Here is home

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Here is home

A campaign featuring 17 local businesses has been rolled out across East Renfrewshire to encourage people to shop, explore and have pride in their area.

The marketing campaign is funded by the Scottish Government's Town Centre fund and Scotland's Town Partnership's Love Local fund, and features 17 local business owners and some of the area's beauty spots.

The new 'Here' identity aims to unite the area's unique towns and people, encouraging a shared sense of pride amongst residents following the effects of the pandemic, with the ability to promote East Renfrewshire as a desirable place in which to live, work, visit and invest over the longer term.

The patchwork design of the campaign visuals was chosen to showcase the diversity of the different towns, landmarks and activities that make up East Renfrewshire. The patchwork is inspired by the textile industry history of the area, with a modern twist.

Focus groups with residents, business owners, business improvement districts and our staff helped to develop the 'Here' campaign.

Feedback highlighted that people across the authority have a strong sense of local pride and identity about the individual towns and villages where they live. The new place brand celebrates the fact that residents are proud of being from 'here'. 

The Orry Mill

  • The Broom Café, Newton Mearns
  • Marianna's Newton Mearns
  • Gerry Weber, Newton Mearns
  • The Orry Mill, Eaglesham
  • Totnosh, Neilston
  • F&M Hairdressing, Barrhead
  • Includeme2 Club Barrhead
  • Bickets Butchers, Barrhead
  • Rouken Glen Garden Centre, Thornliebank
  • The Orchard Park, Giffnock

The Gerry Weber

  • Grain and Grind, Giffnock
  • The Jewellery Works, Giffnock
  • Dear Green Place Ltd, Busby
  • Swanson Sports, Clarkston
  • Café Roma, Clarkston
  • Creature Comforts, Clarkston
  • Netherlee Post and News, Netherlee



Cowan Park
Beauty spots / outdoor spaces featured in the campaign:

  • Cowan Park
  • Rouken Glen
  • Duncarnock Fort 'The Craigie'
  • Dams to Darnley Country Park
  • Neilston Pad
  • Whitelee Windfarm

Dog at Whitelee
Landmarks featured in designs:

  • Greenbank Gardens, Clarkston
  • Mearns Kirk church
  • Barrhead Museum
  • St John's Church Spire, Barrhead
  • Linn Park waterfall

Rouken Glen Park

  • Duff Memorial Hall
  • Neilston Pad
  • Polnoon Street, Eaglesham
  • Boathouse, Rouken Glen
  • Waterfall, Rouken Glen
  • Rail viaduct, Dams to Darnley Country Park
  • Water towers, Dams to Darnley Country Park
  • Whitelee Windfarm
  • Mearns Castle
  • Linn Park waterfall 

Last modified on 5 January 2022