Category: Paisley

Aberdeen and Glasgow airports best practice praised following Covid-safety audit

– Independent scheme introduced in partnership with public health officials to increase consumer confidence in Covid-secure air travel – Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports have been praised for their high safety standards following an international Covid-secure audit scheme introduced to give passengers confidence in flying as the safe restart of international travel continues.  Launched by […]

Views of communities sought on tackling climate change in Renfrewshire

Local residents are being asked what actions they believe are required to ensure Renfrewshire reaches its ambitious aim of being net-zero by 2030. Following the declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, Renfrewshire Council has been working to set out the programme of actions required by the council, communities, businesses and partners to meet this […]

Bishopton residents urged to get COVID-19 test at new testing centre

Residents of Bishopton are being urged to find out if they have COVID-19 when a temporary testing site for people without symptoms of the virus is set up in the area. The testing site will be open from Wednesday 25 August until Tuesday 31 August and aims to slow the spread of the virus in the area – which has seen fluctuating rates of COVID-19 recently. The facility will be in Bishopton Community Centre and will be run on a […]

Plans to renew 14 play parks in Renfrewshire to be considered by councillors

Families and young people across Renfrewshire will benefit from 14 fully renewed play parks should councillors approve the plans this week. As part of a two-year, £1.25million investment by Renfrewshire Council, plans have been drawn up to renovate 14 play parks in Renfrewshire – one in each local ward area. Brand-new play equipment would replace […]

BMX stunt riders artwork is wheely good

AN amazing piece of performance art where BMX bike stunt riders paint designs on a tarmac cycle path is just one of the unique events being staged during Cycle Arts Festival Renfrewshire. The festival is being staged on the 11-mile Paisley to Lochwinnoch cycle route between August 21 and 29 and features a series of […]

Families invited to cash in on Best Start Grant School Age Payment

Minister for Social Security Ben Macpherson has urged eligible families to apply for Best Start Grant School Age Payment. The one-off payment of £252.50, administered by Social Security Scotland, is made to families when a child is old enough to start primary school. The payment can be used to buy everyday supplies like a new […]

New scheme aims to attract 60 young people on benefits into NHS jobs

A new scheme is being launched which will help 60 young people from across Greater Glasgow and Clyde into jobs in healthcare. The Kickstart Scheme is a partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Renfrewshire Council employability service, Invest in Renfrewshire, and will provide support for 16 to 24 year olds who are in receipt of Universal […]

Renfrewshire set for another Spotless September

Hundreds of volunteers from across Renfrewshire are set to make it a Spotless September once again as they head out into their communities to brighten up the area where they live. Volunteers are encouraged to take part as often as they can throughout the month-long event, whether that’s ten minutes round the block or an […]

Take a closer look inside Renfrewshire’s amazing buildings on Doors Open Days 2021

Spectacular churches, a family-friendly farm and the residence of Paisley’s most famous poet are just a few of the intriguing locations visitors can experience as part of Renfrewshire’s Doors Open Days. This year’s events will see participating venues open their doors for the chance to visit them in-person or through online activity on Saturday 4 […]