FAMILIES can enjoy a day of celebrations to mark the official reopening of a popular town hall.
A massive £5.2million refurbishment has been taking place at Renfrew Town Hall and members of the public will be able to see the results on Saturday, January 28.
The fun will start at 2.30pm with a parade, involving local schools and musicians, from Robertson Park to the town’s High Street.
Renfrew Burgh Band will perform at 2.45pm and then, from 3pm, the Clyde 1 Roadshow will take over.
The official opening ceremony takes place just before 4.30pm and will be followed by a fireworks display.
Councillor Bill Perrie, convener of the Renfrew and Gallowhill Local Area Committee, said the entertainment will be the ideal way to celebrate the revamped town hall and new Renfrew Community Museum.
He added: “We’ve had a tremendous amount of support from many people and organisations to get to this stage.
“The opening event is a chance to say thank you for all that support and involvement.
“We also want to showcase the restored architecture and interior of the town hall and the fascinating exhibits at the new Renfrew Community Museum. Members of the public will have the chance to come inside and see the facilities.”
With a spire rising to 105 feet, the A-listed town hall was officially opened in 1873 as a fine example of mid-Victorian architecture.
However, it fell into a poor state, with no general access for the public, and was only used occasionally for functions.
It is hoped the revamp will encourage more people to use the building.
If the weather is poor on January 28, as much of the programme as possible will be staged inside the town hall on a first-come, first-served basis.