It's official, East Renfrewshire is brimming with happiness. On a new performance report provided by the Council, it has emerged that almost 95% of people in East Renfrewshire are happy to live there. Residents are full of positivity about their community. With some fantastic local clubs, classes and venues we can see why residents are so content.

Orchard Park Children’s Nursery

Orchard Park Nurseries have been providing high quality childcare to East Renfrewshire for over 10 years. Our fully qualified staff in Thornliebank and Newton Mearns work in partnership with East Renfrewshire Council to implement the guidelines set out by Curriculum for Excellence and Education Scotland for all pre and ante-pre school children.


Earlier this year the Care Inspectorate awarded Thorniebank a 5 star grade following an unannounced inspection.

Over the coming months work starts on a new outdoor classroom which will allow freeflow movement in the nursery and further compliment our Woodland nature trail and wildlife garden. Children will be able to learn in an outdoor environment all year round while under full supervision of our knowledgeable staff.


At Orchard Park we believe all voices are heard and respected. 'Everyone is valued and treated with kindness, love and respect.'

Please feel free to come along and visit us at Thornliebank or Newton Mearns and we can share with you, our enthusiasm for childcare and highlight the constant improvement of our facilities and methods.

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Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts has been providing the best in pets and pet supplies to its customers for 20 years.


Established in 1997 in Clarkston, award winning Creature Comforts has grown to be Scotland’s largest independent retailer and prides itself on offering a quality service. Whether you’re looking for food for your dog or cat, or an aquarium for your tropical fish, Creature Comforts is the place to go.

The dedicated and experienced team can advise and supply quality pets including cold water and tropical fish, hand-reared parrots, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as an extensive range of accessories and quality food. They also offer a same day home delivery service for all your pet essentials and a dog grooming service.

So if you want the best products and advice for your favourite pet, or want to add a new friend to your family, visit Creature Comforts for exceptional service with a smile.

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McLaren’s Nurseries

‘Serving East Renfrewshire and Scotland for 35 years’


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Caldwell Golf Club

"Caldwell Golf club is a premier parkland course originally laid out by former open champion Willie Fernie and later improved by the respected golf architect James Braid.


The club has been described as a hidden gem and has recently launched a membership drive to encourage golfers at all levels. Recognising the need to attract youngsters to the game, under 18's can join for free and students for only £99. For the established golfer they currently have an offer of 18 months golf for the price of 12.

With the recent launch of their new Tower restaurant and the appointment of top teaching professional Mark Loftus, Caldwell is the perfect choice.


Please contact the Managing Secretary on 01505 850366 for all membership enquiries, or visit:

I-kick Martial Arts

No ordinary Martial Arts Club.


I-Kick Martial Arts is East Renfrewshire’s Award Winning, friendly, family run, Martial Arts Club for kids, teens and adults. The first-class instructors ensure students enjoy the highest level of professional tuition across a range of age and ability related classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Taekwondo.  


Regardless of whether you aspire to get to the top of the sport or you want to try something new and enjoy it for leisure, all are welcome at this local club. The specially designed kids programmes (from age 4) help build confidence, essential life skills and teach martial arts in a fun, interactive and safe environment. 

The first week of classes are free to try – and whatever your goals, you can be confident there are no egos, just heroes ©, on the mats.

Contact our Head Instructor, Ross, on 07429 502254 or go to the website for more information

Mannik Merchandise Ltd

We are a family promotional merchandise supplier based in Busby with 25 years combined experience.


As one of the UK's leading independently owned suppliers of printed promotional merchandise, we offer a truly unique and individual service to each client.

We pride ourselves on an efficient and hassle free service.

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Tony Mann's Barber Shop

Tony Mann's is a friendly Barber Shop based in Giffnock offering the very best haircut and grooming for all male clients. He has rave reviews on facebook where you can view the haircut album.


After just celebrating 1 year in business, at 21 years old, Tony has come a long way for such a young business Mann.

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Fatburn Extreme

From Renfrew to round the globe.

T30 Fitness Training Ltd, founded as Fatburn Extreme, initially started  in Giffnock Bowling Club. CEO Dianne Teo decided to research the effects of hormones on the body during exercise. Dianne’s research was soon to develop into an international fitness brand which is now being delivered to 2.1 million people annually across 14 countries from, Australia and  Asia to Europe.


The businesses most recent success comes from the launch of their latest concept, GameFIT, designed to improve the sports performance of athletes of all sports particularly team sports. Not only will it help with game metrics but the style of training will help reduce the risk of common injuries. The first of it’s kind, GameFIT provides coaches from all sports with the resources to deliver the concept. Fitness instructors and gyms are also using the concept to attract customers to the quick and effective 20-30 minute evidence based concept.


T30 Fitness Training Ltd teamed up with Sportscotland at the weekend to launch the first UK GameFit training course, officially kicking off it’s second concept in the UK at the Sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde.

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The Avenue Shopping Centre

The Avenue…Central to You

The Avenue in Newton Mearns is the perfect place for all your shopping needs. Anchored by Asda and M&S, the shopping centre offers a wide range of national retailers, independent boutiques and delicious eateries.


Situated in the upmarket leafy suburb of Newton Mearns, The Avenue is a hidden gem for those wishing to shop and socialise. With its bright and airy interior, plus a vast choice of great name stores such as New Look, Clintons, Thomas Cook, Boots, Waterstones, Costa and much more. The Avenue has everything you need under one roof.


Closer than you may think, the centre is situated at Mearns Cross on Ayr Road just 15 minutes’ drive from Glasgow City Centre, with FREE parking while you shop.

Don’t forget to check out The Avenue’s website and social media pages to keep up to date with all the centre’s latest news and events.