Category: Blog

Ferguslie cooking group backs national poverty campaign

Keen chefs got together in Ferguslie to support Challenge Poverty Week by making their own smoothies. Held in the Tannahill Centre, the cooking class met with Depute Provost Cathy McEwan ahead of the national poverty campaign to chop up fruit and vegetables and make some spectacular smoothies. The kitchen equipment was donated by Renfrewshire Council […]

Paisley firm Mac Asphalt rolls into action to show support for the town’s 2021 UK City of Culture bid

Paisley firm Mac Asphalt is rolling into action to show its support for the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. The family business run by father and son team Thomas and Jamie Crumlish is following in the footsteps of firms including Glasgow International Airport and intu Braehead, as well Coats Group PLC, the world’s […]

George Adam MSP Speak Easy

GEORGE ADAM MSP BACKS CHARITY’S CAMPAIGN CALLING ON RESTAURANTS TO CONSIDER CUSTOMERS WITH HEARING LOSS George Adam MSP is backing a charity campaign calling on restaurants across Paisley to consider improving their acoustics for customers who have hearing loss.   As part of its Speak Easy campaign, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is highlighting that […]

Mhairi Black Welcomes Investment in Childcare

The Scottish Government have reaffirmed their commitment to invest £840 million into childcare by 2021 – 2022. The Scottish Government currently spend on average £420 million a year but this commitment will see spending on childcare in Scotland doubled. This will be in line with the increase in childcare hours that parents will be entitled […]

Paisley’s Spree festival launches with Scottish-Indian concert link-up

The town which gave the world the Paisley Pattern is set to celebrate its close links with India by forging a musical friendship as its flagship The Spree arts festival starts tomorrow (FRIDAY). Paisley is hosting the Spree for the sixth year, with more than 60 shows taking place over 12 days, as the town […]

Mall staff volunteer for gardening work at hospice

STAFF from intu Braehead have been working hard tidying up and planting shrubs and flowers in the gardens at a local hospice. Along with workers from Cardwell Nurseries, they volunteered to spend a day working at St Vincent’s Hospice, in Johnstone. The gardening was part of intu’s company-wide initiative encouraging staff to take the time […]

Canadian comedian to front Paisley fashion fundraiser

Canadian comedian to front Paisley fashion fundraiser Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is set to call out the catwalk at a charity fashion fundraiser in aid of the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA). Katharine will host the ladies night event at Paisley Town Hall on November 2 to raise money to help families living with the degenerative […]

Training Event Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations

We have a training event coming up in Glasgow on the 8th November. The training we provide is heavily subsidised for small charities with an annual turnover of less than 1.5m. We are a small charity ourselves and cover a range of topics, for example, Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations. Heavily Subsidised Small Charity Training in Glasgow […]

Gavin Newlands MP marks Baby Loss Awareness Week

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has marked the Baby Loss Awareness Week taking place between 9th and 15th October and has called for better bereavement care for people affected by pregnancy and baby loss.   Baby Loss Awareness Week is an annual international event which unites bereaved parents, family members and friends with others […]