Category: Paisley

Snakes and ladders game supports rehabilitation of people with convictions

Paisley residents took part in a giant game of snakes and ladders painted onto some unused ground after it was unveiled at a special open day. Renfrewshire Council’s unpaid work team created the playful artwork in Underwood Lane, next to the Basketball Court, as an innovative way for people undertaking Community Payback Orders to give […]

Business leaders say Renfrewshire ‘open for business’ at first meeting of new leadership panel to drive area’s economy

Renfrewshire’s business and education leaders have joined forces to work together to drive the region’s future economic success at the first meeting of Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel. The 18-member panel has been drawn from across the private and public sector along with representatives from further and higher education and national agencies. It includes businesses such […]

Paisley YMCA launch digital entrepreneur sessions for young people

Renfrewshire’s young entrepreneurs of the future are being supported through the launch of Paisley YMCA’s  iEnterprise digital youth incubator programme. The iEnterprise programme, which received funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young Start Fund, is a dedicated entrepreneurial space which aims to help young people furthest away from the employment market to find work or […]

Gavin Newlands MP praises charity’s efforts to combat disability hate crime

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has provided his backing to a local charity who is campaigning to see an end to disability hate crime. I Am Me was set-up in Renfrewshire in 2012, and since then has grown significantly to help tackle disability hate crime. Their work to raise awareness of […]

Paisley’s restored listed buildings show way forward for heritage properties

Two of Paisley town centre’s much-loved buildings are now off the national Buildings At Risk Register (BARR) thanks to their successful restorations. The category A-listed Russell Institute and category B former Arnott’s store have both been removed from the register alongside the flats and ground floor shop at 14 Moss Street that have been restored […]

Paisley shows its passion for Tango Festival

Tango dance enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond visited Paisley at the weekend to take part in the first ever Paisley International Tango Festival. The festival which took place at the Coats Memorial Church from Fri 25 – Sun 27 August saw hundreds of people come along to learn new moves and see the […]

Renfrewshire’s Provost takes to the Clyde to maintain Renfrew’s historic fishing rights

Renfrew residents joined Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron on a historic trip down the River Clyde to preserve the town’s fishing rights on the river. The boat set sail from Braehead Pier and travelled down the Clyde to the mouth of the River Leven. There, Provost Cameron carried out the traditional act of casting the nets […]

West College Scotland helps address the need for enhanced home care across Europe

Ageing populations and the correlated increasing levels of chronic ill-health will require tomorrow – if not already today – an enhanced approach to home care. In light of this, a transnational Erasmus research project ‘Carevolution’ has been launched in February 2016 to examine the future role, responsibilities and qualifications of home care workers across Europe. […]