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Be the star of your own Christmas TV advert

SHOPPERS at intu Braehead are being given the chance to appear in their own Christmas TV advert. They’re being encouraged to make a short video clip of themselves sending season’s greetings to family and friends, which will be shown on the mall’s giant TV screen every day in the run-up to Christmas. And yesterday, River […]

Swimmers enjoyed dancing the Splashing White Sergeant!

Swimmers at Renfrew Victory Baths certainly splashed out to celebrate St Andrew’s Day. They took part in an Aqua Ceilidh with Scottish dancing in the pool. The event was organised by Renfrewshire Leisure and as well as enjoying Scottish music being played on the pool’s sound system, the swimmers were entertained by six-year-old Hayley Carlton, […]

This months events at THE BUNGLOW

Friday 2nd December: What’s On: RadioLa & Fantanas Genre: Soft Rock Time: 8pm Opening Hours: 1pm – 1am Entry: Free Age: 18+ Saturday 3rd December: What’s On:  Bootleg Beatnik & The Backscratchers + Andy Hamilton Genre: Blues Opening Hours: 1pm – 1am Entry: Free Age: 18+ Sunday 4th December: What’s On: Open Mic Night Genre: […]

Kids bag themselves some great books

EVERY Primary One pupil in Renfrewshire has been given a bag full of books and fun activities to encourage them to read. Renfrewshire Leisure staff visited schools to hand out Bookbug Family Bags as part of Book Week Scotland.The family bags – produced by the Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Education Scotland and the […]

Young people’s Assembly wants focus on mental health issues

Mental health has emerged as the top issue for young people at a ground-breaking youth voice event hosted by Renfrewshire Council. Young people at Renfrewshire’s first Youth Assembly overwhelmingly felt mental health was becoming a huge concern and believe more attention and awareness is required on the issue. Around 300 young people from local secondary […]

Service of Remembrance for those who have lost their lives to alcohol and drugs

Renfrewshire’s annual Service of Remembrance for people who have lost their lives to alcohol or  drugs will be held in St Matthew’s Church, Gordon Street, Paisley, PA1 1XL on Monday, 5 December from 6pm – 7pm. The service – hosted by Renfrewshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership and affected families – is open to everyone.  People […]


WESTMINSTER DEBATE TO HIGHLIGHT PAISLEY’S BID FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Gavin Newlands has said that it would be a ‘great way to create a transformational change‘ for Paisley – if it won the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. Gavin Newlands comments came as he leads […]

Poverty initiative saves £1.7M for Renfrewshire’s poorest families

RENFREWSHIRE’s pioneering anti-poverty initiative has saved £1.7 million for people living in the area’s poorest households. Councillors were updated yesterday that the £6 million Tackling Poverty Programme has increased income for families overwhelmed by benefit cuts, low wages and the increasing cost of living over the past 18 months. A report to the Council’s Leadership […]


WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950s UNFAIRLY HIT BY CHANGES TO PENSION AGE The Scottish National Party has today highlighted the gross pensions inequality for women born in the 1950s and has urged the UK Government to “listen to the will of the people” and help the 2.6 million women who have been affected by rapid […]