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Renfrewshire Leisure launches brand new arts programme for Autumn

Tickets are now on sale for Renfrewshire Leisure’s Autumn arts programme of theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and much more at venues in Renfrewshire over the coming months. The programme features a diverse range of events, and collaborations with local and national festivals such as The Spree, Luminate festival and the Scottish Mental Health Arts […]

First-of-its-kind free meals scheme praised by Scottish charity

A pioneering free meals scheme which has served up more than 22,000 hot lunches to Renfrewshire children during school holidays has been praised by a leading Scottish charity. The Renfrewshire Council project – the first of its kind in Scotland to offer free meals during each school holiday – has now provided 22,300 healthy meals […]

New plan to boost Gaelic language in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire residents are being asked for their views on a new plan promoting the Gaelic language in the area. Consultation begins this week on Renfrewshire Council’s Gaelic Language Plan. Every local authority must prepare a plan explaining how it will promote and support the Gaelic language within its boundaries. The consultation will run until midnight […]

Red alert as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

Vintage vehicles from through the ages will once again descend on Johnstone when the annual fire engine rally returns to the town. The ever-popular event will be in the town’s Houstoun Square on Saturday 15 August for a full afternoon of family fun. Fire engines from decades past will leave Johnstone Fire Station at 11am […]

Top comedians added to Spree bill

SOME of Scotland’s top comedians are on their way to Paisley as part of the area’s annual Spree festival. The Spree – run by Renfrewshire Council – will see nine days of music, comedy and much more at various venues in the town between 9 and 17 October. And just announced are two Best of […]

First of its kind support project breaks the £1million threshold

An innovative Renfrewshire support programme – the first of its kind in Scotland – has hit a major target of putting £1million into the pockets of local families in support they didn’t know they were entitled to. The neighbourhood-based programme, Families First, has run core teams in Ferguslie – Scotland’s most deprived datazone – and […]

Glasgow Airport records busiest July in seven years

One of Europe’s fastest growing airports – passenger numbers up by 13.7%   Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest July in seven years after 956,483 passengers travelled through its doors – an increase of 13.7% – representing its ninth consecutive month of double digit growth. International traffic grew by 15.3%, with long haul services including […]

Mall staff trained for Keep Safe initiative

STAFF at the intu Braehead shopping centre have just completed training for the Keep Safe initiative. The project, run by the I Am Me community group and Police Scotland, aims to raise awareness of disability hate crimes and to create a network of safe places in the community for anyone who feels vulnerable. Keep Safe […]

Frankie Boyle joins A Buddy Good Laugh line up

A Buddy Good Laugh, Paisley Arts Centre’s very own comedy club turns two next month and the show’s creators, Dead Sheep Comedy, plan to celebrate with the best line-up of comedians yet. Heading up the bill will be comedy legend Frankie Boyle, who will make a special appearance on 24 September alongside stand-up stars Gary […]