Category: Blog

Sporting heroes take to the podium

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sports coaches, officials and volunteers from across Renfrewshire have been celebrating the achievements have some local heroes. A recent awards ceremony at Paisley Town Hall for the Renfrewshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering (COV) Awards saw key figures from the local sporting scene thanked for their contribution. The awards are a joint initiative between Renfrewshire Council […]

First Youth Voice Film Festival is a blockbuster!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The ‘Wee Red Dot’, Renfrewshire’s first-ever Youth Voice Film Festival proved very popular with budding local film-makers and their families when it took place at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 1 November. Billed as ‘the essential young person’s guide to film in Renfrewshire’, the day-long event had something for all kids and young adults aged […]

Bridge of Weir war memorial damaged

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Bridge of Weir war memorial boundary wall has been damaged by a hit and run driver, just weeks after contractors, working for Renfrewshire Council, completed a £13,500 restoration project. The work, part funded by Historic Scotland through the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund, involved: cleaning the granite Celtic cross, replacing and repainting missing lettering, pointing, […]

Star Project Art Exhibition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are delighted to announce our annual art exhibition 2014 “Panto and Party poppers” The creative genius of our community combined with the aspirations of local and national government have inspired a walk through journey of well documented social challenges illustrated with sparkles of brilliance, resilience, change and hope. Thursday 4th December 2014 11am – […]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thomas Cook Airlines has today announced that, in addition to the airlines weekly flight to Las Vegas next summer, it will operate a range of new flights to Holguin and Varadero in Cuba from Glasgow Airport during the winter months as well as extending its flights to Las Vegas.  Operating on the airlines Airbus A330 […]

Paisley in international spotlight as Monte Carlo Rally returns

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paisley is getting set to shine in the international spotlight once again when the Monte Carlo Classic Rally returns to the town in the new year. It was announced this week that Renfrewshire will again host the only UK start leg of the event – one of the most famous and glamorous in motorsport. Paisley […]

101 test stations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the past six and a half years M8 Driving School has built up a very good reputation in the Renfrewshire area and this week Susan Cook Patton and Lori Anderson have made it pass 100 and 101 for Steven Porter Adi owner of the school. It’s been full of hard work, fun, laughter as […]

New Chief Executive to take charge at council

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire Council has announced the appointment of Sandra Black as its next Chief Executive. Sandra is the current Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the council. She will take up the post of Chief Executive from 1 December. The council’s outgoing Chief Executive, David Martin, leaves this month to take up the post of […]