The A to Z of Scottish Places: Gazetteer R

The A to Z of Scottish Places: R

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland

Scottish flagR is for...

    ... Renfrew
    SettlementRenfrewshire33Pop: 20764

      A very old Royal Burgh, Renfrew gives the Prince of Wales the title of Baron, and is considered to be the "cradle" of the Royal Stewarts. In recent years the town has suffered the lack of orders of most Clyde shipbuilding places and yards have closed but the proximity to Glasgow Airport and the new shopping development of Braehead provides some revenue. The nearby Inchinnan Church was once the property of the Knoghts Templar before being rebuilt and there are graves from that order in the churchyard.

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland
2001, Compiled and photographed by Alan J Stuart, all rights reserved

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