Community Events

Theme 4: Events for local people and visitors

Building on the need for greater community cohesion, is the need for events which act to bring people together and enrich a sense of belonging and pride.

There are too few opportunities to socialise in the town and the loss of community ‘gatherings’ are keenly felt. There is a strong desire to (re)create opportunities to showcase the very best of Renfrew and connect people within Renfrew and also those from ‘outside’.

Key suggestions:

  • Create an arts ‘hub’ with a programme of interest to all ages
  • Make better use of existing venues for art and cultural activities
  • Establish an annual music festival
  • Reinstate pipe bands at the band stand in Robertson Park
  • Create a regular market in the town centre
  • Create a Christmas / Winter Fayre
  • Improve the network of information available to promote local events and activities

Actions for the Development Trust:

  • Create an arts ‘hub’ with a programme of interest to all ages
  • Establish an annual music festival
  • Reinstate pipe bands at the band stand in Robertson Park
  • Create a regular market in the town centre
  • Create a Christmas / Winter Fayre
  • Improve the network of information available to promote local events and activities