Category: Blog

Paisley students build brighter future for Malawi kids

Students from Paisley’s Gleniffer High School will travel to Africa next year as part of a unique partnership to help children at Malawi’s Dzenza Primary School. Gleniffer High School’s Malawi Project Leader, Sarah Aitken said the partnership had seen the Paisley students raising much-needed funds for Dzenza while helping students from both schools to learn […]

Witches production Seraphina generates an ‘overwhelming’ community response

The director of a theatre production which incorporated the tragic story of the infamous Paisley witch trials of 1697 says the show had an ‘overwhelming’  response. Seraphina, which had a cast of community and professional performers, singers and musicians, was  funded by Renfrewshire Council’s  Culture, Heritage and Events (CHE) Fund. The fund was set up […]

A chance for the community to remember those lost too soon

Those who have lost a loved one to suicide will have the opportunity to pay tribute at a special ceremony in Paisley. The annual memorial service will be held at the memorial tree in the grounds of Renfrewshire House in Paisley on Thursday 25 January. Renfrewshire support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) will […]

Renfrewshire employment programme is just the job

Renfrewshire’s dedicated employability team has helped 900 people find a new job in the last two years. And more than 1,000 local businesses have also signed up to work with Invest in Renfrewshire, which provides direct access to vacancies, work experience, training, personal support and finance. Their efforts have helped Renfrewshire rise to fourth best […]


Johnstone Pipe Band are delighted to have been invited to perform on the main stage at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Saturday the 20th January as part of the city’s 2018 Celtic Connections festival. The Pipe Band which is preparing for its 75th anniversary was founded by Ex-Provost of Johnstone Burgh, James McKay, in 1943, and has […]


Paisley Pirates received a welcome boost at the end of the old year as netminder Graeme Meechan was called up by the Elite League side Edinburgh Capitals to provide cover for them when they took on the Belfast Giants on the last Friday of 2017. “It’s not uncommon for an Elite League side to look […]

The fight is on to save lives as Race for Life 2018 launches in Scotland

WOMEN across Scotland are being urged to kick start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2018. Every day, 87 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland* and the number of people being diagnosed with cancer has now reached around 31,700 cases each year. That’s why Cancer Research UK […]


Renfrewshire’s hearing aid users are being invited to give themselves a better chance to hear in the New Year by attending a charity’s support sessions during January. Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s audiology-trained Hear to Help volunteers clean and re-tube NHS hearing aid and provide new batteries to help local people to follow conversations with […]