Category: Blog

Gary shows you how to cook up a storm

FOOD fans will get a masterclass on cooking from a master chef, this weekend. Gary Maclean was crowned King of the Kitchen when millions saw him on television winning the MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 title, last December. Now Gary will be sharing some of the tips and skills that brought him gastronomic glory after he […]

Scottish Government gives financial backing to Scotland’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021

The Scottish Government has given its financial backing to Scotland’s bid if Paisley is named UK City of Culture 2021. The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, made the announcement while attending the first of a series of culture conversation events which took place at the University of the West of […]

Mackay Welcomes Increase in Dental Registrations

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the news that local dental registrations have increased in the last year, following new statistics from ISD Scotland.   The number of adults registered with dentists in Greater Glasgow & Clyde is up to 968,975 climbing from 939,837 – part of a national rise from 3,880,815 […]

21st edition of Provost’s Community Awards launches in Renfrewshire

Local heroes across Renfrewshire are to be recognised as the Provost’s Community Awards open once again for nominations. The awards are into their third decade and aim to give civic recognition to those who work or live in Renfrewshire, and are making a difference to their community. Nominations can be made in six categories this […]

From New York to New Street for PACE panto star

ACTOR Chris Alexander is swapping New York for New Street, in Paisley to take the role of the Dame in this year’s PACE panto, Snowhite. Scots-born Chris performed in New York as part of Ramesh Meyyappan’s production of Butterfly, which was part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival, at the 59E59 Theatre, in Manhattan, last […]

Time to remember Absent Friends

To Absent Friends, the people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance, returns from 1 – 7 November, and is looking for people and organisations from across Scotland to join in. The festival, started in 2014, gives people across Scotland the opportunity to remember loved ones who have died, through stories, celebrations and acts of reminiscence.   […]

Linwood Farm Pub Quiz in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice

Kind hearted staff at Linwood Farm Restaurant have pledged their support for local hospice care by hosting a number of different fundraising activities throughout the year, in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood. Adding to their ongoing fundraising efforts, Linwood Farm will now donate the £1 entry fee for their pub quiz night that […]

Buddies encouraged to have their say at Scottish Government Culture Conversations

People throughout Renfrewshire are being encouraged to get involved in shaping Scotland’s new culture strategy at a public event taking place in Paisley. Following sessions held in July in Dundee and Inverness, Paisley’s University of the West of Scotland, will host the first of three new events on Tuesday 19 September 1-3pm which will be […]

Work starts on archaeological dig to explore a mysterious site near Paisley Abbey

Work has started to unearth a mysterious site next to the grounds of Paisley Abbey as part of an archaeological dig. The Paisley “Wee Dig 2017” is taking place from 18 to 23 September 2017. This project will investigate a previously unexplored part of the Abbey Drain site excavated to shed light on what lies beneath […]