Category: Blog

RENFREWSHIRE CLASS SIZE INCREASE RAISED WITH FIRST MINISTER

Neil Bibby MSP, has challenged the First Minister over Renfrewshire Council’s decision to increase Primary 2 class sizes from 25 to 30. Mr Bibby has said this proof that there is a difference between Nicola Sturgeon’s rhetoric on education and the reality on the ground. The West Scotland MSP also highlighted this as another example […]

St Anthony’s Primary shortlisted for national autism award

A Renfrewshire primary school has been shortlisted for a prestigious national autism award. St Anthony’s Primary in Johnstone was nominated for the National Autistic Society’s Inspirational Education Provision – Primary Schools and Early Years Award by parents of pupils who attend its Communication Development Unit. The unit supports pupils with communication development conditions, including autism, […]

NEWLANDS HITS OUT AT BANK CLOSURES

BANKS CAN’T EXPECT POST OFFICES TO PICK UP SLACK Notice has just been given that Santander will close their doors to the town of Renfrew on 18th July 2019. Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has hit out at Santander’s decision to close 140 branches, including the branch in Renfrew. Santander announced this […]

CBI WARNS THAT NO DEAL BREXIT WOULD BE “DEVASTATING” FOR SCOTLAND’S ECONOMY

SNP CALLS FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT TO BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has warned that the Prime Minister risks dragging Scotland and the UK down the road to economic self-harm unless she urgently takes a no-deal Brexit off the table, as new analysis reveals that crashing out […]

Councillors submit motion to ensure that Care Experienced Students benefit from Bursary

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KEEP CITB JOBS IN RENFREWSHIRE

Workers at the Inchinnan base of CITB, the construction industry’s national training board, face redundancy with the public body preparing to pull out of Renfrewshire and sell their National Construction College. Neil Bibby MSP raised concerns about the future of local CITB workers in the Scottish Parliament, calling on the Scottish Government to help keep […]

RAMH’s 2019 annual fundraiser.

Tickets officially went on sale today for RAMH’s 2019 annual fundraiser. Join us on Friday 26th April 2019 at The Lynnhurst Hotel (8 Park Road, Johnstone, PA5 8LT) from 7.15pm – 1.00am for the RAMH Dinner & Dance: Proudly Sponsored by Bridge of Weir Leather. The evening will begin with a glamourous red carpet arrival […]

30th Anniversary to end in a blaze of glory

To mark the end of their 30th Anniversary, St. Vincent’s Hospice are having their hottest fundraising event ever, with a Firewalk on Tuesday 29th January. Teaming up with FireWalk Scotland, the Hospice are looking for people to sign up and face their fears, for this exciting challenge to support St. Vincent’s by doing something truly remarkable. Commenting […]

Beat Blue Monday by getting the right debt advice

People who are worried about post-Christmas debt are being urged to get the advice they need to help them tackle the January blues. Blue Monday is described as the “most depressing day of the year” as bills from the festive period start coming through doors ahead of many people’s pay day. A third of all […]