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Barrhead celebrated as 'Scotland's Most Improved Town' - Invest East Renfrewshire

Barrhead celebrated as 'Scotland's Most Improved Town'

Barrhead foundry SURF is Scotland's independent regeneration network and in partnership with the Scottish Government, the annual SURF awards celebrate excellence and innovation in initiatives addressing physical, social and economic problems in communities across Scotland.

A panel of 24 independent judges carefully assessed 54 applications and visited 16 different shortlisted initiatives across the country before deciding on Barrhead as Scotland's Most Improved Small/Medium Town.





 "East Renfrewshire Council's Barrhead regeneration initiative and long-term growth strategy has rejuvenated the town centre, which is now well-served with amenities, services, and an improved retail offer."
- SURF judges

I am delighted that Barrhead has received this coveted award.  When regenerating Barrhead, we recognised the importance of looking at the town centre first and this thinking was at the forefront of the £100 million council-led transformation that has taken place in recent years. This is a great result for us as it demonstrates that our efforts have made Barrhead a better place to live and do business.The future is looking positive with new business opportunities available within Levern Works - at Crossmills Business Park and the 17-acre former factory site.  We are committed to building on the successful regeneration of Barrhead town centre and providing opportunities for employment."
- Convener for infrastructure and sustainable growth,  Cllr Tony Buchanan


The East Renfrewshire Council regeneration team were personally congratulated on their inspiring work by Alex Neil MSP at an awards ceremony in Glasgow.