Category: Paisley

Campaign launched to get more girls into sport

An initiative is being launched to encourage more girls in Renfrewshire to take part in sport A small army of coaches will be trained and go into primary schools to encourage girl pupils to take up either basketball, gymnastics, dance or girls football. The project is being financed by a grant of almost £23,000 from […]

Record-breaking crowds set for gaming extravaganza

It’s game on as record-breaking crowds are expected to turn up this weekend for Scotland’s biggest gaming event. More than 6000 fans will descend on The Arena at intu Braehead for PLAY Expo Glasgow 2019 for the two-day extravaganza of gaming and popular culture on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. And for the […]

Hospice Benefits from New Technology

St. Vincent’s Hospice is benefitting from a huge upgrade to their IT systems, thanks to a £20,000 grant from the Miss M J M Smith Trust. The Miss M J M Smith Trust is dedicated to supporting the advancement of health in the West of Scotland. Their support over many years has enabled St. Vincent’s […]

Girls are on the ball as Women’s World Cup fever kicks in

PRIMARY school girls have been getting a kick out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which starts this weekend. Almost 200 girls from all over Renfrewshire took part in a festival of football organised by Renfrewshire Leisure, at Ferguslie Sports Centre. The Primary 5 to Primary 7 pupils certainly had a ball with football coaching, […]

Yoga at Iconic Fitness

The light in me acknowledges the light in you, or Namaste, for short. How are we all this week? As we move into summer, late nights, warmer weather, a chance to connect more with others and with ourselves, in theory anyway, even if the weather doesn’t quite agree. Anyway, as Sir Billy Connelly would say, […]

Thread carefully…weaving exhibition moves home

An exhibition which celebrates the dedication and creativity of a group of Paisley weavers is back open in a new venue. Work produced by the Artisan’s Institute weaving group – part of Paisley’s Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme2 (TH.CARS2) – is now on display at the Disability Resource Centre in Love Street until […]

International exchanges between schools to be supported thanks to new fund

A new £30,000 fund has been established to support cultural exchanges for schools and pupils.   The Provost’s School Exchange Fund will offer the opportunity for schools in Renfrewshire to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for an international exchange visit to schools in either of Renfrewshire Council’s twin towns of Gladsaxe in […]

A fond farewell to one of Renfrew’s best

After 33 years in the hotseat, Renfrew bids farewell to Effie McGachie as she retires from the role of Community Council Chair. A stalwart of the local community in Renfrew, her drive and enthusiasm to make the town a better place has made an immeasurable difference to the area over the past three decades. A […]

Another week added for the Greatest Showman

Due to popular demand we have had added another week of the Greatest Showman July 15th-18th The weeks are filling up and there are limited spaces. School of Rock and Pop July 1st-4th – LIMITED SPACES July 15th-18th – LIMITED SPACES July 22nd -25th -LIMITED SPACES The Greatest Showman July 8th -11th – only 2 […]