Category: Blog

Community halls across Renfrewshire set for refurbishment

Three popular community halls across Renfrewshire are set for full refurbishments after councillors approved awarding the £1.6million works contract to City Gate Construction. The Paisley-based company is expected to start work in May on a wide range of internal and external improvements to Elderslie Village Hall, the McKillop Institute in Lochwinnoch and South End Action […]

Get a Spring in your step with Paisley’s Easter Animal Trail!

Spring is here and there’s plenty to look forward to in Paisley town centre with our Easter Animal Trail! There are 12 animal friends hiding in local business windows around the town centre …. but one of them doesn’t have a name. So it’s your job to find our friends and name the final animal […]

Paisley Museum transformation set to move forward as £23million main works contractor approved

The journey to transform Paisley Museum into a top cultural destination took a major step forward today (Wed 31 March) as Renfrewshire councillors approved the appointment of the contractor to deliver the £23million main works programme. Members of the council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board authorised the appointment of Kier Construction Limited as […]


Renfrewshire Leisure is delighted to announce that Paisley Book Festival reached a global audience for its 2021 Festival programme. 20,296 people tuned in from as far afield as India, Malawi, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel as well as most of mainland Europe. The most popular […]

Big PACE Night In

Join us for an amazing evening of performances and chat from a huge selection of PACE alumni and friends, hosted LIVE from Exchange, Paisley. Our Big PACE Night In promises music, laughter, memories, surprises, and talent by the bucket-load. Mark the ending of lockdown with an unforgettable big night in! Featuring performances and interviews from […]

Create Paisley presents the Culture Academy

Funded by The Youth Work Educations Recovery Fund, Culture Academy will see Create Paisley team up right2dance Paisley YMCA and Renfrewshire Council Youth Services. Open to S1-S6, the programme will allow the young people to select one of the 4 strands: Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing and Media. Interested in a programme that will allow […]

Foreign nationals in Renfrewshire encouraged to use their vote

Local people in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to exercise their right to vote at the Scottish Parliament election in May, with foreign nationals able to vote for the first time. Refugees and other foreign citizens living in Scotland who have leave to remain in the UK, or do not need such permission, can now vote […]

Council refreshes approach to grass cutting in Renfrewshire

Communities will see grassed areas cut more often and all at once as part of a revised approach to grass cutting in Renfrewshire. From 5 April, council teams will operate a new fortnightly schedule which will see all grassed services completed at the same time with Renfrewshire is broken down into 14 different areas. The […]