A new walking and cycling route has been announced for the River Clyde after funding of almost £1 million was secured for the project. 

Running parallel to the White Cart, the new 5km route will begin on the banks of the River Clyde in Renfrew and lead through to Paisley. 

It will link into existing active travel routes that provide access to local businesses, parks and community facilities, before finishing at Paisley Gilmour Street train station.

For the first time in decades, the project will provide a safe cycling and walking route between the two town centres, with direct Westway Business Park, West College Scotland and the former Chivas site - the proposed location of the new Paisley Grammar community campus.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Creating safe, accessible walking and cycling routes is a key priority for the Council and this route will not only link two of our largest town centres together, it will improve access to key sites across Renfrewshire including AMIDS, West College Scotland and Glasgow Airport.

“As we continue to develop Renfrewshire as an attractive place to live, work and visit, improving active travel routes for commuting and leisure will only further enhance the area’s reputation and encourage businesses and employees alike to locate to Renfrewshire in the future.”