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Renfrewshire celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Fair trade was the order of the day as Renfrewshire sat down for breakfast and stood up for farmers in support of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Campaigners were asked to draw inspiration from the famous Martin Luther King quote: “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on half the world.” A number […]

£1m funding boost for Paisley building transformation plans

Plans for a multi-million pound transformation of Paisley town centre have taken a step closer after council bosses were handed a £1m funding boost. Renfrewshire Council wants to run a Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme to improve the built environment across the town centre over the next five years. The planned £4m programme […]

Deal lined up for more new flats on Arnotts site

Paisley town centre’s ongoing regeneration has taken another exciting step forward with a deal lined up for more new flats on the site of the former Arnotts store. Link Group has announced plans for a proposed affordable housing development of 24 flats on Smithhills Street. Subject to planning consents, the empty department store buildings sandwiched […]

High Street unit is preferred site for new Paisley library

Paisley’s lending library could be moving to a new and improved home at the heart of the town’s High Street – bringing a vacant shop unit back into use. If councillors give approval next week and detailed surveys of the building are positive, plans to turn the former Internacionale store at 22 and 22a High […]

1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Transforms job prospects for Young People in Renfrewshire

A pioneering employment programme in Renfrewshire has created 1000 new jobs in 1000 days and transformed the career prospects of a generation of young people. Now council chiefs believe it is realistic to aim for a target of eradicating long-term youth unemployment in the area. Renfrewshire’s youth employment figures have increased substantially over the last […]

New flood scheme will protect 300 Renfrew homes

A new flood prevention scheme that will protect more than 300 homes and businesses in North Renfrew is now up and running.   The £10m North Renfrew Flood Prevention Scheme comprises a 3m high embankment and a new underground pumping station at the Mill Burn at Fingal Road. The embankment, which runs westward for 1km […]

Time to play fair

Every school in Renfrewshire is to receive a Fairtrade football as part of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about fair trade through sport and how using Fairtrade footballs can make a difference to the workers who produce them. Scottish co-operative Bala Sport aims to improve the lives of often exploited […]

Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors

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Paisley Pirates-update

Paisley Pirates fans received a high speed bonus before their final regular season home match against the Dundee Tigers last Sunday, when two of the Glasgow Tigers’ latest signings, Englishman Danny Ayres, and Argentinian Coty Garcia, put in an appearance at Braehead Arena and performed a ceremonial dropping of the puck prior to the match […]