Now that we've explored ancient Renfrew, it's time to seek out what has made the town what it is today. We'll discover how the simple act of getting from one place to another can shape the history and industry of a town.
Let's take a walk toward what is probably Renfrew's longest standing mode of transportation (excepting legs and horsepower), a ferry which has operated here for about 500 years.
|Finavon [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons|
Shipbuilding was the major industry of Industrial Era Clydeside, and Renfrew was one of the area's key manufacturing centers. The banks of the Clyde must have been bursting with traffic in those days, and there were plenty of jobs to be had with companies like Coulburn Lobnitz & Company creating their truly superior sand dredgers and hopper barges.
|Jet Stream, a photo by Bricheno on Flickr.|
|Sunset Renfrew 2, a photo by mariabowskill on Flickr.|
|I Believe I can Fly, a photo by mariabowskill on Flickr.|
From the swing bridge that actually lifts, to the town's beautiful parks, to its massive indoor snow slopes and historic spots laced with legend, Renfrew is certainly one of Scotland's little gems.