Entries by Brian McGuire

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The Buddy Beat

The award winning The Buddy Beat is a mental health drumming group for adults across Renfrewshire that meets every Thursday morning at Johnstone High Parish Church Halls, Ludovic Square, PA5 8EE, 10 am to 12.   We help promote social inclusion and drumming has been found to help reduce stress, session full of therapeutic, improves […]



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Who Cares Scotland

Who Cares ? Scotland Renfrewshire  is an organisation that supports care experienced young people. We offer free quarterly  training  and information sessions and the next one is being held at the Lagoon in Paisley . We are trying to reach all those who support children and young people across Renfrewshire whether paid or voluntary. We […]

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Doing it for Dad

Victoria Hamilton, from Kilmacolm, is running the Loch Ness Marathon in memory of her dad because she is “determined” to raise £10,000 for St. Vincent’s Hospice to thank them for their care and support. After being diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer Tom Maitland (Victoria’s dad), was admitted to St. Vincent’s Hospice in October 2018 where […]

NNE Presents The Southmartins

The Southmartins have carved themselves a unique niche in the tribute scene since forming in late 2009. Playing fast and loose with the back catalogues of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South (and the occasional foray into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s more recent hits) the band manage to not only bring the sound of […]

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Thousands of world’s top pipers on way to Paisley for British championships

Thousands of the world’s top pipers and drummers will again descend on Paisley for one of the biggest dates in the global piping calendar.   The British Pipe Band Championships will take place on Saturday 18 May at the St James Playing Fields – with 123 bands from across the UK and Ireland, and drum […]

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More than 1200 young people spend the holidays with Street Stuff

Street Stuff celebrated the start of its 10-year anniversary in style with more than 1200 young people took part in the free Spring Break programme. Hundreds of young people flocked to activities every day of the two-week holiday camp, as football, gaming and more was made available at venues across Renfrewshire. A free healthy meal […]

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Renfrew looking radiant as inspired groups carry out a Big Spring Clean

Renfrew was the latest area to benefit from a Big Spring Clean as volunteers headed out over the weekend on community clean-ups. More than thirty volunteers turned out to two litter picks in Renfrew as inspired teams tackled the banks of the Clyde from Wright Street as well as the Blythswood Woods. Crisp packs, bottles, […]

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Why You Should Visit Your Local Dentist

Many people have an extreme fear of the dentist and all that visiting a dentist involves. However, you should ensure that you visit the dentist even if you are wary of procedures and the dentist’s waiting room. Although you may believe that visiting the dentist often is unnecessary, there are many reasons why it is […]

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Students of sport are a class act

SCORES of secondary pupils have shown they are real good sports after graduating from the Renfrewshire School of Sport Education. Paisley Abbey was packed with families and friends for the graduation ceremony and the presentation of certificates to 70 students by Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron. The School of Sport Education Initiative run by Renfrewshire Leisure […]