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Paisley to light up in annual fireworks spectacular

Thousands are expected to turn out to see Paisley’s historic skyline light up in the annual fireworks extravaganza this Saturday. With Paisley the only Scottish place on the shortlist for the UK City of Culture 2021, the 80s themed event will show the town knows how to stage a huge event, with a silent disco, kids […]

Lisa Kowalski has thanked ‘Paisley’s Hearts of Gold’ for voting for her

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Kowalski has thanked ‘Paisley’s Hearts of Gold’ for voting for her in a national competition. Lisa entered a competition, which closed yesterday, held by Salute Music UK. It has been spearheaded by former front-man of The Undertones, Feargal Sharkey. She was selected by industry judges and made it on to a list […]


Our spectacular Halloween Parade is always a festival highlight! With a Fire Monster on a Paisley Chariot, the Spark! Drummers, LED lanterns, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners Band and lots more colourful participants, this is one not to be missed. Parade route: New Street – Causeyside Street – St Mirren Brae – Gauze Street- Cotton Street

Mackay welcomes national British Sign Language plan

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the unveiling of the Scottish Government’s national British Sign Language (BSL) plan. The action plan which aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for British Sign Language (BSL) users to live, work and visit was announced by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Childcare and […]

Gavin Newlands MP calls for greater support for families fleeing domestic violence

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the UK Government to provide long-term and sustainable funding to support those who help women and children fleeing domestic violence. The Prime Minister announced her latest U-turn on Wednesday, stating that the UK Government would abandon their plans to impose a cap on […]

Renfrewshire outlines early learning expansion plan

Proposals to build new nurseries and create hundreds more early years and childcare jobs in Renfrewshire will be considered by councillors next week. Free early learning and childcare entitlement for all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds will increase to 1140 hours when the national legislation changes from August 2020. Councillors will discuss the significant […]

Parliament looks forward to Rugby League World Cup

Members of Parliament are looking forward to the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons, wishing all home nations well ahead of the men’s and women’s competitions.   The men’s competition kicks off on 27 October with England’s group […]

Kids go trick or treat at shopping mall

SHOPPERS can expect to see children out guising in the middle of a giant shopping centre, this weekend. The kids in fancy dress have been invited to go trick or treating at stores and leisure attractions at the intu Braehead mall and Soar and in return they’ll be given a sweet treat. The free event […]

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, backs musicians in his constituency to get the best possible deal from Brexit

Musicians are very concerned that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of individual member state work permits and/or visas for British musicians touring and working across Europe.  Most professional musicians and performers rely on touring and travelling for their careers and livelihoods and gigs are often organised at short notice.    As some […]