Category: Blog

£1million Programme to Help People Back to Work

People in Renfrewshire who have been out of work and receiving health related benefits for more than two years will soon be able to access new support in getting back into employment. The “Working Matters” Programme is the first employability service to be funded through the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal. Renfrewshire Council has […]

Award-winning reading group gears up for new term

A Renfrewshire reading group that’s given a literacy boost to more than 50 families is gearing up for a new term after winning a national award. The Council-run Pizza Reading Group recently scooped silver in Education Scotland’s ‘Transforming Lives Through Partnership’ award, in recognition of the valuable work it does. The group has been offering […]

Breastfeeding award for Intu Braehead

Breastfeeding mums visiting Intu Braehead will receive more support than ever as the centre signed up this month to a major health award. The centre was given a Breastfeeding Welcome award by Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership as over 60 staff learned about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. The training […]

Thousands get into buildings for Renfrewshire Doors Open Days

Thousands of residents from Renfrewshire and beyond were getting into buildings at the weekend during the area’s annual Doors Open Days. Saturday and Sunday saw more than 60 venues across Renfrewshire throw open their doors to give people a look inside. Buildings old and new took part, from historic gems such as Paisley Abbey through […]


Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today highlighted and welcomed the Electoral Commission’s campaign which aims to promote voter registration for young people. The campaign – ‘Time to get #IN’ – aims to ensure that 16 and 17-year-olds (as well as 15-year-olds who will be 15 by 5th May […]

Paisley Pirates-preview of weekend’s game

Paisley Pirates go into the second leg of their Autumn Cup quarter final looking to clinch a place in the last 4 by overcoming the challenge of Kilmarnock Storm, and carrying a 3 goal lead into the tie, having defeated the home side 5-2, also in the Ayrshire rink, last weekend. “Yes, I’m happy that […]

‘Transformational year’ for Paisley’s national charity

Increased funding and award winning initiatives have helped make the past 12 months a ‘transformational year’ for Paisley’s national charity, the Scottish Huntington’s Association. Writing in their annual report Chief Executive, John Eden said that the way the charity delivers vital lifeline services has become more focused and that 2014-15 had seen ‘much to celebrate.’ […]

New Film-makers Festival… Tuesday 15th September

Dear Frame by Frame supporter… Come and see the best new film from Renfrewshire and from UWS Creative Industries Course Venue:  Paisley Art Centre Free Entry… New Talent…Networking… Cash Prizes… Gongs!

Comedian Scott Gibson Brings Debut Solo Show to Paisley Arts Centre

Scott Gibson, the compere for Paisley Arts Centre’s regular comedy stand up night, A Buddy Good Laugh and the founder of comedy promoters Dead Sheep Comedy, brings his debut solo show to Paisley Arts Centre on 12 September. Recently supporting Frankie Boyle, and Kevin Bridges, amongst others on their solo tours, Scott is ready to […]