Renfrew’s Robertson Park was a hub of festive activity on Saturday as the Christmas lights in the town were switched on.

There was fun for all the family with a Christmas market, a silent disco hosted by Pulse FM, showings of classic festive films and funfair rides for the thrill seekers willing to brave the cold.

The McMaster Centre hosted Christmas arts and crafts and face painting, and Santa took a break from his busy schedule to hear what the children of Renfrew had on their Christmas lists this year.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without carols and Renfrew Burgh Band delighted audiences with all the favourites during their annual carol concert.

At 5pm Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron was joined by competition winner, Harleen age 10 from St James Primary School, to celebrate Renfrew’s Christmas Lights being switched on for the first time this festive season.

She said: “I was delighted to see so many families out in Renfrew this weekend getting into the festive spirit.

“Harleen did a fantastic job helping me mark this special moment and I hope she had a great day out with her family.”

Provost Cameron also selected eight lucky winners from our Spend Local Giveaway, each winning £250 of gift vouchers to spend in local businesses.

Christmas in Renfrewshire is only just beginning with Johnstone’s Christmas Lights Switch On due to take place on Saturday 3 December, and a month-long Christmas celebration running in Paisley from Wednesday 30 November.

For more information on events in Renfrewshire visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk