AN MSP has warned there are just “days to save Eastwood” as a Scottish parliament boundary.

It comes after last month, Boundaries Scotland, published proposals for the composition of constituencies at the next scheduled Holyrood election.

We previously reported that Giffnock, Thornliebank, Clarkston, and Busby would be part of a new constituency, along with neighbouring Carnwadric, Kennishead, and Priesthill.

It would be called Glasgow Priesthill and Giffnock and replace the traditional Eastwood seat.

Meanwhile, Barrhead, Neilston, and Uplawmoor would be joined in a revised Renfrewshire South constituency by Newton Mearns South, Eaglesham, Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch, and an area of south-west Paisley.

Eastwood’s MSP Jackson Carlaw has now warned there are just “days to save Eastwood”.

He said: “I am astonished that plans have been brought forward to take Eastwood off the map as a distinct geographical boundary at Scottish Parliament Elections and I will be writing to Boundaries Scotland to make a comprehensive case for why the constituency must be retained.

“There is a unique sense of community between the local areas that combine to form Eastwood and residents make use of our joint facilities such as Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock, the Broomburn Shops in Newton Mearns and the Eastwood Health and Care Centre in Clarkston.

“One of the benchmarks for determining the composition of constituencies at Holyrood Elections is local authority boundaries.

“As all of Eastwood’s communities are part of East Renfrewshire Council, it seems illogical to change the existing situation where each belongs to the same parliamentary seat to one where they would be split up and placed in constituencies with areas belonging to different councils.

“There are now just days to save Eastwood and the more local people who formally object to Boundaries Scotland, the greater chance there is to achieve this outcome.”

The MSP is encouraging residents to participate in the consultation and oppose the plans to break up the consistency.

You can register your views, HERE.