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Curtain closes on Celtic Connections 2024

World-renowned folk, roots and world music festival Celtic Connections drew to a triumphant close in Glasgow last night after 18 days of spectacular sold-out concerts, innovative musical sessions and star-studded collaborations. From Thursday 18 January to Sunday 4 February, the city came alive with over 300 incredible events involving 1,200 artists across 25 of the city’s venues. The […]

The popular purveyors of bass and beat are playing The Bungalow tonight

Mickey 9’s the popular purveyors of bass and beat are playing The Bungalow tonight. The funky Glaswegian 4-piece – with a masked, shamanic frontman known only as ‘St. Cool’ – are best-known for their infectious rhythms and electrifying live performances. In fact, the band’s shows earned them the ‘Best Live Act’ award at last year’s […]

Outspoken Arts Scotland 2024

OUTSPOKEN ARTS ANNOUNCES ITS VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME AT THE ART DEPARTMENT FOR 2024 BIG ART SHOW IS BACK, ALONG WITH A MAJOR NEW SHOW – THE TEARDROP EXPLODES – EXPLORING THE WONDERFUL PAISLEY PATTERN Outspoken Arts Scotland has announced a packed programme of visual arts events for the year ahead at The Art Department.   […]

SIGHT SCOTLAND VETERANS TEE UP OUTING WITH TOPGOLF

Sight Scotland Veterans recently organised a trip to TopGolf in Glasgow; giving a group of a blind and partially sighted veterans the opportunity to try out the high-tech golf experience. A group of 15 veterans attended the TopGolf event, from both the charity’s Linburn Centre in West Lothian and its Hawkhead Centre in Paisely. Some […]

Consultation seeking views on additional primary school in Dargavel Village begins

Parents, carers and residents in Dargavel Village are being asked for their views on a proposed site for an additional primary school in the area. An additional primary school is being proposed for the area to provide capacity for the number of pupils expected as the housing development continues to grow. The consultation will gather […]

Changes to disposal of upholstered furniture to be rolled out in Renfrewshire

Due to new guidance, sofas, armchairs and other upholstered furniture items will soon no longer be accepted at some Renfrewshire Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). From 1 February 2024 Renfrewshire Council will be changing the way it collects, stores and disposes of upholstered domestic seating. This includes any seating items with cushions or padding, such […]

Planning permission for Paisley Grammar School Community Campus given the green light

Construction of a new state-of-the-art Paisley Grammar School Community Campus has been approved.  Members of Renfrewshire Council’s Planning and Climate Change Policy Board met on Tuesday 23 January and approved the planning application to build a new high school on vacant land near Renfrew Road in Paisley.  Construction work is expected to begin in spring, […]

Spirit Label Solutions invests £5m in new facility at Westway

That’s the spirit . . . printing industry experts unveil new premium spirit labelling production business Five of Scotland’s most respected printing industry experts have launched Spirit Label Solutions, a brand new premium spirit label production company. In response to growing demand from the flourishing craft whisky and gin sector, Spirit Label Solutions has been […]

Paisley Book Festival calls for entries to this year’s Janet Coats Memorial Prize for poetry

The theme of this year’s Paisley Book Festival is to ‘Imagine Something Different’ and event organisers are seeking short poems that breathe life into this theme, capturing the very spirit of innovation, daring to explore realms uncharted. Inspired by Janet Coats and her legacy, Paisley Book Festival holds an annual poetry prize for adults and […]