Bridge of Weir is a village in the Gryffe Valley in the historic area of East Renfrewshire.
The ‘weir’ in Bridge of Weir is a reference to a salmon weir that used to be located on the River Gryffe. The bridge was originally constructed in the 18th century but was demolished in the 1960s and a more modern structure created. Tanneries and mills once dominated the area with thriving leather and cotton industries. Today Bridge of Weir offers excellent sporting opportunities with the likes of fishing, golf and other leisure pursuits.