Category: Blog

Gavin Newlands votes against Trident renewal

  Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, will today (Monday) vote against the UK renewing its fleet of Trident nuclear weapons. The new Prime Minister Theresa May is asking MPs to vote on whether or not construction work for replacing the fleet of nuclear submarines at Faslane at a cost of up to […]

Registration reminder issued to local voters

Voters in the Renfrew South and Gallowhill ward have been reminded of some registration deadlines ahead of a forthcoming by-election. The by-election will take place on Thursday 11 August following the death of Councillor Eddie Grady, one of three councillors for the multi-member ward of Renfrew South and Gallowhill on Renfrewshire Council. Sandra Black, returning […]

Ticket sales are on a Spree as Justin Currie gig sells-out

Tickets are selling fast for The Spree, with briefs for the annual festival’s signature show, Justin Currie with the Royal Scottish National Opera (RSNO), having already sold out in record time. The former Del Amitri frontman will perform material from a back catalogue stretching back more than 30 years in a unique collaboration with the […]

Paisley Pattern conquers world…then is launched into space!

The Paisley Pattern has already carried the name of its home town around the globe – now it’s going out of this world. A swatch of the Paisley Pattern several inches in size has been launched into space inside a capsule on board a rocket bound for the International Space Station. The Space X Falcon […]

Core2 Computing – offer

To celebrate the recent Pride of Paisley Lions, being displayed at various locations around the town centre, Core 2 Computing are giving away a free Lion Bar to the first customer every day to mention “Pride Of Paisley” when they visit us in store at 10 Wellmeadow Street, PA1 2EE, between Monday 18th of July […]

Gesture – Expression in Modern Art

An exhibition exploring how ideas and emotions are communicated through art, will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 16 July. Gesture – Expression in Modern Art will feature some seldom-seen works and recent acquisitions from the Paisley Museum collection. The exhibition is part of a Scotland-wide programme of events celebrating the American artist Jon Schueler’s […]

Gavin Newlands MP supports Renfrewshire campaign for every child to join local library and share a love of reading

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is supporting a campaign run by Scottish libraries and The Reading Agency to encourage children to take part in this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland. Research shows that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background,[1] and that children […]

Piping event to bring European and World Champions to Paisley next week

Paisley town centre will once again be filled with the skirl of pipes and beat of drums, when the Paisley Pipe Band Championships return next Saturday (23 July). Pipers and drummers from across Renfrewshire, Scotland and further afield, will be in the town to perform at the seventh annual Paisley Pipe Band Championships. Thousands are […]

Bike & Hike update

Local mental health charity RAMH are encouraging everyone to fill the last remaining places on their 2016 Arran Bike & Hike. The event takes place on Saturday 3rd and/or Sunday 4th September. RAMH’s own Chief Executive Stephen McLellan is getting on his bike for the challenge and said “the Arran Bike & Hike is a perfect […]