Category: Paisley

Schoolgirl overcomes her fear of heights to take part in thrilling Halloween display

A school girl has vowed to conquer her fear of heights to take part in a thrilling aerial display 120 feet above the ground. Bethany Docherty, 14, from Johnstone, is one of the young volunteers at the heart of this year’s Paisley Halloween Festival, ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, a major event in the Year […]

Communities invited to have their voice heard as new Local Partnerships get set to launch

A fresh approach to local decision making is bringing communities to the fore as Renfrewshire gets set to launch its new Local Partnerships. Replacing the previous Local Area Committees (LACs), the new partnerships will adopt a more informal and inclusive approach to allow local people more of a say in the decisions which affect their […]

DISABLED, SICK AND TERMINALLY ILL LEFT WITHOUT CRUCIAL SUPPORT IN TIME OF NEED

MHAIRI BLACK: TORIES MUST ‘URGENTLY GET A GRIP’ AFTER £1.5BILLION BENEFITS BLUNDER DISABLED, SICK AND TERMINALLY ILL LEFT WITHOUT CRUCIAL SUPPORT IN TIME OF NEED The SNP has said the Tory government must urgently get a grip of its “appalling record of failure and mismanagement” on social security – after it emerged 180,000 disabled, sick […]

GAVIN NEWLANDS MP CALLS FOR TORIES TO REVERSE CUTS TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT

NEWLANDS, SNP MP FOR PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE NORTH, HAS CALLED ON THE UK GOVERNMENT TO REVERSE CUTS TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT IN ORDER TO MAKE IT ‘FIT FOR PURPOSE’; DEMANDS BUDGET BOOST TO INCOMES AFTER YEARS OF TORY DECLINE. The MP has joined calls for a reversal to the cuts following the UK Government’s Work and […]

Nominations invited for the Provost’s Community Awards in Renfrewshire

Who are your local heroes? Renfrewshire’s inspiring local heroes are set to be rewarded as nominations for the Provost’s Community Awards open for 2019. Extraordinary employees, superlative sportspeople and compassionate carers are being sought as the awards recognise the people who make Renfrewshire a better place to live, work and visit. There are five categories […]

Team SPAR Glide over the Clyde for Charity

A team of 14 staff and supporters from SPAR took on the daunting challenge of Zipsliding at high speed across the River Clyde for St. Vincent’s Hospice, bringing an impressive end to their fundraising efforts over the last several months, as they raised a staggering £6,500. SPAR Scotland, owned and operated by CJ Lang and […]

Could your little one light up Renfrewshire this Christmas?

Switching on the Christmas lights is a dream come true, and this year it will be a reality for three lucky school pupils! Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron, is once again inviting children of primary school age to design a Christmas card for 2018. Three winners will be selected with each winner having the chance to […]

STV weatherman Sean Batty joins Renfrewshire’s #NameOurGritters judging panel

Snow way Sean could miss out on naming Renfrewshire’s gritters Scotland’s most recognisable weatherman, Sean Batty, will put his expert knowledge to the test as he takes on the role of guest judge in Renfrewshire’s #NameOurGritters competition. STV weatherman Sean will join a local gritter driver, a Care at Home staff member and an inspiring […]

Renfrewshire Leisure appoints new chief executive

Renfrewshire Leisure is responsible for attractions including Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory and also manages sport and leisure facilities, including On-X Linwood and Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre. Victoria Hollows has visited some of the facilities she will take charge of and met with the Renfrewshire Leisure board members and staff. Victoria said: “I’m absolutely delighted […]