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124 new teachers welcomed to Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire education bosses have welcomed a new intake of freshly-qualified teachers…and asked them to help make local schools among the best in Scotland. A total of 124 new teachers fresh out of university have been recruited to do their probationary year in Renfrewshire’s primary and secondary schools. They gathered in Paisley Town Hall for a […]

Renfrewshire Council Leader blasts BT over slow Wi-Fi

Buddies and local businesses are missing out on the economic advantages of superfast broadband, according to Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council, because outdated technology is confining Paisley to the internet slow lane. Councillor Macmillan is now calling on BT’s Openreach subsidiary to step up its efforts to solve technical issues which have left Paisley […]

Renfrew South & Gallowhill by-election victory for SNP

Commenting on the Renfrew South & Gallowhill by-election victory, Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay said: “This is a fantastic win for the SNP. As constituency MSP I look forward to working closely with Jim, doing what is best for the local community and Renfrewshire as a whole. “The people of Renfrew & Gallowhill […]

Brown & Polson, Paisley – From Boom to Bust

John Polson was born in Paisley in 1825.  He attended Paisley Grammar School and the Andersonian College in Glasgow before joining the family business. Brown & Polson was established in 1840, when two muslin manufacturers (John Polson & Co and William Brown & son of Glasgow) collaborated and opened their first factory in Thrushcraigs, Paisley. […]

Cash Cub saving club!

Cash Cub is heading back to school! Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union (RWCU) is re-launching their primary school savings club under the new name of ‘Cash Cubs’. Cash Cubs is a new initiative building on the successful school savings club launched by the credit union in Renfrewshire schools in 2009. Bringing the concept bang up to date […]

Council builds cairn to honour trade union stalwart, Willie Gallacher

A two metre high cairn is being built at the junction of High Street and New Street, Paisley to commemorate the life and work of Willie Gallacher, the famous trade unionist and founder of the British Communist Party.   Work on the cairn is expected to be finished by mid-August. The design matches the cairn […]

Your guide to extravaganza of entertainment

LET us entertain you could be the theme tune to this autumn’s line-up of cultural events being staged at venues throughout Renfrewshire. A varied programme of shows, exhibitions and workshops is being staged by Renfrewshire Leisure between now and the end of the year. And an events brochure listing all that is going on, called […]

Glasgow Airport soars as more than one million passengers take to the skies in July

Glasgow Airport’s monthly passenger numbers topped the one million mark in July. A total of 1,018,433 people travelled through the airport representing a 6.4% increase on the same period last year for Glasgow Airport, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. Domestic traffic increased by 1.8% with both easyJet and Flybe increasing capacity following increased […]

Paisley Pirates-Fans Forum

Paisley Pirates held their first ever Fans Forum on Wednesday in the 5 on 5 Club, attended by a significant number of supporters, at which time fans had the opportunity to hear of the club’s plans for the new season and beyond, and were given the opportunity to actively participate in the club’s long term […]