A NEW activity area in Renfrewshire is set to become one of the most sought-after play parks in Scotland.

State-of-the-art equipment will soon be installed in Bargarran, Erskine, thanks to a £50,000 award from Renfrewshire Council’s Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund.

For the first time in a Scottish play park, the new activity area will include an interactive DJ booth, dance arch and activity zones offering various games on seven different screens that support learning and activity for all ages.

Young people will be able to play their own music through interactive decks where they can learn to beat match and mix songs with their friends.

A zip wire, seating areas, a shelter and outdoor gym equipment will also be available – all key asks from young people as part of a consultation run by Erskine Youth Council (EYC).

Graeme Wilson, treasurer at EYC, said: “We are over the moon that we received the additional funding and can now go ahead with the building of the new Erskine activity area.

“This will bring about new and exciting ways for children, young people and their families to have fun and will also be an interactive play facility – the first of its kind in Scotland.”

Work to complete the project is expected to begin in March, with the aim for it to be in place this summer, although construction will be subject to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

The latest funding adds to the £110,000 already allocated to the project by Renfrewshire Council to replace the former multi-use games area at the site of the new primary school joint campus in Bargarran.

For more information on the Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/greenspacesfund.