A BANNER designed and printed by people living in Barrhead and Neilston which shows the history of the towns is now on display to the public.

Participants in an arts and heritage project, dubbed ‘Ebb and Flow’, attended a historical workshop to explore the role the textile industry played in the heritage of the area.

The group then participated in screen-printing workshops, led by the Glasgow Print Studios, to illustrate the history on a textile banner.

The project was run by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL) after it was awarded an £8,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Now the banner – depicting the River Levern flowing from Neilston to Barrhead, the mills that operated because of the river’s existence and Arthurlie House – is on display at Arthurlie House, in Barrhead.

Anthony McReavy, ERCL chief executive, said: “This is a unique piece of artwork, celebrating the heritage of Barrhead and Neilston. I hope people take the time to view it.”