Category: Blog

University PhD researcher aims to put Paisley on the cultural map

Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 aims to put the area on the map – and that’s exactly what one University of West of Scotland (UWS) student intends to do. Alison McCandlish, 38, who is a PhD student in Cultural Heritage at UWS, is developing a cultural map of Renfrewshire which forms […]


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What the Scottish Government’s change to the Council Tax means for Renfrewshire households

The basis on which properties are assessed for council tax has been changed by the Scottish Government and this will increase the charge for properties banded E to H. Renfrewshire Council has no discretion in this matter and is legally required to apply these increases from 1 April 2017. Households living in properties in bands […]

Renfrewshire Council to help create another 100 jobs

Renfrewshire Council will help create another 100 jobs by continuing a successful initiative encouraging businesses to take on young and unemployed people. Over the past four years more than 840 local people have gotten into work through new posts created with the help of Invest in Renfrewshire’s incentives to employers. The new jobs were on […]

Start of £1m improvement works marks first step of park regeneration

Improvement works have begun at Barshaw Park to enhance the surroundings as part of a £1m investment to upgrade the park. Works currently taking place involve resurfacing the car park and pathway leading to the walled garden, with the park remaining open to all visitors throughout the works. The improvements are part of £2m worth […]