Entries by Brian McGuire

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Mhairi Black MP press release Electricity Bill

Campaigners welcome Mhairi Black’s support for national community energy initiative Power for People, an organisation campaigning for more local, clean energy, today welcomed the support of Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP, Mhairi Black, for a Bill introduced in Parliament that, if made law, would allow communities to sell locally generated energy to local people. Currently, […]

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MHAIRI BLACK CALLS ON PENSION FUND TO DROP FOSSIL FUELS

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black, along with a cross-party group of 200 MPs, including the majority of Scottish MPs, are calling on the MP’s Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, such as Shell and BP, following growing concerns about their role in fuelling climate change. SNP, Conservative, Labour and […]

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STRICTLY’S DR RANJ CHAMPIONS COURAGE OF SCOTS CHILDREN WITH CANCER

AN AWARD scheme backed by Strictly Come Dancing star Dr Ranj Singh which recognises the courage of youngsters with cancer is being launched across Scotland. Around 130 children are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland every year.* Thanks to the support of people across the country, Cancer Research UK’s research has helped transform survival for children’s cancers, which overall has […]

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FLIGHTPATH’S LUMP SUM AWARD TO FUND OUTDOOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Venture Scotland awarded lump sum to ensure more than 60 pupils from 8 local secondary schools take part in life-changing outdoor personal development programme – Sixty four pupils from eight secondary schools will take part in an outdoor personal development programme thanks to a lump sum award of £23, 398 from the FlightPath Fund. The […]

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Festive fun comes to Johnstone

Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre to mark the start of the festive season this weekend at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On. The Pulse FM DJs hosted a main stage in Houstoun Square packed with young up-and-coming talent who helped get everyone in the festive mood. Youngsters in attendance were spoilt for choice with […]

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Makar appointed for Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire now has its own Poet Laureate who will write poems to mark important events in the local area. Poet, playwright and creative writing lecturer, Brian Whittingham has been appointed the Tannahill Makar for Renfrewshire. The move came after Renfrewshire Council agreed to a proposal by Councillors Eileen McCartin and Andy Doig at a council […]

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7 Historic Landmarks Of Glasgow

Glasgow, the most popular and populous city of Scotland, is a historical marvel. The city is life bursting, has a rich culture and great attractions. But if you are a student and you are studying the wonderful history of this city, then you better not skip the following: Ancient Trees The Fossil Grove in Glasgow’s Victoria Park has a few trees that are even older […]

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Creative and cultural organisations invited to bid for support from new fund

A new fund designed to support Renfrewshire’s cultural sector launched this week as one of the legacies of Paisley’s UK City of Culture bidding process. The Cultural Organisations Development Fund is open to cultural and creative organisations from across Paisley and Renfrewshire, it will provide support to build the resilience and sustainability of organisations, helping […]

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Thorn Primary School take the 30 for 30 challenge!

Pupils and teachers from Thorn Primary School in Johnstone have taken part in a “30 Challenge” for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, raising an incredible £1,664.50. Primary 7 classes, teachers and staff each committed to walk, jog or run for 30 minutes every day for 30 days straight. Regardless of weather […]

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New recycling service set to start in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire’s new bin collection service is set to begin next week after every household was provided with a new green recycling bin. Renfrewshire’s new bin collection service is set to begin next week after every household was provided with a new green recycling bin. From Monday 3 December, residents will now separate their recycling as […]