Category: Paisley

Renfrewshire prepares for its Big Spring Clean

After more than 1000 volunteers took part over one weekend last year, Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean is back – and this time it’s tackling the whole month of April. One of the highlights of the successful Team Up to Clean Up campaign, community groups, school pupils and volunteers are set to grab their litter picker […]

to produce world’s first fair trade tartan in Cambodia

A historic dye vat, once used in Paisley’s famous Coats mills, is being gifted to fair trade thread maker Villageworks who create products using the Coats thread, as well as producing the world’s first fair trade tartan. A piece of Paisley’s illustrious thread making past is set to transform production for a fair trade organisation […]

VOX by ReMode Saturday

VOX by ReMode Saturday 23rd March – doors open 7pm Sustainable Fashion show Including specially created soundtrack and animated films and followed by SWISH event UWS students union building, Storie Street, Paisley An estimated 300,000 tonnes of fashion waste goes into landfill in the UK each year and we’re part of the growing movement of […]

World record cyclist Mark Beaumont rides into town

Record-breaking cyclist, Mark Beaumont will ride into town to tell a sell-out audience about his adventures going around the world in 80 days. The 36-year-old Scot is a well-known long-distance cyclist, documentary maker and author will talk about his adventures in the saddle as he cycled 18,000 miles in 79 days in an epic record-breaking […]

Kids TV show brought to life on the stage

The popular children’s TV show, Twirlywoos is being brought to life at Johnstone Town Hall. Thanks to Renfrewshire Leisure who is bringing the show to the venue, youngsters can enjoy a stage version of the CBeebies TV show. The well-loved characters Toodloo, Great BigHoo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo set sail for two shows, in Johnstone […]

Pupils’ artwork is inspired

Hundreds of pupils from nurseries, primary and secondary schools have entered Renfrewshire’s annual Inspired Art Competition. Now 130 of the 600 entries of drawings and paintings are on display in a free exhibition, at The Tannahill Centre, in Blackstoun Road, Paisley, until April 15. Two of the talented pupils – Matthew Meigan, aged 14, who […]

Share a Story for World Book Day

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is supporting World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day.   Every year, World Book Day1 creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote […]

Young people in Renfrewshire set to elect their new MYSPs

Young people in Renfrewshire are being called upon to decide who should represent them over the next two years at the Scottish Youth Parliament. Budding politicians will be seeking the support of their peers to become one of five new representatives to the Scottish Youth Parliament when voting opens in mid-March. Members of the Scottish […]

Paisley public invited to help shape town centre transformation plans

Paisley town centre’s key outdoor spaces and road junctions are in line for a major transformation – and residents and businesses are being invited to two special events to help shape the plans. Renfrewshire Council has set aside a £10m budget for a wide-ranging programme of improvements to the town centre – aimed at driving […]