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New business centre launches at former Johnstone police station

A Renfrewshire business centre providing new start companies with their first commercial premise has opened in the grounds of a former police station. Renfrewshire Council has launched its second Start-Up Street centre at the former police station garages in Johnstone. They’ve been transformed into a sleek enterprise hub offering low-cost rentable workspace for new businesses. […]

Take your time to get that special Christmas gift at Braehead

SHOPPERS are being given more time to find that special gift for family and friends this Christmas. Braehead shopping centre is to extend its opening hours the week before the big day. The popular mall will open an extra one-and-a-half hours – from 9am until 8pm – on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18. […]

Trading Standards issues Christmas safety warning about potentially deadly button and coin batteries

In the run-up to Christmas, parents are being warned about the potentially fatal consequences if a child swallows a ‘button’ or ‘coin’ battery. Around two children a year die in the UK after swallowing button or coin batteries with many more being badly injured. Button and coin batteries are found in many household objects, children’s […]

Challenges for local services as £35million Renfrewshire council budget pressures outlined

Pressures such as inflation, recovery from the ongoing pandemic and the war in Ukraine are all impacting on council finances, as set out in the latest finance update to Renfrewshire councillors this week. In papers published today for Renfrewshire Council’s next meeting (15 Dec), details were provided outlining the challenges of a £35million budget shortfall […]

Renfrewshire residents encouraged to spend local this Christmas

New survey shows more plan to shop local this year Around two thirds of adults in the west of Scotland plan to spend their money locally this Christmas compared to previous years, according to a recent survey. The online survey carried out by ScotPulse and commissioned by Renfrewshire Council, aimed to understand public awareness and […]

History of Paisley weavers celebrated by artwork and led walks along traffic-free National Cycle Network route

·       Hector Dyer’s ‘Paisley Weavers’ is a series of woven panels which tells the story of Scottish weavers, specifically those in Paisley and Glasgow, and the disabilities they developed through their trade. ·       Led walks are taking place on the 12th and 14th December from Paisley Canal Train Station to see the woven art, meet the artist Hector […]

Renfrew and East Renfrewshire residents are invited to join the Scottish Land Commission online at its latest virtual public meeting

Renfrew and East Renfrewshire residents are invited to join the Scottish Land Commission online at its latest virtual public meeting.  The meeting aims to give people the opportunity to talk about their local land, sharing the issues and questions they may have, and to find out about the Commission’s work to make more of Scotland’s […]

Calendar photoshoot was most a-moo-sing for Clan players!

GOALIE cow! Glasgow Clan netminder Euan Simpson comes face to face with his most unusual opponent yet. Euan and the Highland cow began steer-ing each other out during the photoshoot for the official Glasgow Clan 2023 Calendar. And in a nod to the Clan’s popular mascot, Clangus, the ice hockey stars from the team were […]