Category: Blog

10 MONSTER SUPERHEROES HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE, CAN YOU FIND THEM ALL?

Paisley First is offering a fun, family “Safari” to help give families a safe town centre story-trail this summer, whilst supporting the NHS. Will you accept the challenge to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes? Using only smartphones, the Safari allows you to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story, and superpowers. […]

Book in with the Silly Squad this summerI

It’s time for youngsters to join the Silly Squad this summer. All kinds of daftness is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and children between the ages of four and 11 are being encouraged to sign up for a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. The Silly Squad is a team of […]

THE 132nd PAISLEY ART INSTITUTE ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION GOES ONLINE IN 2020

25 July – 6 September 2020 Launch Event SAT 25 July 4pm on www.paisleyartinstitute.org (All welcome) This year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the much-anticipated Paisley Art Institute Open Annual Exhibition, the 132nd edition no less, will take the form of an online presentation for the first time in our history.  The 132nd PAI Annual […]

Keep on running with virtual 5k race

Fans of the Paisley 10k can still take part in a road race this year as a new competition gets up and running. The annual Paisley 10k and Fun Run may have had to be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the team at Renfrewshire Leisure have organised a series of virtual […]

Ann’s first is turn up for the books as Renfrewshire’s libraries reopen!

It was one for the record books as avid reader Ann Clark was the first person to visit Johnstone Library after it re-opened after months of lockdown. The sprightly 77-year-old was at the head of the queue before the library opened at 10am to return 15 books and borrow another nine books to keep up […]

Renfrewshire £1.3m Covid business support package is approved

An innovative package of support to help Renfrewshire businesses recover from the effects of lockdown has been given the green light by councillors. And the £1.3m funding boost agreed today by members of Renfrewshire Council’s Emergencies Board has also been welcomed by some of the area’s key economic leaders. The proposals were developed as a […]

Cancellation of winter events in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council will not be progressing with the remainder of its events programme this year, as part of ongoing measures to help to manage the coronavirus pandemic and minimise the risk of local outbreaks. The decision, which was confirmed at the Council’s Emergencies Board, means that the Paisley fireworks and Christmas lights switch-on events in […]

Digital books boom: 24,000 online loans from libraries during lockdown

Renfrewshire Leisure highlights success of services online as all 12 of its libraries prepare to launch click and collect service from Monday Bookworms have borrowed more than 24,000 ebooks and emagazines from Renfrewshire’s libraries during lockdown. The remarkable figure – representing an 80 per cent rise on this time last year – is among a […]

Chivas Brothers Paisley site to be brought into public ownership

A Paisley site of strategic importance for Renfrewshire’s long-term economic and community development is to be brought into public ownership. Renfrewshire Council has agreed terms to conclude its purchase of the bulk of the 24-acre site at Renfrew Road from Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers. It is anticipated ownership of the site will transfer to the […]