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Thousands explore venues across Renfrewshire as part of Doors Open Days event

Thousands turned out across Renfrewshire at the weekend to visit the historic sights and locations which took part in the annual Doors Open Days event. Part of a worldwide event with over 50 countries taking part, Renfrewshire’s Doors Open Days is a celebration of the fantastic design and architectural history of the region. Visitors to […]

Mhairi Black MP to Host Energy Surgery

Local MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black will be hosting Home Energy Scotland in her constituency office on 15th September. This will be an opportunity for local people to drop in and get advice on how they could save money by reducing their energy bills. Home Energy Scotland can provide individual energy advice, […]

The day Princess Diana brought Paisley to a standstill

Everybody knows how popular Princess Diana is – so imagine the hysteria when she visited Paisley. Princess Diana visits Accord Hospice No wonder Princess Diana looks so happy in this picture – after all, she was visiting Paisley. On June 19 1992, the people’s princess jetted into town to open The Paisley Centre and to […]

Shopping mall and rugby club scrum together to back Paisley City of Culture bid

MEMBER of Parliament and Paisley Rugby Club president, Gavin Newlands got stripped for action yesterday after intu Braehead agreed to sponsor the club’s new shirts.     The team will wear the specially-designed Paisley 2021 strips – paid for by the £1000 sponsorship from intu Braehead – at home and all around the country as […]

Discover more about Paisley’s Heritage during Doors Open Days

A series of workshops and exhibitions will take place this weekend to celebrate Paisley’s rich built heritage as part of Renfrewshire Council’s Townscape Heritage Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme 2 (TH.CARS 2). The legendary Paisley Arts Centre will play host to a range of TH.CARS 2 activities taking place as part of Doors Open Days on […]

Gavin Newlands MP visits You First Advocacy

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has commended the work of You First Advocacy after visiting them to find out more about their work. Earlier this week, Mr Newlands visited the You First Advocacy offices in Paisley to meet with their manager, Dennis McGinnigal. You First Advocacy is a charity based in […]

New play area opens as part of £1million investment in Barshaw Park

New play area opens as part of £1million investment in Barshaw Park The next stage of a multi-million investment in Renfrewshire’s parks has been completed as a new, dynamic play area opens in Barshaw Park. The brand new play equipment installed at the park includes a new chute, see-saw, climbing frame, tyre swings, climbing wall […]

Sea monster top trumps

  Do you ever wonder what lays beneath the surface of the ocean? Well, it’s safe to say it’s not as friendly as finding Nemo makes it out to be. The ocean is full of deadly creatures that will eat you! For thousands of years, there have been tales of many mythic creatures living in […]

Scooter prize is the big draw for charity fundraiser

A stylish Italian scooter is the fantastic prize on offer in a charity fundraiser launched this week. The fully-restored candy-red Vespa PK125S, donated by local couple Jim and Liz Brown of Johnstone, will become the prized possession of one lucky winner in a new charity prize draw raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The […]