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Creative kids Skoob-up library prizes

Creative kids Skoob-up library prizes Creative kids from across the county are competition winners after helping Renfrewshire Libraries with a new initiative. ‘The Skoobs’ are a bunch of colourful characters created by Renfrewshire Libraries to encourage children to read more. Lurking on the library shelves, the animations are designed to attract the eye of younger […]

Renfrewshire Council Leader in ‘toxic debt’ of payday loans warning

Renfrewshire Council Leader in ‘toxic debt’ of payday loans warning Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan is urging local residents to avoid falling into the toxic debt spiral of using payday loan companies and join the local credit union instead. Renfrewshire Council has banned access of payday loan websites from council PCs and the Leader recently […]

Apprentice event attracts hundreds of young people

Apprentice event attracts hundreds of young people A special event designed to promote the benefits of modern apprenticeships drew a crowd of more than 200 young people to Paisley town centre. The modern apprentice showcase run by Renfrewshire Council was designed to allow those aged 16 to 19 to meet employers with training and employment […]

Details of extra £4.5m jobs cash boost agreed

Details of extra £4.5m jobs cash boost agreed Details have been agreed over where a £4.5million cash injection for the Renfrewshire economy will be spent. The money will be used over the next two years to deliver Invest in Renfrewshire, a council programme pulling together a number of schemes aimed at supporting local businesses and […]

iPad gift is boost for Paisley pupils

iPad gift is boost for Paisley pupils Pupils at a Paisley school have been given a technology boost – after they were gifted an iPad. Kersland School – which caters for pupils with a range of additional support needs – already uses touchscreen technology to help the children communicate. When bosses at IT consultancy Sopra […]

Renfrew gearing up for Gala Day 2013.

Renfrew gearing up for Gala Day.  Renfrew Gala Day 2013 will take place at Robertson Park on Sunday 2 June with a huge variety of fun-filled, free entertainment for all the family. This year’s Gala Day theme is Fairytales and Superheroes, so expect to see plenty of pretty princesses and caped crusaders on the Parade […]

Provost practices before charity abseil

Provost practices before charity abseil Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has been getting in some last-minute practice before leading a charity abseil with a difference. Provost Hall will join Renfrewshire Council chief executive David Martin and  will be part of a group of 20 people who will abseil from the roof of the council’s HQ in […]

One week left for 10k and fun run discount. Don’t miss out!

One week left for 10k and fun run discount. Don’t miss out! Renfrewshire runners are being urged to get their entries in for this year’s Scottish West 10k Championship and Fun Run and make the most of the early-bird discount that ends soon. The cut-price entry fees are still available – but only until Saturday […]

Rail links plea on Paisley’s Mòd

Rail links plea on Paisley’s Mòd Scottish Ministers are being urged to reverse cuts in rail services at Paisley Gilmour Street in time for Paisley’s hosting of the Royal National Mòd in October. Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan has written to Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, asking him to reverse controversial cuts […]