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Bridge of Weir Festival Week

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Bridge of Weir Festival/ Gala week starts on Saturday 9th June with Gala Day in Houston Road Park 12.30 to 17.00 – parade from Cargill Hall sets off 12.00

 Sunday 10th June Gala Praise in Freeland Church 19.00

 Monday 11th June – Children’s Entertainment – Freeland Church 6.30 pm to 8.30 PM – entry £1.00 at the door and there will be a tuck shop.

Tuesday 12th June – Football Fiesta – Houston Road Park – 5-a-side football fun night. There will be three sections (A= P6 & P7 pupils) (B= 1st & 2nd year pupils) and (C= 3rd & 4th year pupils) all teams to consist of 5 players + 1 substitute (6 players maximum per team) All players must reside in the Bridge of Weir / Houston postal areas. No entries will be taken on the night.

 Wednesday 13th June – The Weir Bar & Bistro Family BBQ 6.30 PM onwards

 Wednesday 13th June – Hope Hall Family Fun Night in the Cargill Hall 6.30pm to 8 PM – Free admission for all the family

 Thursday 14th June – Bridge of Weir Senior Citizens Association – Tea Dance in the Royal British Legion Scotland  2 pm to 4.30 pm- Entry £2 available from the committee bu you can pay at the door

 Thursday 14th June – Festival Prize Bingo Night in the Royal British Legion Scotland doors open 7pm Eyes Down 7.30 PM – Entry £2 pay at the door and this includes a light buffet

 Friday 15th June – Children’s Puppet Show in Bridge of Weir Primary School at 10 AM – village playgroups are most welcome to come along and join in – Free Entry

Friday 15th June – Disco for 7 to 12 year olds in the Cargill Hall from 7pm to 9pm – Entry £1 pay at the door. A tuck shop will be available.

 Saturday 16th June – End of Festival Week Ceilidh with Scotia Ceilidh Band in the Cargill Hall 7.30 pm till late. Entry by ticket only £10 available from the Committee or contact 01505 615992 / 07816 354854. Light buffet and late bar. Minimum age 13 but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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St Fillan’s Primary School step into the Dragon’s Den for Fairtrade

St Fillan’s Primary School step into the Dragon’s Den for Fairtrade

Pupils and staff at St Fillan’s Primary in Houston are celebrating after achieving Fairtrade status.

The primary seven class celebrated the news with Councillor Brian Lawson, chair of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Steering Group. He said: “I am delighted that St Fillan’s Primary has become a Fairtrade primary school. This is a fantastic achievement and I’d like to congratulate all the staff and pupils for their hard work.” Read more

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School kids give underpass a makeover

School kids give underpass a makeover

Local school pupils have teamed up with a professional artist to give unwelcoming underpasses in their village a makeover.

Primary seven pupils from both Houston Primary and St Fillan’s Primary in Houston worked with artist Meredith Crone to design and paint the murals.

The project came about through the school travel planning process, lead by Renfrewshire Council’s Planning and Transport Service, which highlighted that the underpasses were considered undesirable places to walk through. Pupils suggested painting them with bright murals to freshen them up.

Meredith visited the schools on several occasions to deliver workshops and gather ideas from the pupils. He then drew up a plan for how the murals would look using the pupils’ artwork and mapped out the murals so that the pupils could bring them to life.

The children chose to paint a seascape on one wall and an enchanted forest on the other.

Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said: “The aim of school travel plans is to identify ways to encourage greener and safer ways to travel to and from school. This project is a great example of how pupils contribute to their school’s travel plan by identifying potential issues that might put people off walking to school and suggesting ways to address this. The children were really involved from start to finish and had a great time working together as well as with Meredith. The young people who were so heavily involved in the project hope that the local community will appreciate their efforts to brighten up these underpasses and will enjoy the murals for years to come.”

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council