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Play all set to change mental health misconceptions

A Paisley drama group will perform a play to illustrate the change in approaches to mental health. The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival will host the production called “Mental Health – Getting Better” in Paisley and Johnstone as part of the 3 week programme of events celebrating mental health. The play is performed […]


Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has finalised plans for his thirteenth and final constituency surgery – announcing that he will hold a monthly surgery specifically aimed at supporting carers in Renfrewshire Carers Centre. Gavin Newlands MP unveiled his schedule of constituency surgeries in August and, after meeting with Diane Goodman and […]

Shoppers get fashion lowdown from TV style guru

SHOPPERS have been getting the lowdown on the latest autumn and winter fashion trends from TV style guru Mark Heyes. He’s been at the intu Braehead mall over the weekend for a series of fashion shows, which continue today from 11.30am to 4.30pm, on a specially-built stage and catwalk. The AW15 Fashion event, featuring top-class […]


14.5% increase in passenger numbers 31st consecutive month of growth   Glasgow Airport has reported its 31st consecutive month of growth and its busiest September in 10 years after 896,226 passengers travelled through its doors, representing an annual increase of 14.5%. Major sporting events, including the Davis Cup and the Scotland v Germany Euro 2016 […]

International Credit Union Day

Paisley, Renfrewshire — this week credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. To celebrate Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union invites its members and the entire community to our family-friendly street stall event on Wednesday 14th October 11am-3pm. The event, located […]

Pupils sing the praises of Fair Trade

Pupils sang, played games and ate cakes to promote fair trade and encourage others to support the movement. St James Primary in Renfrew played host to parents and members of the local community to demonstrate their school’s commitment to fair trade. Primary four were in fine voice as they demonstrated their singing abilities with a […]

Fashion fans urged to turn over a new leaf this autumn

SHOPPERS are being urged to turn over a new leaf with their outfits for autumn and winter. Television stylist Mark Heyes will be at the intu Braehead shopping centre this weekend for a series of catwalk shows and handing out tips and advice on the latest fashion trends. The AW15 Fashion event is being held […]

New Play Based on the Life of Sir Hector MacDonald at Paisley Arts Centre

An intriguing new play, Hector, comes to Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 23 October. This play tells the story of a crofter’s son, Hector MacDonald, who became a Knight of the Realm and Queen Victoria’s favourite general, before being accused of a scandal that led to his downfall. Was he guilty? Or was he the […]