Category: Blog


It might be a few weeks until Paisley Pirates fans have the chance to see their favourites back on the ice, but that’s not stopping them from getting right behind the team as the Supporters Club continues to use the close season to raise vital funds to help keep the Pirates on the ice. Supporters […]

Exam Results Helpline

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has urged all those school pupils receiving their exam results today to contact the Exam Result Helpline if they’re requiring further information and help. Pupils throughout Renfrewshire and Scotland will receive their results on Tuesday 7th August and the Exam Helpline can provide pupils, parents and carers […]

Renfrewshire pupils score success in exam results

Renfrewshire’s young people continue to achieve success in their exam results with around a fifth of S5 pupils gaining five or more Highers, an increase of two per cent on last year. In S4, more than 90 per cent of pupils gained National 4s, with 63 per cent achieving three or more National 5s, an […]

Parents urged to apply for school clothing grants

Parents of children heading back to school are being urged to make sure they apply for school clothing grants. Renfrewshire pupils are now entitled to £100 school clothing grant if they meet the criteria. Clothing grant applications can be made whether parents have already bought their school uniform or have yet to buy one. Parents […]

Rachel Newton ‘West’ Album Launch and Tour Playing Paisley Arts Centre Thursday 4 October

Singer, Harpist and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017 Rachel Newton launches her fourth solo album ‘West’ in September 2018.  It was recorded in her late grandparents’ old croft house in Achnahaird, Wester Ross. Always striving to achieve something different with each release, Rachel decided that she would make a completely […]

Going digital to dig up the past

PART of Paisley’s horticultural past is being dug up and brought into the 21st century. Books of minutes from meetings of the Paisley Florists’ Society dating back to 1797 have been digitised and can now be seen on the website. Claiming to be the oldest horticultural society in the UK, the Paisley Florists was founded in […]

Be a part of an exciting college Partnership with Elior UK this September

West College Scotland has partnered with Elior UK (one of the UK’s leading hospitality companies) at Ibrox stadium under the guidance of award winning chef Jav Aziz. We are looking for people with a positive attitude, who are willing to learn in a fast moving environment to take part in a unique and exciting opportunity […]

Mall staff dig in to create garden for residents

STAFF at intu Braehead made sure residents at a housing complex for the over 50s will have a bright new garden to enjoy. Volunteers from the shopping and leisure destination spent a day creating a new garden for the residents at Glentanar Court, in Paisley after intu Braehead agreed to donate £2500 to buy materials […]

SNP protects free bus pass

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the announcement from the SNP Scottish Government that the free bus bass for people over 60 years old will be protected and that this valuable scheme will be extended to companions of eligible disabled children under five, which will help over 3,000 families and […]