Category: Blog

Emergency Scottish Government relief funds for grassroots music venues reach Paisley

Local live music venue, The Bungalow in Paisley, has received £21,500 in emergency funding from the Scottish Government’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund through Creative Scotland. Aimed at providing grassroots music venues with emergency support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevent closure, the £2.2million fund, which launched on Thursday 3 September, received 98 applications from across […]

ReCycle or Dye

ReCycle or Dye – classes for 12 – 17 year olds Fun and creative sessions where you’ll learn to adapt and make your own clothes! Two blocks of weekly classes taking place in person at our Paisley shop. Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm  6 weeks starting 29th September Creative Upcycling – led by guest designed Niki Taylor.  Bring along your own […]

Shopkeepers protest at barriers erected outside their premises

JOBS could be lost and shops put out of business unless Renfrewshire Council remove barriers they have erected along a 140-metre stretch of pavement in Glasgow Road, Paisley. The social distancing barriers are part of a £105,000 Spaces For People project that is meant to create an extra-wide pathway for pedestrians and cyclists – even […]

AGS Airports’ new sustainable security product in the bag

Trial of new Oxo-Biodegradable product that can be reused and recycled to replace over two million single-use 100ml plastic bags used each year across airport group –  AGS Airports Ltd has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag. The new sustainable bags will now be available free of […]

Renfrewshire Connectedness Champions Project

Renfrewshire Connectedness Champions Project is running some online activity throughout September and October. Online tuition from local creative artists will be delivered through three classes delivered online using Zoom. These classes are free to Renfrewshire residents. Where the classes run over 4 weeks please make sure you will be able to attend every session.  Sm: […]


The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has today announced new restrictions which are to come into force as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the country. From Friday, bars, pubs and restaurants will be subject to a 10pm curfew nationwide. Miss Sturgeon said that this measure was necessary in an effort to prevent a full […]

Planned transformation of historic TA building into student flats going ahead

Major plans to transform the derelict Territorial Army (TA) building in Paisley into student flats are set to be rubber-stamped by councillors (still one or two councillors wavering). JR Construction has outlined proposals to build a state-of-the-art facility -which would accommodate up to 338 students – on the site of the iconic B-listed building which […]

Online celebration of Black History Month

A NEW and exciting programme of online cultural events is being staged to celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month, throughout October, celebrates and recognises the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made to the world over many generations.   The programme – Black History Month: Our Culture, Our Future – has […]

Could you jump on board the Food Train in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire?

Local man praises charity’s work as it seeks new volunteers in region to bolster numbers as some supporters return to work having backed cause while on furlough Food Train is seeking more volunteers to support its life-improving work to collect and deliver critical shopping supplies to older people in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. The charity, […]