A school building in Erskine has suffered fire damage after a suspected arson attack.

On Sunday, July 23 at 9.42pm the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Bargarran Primary after smoke was seen billowing through the sky.

Two engines were immediately sent to the scene at Barrhill Road to battle the blaze.

Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "At about 10pm on Sunday, July 23 Police Scotland officers attended at Bargarran Primary School, Erskine, where Scottish Fire and Rescue personnel were found to be dealing with part of the school building on fire. 

"The fire was extinguished however the building has been damaged. 

"Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the cause of the fire."

A Renfrewshire Council spokeswoman added: "The fire service responded to a call relating to a fire at Bargarran Primary School on Sunday, July 23.

"The police are currently investigating the incident. 

"We appreciate that parents and pupils will be concerned about the damage to the school.  

"We are working with the police and fire service to assess the damage and will update parents when we have more information."