About Us


The Renfrewshire Tapestry Project started several years ago with the coming together of local groups. We aim to tell the history of Renfrewshire in embroidery

We use Timothy Ponts Map of Renfrewshire published  between 1583 and 1596 as the boundary for the project.  This is  the first record of the county, which in todays terms incorporates Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and part of modern day Glasgow (ie Pollok, Govan Parish, and Crookston and Cathcart).

You can see Ponts Map on the National Library of Scotland’s Maps website at the link below.



View the NLS Webpage here