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Hospitality Students Receive Standing Ovation

Hospitality Students Receive Standing Ovation from over 300 Guests! Talented Hospitality students prepare 1200 canapés for the prestigious Scottish Chefs Conference 2017 and receive a standing ovation. This year’s Scottish Chef’s Conference, which brings together chefs, college lecturers and students from all over Scotland and showcases demonstrations from Michelin starred chefs took place at the […]


Paisley Pirates supporters are well used to seeing youngsters circle the ice before each home game, but prior to their match against Dundee Comets just before Christmas, one extraordinary skater brought special smiles to their faces, and set the tone for what turned out to be one of the best matches seen at Braehead Arena […]

Loving the high life

Living the high life just got even better for residents of Johnstone’s Provost Close multi-storey flats. Work has been completed in time for Christmas on a magic makeover to create a welcoming entrance area. The upgrade to the 13-storey building includes a brand new extension, with a state-of-the-art buzzer operated entry system and automatic door. […]


Pirates served up the proverbial Christmas cracker with a highly entertaining match against their Tayside rivals which saw the goals, and honours, shared after an encounter which could have gone either way right up until the final hooter. The home side got off to a wonderful start and were two goals up after only three […]

First youth-led motion heard by Councillors in Renfrewshire

One of the first-ever motions raised by a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) at a local authority decision-making board was heard and approved in Renfrewshire. MYSP for Renfrewshire South, Stirling McGee, put forward a motion to Council that would see young people in the area involved in the development of the Personal, Social […]

Funding boost for care experienced children and young people

Renfrewshire Council has underlined its commitment to support care experienced children and young people ensuring they enjoy the same opportunities as their non-care experienced peers. Councillors today (Thursday 21 December) agreed a £100,000 fund for looked-after children to use towards educational, cultural, social and employability activities. Councillor Jim Paterson, Renfrewshire Council’s Convener of Education and […]

Drivers told ‘one for the road’ is one too many

Motorists are being warned that there is a zero tolerance for drink driving as the festive period approaches. The festive awareness campaign has put extra patrols on Scotland’s roads throughout December to tackle offenders, as well as highlighting the consequences of being found guilty of drink driving. Last year, one in 30 drivers stopped during […]

Hospice thanks local community following break in

St. Vincent’s Hospice have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the local community following the break in and robbery of one of their charity shops in Paisley earlier this week. The Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care for individuals with life limiting illnesses, reported that their Glenburn store had been broken into in […]

Street Stuff launches festive programme for junior football and dance fans

An awarding winning youth programme has launched a festive timetable for youngsters across Renfrewshire. Street Stuff, the youth engagement arm of St Mirren Football Club, is open to kids aged between 8-18 and the festive timetable will run throughout the holidays at St Mirren Park until January 3rd. The initiative, which is run in partnership […]