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Brexits Economic Risk To Scotland

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Paisley’s MSP Highlights Brexit Economic Risk To Scotland Scottish Government Research Shows Leaving EU Could Cost Economy £11.2 Billiion A Year George Adam MSP has raised concerns about the economic impact of Brexit to Scotland – after Scottish Government analysis drawing on research from a range of external organisations showed that […]

Lucie’s watching the birdie at shopping mall

YOUNGSTER Lucie Roy was being more than a little eagle-eyed at the intu Braehead shopping mall, yesterday. After all, a little bird had just told her The Big Birdhouse Tour had come to the shopping centre. The seven-year old, from Erskine then bumped into mascot Maggie Macaw from Paradise Island Adventure Golf, who had flown […]

Doors Open Day – Sat 3rd Sept and Sun 4th Sept

We’re ready to step inside and explore Renfrewshire’s historic and beautiful buildings as their doors open to the public for the weekend. Here’s what’s on over the weekend.     Paisley Anchor Mill, 7 Thread Street, Paisley, PA1 1JR, Sat: 10.00-16.00, Woodhouse and Morley, 1886 Brediland Allotment Association, Cardell Drive, Paisley, PA2 9AE, Sat: 11.00-16.00 Church of the New Jerusalem, 17 […]


Youngsters turning out for Thorn Athletic FC will look smart when they hit the footy pitch thanks to a £400 donation from a generous taxi firm. Community is at the heart of Johnstone TOA and bosses have handed over cash for Thorn’s 2007 youth team to buy new strips for this season. Frances Donnachie, office […]

Renfrewshire Council’s jobs drive cuts unemployment by 43%

New figures show Renfrewshire Council initiatives have almost halved unemployment among local people. Over the last six years the number of Renfrewshire residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit has dropped by 43%. More than 2,000 adults have found work, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 5.8%. The reduction is most marked amongst young […]

Council Leader asks Buddies to share their stories

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan is urging everyone associated with the town to back plans to promote Paisley to the world. The local authority’s summer-long ‘What’s Our Story?’ campaign asks people to share their stories and ideas and help create a new destination brand for the region. A dedicated website at features stories, suggestions […]

‘Five fingers’ changed Paisley’s Skyline

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Foxbar used to comprise of five high flats; Waverley Court, Oliphant Court, Montrose Court, Marmion Court and Heriot Court.  They were known locally as the ‘five fingers’. Paisley’s skyline was changed in 1996 when  Waverley Court was demolished.  The building had been lying unused and derelict for many years. Montrose Court, […]

Tenants give Renfrewshire Council big vote of confidence

Tenants in Renfrewshire have given their local authority landlord an overwhelming vote of confidence, with 82% saying they are satisfied or very satisfied with Renfrewshire Council’s performance. The figures are contained in Renfrewshire Council’s ‘report card’ which all registered social landlords have to submit to the Scottish Housing Regulator. The performance report also found that […]

Training Minister meets award-winning shopping mall apprentice

APPRENTICE William MacAskill was yesterday (Tuesday) congratulated on winning a top national award by Scotland’s Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn. The 22-year-old technical apprentice works at the intu Braehead shopping centre and met Mr Hepburn during the minister’s visit to the mall. William scooped the Young Achiever of the Year category at the […]