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LEADER programme funding to transform Lapwing Lodge

Lapwing Lodge in the Gleniffer Braes will soon have a new indoor activity hall thanks to major funding from a community development scheme. Construction is now underway on the multi-purpose hall after its owners West Region Scout Council secured £184,000 from the European Union funded Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LEADER programme. “Lapwing Lodge is already […]

Iconic Fitness at Tough Mudder

There can be no growth without leaving your comfort zone, they say, well Saturday 15 June 2019 saw 20 of Iconic’s members leave their comfort zones and venture south to Drumlanrig Castle to take part in the Tough Mudder event. “Tough Mudder is and endurance event series in which participants attempt an 8 to 10-mile […]

Italian Scotland Charity Event

Italian Scotland is a charity which exists to promote, help and encourage the life, culture, language and art of the Italian community in Scotland. Every year we organise various events aimed at bringing together Italians and Scots, events past and future. Every year we support initiatives designed to promote Italian – Scottish exchange and friendship […]

Renfrewshire gets ready for Barshaw fun

People from all over Renfrewshire will be heading to one of Paisley’s prettiest parks this weekend for a gala day for all the family. This year’s Barshaw Gala Day takes place at Barshaw Park on Saturday 22 June, from 11am until 4pm. The Barshaw party is one of the most popular events in Renfrewshire’s events […]

Strategy to support Renfrewshire’s economic growth

Renfrewshire business leaders will recommend a strategy to support the region’s future economic success this autumn. Members of the region’s Economic Leadership Panel have been working together on the proposals which will underpin the approach over the coming years. The panel was set up in 2017 drawing from leaders across the private and public sector, […]

Renfrewshire town centres to benefit from £1.46m cash boost

Town centres across Renfrewshire are to receive a £1.46m cash boost – the bulk of which could transform key sites in the heart of Johnstone and Renfrew. The sum was made available to the area earlier this year as part of the Scottish Government’s £50m Town Centre Capital Fund – aimed at bringing vacant buildings […]

Funding boost for Coats Memorial project

THE campaign to save an iconic Scottish building for future generations has received a major funding boost. An overseas benefactor has stepped in with a six figure donation after visiting Thomas Coats Memorial, the former church in the centre of Paisley. Locally based sculptor Alexander Stoddart is working on a statue for one of Harlan […]

Child poverty initiatives boost incomes of struggling families in Renfrewshire by almost £2million in one year

Two initiatives designed to tackle child poverty in Renfrewshire have helped boost the incomes of struggling families and households by a total of almost £2million in one year. Families First, a service that provides low-income households with health and relationship support as well as money and benefits advice, has generated £1,114,234 for 413 struggling families, […]

Free parking pilot to be introduced in Paisley town centre

Free weekday parking for up to three hours could soon be available in selected Paisley town centre car parks – if plans for a pilot scheme are approved by councillors later this month. Proposals have been drafted to test the impact of a partial removal of parking charges – to help inform future decisions over […]