Category: Blog

Off to India to Fashion the Future!

  Glasgow Kelvin College students team up with Indian colleagues to host an exciting fashion extravaganza. Paisley Pattern forms the heart of cultural exchange show for Deputy First Minister and VIP Guests in India. A group of fashion students are heading off to India to stage a spectacular fashion show in the heart of India’s […]

Renfrew author Ross gives kids a write good time in library visit

PRIMARY school pupils were enthralled when Renfrew’s award-winning children’s author, Ross MacKenzie read them extracts from his books. A winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Best Story Book visited the library at Barrhead Foundry as part of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s Book Week Scotland activities. Ross told the Carlibar […]


An innovative plan for a film and arts space at Paisley’s Baker Street has been overwhelmingly voted by the public as winner of the national “FutureTown” Design Competition. Plans to transform a derelict site at Smithhills Street, close to Gilmour Street station, into a new cultural quarter include a flexible 500 seat theatre space and […]

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, Encourages Shoppers To Keep It Local This Small Business Saturday

George Adam MSP is encouraging consumers in Paisley and across Scotland to shop locally and support the local economy this Small Business Saturday (2nd December). Small Business Saturday boosted takings by £717m last year in Scotland, and with research showing that money spent locally is more likely to stay in the local economy, a key aim of this campaign […]

Council support for Local Policing Plan

Renfrewshire’s policing plan for the next three years has been welcomed by Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson. The Renfrewshire Local Police Plan 2017-2020 details Police Scotland’s main objectives for policing, tackling crime and keeping people safe over the next three years. It has been formed following extensive public consultation and detailed discussion with the Council […]

Gavin Newlands MP supports #givingtuesday, a day to do good for charities

#givingtuesday is the global day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as a day to give back. Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, was in Parliament to celebrate the great things that are achieved by charities every day. This is the fourth year #givingtuesday, a campaign which encourages people to […]

Community digs deep to support Linwood school

Parents, community police and school staff got together to support Riverbrae School by getting their hands dirty. Taking advantage of a recent school break, the volunteers got digging to lay the new turf, which was donated by Scotlawn. The new Riverbrae School is a purpose-built facility for early years, primary, and secondary children with additional […]

Dynasty project creates digital Story Map of Paisley’s historic families

Between then they formed three of Paisley’s most important families. Now their remarkable stories have been captured in ‘Dynasty: the Stewards, Coats & Clarks Heritage Project’. The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) and ROAR – Connections for Life undertook genealogical research into the clans to produce  an interactive digital Story Map. Led by social historian Lil Brookes, the […]

Paisley opens new £3.7m museum store in first for UK High Street

Paisley opens new £3.7m museum store in first for UK High Street UK City of Culture 2021 contender Paisley is unveiling a treasure trove of museum items – as a new £3.7m facility believed to be a first for a UK High Street prepares to open its doors.   Paisley: The Secret Collection will house […]