Local MP welcomes Robot Wars coming back to Renfrew
October 12, 2016
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the announcement by the BBC that hit show ‘Robot Wars’ is returning for a second series, with filming to again take place in the warehouse next the Westway Park estate, in Renfrew.
Robot Wars was a shown on the BBC from 1988 until 2001, and was a cult favourite amongst viewers. In January of this year, the BBC confirmed that it would be re-launching this show with Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon hosting the new series.
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:
“It is great news that Robot Wars is returning for a second series and coming back to Renfrew as well. The first season of Robot Wars was a great success and I know that there was a number of local people who were able to attend these shows in person.
“Robot Wars has a strong fan base throughout the UK and I know people visited Renfrew purely to see the live show. This will have significant benefits to the local economy and I hope that fans of the show – both at home and further afield – have an opportunity to attend one of the shows.