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Twins join 25,000 pupils starting new school term in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire’s pupils were back in classrooms for a new term today – and staff at one school were seeing double as two sets of twins started P1 on the same day. Young Eve and Luke Robertson, and Olivia and Marc Guy, were enjoying their first day at Lochfield Primary School in Paisley this morning. And […]


On a phenomenal day for the Johnstone Pipe Bands on Saturday both bands were crowned World Champions in the respective Grades. In a season which has seen the bands travel from North Berwick to Belfast to Forres and all points in between this really was a special day in front of 35,000 spectators at Glasgow […]

Call to firms to get in on £1.13billion worth of Glasgow City Region City Deal

With millions of pounds worth of business up for grabs, companies across the West of Scotland are being invited to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event where they can find out how to bid for sub-contracts under the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal.   The event is being hosted at Paisley Town Hall by East […]

Support for Young Carers in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. The project started in 1999 and is designed to provide much needed support to young people from 8 years old to 18, who are faced  with caring responsibilities from a very young age. Many people don’t identify themselves as carers because […]

Nominate Now for Renfrewshire Positive About Youth Awards 2016

Do you know of young people who deserve to have their efforts or achievements recognised and celebrated? If so, Positive About Youth Awards 2016 wants to hear about them by 12 noon on 24 August.   That’s the deadline for submissions for the sixth annual Awards celebrating the outstanding qualities of young people in Renfrewshire […]

Company to the rescue like telly’s DIY SOS

It was like an episode of the DIY SOS telly programme when mum Margaret Hamill needed major adaptations to her bathroom for her wheelchair-user daughter. She had mentioned her predicament to a colleague, who then contacted a friend who works at construction company, Pacific Building, in Hillington and just like Nick Knowles on the popular […]

Street Stuff celebrates sensational summer

Renfrewshire’s award-winning Street Stuff youth diversionary scheme has marked the end of its summer season – after recording more than 10,000 attendances during the holidays. The popular programme runs year-round activities across the area including street football, dance and cheerleading classes, and a youth bus with video games, and has helped reduce crimes of youth […]

James Logan Monument – Craigielea

James Logan, son of an Ayrshire farmer arrived in Paisley at the end of the Eighteenth Century and set up a printing and Stationery business in Meetinghouse Lane, otherwise known as the ‘Dirty Steps’, off Moss Street. His business flourished and he acquired a piece of land at Westmarch. As time went on he expanded […]

Hard work for a national award is a Fair Trade

Innovative Renfrewshire charity Rainbow Turtle have won a national award for their work during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. The charity was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Fairtrade Foundation for their ‘Living Window Display’. Public figures, volunteers and members of the public were invited to eat breakfast in the window of the Rainbow Turtle […]