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Shopping mall support for Paisley’s City of Culture bid

THEY’RE mall getting behind Paisley’s campaign to be the UK’s City of Culture 2021. The latest backer of the town’s bid is the giant Intu Braehead shopping and leisure destination. The team running intu Braehead announced it is officially supporting the City of Culture bid. And they’re helping Renfrewshire Council promote the campaign to the […]

St Mirren v Dundee United – match report

Jack Ross’ first game as St. Mirren manager was at home to Dundee Utd in the Ladbrokes Championship at the Paisley 2021 stadium. Although there were significant improvements in the Buddies’ performance in their current situation it’s results but first and foremost points that really matters. Saints started the game well but fell behind when […]

‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Granny’ dances in the street at the Spree

An elderly woman gave onlookers a treat in Paisley this afternoon, as she danced in the High Street to an AC/DC number. The track, being covered by band Badboys who were booked by Spree for all & all bookings are by LNP Promotions, were finishing their set as the unknown woman started dancing. When she […]

Where the Crow Flies – New Play at Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre will be hosting a new play as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival this month.  Where the Crow Flies is a thought-provoking play by In Motion theatre company and will be performed at Paisley Arts Centre on Wednesday 26 October. Ostracised by the community she lives in, Carrie […]


A charity which offers a vital lifeline of friendship to older people in the local area has had its work recognised by being shortlisted for a national award. Contact the Elderly, which has 110 groups across Scotland, is in the running for the Older People’s Project Award at The Herald Society Awards. The charity alleviates […]

Macca in town to kick off Pro-Life charity match

A team of football legends organised by former St Mirren boss Alex Rae and featuring former Celtic and West Ham player Frank McAvennie will fulfill their pledge to a Paisley charity when they take part in a five a side challenge game on Monday night. (Oct 17). The unbeaten squad will face big-hearted Buddie Neil […]

Sell-out Spree gig links culture ambitions of Paisley and Galway

Proud ambassadors of Galway’s successful European Capital of Culture 2020 bid – WeBanjo3 – are ready to play a sell-out gig at Paisley’s Spree festival. WeBanjo3 are playing in the festival’s famous Spiegeltent as Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 gathers pace. Galway has just been named European Capital of Culture 2020, and […]

Renfrewshire five in sparkling form for Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ Diamond Anniversary year

Five young Renfrewshire people profoundly affected by autism have overcome their disabilities to pick up the world’s leading youth achievement award in its Diamond Anniversary year. The five – Andrew Blades , Lewis Gibson, Connor Galloway, Steven James and Ryan Hunter  – have triumphed over very considerable learning and social difficulties to achieve individual Bronze […]