SHOPS in Neilston have benefitted from store front improvements as part of wider regeneration works in the area.

Stores on Main Street in the village were able to receive a grant from the town’s Shop Front Improvement Scheme to support the costs of external improvements, such as painting and new signage, to help elevate the appearance of ground floor commercial premises.

Businesses that were awarded the funding have now completed their repair and replacement works.

The works included repairs and replacements to external sandstone, painting and installation of new doors, shutters and windows.

The Pad Café was one of the businesses to benefit from the scheme.

The café installed a full new shopfront with new windows and doors as well as a new awning and exterior painting.

Meanwhile, Sweet Box also received grant funding.

Barrhead News: Sweet Box in the village Sweet Box in the village (Image: Supplied)

They undertook repair work to their external sandstone and completed a full shopfront replacement with new signage and new doors, windows, and shutters.

Councillor Danny Devlin, Convener for Environment and Housing, said: “It is fantastic to see the improved shop fronts in Neilston.

“The works have made a real difference to the look of Main Street and complement the regeneration projects that have already taken place in the area.

“It is vital that we all support local businesses and I am sure that these upgrades by shop owners will attract more locals and visitors to stop by.”

The scheme is funded through the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme and follows on from previous regeneration works in the village including new war memorial benches and the installation of a digital sign which shares community information.