Neilston shops improve kerb appeal

Shops in Neilston have benefitted from the town's Shop Front Improvement Scheme as part of wider regeneration works in the area.

The Pad Neilston

Published 17 April 2023

The fund, which was open to eligible shop owners on Neilston's Main Street, offered grants to support the costs of external improvements, such as painting and new signage, to help elevate the appearance of ground floor commercial premises.

Businesses that were awarded the funding have completed works including repair and replacement to the external sandstone, painting and installation of new doors, shutters and windows. This included The Pad Café, which installed a full new shopfront with new windows and doors as well as a new awning and exterior painting, and the Sweetbox, which undertook repair work to external sandstone, full shopfront replacement with new signage and the installation of new doors, windows and shutters.

This scheme is funded through the Scottish Government's Place Based Investment Programme and follows on from previously completed regeneration works in Neilston including new war memorial benches and the installation of a digital sign which shares community information.

Councillor Danny Devlin, Convener for Environment and Housing, said: 'It is fantastic to see the improved shop fronts in Neilston. The works have made a real difference to the look of Main Street and complement the regeneration projects that have already taken place in the area. It is vital that we all support local businesses and I am sure that these upgrades by shop owners will attract more locals and visitors to stop by.'

Last modified on 20 April 2023