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Renfrewshire marks Scottish Apprenticeship Week with series of STEM events

Renfrewshire is marking Scottish Apprenticeship Week with a series of events designed to encourage young women to consider careers in traditionally male dominated sectors. The week celebrates the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy, and coincides with International Women’s Day on Thursday . There will be a series of Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Celebrate Paisley’s buildings by contributing to the town’s Story Map

Photography fans are being encouraged to share their favourite snaps of Paisley’s unique architecture for a Story Map that tells the story of the town through its rich built heritage. The Story Map will capture a visual record of historic properties within Paisley Town Centre Conservation Area. Pupils and community groups are being asked to […]

Essential maintenance at Erskine Pool

ESSENTIAL maintenance work is to be carried out at Erskine Swimming Pool. A programme of works is being carried out at the pool and should be completed within eight weeks, starting from April 23. The decision to carry out the maintenance and close the pool between the Easter school holidays ending and the start of […]

Councillors announce £53.9million investment in Renfrewshire housing

Residents are set to reap the benefits of a £53.9million housing investment in Renfrewshire across the next three years, as councillors revealed their budget plans today. New build homes, regeneration and maintenance of existing council homes will form the key focus of Renfrewshire’s Housing Capital Investment Plan 2018/19 to 2020/21. The significant outlay will see […]

Budget for growth in Renfrewshire ‘puts communities first’

Councillors in Renfrewshire today voted to pass a budget for growth that puts communities at its heart, according to Council Leader Iain Nicolson. The budget for 2018-19 was set at the Council meeting today (Friday 2 March) and will provide a budget of £391million for public services in the area. Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: […]

Sports and leisure centres re-open on Saturday

ALL sports and leisure facilities run by Renfrewshire Leisure will re-open tomorrow. (Saturday, March 3) The facilities, which had been closed because of the recent severe weather, includes sports centres, swimming pools, libraries, Paisley Museum, Paisley Arts Centre, community centres and town halls. Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure said: “Thankfully, it appears we […]

Derek Mackay Comments on Renfrewshire Council budget

Commenting on the Renfrewshire Council budget for 2018/2019, SNP MSP and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The SNP Scottish Government have delivered a good deal for Renfrewshire Council, and I’m delighted to see the new SNP administration respond to local priorities on roads renewal, a cleaner local environment and new housing. A multi-million-pound investment whilst […]

All Scottish National League Ice Hockey Matches Called Off

All Scottish National League Ice Hockey matches have been called off because of prevailing weather conditions, including Pirates’ trip to Dundee Comets tomorrow and their home tie against Kirkcaldy Kestrels on Sunday.

Glasgow Airport update – 10.45

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: The extreme weather conditions of the last 72 hours have seen the airport experience record levels of snow. Airport staff have worked continuously through the night to clear the runway, wider airfield and passenger walkways. While we are currently operational a large number of flights have been cancelled.  We continue […]