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East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire is in Scotland. It has a population of around 90,000 and covers approximately 17,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: East Ayrshire, Glasgow City, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire.

East Renfrewshire (called Siorrachd Rinn Friu an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) has its main council offices in the town of Giffnock. Evidence of people living in the area thousands of years ago has been found, such as an iron-age fort. Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock is a venue for a variety of performing arts events and also runs a range of creative courses and workshops. There is also a gallery which has exhibitions of contemporary work by local emerging artists as well as more established artists. Other attractions in East Renfrewshire include the Statue House Museum in Eaglesham, Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock and Greenbank Gardens near Clarkston.


James Guthrie, Sir

(Born 1859 in Greenock in East Renfrewshire), Painting

James Guthrie lived most of his life in the Sottish Borders. He was influenced by the French Realists and one of his notable works was A Hinds Daughter (1883).