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Toot, toot! The PlayTalkRead bus heads back to Renfrewshire

The PlayTalkRead bus returns to Renfrewshire this month – giving local families the chance to get creative, sing songs and tell stories.

The big purple bus will call at Erskine Library before touring Renfrewshire for two weeks from Monday 16 June, making a total of 12 fun-filled stops.


The Scottish Government-funded PlayTalkRead bus travels up and down the country to show the positive impact of play. It introduces parents and carers to fun activities they can try at home with their child.

Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Renfrewshire Council’s Education Convener, said: “Often the best play ideas are simple and don’t cost a penny. Interaction with children really helps build the child/parent bond while developing essential social skills and motivation that can make lifelong learning easier.

“Admission to the bus is free for Renfrewshire families and there’s no need to book. Whenever and wherever parents and carers see the bus they can hop on board with their children to discover a world of fun and engaging activities to do together.”

The PlayTalkRead bus offers parents and children the opportunity to join in with BookBug storytelling, rhymes and songs sessions with young passengers also receiving a free book or playcube to take home.

Details of the tour can be found at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk and for hundreds of playtime ideas visit: www.playtalkread.org

  1. PlayTalkRead bus timetable:
Date Venue Timings
16 June


Erskine Library, Bridgewater Place, Erskine


  • 10am – 12.15pm


16 June


Bishopton Shops, Greenock Road, Bishopton
  • 1.45pm – 4pm
17 June Gallowhill Shops, Netherhill Road, Paisley
  • 10am – 12.15pm



17 June


Kirklandneuk Community Centre, Ness Road, Renfrew
  • 1.45pm – 4pm
18 June Blackstoun Road, (Near police station), Ferguslie
  • 10am – 12.15pm


18 June Houston Square, Johnstone
  • 1.45pm – 4pm
25 June Foxbar Community Centre, Amochire Road, Paisley
  • 10am – 12.15pn
25 June Glenburn Community Centre, Fairway Avenue, Paisley
  • 1.45 – 4pm
26 June Langbank Village Hall, Middlepenny Road, Langbank
  • 10am – 12.15pm
26 June Linwood Library, Ardlamont Square, Linwood
  • 1.45pm – 4pm


27 June County Square, Paisley
  • 10am – 12.15pm
27 June Barshaw Park, Glasgow Road, Paisley
  • 1.45pm – 4pm