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What’s on this weekend

The Bungalow and True Faith Promotions are having anacoustic Indie night tonight featuring two superb acts with tributes to The Verve and Richard Ashcroft with Martin Livingstone. Martin will be playing some of Richard’s finest work with Bittersweet Symphony, The Drugs don’t work, Lucky Man, Sonnet plus many more songs from Ashcroft’sillustrious career. Chris Duncan […]

Sun shines for the return of Renfrew Gala Day

Thousands of kids, parents, families and friends enjoyed a day in the sun at Renfrew Gala Day this weekend. Students at McCallum School of Music, Rachel Elliot Performers and Karen E. Moir Dance and Drama took to the stage across the day, treating spectators to excellent performances. The Gala Day stage also hosted a special […]

Aunts plead for young people to know dangers of swimming in rivers on the anniversary of William McNally’s death

On the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of 13-year-old William McNally, his aunts, Jayne and Claire Drennan, paid tribute to him in a touching video that aims to make all young people aware of the dangers of swimming in open waters. William passed away on 5 June last year after getting into trouble in […]

Renfrewshire lights beacon to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Crowds turned out to celebrate in Paisley as Renfrewshire lit a beacon to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2 June.   Over 3,000 beacons were simultaneously lit across the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, with many others lit in UK Overseas Territories and in Commonwealth counties in recognition of the […]

Double win for West College Scotland in Herald Higher Education Awards

West College Scotland were delighted to scoop not one, but two top accolades in this week’s Herald Higher Education Awards.  The awards were presented in a glittering ceremony held in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday 31 May. This is the seventh year that the Awards have taken place celebrating the leading figures and rising […]

Festival celebrates the diverse culture refugees bring to Renfrewshire

A festival of food, fun and fabulous music is being staged in Paisley as part of Refugee Festival Scotland. Home Sweet Scotland, organised by OneRen – the local charitable trust providing cultural, leisure and sporting opportunities to help people enjoy active and healthy lives – takes place on Sunday, June 26 with two events to […]


PACE has revealed this summer’s programme of unique and varied in-person creative performance experiences for ages 3-21. Fest! is brimming with exciting performance courses; from classic to contemporary texts, devising, physical theatre, comedy and musicals.  Every year during Fest! more than 800 individual young people take part in 90+ holiday courses, where they make friends, […]

Canadian duo to perform their own brand of new wave folk music

CANADA’S exciting musical duo Mama’s Broke are bringing their own brand of new wave folk music, to Renfrew Town Hall. The performance hosted by OneRen – the local charitable trust providing cultural, leisure and sporting opportunities to help people enjoy active and healthy lives – is on Friday, June 17 and is part of band […]

Dogs Trust has its day at Paisley u3a

For a nation of dog lovers, this month’s u3a speaker, Emma Hamilton, is a popular choice.  As Regional Supporter Relations Manager with the Dogs Trust, Emma works in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.  She’s going to share some canine stories and useful tips for pet owners from the UK’s leading dog welfare charity.  The public […]