Entries by Danielle McGuire

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Thousands turn out for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On

More than 27,000 people flocked to Paisley town centre to enjoy this years’ Christmas Lights spectacle. Families enjoyed a full day of free fun, with Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron carrying out the big switch on.  She was helped by 11-year-old Skye Thomson, from Paisley’s Heriot Primary School, who won the annual Christmas card design competition.  Earlier in […]

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Renfrewshire pays tribute to the fallen with weekend of remembrance

Communities across Renfrewshire have paid tribute to those lost while serving with the Armed Forces as services took place to mark Remembrance Sunday and 100 years since the end of the First World War. The largest service was held in Paisley and saw hundreds turn out to pay their respects at the Cenotaph. Military personnel […]

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Brrrrriliant names set to battle it out to be named as one of Renfrewshire’s gritters

The names are in and the battle is set to commence as Renfrewshire names the nine gritters set to keep the area moving this winter. The public now have the opportunity to choose their winners from suggestions such as Ploughlo Grittini, William Wall-ice and Thawin’ Batty, as a series of polls take place on the […]

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Schoolgirl overcomes her fear of heights to take part in thrilling Halloween display

A school girl has vowed to conquer her fear of heights to take part in a thrilling aerial display 120 feet above the ground. Bethany Docherty, 14, from Johnstone, is one of the young volunteers at the heart of this year’s Paisley Halloween Festival, ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, a major event in the Year […]

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Communities invited to have their voice heard as new Local Partnerships get set to launch

A fresh approach to local decision making is bringing communities to the fore as Renfrewshire gets set to launch its new Local Partnerships. Replacing the previous Local Area Committees (LACs), the new partnerships will adopt a more informal and inclusive approach to allow local people more of a say in the decisions which affect their […]

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Could your little one light up Renfrewshire this Christmas?

Switching on the Christmas lights is a dream come true, and this year it will be a reality for three lucky school pupils! Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron, is once again inviting children of primary school age to design a Christmas card for 2018. Three winners will be selected with each winner having the chance to […]

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STV weatherman Sean Batty joins Renfrewshire’s #NameOurGritters judging panel

Snow way Sean could miss out on naming Renfrewshire’s gritters Scotland’s most recognisable weatherman, Sean Batty, will put his expert knowledge to the test as he takes on the role of guest judge in Renfrewshire’s #NameOurGritters competition. STV weatherman Sean will join a local gritter driver, a Care at Home staff member and an inspiring […]

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Renfrewshire Leisure appoints new chief executive

Renfrewshire Leisure is responsible for attractions including Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory and also manages sport and leisure facilities, including On-X Linwood and Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre. Victoria Hollows has visited some of the facilities she will take charge of and met with the Renfrewshire Leisure board members and staff. Victoria said: “I’m absolutely delighted […]