Category: Paisley

Renfrewshire residents enjoy HEEPS of home comforts

For grandad Bruce Watt, home is where the heat is. The 87-year-old Bridge of Weir resident has seen his fuel bills plummet while his house stays warm, thanks to support from a national energy efficiency scheme. Bruce is one of more than 500 Renfrewshire residents to benefit last year from external wall insulation works funded through […]

Workshops to explore the remarkable stories of Renfrewshire women often ignored by the history books

They were remarkable women whose achievements were all too often overlooked by the history books. Now the life and times of some of Renfrewshire’s exceptional ‘silent’ women from the Victorian and Edwardian eras will be explored in a new heritage project. ‘The Ladies A,B and C’ will investigate the contributions of Mrs Jane Arthur, Mrs […]

Residents urged to seek debt advice before January bills come in

People concerned about post-Christmas debt are urged to get help and support before bills start to come in. A third of all families will have spent more money than they can afford at Christmas, leaving many struggling financially in January. Organisations like Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau and Renfrewshire Council’s Advice Works provide free and confidential […]

Festive Fun around Renfrewshire

There are plenty of fun family activities to enjoy in Renfrewshire over the festive season to help keep everyone entertained. Here is a selection of the many great events happening throughout the area: Festive Family Ceilidh – 28 Dec – 7.30PM Paisley Town Hall Why not celebrate the end of 2017 at the annual Festive […]

Trading Standards issue warning to Renfrewshire residents over fake goods

Safety experts have urged the public in Renfrewshire to be on their guard for fake goods and electronic chargers following purchases made at Christmas or in the New Year sales. Trading Standards & Licensing officers at Renfrewshire Council warned the public to be prepared for fake goods breaking or not working and to exercise caution […]

Community gets behind Team Up to Clean Up campaign

Renfrewshire’s bid to clean up Renfrewshire is being backed by local community groups who are urging others to follow their lead. The campaign aims to bring together the community to tackle issues such as littering, fly tipping, dog fouling and recycling to make Renfrewshire a cleaner, more attractive place to live, work and visit. Kristina […]

Renfrewshire Virtual Reality pilot project allows elderly to access outside world from home

A pilot project is using Virtual Reality to hook up older and isolated members of the community to cultural experiences they would otherwise be unable to access. Thanks to support from Renfrewshire Council’s Culture, Heritage and Events (CHE) Fund, housebound and elderly members of Paisley-based Roar Connections for Life, are having their horizons opened up […]

Paisley enjoys bumper Christmas in wake of City of Culture bid with footfall up by a third

Paisley enjoyed a bumper shopping bonanza in the run up to Christmas thanks to town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and the WinterFest event. Local businesses and town centre traders reported soaring sales and a massive spike in festive footfall. Paisley’s increased profile due to the UK City of Culture 2021 bid and […]

Stay safe this festive period

Residents and visitors are being urged to stay safe over the festive and New Year period by preparing for journeys in advance. Revellers are being asked to consider pre-booking their taxis to and from their night out and advised to only use licensed taxis and private hire vehicles to get home safely. Councillor John McNaughtan, […]