A HISTORIC feature in a Barrhead park will be refurbished to bring it back to use for the first time in two years.

The bandstand in Cowan Park will undergo improvement works in the coming months.

These will include new solar lights and the installation of an accessible entrance to allow more residents and visitors to get access access the structure.

The stand, which has been closed off to the public since 2021 due to safety concerns, is scheduled to reopen by late summer.

Refurbishments to the bandstand will be funded through the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme - a fund for capital projects which support community-led local economic development and regeneration.

The fund has previously supported other projects in East Renfrewshire, such as the Neilston Shop Front Improvement Scheme and the new play equipment in Busby Glen.

An East Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “The project highlights our ongoing commitment to maintaining, improving, and upgrading our parks and public spaces across East Renfrewshire.”