Category: Blog

Young people take simple steps towards positive mental health

Young people are speaking out about positive steps their peers can take to have good mental health. Members of the Youth Commission, Renfrewshire Youth Voice, the Youth Forum, LGBT+ youth group and Renfrewshire’s MSYPs took to the streets to showcase the simple ways young people can support their mental health – including walking around the […]

Renfrewshire community group is to have its artwork displayed in Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art

A Renfrewshire community group is to have its artwork displayed in Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art as part of a major exhibition by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. Communities from across Scotland were invited to take part in a competition which challenged members of the public to take photographs of drinks litter and cup lids […]

Community groups enjoy Spree festival thanks to tickets initiative

Local organisations from across Renfrewshire have enjoyed performances by some of the top names at this year’s Spree festival thanks to a community tickets scheme. The Men’s Shed is among the local groups to benefit with a visit to watch singer songwriter Dougie MacLean’s gig at the Spiegeltent venue, where they also got to meet […]


A Paisley business man has organised socks to be donated to homeless people this winter. Dave Pickard Co-Founder of the London Sock Company has teamed up with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people to supply the socks throughout October. The initiative, called Sock-tober, is being launched with the London Sock Company. For every pair […]

The Changing Face of Business Finance

A new report claims that over half of UK businesses are now using some form of financial technology (fintech) and the upshot is that they are saving £4.6 billion. The report, published by Market Invoice, is based on a survey of 3,482 businesses throughout the UK and has discovered that 65% of those who took […]

Artists greet Spree festival goers with colourful large scale art project

Local artists are putting their own stamp on the Spree Festival with a project to decorate the famous Spiegeltent venue. Sign writers and a graffiti artist are working on a series of hoardings at County Square. Rachel Millar, whose signage work has been championed by Paisley star Paolo Nutini , says  it’s one of the […]

FREE ReMode Make Week – Kimonos & Indoors/Outdoors

We have some exciting FREE workshops coming up! There are still places left at our Kimono Make Week next week – session running 12-3pm of Weds 25th and 12-3pm/ 6-9pm on Thursday and Friday! Come and have a laugh making Kimonos with me using fabric from the Our Pattern workshops! We also have spaces at […]

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement.

Thursday 19th October 2017 Credit Unions all over the world come together to celebrate the great work that credit unions carry out. Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union (RWCU) established in 2006 by a group of volunteers from different local areas decided to work together, to ensure that everyone who worked or lived in Renfrewshire had access to […]

Competition Win Tickets to the Spree Festival Paisley2021 Album launch

One lucky reader can win a pair of tickets for the Paisley 2021 album launch in the Spiegeltent on Monday October 23. Part of the annual Spree festival, the event from Brick Lane Records features 12 great local acts including Linzi Clark and Christy Scott performing their specially written tracks celebrating the town’s bid to […]