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St James’ named Fair Trade Primary School of the Year

St James’ Primary in Paisley have been crowned the year’s foremost fair trade primary school in Renfrewshire. The John McDowell Trophy is awarded to the primary school which has shown the greatest commitment to fair trade across the year. Former Provost John McDowell donated the award having been heavily involved with the cause during his […]

Renfrewshire Council to mark Armistice Day

On Wednesday 11 November, Renfrewshire Council will honour those who died in the First World War, the Second World War and subsequent conflicts. At 11am employees will observe the traditional Armistice Day, Two Minutes Silence. Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall said, “Armistice Day originally commemorated the end of the fighting during the First World War. Now […]

It’s all taking off for Glasgow Airport and Renfrewshire

Recent figure that show Glasgow as being among Europe’ fastest growing airports prove that Renfrewshire’s on the rise, according to Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council. . More than 2.7 million passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport during the third quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 13.4% on the same period last year. The […]

Santa’s doughnut feast at mall’s Christmas lights switch on

HUNDREDS of shoppers got an early Christmas present when they turned out to see boy band 5ive turn on the Christmas lights at the intu Braehead shopping centre. Santa was there with a box of a dozen Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts for each of the first 700 people at the event. Doughnut aficionados queued […]


Saturday 14th November – Gates Open 6:30pm Paisley Rugby Club are proud to announce the Annual Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 14th November – gates open at 6.30pm. Admission : Adult £4 Under 17 £ 2.50 Under 5 £ free… Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) £12

Paisley fireworks light up Paisley Abbey

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What a fantastic night in Paisley once again with a splendid display of fireworks. We will over the coming days upload lots of photographs from the display. The first set of photographs sent in are taken by Scottish Photography Productions and show Paisley Abbey looking splendid under the light of the fireworks. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery ids=”27831,27832,27833,27834,27835,27836,27837″ […]

Provost is a Kwik Fit into the car industry

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall donned her overalls to spend a day in a local garage as part of her latest charity working challenge. Kwik Fit Paisley is the latest company to invite the Provost to experience a day working in their industry; a challenge she took up immediately. The Provost took on a range of […]

Renfrewshire Council Leader Urges Government to Fund the Fight Against Inequality

Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council has challenged the Scottish government to “put its money where it’s needed” and support the council’s work to improve the lives and prospects of people and communities in Renfrewshire for generations to come. In June 2011, the Christie Report, commissioned by the Scottish Government, recommended that the public […]

Renfrewshire summit issues message of welcome to refugees

A summit of religious, community and political representatives has pledged its support for a group of Syrian refugees who are set to arrive in Renfrewshire in the next few weeks. The meeting of the Renfrewshire Refugee Support Group , chaired by Bishop John Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley, was also attended by local and […]