Category: Blog

Chivas Brothers launches new bursary to maximise employees’ potential

A new bursary scheme has been launched by Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, designed to give employees the opportunity to take their talents to the next level via further education or vocational training. The Chivas Brothers Bursary has been launched by joining forces with the Scottish International Education […]

Creative folk urged to get involved in generating ideas for Paisley 2021

Creative people and Scottish cultural groups are being urged to get involved and help shape Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 in a series of unique consultations. Paisley 2021 is urging artists, organisations and community art groups to participate in a series of eight cultural consultations taking place during August and September in […]

Maggie Praises Ferguslie Duo!

  Fifty Two year old Maggie Smith from Paisley tells how her Community Learning experience has improved not only her confidence,  but her career prospects after enrolling in a Customer Services Skills and Selling Skills course at local hub Ferguslie. She says she’s never had so much learning in all her life! Read on to […]


In their final competitions before the World Championships this Saturday the two Johnstone Pipe Bands headed for North Berwick at the weekend to see if they could continue this season’s fine form.  On a successful day for the bands, the Grade 4 Band won their competition with the Grade 2 band placing second in theirs and also placing fourth […]

Renfrewshire schools show improved exam performance

Renfrewshire schools have recorded an improvement on exam results compared to last year, according to early indications. Initial data from this year’s SQA exams shows the percentage of local young people leaving school with three or more Highers has increased by 2%, to 27%. And there has also been a jump in the numbers getting […]

Don’t miss out on the Fire Engine Rally, returning to Johnstone this Saturday

People across Renfrewshire are being urged to heed the siren’s call and head to Johnstone this Saturday (13th August) for the town’s popular Fire Engine Rally. Some of the world’s oldest fire engines and other emergency vehicles will parade through the town centre as part of the family fun day. Operated by the Scottish Fire […]

Rainbow Turtle Win National Award

We are thrilled to announce that Rainbow Turtle Charity entered the ‘Living Window Display’ from Fairtrade Fortnight into the Fairtrade Foundation’s Big Breakfast Awards and have received the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.   This was an event held over both the Saturdays of Fairtrade Fortnight when people from schools, churches, community groups, Fairtrade towns and villages, Rainbow […]

Renfrewshire ready to showcase cultural events with Paisley 2021 Weekend

Communities and visitors across Renfrewshire are in for a treat later this month when the Paisley 2021 Weekend takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August.   The Paisley 2021 Weekend will showcase culture in Paisley and Renfrewshire with a dozen spectacular events as part of the push towards Paisley’s bid to be UK […]

Paisley-based company puts innovative Scottish twist on cooking sauces

When you think of Scottish food and drink, whisky and haggis probably come to mind. But an innovative company is shaking up the world of cooking sauces using another Scottish staple —iron brew. The uniquely-flavoured sauce comes in original and hot varieties from Paisley-based company Necessaucery, and will be on offer as part of Loch […]