Category: Blog

Funeral Support Payment pays out £6 million since launch

Over 4,300 people in Scotland qualified for a payment to help towards the cost of a loved one’s funeral, according to the latest Funeral Support Payment statistics published today. Eligible applicants currently receive an average of £1,593 to help towards the costs of a burial or cremation, and expenses such as travel and flowers. June […]

New Renfrewshire business fund now open for applications

A new package of support for Renfrewshire businesses to tackle the immediate impact of Coronavirus is now open for applications. The £1.3million Renfrewshire Coronavirus Business Support Fund offers local businesses, including people self-employed, the opportunity to apply for: An interest free Business Restart Loan between £1,000 to £5,000 repayable up to three years to assist […]

Renfrewshire Council 14 Aug 2020 Don’t lose your voice – residents in Renfrewshire urged to check their voter registration details are up to date

Local residents are being warned not to lose their democratic voice by ensuring their electoral registration details are up to date. With Scottish Parliament elections set to take place in May 2021, it is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The Electoral Registration Officer will be getting in touch […]

Renfrewshire Council 14 Aug 2020 Revised consultation proposals for Paisley Grammar move published

Updated plans for how residents will be able to give their views on proposals to move Paisley Grammar School to a new modern community campus have been published. Renfrewshire Council is due to run a formal public consultation over plans to move the school from its current location to a purpose-built site on Renfrew Road. […]


Congratulations go to West College Scotland’s HND Interior Architecture and HNC Graphic Design students that worked on a fantastic re-brand and refurbishment client project with Multan Tandoori in Paisley – Paisley’s oldest established Indian restaurant. David Kandola, Owner of the 44-seater George Street restaurant got in touch with the College last year looking for some […]

Renfrewshire school first Scottish secondary to get ‘excellent’ rating under short inspection model

Gryffe High School has become the first secondary school in Scotland to receive an ‘excellent’ grade under the government’s short model inspection format. A team from Education Scotland visited the Houston school earlier this year to speak to staff, pupils and parents – and today issued a glowing report over the standard of the work […]

Trusted Trader – Open for Business Campaign

The Renfrewshire Council Trusted Trader scheme is a local business partnership which aims to increase consumer confidence, promote good practice within local businesses and to help prevent doorstep crime. It is the only official trader scheme in Renfrewshire that is Council backed, fully vetted by Trading Standards and supported by Police Scotland. Use businesses you […]

We’re Open: Shopmobility is back in business

During the Coronavirus shutdown, Shopmobility Paisley and District had to close down their base in the Paisley Centre Car Park in Storie Street, Paisley. However, following a deep clean of their base and the adoption of strict hygiene measures, Shopmobility is pleased to announce they are back in business, with their mobility scooters now available […]

New film on the life of Communist MP from Paisley Willie Gallacher

A FILM about the legendary Communist MP from Paisley, Willie Gallacher is being premiered on an online TV channel. Renfrewshire Leisure’s internet channel, Ren TV will show the 50-minute film, called A Lion Rose in Paisley, on Wednesday, August 12, at 7pm – 55 years to the day Gallacher died. The docudrama by local filmmaker, Alex […]