A SURVEY of 1200 residents in East Renfrew-shire found that 95% of them think that the area is a great place to live.

The Citizens' Panel survey found 43% were 'very satisfied' and 52% 'satisfied' with life in the area.

They highlighted East Renfrewshire's reputation, schools and safe environment as their reasons for the ratings.

East Renfrewshire Council's convener for corporate services, Councillor Ian McAlpine, said: "It's really fantastic to see that so many of our local residents rate East Renfrewshire as a great place to live."