Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Elderslie (Ach-na-Feàrna in Scottish Gaelic) (Alder Lea) is a village in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The village is situated midway between Paisley and Johnstone.The village of Elderslie is old and has a rich history. It has been suggested that Elderslie is the birth place of Sir William Wallace. It was the home to the world famous Stoddard Carpets. The original primary school, Wallace Primary, was situated on the Main Road; the current building opened around 1974. The two Church of Scotland parishes, Elderslie West and Elderslie East, amalgamated around 1977. Worshippers now meet in the former West church, renamed Elderslie Kirk. The stream running through the village is known as the Brandy Burn. A children's home existed in Auchenlodment Road until recent years. The building is now a care home. There is also a golf club named Elderslie Golf club which will celebrate its centenary year in 2009.

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lat: 55.83156, long: -4.464827


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