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Paisley High Street to re-open in July

Paisley’s pedestrianised High Street is to open to cars and taxis in the evenings and overnight from the end of July. Renfrewshire Council has announced the start date for what is believed to be the first such pilot in Scotland. The first car in almost 20 years will be allowed back into County Place, Gilmour […]

Kids joy as they meet telly favourite Peppa Pig

CHILDREN’S telly favourite Peppa Pig was certainly hogging the limelight when she visited Scotland yesterday. (Sunday, May 24) More than a thousand youngsters turned up at the Soar at intu Braehead leisure destination, near Glasgow to catch a glimpse of the little piggy, who is now a worldwide phenomenon. Peppa was making a series of […]

Morvin has some baking fun

YOUNGSTERS got a chance to show of their baking skills at the intu Braehead shopping centre yesterday. (Friday) The kids were having loads of fun at the mall’s Wee Cookies Bakery – flipping pancakes and decorating gingerbread men with coloured icing. It was part of intu Braehead’s Big Eat event, which continues today with a […]

Johnstone Town Hall opens with afternoon-long party

Johnstone’s new town hall was given a housewarming to remember at the weekend – with an afternoon-long party to which the whole town was invited. Thousands turned out to enjoy entertainment laid on by Renfrewshire Council designed to celebrate the £14.5m facility in the heart of the town. The official opening was performed by local […]

New venue plans take step forward with cash boost

Ambitious plans for a community-led theatre and cinema development in Paisley town centre have taken another step forward thanks to a council cash injection. The Paisley 2021 Community Development Trust is working on innovative proposals for a multi-purpose performance venue as part of the wider push to use culture and heritage to transform Paisley’s future, […]

Braehead rink sweeps up in bid to host curling championships

THE intu Braehead curling rink has been chosen to host the Scottish Schools Curling Championship for the next three years. The team that runs the rink has been successful in their bid to stage the event in 2016, 2017 and 2018. And the decision by The Royal Caledonian Curling Club cements the intu Braehead rink’s […]

Surge in numbers attending Families First clubs

Hundreds of youngsters are enjoying a packed programme of activities at the Families First clubs held during school holidays. Over 400 children attended the school clubs during the Easter break when the activity clubs were doubled to five hour long sessions. The longer sessions were introduced following feedback from parents whose children attending the holiday […]

The Future’s Bright for Renfrewshire’s Apprentices

This is Scottish Apprenticeship Week and a chance for 16-19 year olds to investigate the opportunities that a Modern Apprenticeship can offer. Young people who want to learn while they work and are keen to take the first steps on their career ladder can choose from a great range of apprenticeships. In Renfrewshire, there are […]

Geisha plate of that sushi, says BGT star Edward!

BRITAIN’S Got Talent star, Edward Reid turned up at the food court of the intu Braehead shopping centre and said: “Geisha plate of that sushi!” The Scots singer and presenter is preparing to host The Big Eat event at the mall – two days of cookery demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23. […]