Entries by Paisley

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Almost 25,000 turn out for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-on

Almost 25,000 festive revellers turned out for Paisley’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On, as the town prepares to hear whether it will be named UK City of Culture 2021 next month. Headliners were Northern Irish rockers Ash, who marked the start of the festive season with a performance of hit after hit that thrilled the assembled […]



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Pupils across Renfrewshire shine a light on respect awareness campaign

Pupils in Renfrewshire are learning what respect means to them and their peers as primary and secondary schools joined in a national awareness campaign – “All Different, All Equal”. Children and young people took part in a wide variety of activities focusing on respecting individual identity and that people can be different but also equal. […]

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BACK BAKER STREET PAISLEY AND PAISLEY TO WIN

Paisley Community Trust are delighted to announce Baker Street Paisley has been announced on the shortlist of Scotland’s Towns: FutureTown design competition. Organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), the national agency and ‘go to’ body for towns north of the border, shortlisted entries will go on public display at Paisley Town Hall on November 21st […]

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Fashion first for intu Braehead mall

TWO new fashion chains open their first stores in the west of Scotland, at intu Braehead, today. (Friday, November 17) Both the Simply Be and Jacamo brands have created 20 jobs in their joint stores, based in a retail unit in the upper mall, across from Marks and Spencer. The Simply Be store caters for […]

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Skating is child¹s play for parents and toddlers

LEARNING to skate is now child’s play thanks to a new initiative that encourages parents and toddlers to get on the ice together. The Arena at intu Braehead has just launched Wee Ones Wednesday, where children and their parents or carers get exclusive access to the ice rink for some fun and instruction from qualified […]

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Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, Welcomes Supreme Court Minimum Price Ruling

Policy Will Help Improve Scotland’s Relationship With Alcohol   Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that the Scottish Government’s minimum unit pricing policy is legal, allowing the legislation to proceed as part of efforts to improve Scotland’s damaging relationship with alcohol. The policy was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, […]

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Paisley to host British Pipe Band Championships for another three years up until 2021

Pipe bands from around the globe will be heading back to Paisley after the town won its bid to host the British Pipe Band Championships for another three years up until 2021. Paisley had already hosted the event in 2016 and 2017, and is due to do so again in 2018. The announcement sees the […]

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Online Slots are the New Online Pastime

Since 1891, when two gambling lovers, Sittman and Pitt, invented the gaming machine that was an ancestor to today’s modern slot machines, the frenzy for slots started to exponentially enlarge. The term “slot machine” itself originates from the slits on the machine that served for inserting and extracting coins. However, in the UK this machine […]

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Mackay Urges University Applicants not to miss Deadline Don’t leave applications until the last minute

Derek Mackay, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire North & West, is urging students from across Renfrewshire who are applying to attend University next summer to ensure they do not miss the January deadline for applications. Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by Monday 15th January at 6pm.   Applications must be made at http://www.ucas.com/ […]