More than £200,000 will be invested into revamping East Renfrewshire's play parks this year, it has been revealed.

The funding is part of the £60 million earmarked in the Programme for Government, which is being distributed by the Scottish Government to councils until the end of the parliamentary term in 2026.

A total of £204,000 will be allocated to East Renfrewshire Council in the 2023/24 financial year, followed by £306,000 in 2024/25 and £509,000 in 2025/26.

In 2021 and 2022, the local authority received £102,000 and £101,000 respectively.

Children's Minister Clare Haughey said: "Playing outdoors has huge benefits for children's physical and mental wellbeing, and play parks ensure children can access high-quality safe environments free of charge as families grapple with the cost-of-living crisis.

"This funding will support local communities to take forward their plans to improve play parks for children in their area."

The funds can only be used to refurbish play parks that are owned, managed or maintained by a local council.

Multi-use game areas and dedicated sports fields are also excluded.