Category: Blog

How can Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union help you this Christmas?

Helping our members this #Christmas Christmas is a great time of year for just about everyone! Family, friends, presents and good food. Although Christmas is a magical time of year many find it a very stressful time of year; this is due to the financial struggle that Christmas can bring. In the run up to […]

Irish Minister builds trade links in Lochwinnoch

Irish Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD stopped off in Lochwinnoch during a recent two day trade mission to Scotland. Mr McHugh was finding out more about the work Irish engineering company Coffey Construction Ltd has been doing for Renfrewshire Council during his visit which was designed to forge closer business […]

Renfrewshire Remembers

Communities across Renfrewshire are preparing for a weekend of Remembrance. Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall, who will be attending the Children’s Remembrance Service and the Armistice Service in Paisley, said:  “This is a time when the community comes together to reflect on and honour the service of our armed forces past and present. “Renfrewshire has a […]

St Vincent’s Hospice “One Min Angels”

This Christmas support us to care for all with our “One Minute Angels”. St Vincent’s Hospice “One Minute Angels” were the brainwave of Flo Ferguson, front of house in The Barn Tea Room at the Hospice.  Flo highlighted that, “It costs £3.00 every minute to fund the Hospice.” Each 1 Minute Angel is a beautiful […]

Paisley First Seek Artists for Gable Wall Art Project

Paisley First believes that first impressions count and we would like to create a welcoming town for locals, businesses and visitors alike. Our new Gable Wall Art Project intends to do this and has been devised to showcase Paisley as a vibrant city of culture and heritage. We believe that a more colourful townscape will […]

Renfrewshire councillors reject planning application for holding facility

Plans to create an immigration holding facility near Glasgow Airport have been rejected by Renfrewshire councillors. Members of the council’s Planning and Property Policy Board (on Tuesday Nov 08) unanimously refused a planning application to establish a facility with 20 bedrooms and ancillary accommodation to be used by the Home Office as a short-term immigration […]

Renfrewshire Council leader presses for action on Chivas move

The leader of Renfrewshire Council has written to the First Minister and Chivas bosses to express concerns after the whisky giant announced plans to move out of Paisley. Workers at the Renfrew Road plant learned last week that the firm intends to transfer them to its Dumbarton site by the end of 2019. The Paisley […]

Paisley 2021 bid to be marked at Xmas extravaganza

Paisley is gearing up for a double celebration at the weekend – when the first birthday of the town’s bid for UK City of Culture falls as tens of thousands descend for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. The Paisley 2021 bid was officially launched a year ago and will be a key feature throughout a […]

Councillors consider Renfrewshire Responsible Dog Ownership Strategy

Dog owners who allow their pets to harm their communities will face a targeted campaign under plans being considered by Renfrewshire Council. Most dog owners are responsible people who clean up after their pets, keep them under control and make sure they never cause alarm to others. However an irresponsible minority continue to damage communities […]