Category: Blog

Top names in the arts to perform at Paisley’s first Weave festival

Renowned names in Scotland’s literary scene get ready to make an appearance at Paisley’s first Weave festival this weekend. Award-winning novelist, playwright and performer Kirstin Innes and author and journalist Alan Bissett will showcase their work at the three day arts festival which is set to take over Paisley town centre from Friday 30 June to Sunday […]

Update on Renfrewshire multi-storey housing

Renfrewshire Council has conducted comprehensive inspections of its 14 high rise housing blocks following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London. Working closely with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, all steps are being undertaken to ensure the on-going safety of residents. Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, […]

Thomas the Tank Engine Speaks Out to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Thomas the Tank Engine has been delighting children since 1945. Thomas, a steam engine, was introduced in the second book of the “Railway Series”, written by Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son Christopher. Adapted into an award-winning TV series in 1979, “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends” became a hit around the world. And this […]

Gavin Newlands MP raises Chivas dispute in Parliament

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on Chivas bosses to get back round the table with the Renfrewshire workforce and agree a deal which recognises the contribution that the workers have made to Chivas Brothers. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about the […]

WCS Paisley Campus Computing Lecturer announced finalist for 2017 BAFTA YGD Mentor Award

David Renton, Curriculum Quality Leader in Computing at our Paisley Campus, is one of only five finalists for the 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) Mentor Award. David’s nomination was supported by his colleagues who highlighted his outstanding contribution in engaging young people in Games Development. They said: “David is always looking for ways to […]

SAY Award 2017 Commission Buddie Designer

Paisley will welcome the biggest names in Scottish music this week who will take home a piece of the town’s famous pattern created by a local designer. The Scottish Album of the Year Award will take place on Wednesday 28 June at Paisley Town Hall where the winning artist will receive a £20,000 cash prize […]


Without Villains…..There Are No Heroes!!! The title of this locally owned shop is catchy and there is certainly a true hero behind the scenes, as you now get 15% off everything in the online shop.  So for that birthday present that’s certainly different or for a present for that certain person that has everything you can […]

Family fun day at Barshaw goes down a storm

Barshaw Park was full to the brim on Saturday as thousands turned out to enjoy the annual Gala Day- which survived the anticipated windy weather. One of the local community’s favourite events, there was something to keep adults and children alike entertained all afternoon as a range of stalls and activities were put on. Kids […]

Work is completed at Lady Lane Mural

Local artist Kevin Cantwell has completed the next mural in the Paisley First Walls Series at Lady Lane. This stunning work incorporates a tree with roots, the Paisley pattern and butterflies – all signifying birth and roots and re-birth, as well as a small marker to the slug in the bottle. David Eagle, Regional Operations […]