Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after two unoccupied houses was set on fire in Brookfield area, near Johnstone.

Up to three fire appliances attended and extinguished the fire at Merchiston Oval at around 7.20pm last night.

Police Scotland also attended the incident.

No-one was injured as a result of the fires, however, approximately £500,000 worth of damage has been caused.

Officers are following a positive line of enquiry.

Detective Sergeant Karen Boyd, of Paisley CID, said: “Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around that time is urged to get in touch.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 3242 of 6 May.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 111 555, where anonymity can be maintained.”