Entries by Brian McGuire

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Plenty for kids this Easter break

Plenty for kids this Easter break Wondering what will keep the kids busy during the school holidays? The answer might be a packed programme of sports and leisure activities from Renfrewshire Council. The Active Renfrewshire team promise Commonwealth Games-themed activities, sports ‘taster’ sessions and outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling. Other less-sporty types might […]



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Residents turn out for welfare reform info event

Residents turn out for welfare reform info event Renfrewshire residents turned out to a special event to spread the word over wide-ranging and controversial changes to the benefits system. The council-run ‘Benefits are Changing Day’ was held at the Tannahill Centre in Ferguslie Park, Paisley to raise awareness of UK Government’s welfare reform programme. These […]

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A Happy Easter to one and all from all of us at Historical Adventures

A Happy Easter to one and all from all of us at Historical Adventures.  While we may be on beak during the Easter term there will be plenty of activities to do once we return starting on Tuesday the 16th of April.  We have various after school drama classes on at selected schools which are […]

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Heritage project hailed as economic boost

Heritage project hailed as economic boost A special project which will enhance access to one of the area’s best-loved parks has been hailed as a boost to the local economy. The Semple Heritage Trail was officially launched earlier this month at an event attended by local dignitaries and pupils from nearby Lochwinnoch Primary. The ambitious […]

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Pupils’ tourism careers get off the ground thanks to Glasgow Airport

Pupils’ tourism careers get off the ground thanks to Glasgow Airport Scotland’s next generation is learning about career opportunities in one of the country’s largest and most important industry sectors thanks to Glasgow Airport. A project which introduces young people to the opportunities available in the hospitality and tourism sectors is being paid for with […]

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Walkers invited to join Easter event

Walkers invited to join Easter event Renfrewshire residents are being urged to use their heads as part of an Easter Eggstravaganza outdoor event. The council’s Youth and Sport Services has organised an Easter Bonnet walk on Paisley’s Gleniffer Braes on Wednesday 3 April. Bonnets are not essential but prizes will be given out on the […]

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Young people choose Scottish Youth Parliament

Young people choose Scottish Youth Parliament Young people in Renfrewshire have cast their votes to select the area’s representatives in the Scottish Youth Parliament. Five young people from Renfrewshire were chosen by the votes of people aged between 12 and 25. Compared to the last Scottish Youth Parliament election in 2011, the numbers of votes […]