Entries by Danielle McGowan

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Gavin Newlands MP raises Chivas dispute in Parliament

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on Chivas bosses to get back round the table with the Renfrewshire workforce and agree a deal which recognises the contribution that the workers have made to Chivas Brothers. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about the […]

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WCS Paisley Campus Computing Lecturer announced finalist for 2017 BAFTA YGD Mentor Award

David Renton, Curriculum Quality Leader in Computing at our Paisley Campus, is one of only five finalists for the 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) Mentor Award. David’s nomination was supported by his colleagues who highlighted his outstanding contribution in engaging young people in Games Development. They said: “David is always looking for ways to […]

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SAY Award 2017 Commission Buddie Designer

Paisley will welcome the biggest names in Scottish music this week who will take home a piece of the town’s famous pattern created by a local designer. The Scottish Album of the Year Award will take place on Wednesday 28 June at Paisley Town Hall where the winning artist will receive a £20,000 cash prize […]

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HEY VILLAINS! FANCY 15% OFF?

Without Villains…..There Are No Heroes!!! The title of this locally owned shop is catchy and there is certainly a true hero behind the scenes, as you now get 15% off everything in the online shop.  So for that birthday present that’s certainly different or for a present for that certain person that has everything you can […]

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Work is completed at Lady Lane Mural

Local artist Kevin Cantwell has completed the next mural in the Paisley First Walls Series at Lady Lane. This stunning work incorporates a tree with roots, the Paisley pattern and butterflies – all signifying birth and roots and re-birth, as well as a small marker to the slug in the bottle. David Eagle, Regional Operations […]

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Paolo Nutini backs home-town culture bid with exclusive one-off Paisley Abbey show

Paisley’s Paolo Nutini has announced an exclusive one-off homecoming charity show in the stunning surroundings of Paisley Abbey to back the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. The show – on Friday 20 October – tops the bill for Paisley’s annual Spree festival and is taking place in support of a number of local […]

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Mackay welcomes £2.85m funding for cancer services

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the announcement of £2.85 million of funding to help improve cancer services.  The investment announced today by Health Secretary Shona Robison will be directed to health boards to reduce waiting times, and particularly to speed up access to diagnostic tests. Discussions are currently being held with […]

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£250,000 set to be invested to revitalise Renfrewshire’s local environment

Councillors will consider plans for a £250,000 investment to deliver a programme of improvements to Renfrewshire’s local environment. A report published for the Council meeting on Thursday (29 June) outlines plans to tackle the challenges faced in delivering improved environmental standards and a desire to support local communities in their contributions to improving Renfrewshire. The […]

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Archaeological dig to explore a mysterious site near Paisley Abbey

A mysterious site next to the grounds of Paisley Abbey will be unearthed after funding was secured for an archaeological dig. Renfrewshire Council has been awarded £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones programme as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology to conduct a ‘Wee Dig’ of part […]