OVER half of Gazette readers believe it is unfair to say Renfrew is the worst shopping district in Scotland, a new poll has found. 

The town ranked in the bottom ten of 1,000 retail centres across the UK, compiled by strategic retail property consultancy, Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH), coming in 993rd place. 

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This was a drop of three places on 2017. 

As we previously reported, when The Gazette took to the streets of Renfrew, we found plenty of traders who believe the town has lots to offer for shoppers.

This included Michelle McGhee, who owns Candy Chele’s, in Inchinnan Road.

She said: “We have got some nice wee delis and specialist shops. There’s a lot in the town."

However, others believe Renfrewshire Council could be doing more to help bolster business in the town. 

When we reported the original story, we asked Gazette readers if they believe the result is fair on the town.

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Nearly 200 people responded and appear to be split almost right down the middle. 

Of those who responded, 53 per cent said they felt the result was unfair and 47 per cent said it was. 

Renfrew was the only retail centre in Renfrewshire to be ranked in the bottom 30 in the UK, where it was joined by Cowdenbeath, Annan and the Shettleston Road area of Glasgow.

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