27th July 2013
Neilston Leisure Centre is to benefit from additional improvement work.

East Ren Parking review underway

Last Updated: 24th July 2013
East Renfrewshire Council have announced that a full review of the current parking enforcement restrictions is now underway

Volunteers needed for Seniors Together Project

Last Updated: 18th July 2013
Could you spare a couple of hours on a weekly or monthly basis? Then Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire need your help!

Thumbs up for new centre

Last Updated: 10th July 2013
The new Eastwood High Sports Centre is well and truly open for business!

Andy Murray boost for courts

Last Updated: 10th July 2013
It’s been EVERYONE for tennis in East Ren after Andy Murray’s stunning Wimbledon victory!

The Boathouse cafe is now open!

Last Updated: 2nd July 2013
The Boathouse cafe in Rouken Glen officially opened its doors to the public on Monday 1 July!

Exciting changes for Giffnock Library

Last Updated: 1st July 2013
Giffnock Library is about to enter a new chapter with the popular facility being earmarked for a major £450,000 redesign.

Free summer holiday swimming for children in East Renfrewshire pools

Last Updated: 28th June 2013
Children aged 16 and under can swim free of charge in local pools this summer!

Howzat for a great new programme

Last Updated: 28th June 2013
A new cricket programme is about to bowl kids over in East Renfrewshire.

Fun for little ones

Last Updated: 21st June 2013
There’s entertainment for little ones aplenty this summer at East Renfrewshire’s Early Years Festival!

Busby Road to be resurfaced in July

Last Updated: 21st June 2013
Essential road works are to be carried out next month on Busby Road in Clarkston.

First peek inside new sports centre

Last Updated: 18th June 2013
Eastwood High Sports Centre is counting down to opening day on Monday June 24!

Stand up for your community

Last Updated: 6th June 2013
Residents interested in becoming a community champion are being encouraged to step forward.

New courts a smash hit

Last Updated: 5th June 2013
New £82,000 tennis courts have opened in East Renfrewshire!

Friday cycling fun at the dams

Last Updated: 5th June 2013
Bring along you bicycle and join the countryside rangers on an evening cycle in the country park from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Friday 14 June.

Something fishy at the dams

Last Updated: 4th June 2013
Pick up some tips about angling at the Barrhead Dams with a free coaching session from qualified coaches and Dams to Darnley Angling Club.

Bestselling author to visit The Avenue

Last Updated: 4th June 2013
THE Avenue Shopping Centre is bringing bestselling author Quintin Jardine to Newton Mearns to discuss his work and introduce his new novel!

Opening date for new sports centre

Last Updated: 31st May 2013
East Renfrewshire’s newest sports centre is to open its doors next month.

Fantastic Opportunity for East Renfrewshire groups

Last Updated: 27th May 2013
Local Voluntary Arts Ambassador, Robert Byng, highlights some opportunities that have arisen for local groups...

New home for Barrhead library

Last Updated: 24th May 2013
Barrhead Library is on the move. It is relocating to the town’s Lowndes Street next month.

Barrhead Gala Day has returned for 2013!

Last Updated: 23rd May 2013
Barrhead Gala Day is back with a bang for 2013! Come and celebrate a day of family friendly activities, sport and music on the 1st June!

Introducing East Renfrewshires Voluntary Arts Ambassador...

Last Updated: 20th May 2013
Robert Byng would like to introduce himself as the newly appointed Voluntary Arts Ambassador to East Renfrewshire under Voluntary Arts Scotland!

Outside now

Last Updated: 15th May 2013
Drop in for this free event between noon and 4pm on Saturday 25 May and find out how you can enjoy the countryside at your leisure!

Celebrating Adult Learners Week

Last Updated: 14th May 2013
Adult Learners' Week is to be marked with a series of events in East Renfrewshire.

Scottish supported employment project shortlisted for national award

Last Updated: 14th May 2013
Cosgrove Care is hoping to pick up the coveted award for its supported employment project at a glittering ceremony in London on 13 June.

Last chance to name the new Barrhead Community Hub

Last Updated: 10th May 2013
Time is running out in East Renfrewshire Council’s competition to find a name for the new £3.8m centre in Barrhead.

Launch of new Seniors Together Project

Last Updated: 9th May 2013
Isolated older people in East Renfrewshire will benefit from a £500,000 Big Lottery Award!

East Renfrewshire Libraries launch phone app

Last Updated: 29th April 2013
Your local East Renfrewshire library is now at your fingertips thanks to a new smartphone app.

Parklands sports hall relaunches for public access

Last Updated: 26th April 2013
Parklands Country Club and East Renfrewshire Council have been working together to ensure that Parklands sports hall is available to the public

Barrhead Gala Day Floats Wanted

Last Updated: 26th April 2013
Barrhead Gala Committee are looking for local organisations/schools from Barrhead to take part in the Float Parade.

Good progress at Neilston Sports Centre

Last Updated: 26th April 2013
Neilston Leisure Centre is a step closer to reopening following completion of the first phase of work.

Warble AM

Last Updated: 26th April 2013
Flutter down to Whitelee Windfarm to join the countryside rangers on an early morning walk at their Warble AM event!

Stewarton Road closure

Last Updated: 15th April 2013
The B769 Stewarton Road from the East Renf Council's boundary with East Ayrshire Council to Malletsheugh Road will be closed for 3 weeks.

New community wetland makes a splash

Last Updated: 14th April 2013
East Renfrewshire Council has provided the attractive nature area in Barrhead's Cowan Park.

New art and drama classes at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 9th April 2013
New art and drama courses are about to start at Eastwood Park theatre!

Scots TV star storms into Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 7th April 2013
One of the stars of BBC comedy hit Gary: Tank Commander will star in a show coming to Eastwood Park Theatre direct from London’s West End.

Makeover for Giffnock Library

Last Updated: 7th April 2013
Giffnock Library is to undergo a £450,000 refurbishment with work starting later on this year!

Double bill for theatre

Last Updated: 7th April 2013
A double bill of plays set on the streets of Glasgow is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre.

Comedy served up at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 27th March 2013
Fast and funny comedy caper Tips is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre.

Some fling special

Last Updated: 26th March 2013
Rouken Glen Park is gearing up to host The Highland Games 2013.

The Neilston Pad Run

Last Updated: 25th March 2013
Calling all runners, joggers and jog-walkers! You are invited to take part in the Neilston Pad Run, Saturday May 4th, 10am.

The Avenue is at the centre of things this Easter

Last Updated: 25th March 2013
THE Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns will be at the centre of things this Easter with a range of free entertainment activities!

Uplawmoor kids having a wheely good time

Last Updated: 22nd March 2013
A new skate/bike ramp installed at Uplawmoor play park has been given the thumbs up by councillors.

Work to start on new Barrhead Community Hub

Last Updated: 22nd March 2013
Work will start in late summer this year on a major new development to create a community hub for Barrhead.

Polnoon Street closure

Last Updated: 18th March 2013
Part of Polnoon Street in Eaglesham is to be closed for two weeks to allow essential utility works to be carried out.

Looking For An Architect

Last Updated: 15th March 2013
Looking for an architect, look no further! Sign up for a free consultation with a RIAS Chartered Architect in exchange for a donation to Cosgrove Care

Randolph Drive closure

Last Updated: 12th March 2013
Randolph Drive in Clarkston will be closed for five days next month at its junction with Clarkston Road.

Corrie Grove closure

Last Updated: 12th March 2013
Corrie Grove in Netherlee, at its junction with Clarkston Road, is to be closed for five days next month for resurfacing to be carried out.

Netherlee Road closure

Last Updated: 12th March 2013
Netherlee Road, at its junction with Clarkston Road, will be closed for five days next month so that resurfacing can be carried out.

Capelrig Road closure

Last Updated: 12th March 2013
Capelrig Road in Newton Mearns, 20m either side of the rail bridge, is to close later this month to allow the existing rail bridge to be replaced.

St Mirren sessions for the over 60s

Last Updated: 10th March 2013
'Still Game' is a unique ten week programme for the over 60s starting at St Mirren Football Stadium on 22 March 2013.

Three Mearns roads to close for resurfacing in April

Last Updated: 7th March 2013
Three Newton Mearns roads are to close for two weeks in April to allow resurfacing work to be carried out.

Boost your health and finances this No Smoking Day

Last Updated: 7th March 2013
Smokers can save a huge £2,500 a year, if they stop smoking, as well as improving their health - that’s the message from smoking cessation experts.

It Asda be the Avenue at Newton Mearns if you want to get Tickled Pink this weekend!

Last Updated: 7th March 2013
There's only one place to be if you want to get yourself Tickled Pink this weekend – it Asda be The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns!

Let us have your views on East Renfrewshires future

Last Updated: 11th February 2013
East Renfrewshire Council are looking for your views on the Proposed Local Development Plan

Say no to cold callers

Last Updated: 8th February 2013
East Ren Council's trading standards team, in association with community police, are warning residents not to deal with rip off doorstep callers

Council and Chamber make a pitch for footballers

Last Updated: 6th February 2013
Budding Beckhams are being sought to take part in this year’s Fairtrade football festival to be held at Woodfarm football pitches on Friday 8 March

Volunteering roles set to open up more opportunities for all

Last Updated: 31st January 2013
Residents are being encouraged to volunteer locally with a little help from council chiefs.

Award for life saving schoolgirl

Last Updated: 30th January 2013
A sixth-year pupil at Eastwood High School has been presented with an award after giving CPR to a heart attack victim in the street.

Spare wool and knitting needles wanted

Last Updated: 24th January 2013
A local East Renfrewshire project is looking for donations of unwanted knitting needles and wool.

Keeping East Ren on the move

Last Updated: 22nd January 2013
From April responsibility for the enforcement of East Ren Council’s parking regulations will transfer from the local police to the community wardens

Two week closure for Hill Crescent resurfacing works

Last Updated: 21st January 2013
Hill Crescent in Busby is to be temporarily closed for two weeks next month to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

Major works planned at Neilston Leisure Centre pool

Last Updated: 18th January 2013
A major project to upgrade the swimming pool at Neilston Leisure Centre is being proposed by East Renfrewshire Council.

Funday Sundays at the Avenue

Last Updated: 14th January 2013
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns has boosted its rolling roster of free family activities on Funday Sundays!

Road Closures: Hillview Drive closure

Last Updated: 9th January 2013
Hillview Drive in Clarkston, at its junction with Busby Road, will be temporarily closed in early February.

Road Closures: Cecil Street closure

Last Updated: 9th January 2013
Cecil Street in Clarkston, at its junction with Busby Road, will be temporarily closed later this month.

Eastwood Park Theatre celebrates 40th birthday

Last Updated: 8th January 2013
East Renfrewshire’s Eastwood Park Theatre is to start celebrations for its 40th anniversary with a weekend celebration extravaganza.

Overnight closure for Balgraystone Road

Last Updated: 28th December 2012
Barrhead's Balgraystone Road is to be temporarily closed next month for one evening.

Barrheads Kelburn Street to close for resurfacing

Last Updated: 28th December 2012
Kelburn Street in Barrhead is to be closed for three weeks in the New Year for resurfacing works.

Stop Smoking in 2013

Last Updated: 19th December 2012
This New Year make a change to your lifestyle. Smokers are more likely to stop smoking for good if they get support.

Our Lady of the Mission Pupils have it stitched up!

Last Updated: 18th December 2012
Pupils at our Lady of the Mission Primary School have been getting to grips with the art of knitting!

BBC looking to East Renfrewshires broken objects

Last Updated: 16th December 2012
A pilot episode for a new BBC series is being filmed in East Renfrewshire and the production company are looking for locals to get involved.

East Renfrewshire Football clubs win SFA awards

Last Updated: 12th December 2012
Giffnock Soccer Centre, Stamperland FC, OLM FC and Clarkston AAC were all recognised at a ceremony in Hampden.

Beware of festive lottery scams

Last Updated: 12th December 2012
East Renfrewshire Council is urging residents to beware of festive lottery scams.

The East Renfrewshire Council trading standards team warn residents about doorstep callers

Last Updated: 12th December 2012
East Renfrewshire Council’s trading standards team, in association with community police, are warning residents not to deal with ‘here today gone

Tackling bogus callers, cyber crime and fake goods

Last Updated: 12th December 2012
Council trading standards officers recently toured East Renfrewshire with a host of consumer advice packages relating to internet safety, bogus caller

Many Happy Returns

Last Updated: 12th December 2012
Make sure you know your rights if you're returning any unwanted Christmas presents!

Radio personality and Avenue manager spread Christmas cheer to care homes

Last Updated: 11th December 2012
Gina McKie teamed up with Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns, to dish out a mountain of free mince pies!

Anonymous Neilston entrepreneur donates thousands to the War Memorial fund

Last Updated: 10th December 2012
The Neilston War Memorial Association fund now stands at over £14,000 thanks to an anonymous donation!

Voluntary Action Enabling Business Start Ups

Last Updated: 6th December 2012
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire has developed a new business support service for anyone with new business ideas and aspirations.

St Mirrens sessions for the over 60s

Last Updated: 5th December 2012
'Still Game' is a unique ten week programme for the over 60s starting at St Mirren Football Stadium in January 2013.

Road Closures: Part of Berryhill Road in Giffnock to close

Last Updated: 5th December 2012
A section of Berryhill Road in Giffnock is to close for five days next week for resurfacing.

Get Jiggy with the Herald Diary at Avenue book signings

Last Updated: 3rd December 2012
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is holding a couple of book signing sessions this month!

East Renfrewshire Winter Fair 2012

Last Updated: 30th November 2012
There is lots of festive family fun to be had at this year's East Renfrewshire Winter Fair!

Residents at Arklet jump on the information highway!

Last Updated: 22nd November 2012
Residents from Arklet's Barrland Court complex in Giffnock have been getting to grips with new technology with the help of some volunteers!

Cinderella sell out success at Eastwood Park Theatre

Last Updated: 20th November 2012
Eastwood Park Theatre just had this panto season's first sell out success with The Harlequin Youth Theatre production of Cinderella!

National Road safety week at Arthurlie Family Centre

Last Updated: 20th November 2012
As part of National Road Safety Week, children at Arthurlie Family Centre have had a very bright day indeed!

Barrhead Museum Town Clock switch on

Last Updated: 20th November 2012
Barrhead Museum youth facility town clock will be switched back on at a special celebratory ceremony on Thursday 29 November.

East Renfrewshire music teacher honoured by Classic FM

Last Updated: 19th November 2012
A music teacher from East Renfrewshire has been honoured by Classic FM at the 14th annual Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards!

Book Week Scotland in East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 19th November 2012
East Renfrewshire Libraries are pulling out the stops for Book Week Scotland, a celebration of books and reading.

A History of Busby

Last Updated: 19th November 2012
Local author and amateur historian John Scott McVicar recently presented East Renfrewshire Council with two copies of his 4 volume History of Busby.

Barrhead Community Tennis Club Courts Upgrade

Last Updated: 14th November 2012
An £85k overhaul of Barrhead Community Tennis Club courts is almost complete after three old ash courts have been upgraded.

The Avenue prepares itself for a night of crime

Last Updated: 13th November 2012
The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is preparing itself for a night of crime on Wednesday 21st November.

Frankie Boy is back in town

Last Updated: 7th November 2012
Leading jazz/swing vocalist Todd Gordon will present a stylish, sophisticated celebration of the music popularised by Frank Sinatra at Eastwood Park!

Provost opens Shelter Scotland Charity Shop in Clarkston

Last Updated: 6th November 2012
Provost Carmichael welcomed bargain hunters and wished all the staff and volunteers the very best of luck with the new venture!

Mind Waves are on the lookout for Community Reporters

Last Updated: 30th October 2012
Mind Waves are looking to recruit volunteer community reporters from East Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas

East Renfrewshire Remembers

Last Updated: 30th October 2012
Three separate events to commemorate all of those who have died in service to their country will take place in East Renfrewshire on Sunday November 11

Barrheads first pop up cafe opens for business

Last Updated: 26th October 2012
Eleven young people are going into business in Barrhead for two days and running a café from the Barrhead Museum.

Text Mania Comes to Hawthorn Court!

Last Updated: 26th October 2012
Residents from the Hawthorn Court complex have been getting to grips with new technology with the help of pupils from St Josephs Primary in Busby!

Zero Waste Volunteer Programme

Last Updated: 16th October 2012
The Zero Waste Volunteer programme are looking for new volunteers to help run and attend local events!

East Rens first mountain bike trail opens

Last Updated: 16th October 2012
You can be one of the first to a ride the new mountain bike course in East Renfrewshire when it opens at Aurs Glen, Barrhead on Sunday 21 October.

If you love Busby Glen Park then make it a winner!

Last Updated: 9th October 2012
Locals are being asked to nominate Busby Glen Park, in a national competition to find Britain’s most loved field.

Andrews sporting achievement recognised

Last Updated: 9th October 2012
Paralympic athlete and Mearns Castle High pupil Andrew Mullen has been recognised for his participation in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Photomarathon: 6 hours 6 topics 6 shots

Last Updated: 9th October 2012
Do you have what it takes to be a top snapper? Would you like to give it a try? Photomarathon, a photography competition with a difference!

Give your finances (and health) a boost in time for Xmas

Last Updated: 8th October 2012
Smokers who stop smoking now could save a whopping £500 in time for Christmas.

Susan is East Renfrewshire Councils new liaison officer

Last Updated: 28th September 2012
Sergeant Susan Gillon has been appointed as East Renfrewshire Council's new local authority liaison officer.

ReUseIt celebrate their second birthday!

Last Updated: 28th September 2012
Barrhead based furniture recycling project ReUseIt celebrated its second anniversary recently.

New nursery buildings opens

Last Updated: 26th September 2012
The former janitor's house at Carolside nursery was officially opened by three years old Euan Corrie on Wednesday.

Road Closures: Shilford Road, Neilston

Last Updated: 26th September 2012
Shilford Road in Neilston is to be closed for eight weeks as from Monday 15 October to allow essential structural works to be carried out.

Road Closures: Larchfield Avenue, Newton Mearns

Last Updated: 26th September 2012
Part of Larchfield Avenue in Newton Mearns will be closed for up to three weeks next month to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

Road Closures: Cartside Road, Busby

Last Updated: 26th September 2012
Cartside Road in Busby will be closed for two weeks next month to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

New Barrhead High school moves a step closer

Last Updated: 26th September 2012
A new secondary school for Barrhead is a step closer after a successful funding bid.

Tree mendous news for Barrhead

Last Updated: 18th September 2012
Barrhead’s Cowan Park and the Glasgow Road corridor are to benefit from the planting of 420 young trees.

Volunteers Week Hits East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 17th September 2012
Individuals and Organisation in East Renfrewshire are being encouraged to take part in this year’s East Renfrewshire Volunteers week

Housebreakings in Pollokshields & East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 12th September 2012
Strathclyde Police is continuing enquiries and appealing for information following a series of house breakings.

What a festival weekend and the winner is

Last Updated: 11th September 2012
Cheeky Food Critic, Tam Cowan hosted the feastRen Festival Awards Ceremony at Eastwood Park Theatre on Sunday night!

Road Closures: Mearns Road to close for three weeks

Last Updated: 9th September 2012
Mearns Road is to close for three weeks at the end of this month to allow resurfacing work to be carried out.

East Ren engaging during 24 hour social media event

Last Updated: 9th September 2012
Following the success of last years Twitter 24 project, East Renfrewshire Council @eastrencouncil will be holding another 24 hour event in September

Tam Cowan to present feastRen Food Festival Award Ceremony

Last Updated: 28th August 2012
Tam Cowan will be hosting the feastRen Food and Drink Festival Award Ceremony at Eastwood Park Theatre on Sunday 9 September

The Avenue Shopping Centre hosts trio of cookery demonstrations for feastRen

Last Updated: 28th August 2012
September is foodie month in East Renfrewshire and, as always, The Avenue Shopping Centre finds itself at the centre of things!

Insideout Theatre School Opening at Langside College

Last Updated: 20th August 2012
Insideout Theatre School launches in Glasgow's Southside in September, supported by River City's Gary Lamont, Pamela Byrne and many more!

Martin Wishart to headline feastRen Food and Drink Festival

Last Updated: 16th August 2012
Michelin star chef, Martin Wishart, is set to headline this years East Renfrewshire Food Festival - feastRen!

What great sports!

Last Updated: 15th August 2012
East Renfrewshire Council sports teams are celebrating their good news of a £300,000 award from sportscotland!

Call for Queens volunteer award

Last Updated: 14th August 2012
A call has gone out from Mr Guy Clark, Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, to nominate outstanding volunteers for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Last Updated: 12th August 2012
Its time to put the kettle on and register for this years Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning!

Make a Date With Nature at Whitelee with the RSPB

Last Updated: 8th August 2012
RSPB Glasgow are keen to come along to local events to speak to people about their work at Whitelee Windfarm.

Green Flag for Rouken Glen Park

Last Updated: 6th August 2012
Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire is again one of the best in the country - and that’s official!

Road Closures: Strawhill Road

Last Updated: 6th August 2012
Strawhill Road in Clarkston is to be closed for five days at the end of August to allow for essential resurfacing to be carried out.

Weigh to go shapes up with new evening class

Last Updated: 6th August 2012
A new evening community weight loss and health programme is set to begin at the end of this month.

One month to go until Feastren!

Last Updated: 1st August 2012
The East Renfrewshire Food Festival - Feastren - launches in just over a months time with over 75 events!

New windfarm toposcope offers breathtaking panoramic views

Last Updated: 30th July 2012
A new observation point on Blackwood Hill within the Whitelee Wind Farm site on Eaglesham Moor, was officially opened last week.

Eaglesham roads to close over a weekend in August

Last Updated: 25th July 2012
East Renfrewshire Council will be carrying out resurfacing work in Eaglesham in August.

Brave Day at Waterstones at The Avenue

Last Updated: 25th July 2012
Saturday 4th August is Brave Day at Waterstones!

FEASTREN Eat Drink and be busy

Last Updated: 22nd July 2012
The coundown to FEASTREN is on with the launch of the first East Renfrewshire Food and Drink Directory!

Avenue Shopping Centre Manager Elected onto Board of East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Last Updated: 20th July 2012
Michelle McCabe has been elected onto the board of East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce.

Herb garden brings Eastwood Park allotment site to life

Last Updated: 18th July 2012
The first shrubs and herbs to be planted on the Eastwood Park allotment site have been carefully placed into the soil by local volunteers.

Road Closures: Kingston Road in Neilston to close this weekend

Last Updated: 17th July 2012
A section of Neilston’s Kingston Road will be closed this weekend to allow Scottish Power to carry out utility works.

Road Closures: Knollpark Drive in Clarkston to close for resurfacing in August

Last Updated: 17th July 2012
Knollpark Drive in Clarkston will be temporarily closed for 12 days in August to allow the carriageway to be resurfaced.

Big Butterfly Count

Last Updated: 13th July 2012
Join in with the national Big Butterfly Count at Dams to Darnley this month!

Road Closures: Capelrig Road to close for resurfacing works

Last Updated: 12th July 2012
Capelrig Road in Newton Mearns will be closed for five days at the end of this month to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

Take part in the CBBC Who Let the Dogs Out and About Roadshow

Last Updated: 11th July 2012
There's no tickets left but you can still take part in the CBBC Who Let the Dogs Out and About Roadshow!

The Avenue brings the beach to Newton Mearns

Last Updated: 9th July 2012
The award-winning Avenue Shopping Centre is bringing all the fun of the seaside to Newton Mearns this summer.

Road Works: Capelrig Road and Barrhead Road

Last Updated: 8th July 2012
East Renfrewshire Council will be carrying out major road works from Monday 9 July to Sunday 22 July 2012 by replacing the worn-out surface

Heritage lottery funding will give green light to major improvements to Rouken Glen Park

Last Updated: 2nd July 2012
Rouken Glen Park has been awarded over £2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the regeneration and conservation of the park.

Road Closures: Woodfarm Road to close for two weeks

Last Updated: 1st July 2012
Woodfarm Road in Thornliebank is to close for two weeks from the 2nd of July to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

Road Closures: Resurfacing at Rouken Glen Road between Eastwood Toll and Davieland Road

Last Updated: 1st July 2012
East Renfrewshire Council will be carrying out resurfacing work to Rouken Glen Road in Giffnock.

Local groups celebrate Netmums wins

Last Updated: 28th June 2012
Two local baby and toddler groups are celebrating after scooping Netmum awards!

East Renfreshire Disability Action are looking for new members

Last Updated: 27th June 2012
If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information please get in touch!

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Last Updated: 26th June 2012
Take part in the first ever 'Adult Summer Reading Challenge' for your chance to win a fabulous iPAD 3!

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony 2012

Last Updated: 25th June 2012
Councillors, veterans and serving officers came together to honour the armed forces in East Renfrewshire.

Early Years Festival makes a return

Last Updated: 22nd June 2012
The popular Early Years Festival at Eastwood Park Theatre is selling out fast.

Road Closures: Drumby Road to close for five days

Last Updated: 18th June 2012
Drumby Drive in Clarkston will be closed for five days between Thursday 21 June until Monday 25 June 2012

Woodfarm High Sponsored Walk for Malawi

Last Updated: 18th June 2012
Woodfarm High School pupils raised £470 for Malawi on their sponsored walk around Rouken Glen Park!

Road Closures: Manseview Terrace Eaglesham

Last Updated: 13th June 2012
Manseview Terrace in Eaglesham is to be temporarily closed for five days next week to allow Scottish Power to carry out utility works.

Win ScotKart Vouchers at the Avenue Shopping Centre

Last Updated: 8th June 2012
Win ScotCart Vouchers for dad and his friends at the Avenue Shopping Centre!

East Renfrewshire Business Award Winners 2012

Last Updated: 8th June 2012
The first East Renfrewshire Business Awards were a resounding success, here's a rundown of last nights winners...

Volunteers week Hits East Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 31st May 2012
Individuals and Organisation in East Renfrewshire are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Volunteer’s week from the 1-7th June.

Barrhead Health Centre scoops top design award

Last Updated: 31st May 2012
Barrhead Health and Care Centre has won 'Public Building of the Year' in the Scottish Design Awards.

Rebecca Morris gets ready for her moment to shine

Last Updated: 29th May 2012
17 year old Torchbearer Rebecca Morris is beside herself with excitement at the prospect of running through Giffnock with the Torch.

Training opportunities for school leavers

Last Updated: 29th May 2012
School leavers are being encouraged to apply for a place on the next construction skills course.

Royal appointment at Isobel Mair school

Last Updated: 22nd May 2012
East Renfrewshire's newest school welcomed a special guest today.

Diamond Jubilee Street Party Road Closures

Last Updated: 16th May 2012
Four East Renfrewshire roads will be closed to allow street parties to take place to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June.

Avenue Wins Shopping Centre Oscar

Last Updated: 15th May 2012
Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire can now boast to have one of the best shopping centres in the UK – so says the British Council of Shopping Centre

The EngAGE Festival

Last Updated: 9th May 2012
A brand new festival of learning aimed at the over fifties – The EngAGE Festival.

Road Closures: Seres Road to close for two weeks

Last Updated: 8th May 2012
Seres Road in Clarkston will be temporarily closed for two weeks to allow the carriageway to be resurfaced.

East Renfrewshire Council election results 2012

Last Updated: 7th May 2012
The East Renfrewshire Council local government elections 2012 results are as follows

Pupils get into the Olympic Spirit

Last Updated: 25th April 2012
With the Olympic games just around the corner, pupils at Carlibar Primary in Barrhead are getting in the spirit!

Neilston Leisure Centre staff making a big splash for charity cash!

Last Updated: 21st April 2012
Kind hearted Neilston Lesiure Centre staff are going to great lengths to get behind a national swimathon to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer.

Rouken Glen Park funding bid

Last Updated: 11th April 2012
Rouken Glen Park has taken its next crucial steps to gaining £3.2m of funding.

The Avenue on shortlist for national award

Last Updated: 11th April 2012
The Avenue in Newton Mearns has been short listed in the annual Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards in the 'best shopping complex' category.

Voters urged to register

Last Updated: 10th April 2012
Voters who have had a change of circumstances or who have recently turned 18 are being urged to check they are registered to vote.

Charity football match for local Barrhead man

Last Updated: 5th April 2012
A charity football match is being held at Dunterlie Park this weekend to raise funds for a local man.

Neilston Community Repair win award for excellence

Last Updated: 5th April 2012
Neilston Community Repair have been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award for excellence in Volunteer Management Practice.

Reporting Scotland anchor woman to host East Renfrewshire Business Awards 2012

Last Updated: 4th April 2012
Reporting Scotland anchor woman, Catriona Shearer, will bring a touch of glamour to this years East Renfrewshire Business Awards.

Some fling for everyone!

Last Updated: 4th April 2012
Expect a day of real traditional Scottish family entertainment at the East Renfrewshire Highland Games!

Switch off for Earth Hour 2012

Last Updated: 31st March 2012
East Renfrewshire Council is the latest Scottish local authority to sign up to the World Wildlife Funds Earth Hour 2012.

Win Family Tickets to Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Last Updated: 29th March 2012
The Avenue Shopping Centre is set to be at the centre of things this Easter with chance to win family tickets to Heads of Ayr Farm Park!

Local government elections 3 May 2012

Last Updated: 26th March 2012
The electoral commission has published a new handbook for the upcoming local government elections.

St Vigeans Avenue road closure

Last Updated: 26th March 2012
St Vigeans Avenue in Newton Mearns will be temporarily closed for up to three weeks in early April.

Knitting mania at St Josephs Primary

Last Updated: 17th March 2012
Young knitters from St Joseph's Primary in Busby have taken part in a project called knitting mania in an attempt to break a world record!

Neilston residents are invited to get their gardening gloves on

Last Updated: 16th March 2012
Neilston Development Trust are holding a family gardening day to encourage local people to get involved in developing greenspaces across the village.

Eaglesham Trust Cash Boost

Last Updated: 2nd March 2012
Thanks to Whitelee Windfarm the Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Development Trust has received a massive £40,000 grant for renovation work.

Win a brand new bike with Go Barrhead

Last Updated: 1st March 2012
Win a brand new bike on a Barrhead Treasure Trail courtesy of Go Barrhead!

Major road works planned for East Kilbride Road

Last Updated: 28th February 2012
East Kilbride Road between Sheddens Roundabout in Clarkston and The Crescent in Busby is to undergo major road repairs.

East Ren parents urged to take life on

Last Updated: 28th February 2012
Douglas Yates, East Renfrewshire convener for social work and health is calling for parents to invest in their children's health.

Get involved in International Womens Day

Last Updated: 15th February 2012
Get involved in International Women's Day at Clarkston Halls on the 3rd of March.

Join the Park Players Leadership Team

Last Updated: 14th February 2012
Park Players are looking for new members to join their Leadership Team.

Crime experts to descend on East Ren

Last Updated: 14th February 2012
East Ren is set to host a national conference examining crime prevention in communities.

Arthurlie are on track for Junior Cup Glory

Last Updated: 14th February 2012
This Saturday Arthurlie take on Bo'ness at home in the next round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

Go Greener Orchard Launch

Last Updated: 13th February 2012
The Go Greener community orchard in Rouken Glen Park was officially opened last week by former Eden Project sustainability director Chris Hines MBE.

Six Book Challenge

Last Updated: 13th February 2012
Love to learn? Fancy a fun challenge for 2012? Why not sign up to take part in the 6 book challenge.

Station Footbridge Refurbishment

Last Updated: 12th February 2012
The footbridge from Clarkston Toll to the station car park is set for a refurbishment starting next week.

Calling all school pupils

Last Updated: 12th February 2012
School pupils come and lead your own radio show at East Renfrewshire's Community Radio Station Pulse 98.4fm.

Busby honours its war dead

Last Updated: 12th February 2012
A cast bronze plaque has been unveiled at Duff Memorial Hall, Busby in memory of the village's war dead.