Category: Blog

Gavin Newlands MP marks World Mental Health Day

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has marked World Mental Health Day by calling for continued support and by highlighting figures which show a substantial increase in funding for psychiatric services since 2007. When the SNP took office at Scottish Government in 2007, funding stood at £651 million – but has now risen […]

Paisley’s new musical talent to take stage at Spree show

Talented young musicians have all the inspiration they need to perform at the year’s Spree festival taking place in Paisley from 14-22 October. The festival’s showcase of unsigned talent, the Danny Kyle Open Stage, will return to the programme. Made famous by Celtic Connections, the open stage is a popular platform for unsigned performers and […]

New technology deal will help make Council services more efficient

Renfrewshire Council has signed up to roll out a new leading-edge business technology that will improve the efficiency of the council, supporting its focus on the delivery of local public services. The new Enterprise Resource Planning system is a web-based platform that provides a single route into information that many council employees use day-to-day to […]

Popularity of Coding Clubs continues to grow in Paisley

Young people looking to learn new digital skills are invited to join a new coding club launching in Paisley. The free Coderdojo Club for 8-17 year olds is being run in partnership between Renfrewshire Council and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).   The first meeting will be on Thursday 27 October, 6pm-8pm, […]

Older People’s Comunity Art workshop at Paisley Museum

At part of the Paisley Digital Art Commission by UWS, the two artists, Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, will be running a workshop at Paisley Museum from 10 am on Friday 28 October. This workshop will be a crafts workshop, dealing with memory and reminiscence, and how we represent memories. The artwork made at the […]

We’re mall out for a Student Night bargain

HUNDREDS of students showed they were smart enough to know a bargain when they saw one. They turned out in force to take advantage of discounts of up to 50 per cent at intu Braehead’s Student Night. As well as big discounts in shops, restaurant and leisure attractions, the free event also included entertainment from […]

‘Pride of Paisley’ roars into record books

On Saturday, October 8, Paisley in Scotland will bid an official farewell to the ‘Pride of Paisley’, a lion-inspired public art trail (in homage to ‘Buddy’ the lion, a much loved exhibit at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery) that has been the largest in the town’s history. The aim of the project has been to […]

Renfrewshire gets singing with Spree-mendous Rockus Choir

People in Renfrewshire can sing themsleves happy by joining Rockus Community Choir as they rehearse for this year’s Spree Festival. After last year’s sell-out success, Rockus are looking forward to showcase their talents with more singers than ever before at their show in Paisley Abbey. It’s all part of the Spree sessions – a set of community-led […]

Linstone Housing Triple Threat at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing Excellence Awards.

Linstone have been shortlisted for the third year in a row for an amazing three awards at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Excellence Awards. [1] The awards aim to showcase exemplary individuals and initiatives that deserve to be recognised, and the team at Linstone is delighted to have been shortlisted following a rigorous […]