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Name chosen for new £18.8million school in Renfrewshire

The name of the new £18.8million school for children in Renfrewshire with additional support needs has been chosen. Riverbrae School in Linwood was selected after a ballot of parents, staff and pupils of the three establishments it will replace – Clippens and Kersland Schools and Hollybush Pre 5 Centre The name Riverbrae symbolises the location’s […]

Local MP Supports International Women’s Day by Calling for More Action on Violence Against Women

Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has used International Women’s Day to repeat calls for the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention as soon as possible.   Gavin has submitted an Early Day Motion to the Parliament, which is being supported all the main political parties, which calls for the UK government to commit to […]

Social care services for adults gets £8.7m budget boost

An £8.7million budget boost will protect adult social care services in Renfrewshire, see bills cut by an average of 40% for around 1,000 people and make sure that all the staff who provide the services, public and private, get paid the Living Wage. Social care services are designed to help people live longer, healthier lives […]

Paisley team hopes to form new Pattern from Harris link

A Renfrewshire delegation has been on a fact-finding mission to study how Paisley and its unique textile heritage could emulate the global success of Harris Tweed. The group spent a day in the Western Isles as part of wider work to study how Paisley could make better use of the worldwide appeal of the Paisley […]


PIRATES EDGE TIGERS-BUT ONLY JUST! PAISLEY PIRATES   6          DUNDEE TIGERS   5   Pirates produced yet another comeback performance in a game which had several fights, three players ejected, a straight hat trick by their returning captain, and a shorthanded winner for good measure, to maintain their 100% home record in the regular season, and send […]

PHOTO STORY: Paisley photographer shortlisted in national competition

A photographer from Paisley has been shortlisted in #MyHappyPlace, a national competition designed help people across the UK feel better during the dark days of winter. Craig Higgins, 23, entered a photo he took at Gleniffer Braes Country Park. He said: “The picture was taken near the waterfall at Gleniffer Braes Country Park. “It’s a happy place for me because, growing up, it was […]

Wee Red Dot 2016/ Get Into Film at Paisley Art Centre March 19th

‘Get Into Film’ is an event organised by the team of young people at Wee Red Dot.  Throughout the afternoon of Saturday March 19th at Paisley Art Centre there are workshops with award winning filmmakers as well as screenings and Paisley’s only film awards ceremony.  The event is free and suitable for ages 10 to […]

£15million sports village could be ‘game changer’ for regeneration of Ferguslie Park

Ambitious proposals have been launched for a £15million regional sports village that will drive the ongoing transformation of Ferguslie Park in Paisley. Renfrewshire Council, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), and St Mirren FC are in discussion to take forward the development which would feature a combination of facilities supporting elite sports programmes and […]