Erskine is a town on the south bank of the River Clyde and is close to the Erskine Bridge.
Erskine is very much a commuter town, given its proximity to Glasgow. It has expanded as a new town since the 1970s, having originally been a small village settlement. Erskine is mainly associated with the Erskine Bridge, which lies to the west of the town and connects West Dumbartonshire with Renfrewshire. Boden Boo is a woodland area which lies beneath the Erskine Bridge and has about two miles of trails and the Erskine Beach. The town is also home to the natural haven of the Newshot Island Nature Reserve, a salt marsh that juts out into the River Clyde and is a resting point for a variety of migratory birds. The town has two golf clubs - the Erskine Golf Club and the Mar Hall Hotel and Golf Course. The Mar Hall Hotel is situated in Erskine House, a Grade A listed building which was designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum. Erskine is also home to the Erskine Hospital, which provides long-term care for veterans of the British Armed Forces.
The town's Bridgewater complex is home to a variety of retail and leisure facilities. The areas of Bargarran, Mains Drive and Park Glade also contains a variety of shops and restaurants. Erskine is easily accessed by road via the Erskine Bridge as well as the M8 motorway. Local bus services connect the town to surrounding destinations including Glasgow, Paisley, Renfrew and Bishopton, where the nearest train station is.