Category: Paisley

NASA astronaut launches out of this world space school in Renfrewshire

American-born NASA astronaut Steve Swanson joined 200 young people in Paisley for a spectacular week-long space school. School pupils from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and East Renfrewshire will work together to design a science experiment that can be carried out in space during Mission Discovery Renfrewshire, an event hosted by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with University of […]

Public events on masterplan to transform West End of Paisley

Two consultation events this month will give the public the chance to discuss proposals to transform the West End of Paisley with the development of 150 new homes. Drop-in sessions are taking place on Monday 12 June (2pm to 4.30pm) and Wednesday 14 June (4pm to 7pm) at the Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire (ROAR) […]


Preparations are well under way for the staging of a very special ice hockey match at Ayr Ice Rink on Sunday 18 June at 3.00pm, when two teams will go head to head in Millie’s Miracle Ice Hockey Match Round 2. All money raised from the event will go towards the cost of buying a […]

Paisley charity on the lookout for volunteers

Paisley’s national charity, Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), is on the lookout for volunteers. The charity which, supports families living with the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD), needs help in running its eBay shop. Based on the town’s Linwood Road, but working with families across the country, the charity is specifically looking for someone with […]

Thunder and lightning wasn’t frightening for Lilias Day revellers

The annual Lilias Day Parade took place in Kilbarchan at one O’Clock, along with heavy rain followed by hail and a thunderstorm. That did not stop those who participated and visitors from having fun. After the parade, the main gala day took place in Kilbarchan Public Park, and luckily the rain stopped and the sun […]

Chivas Brothers’ employees volunteering with Quarriers Village

Employees from the Chivas Brothers site in Paisley joined forces with employees from Dumbarton to support Quarriers Village, one of Scotland’s largest social care charities for vulnerable children, adults and their families. The teams were tasked with improving facilities by decorating communal spaces, developing a sensory garden for residents and building a brick BBQ. Below […]

Having a grand old time at Bookbug sessions

A RECORD number of parents and children attended the Bookbug sessions at Johnstone Library last month. A total of 1021 adults and kids under the age of five took part in storytelling, games and singing at the four Bookbug sessions every Wednesday and one on a Saturday. The previous best monthly figure was just over […]

Renfrewshire school kids welcome their Danish twins

It was lights, camera, action this week for young people at Renfrew High as their peers from Denmark visited on a film-making camp. 34 pupils from Skovbrynet School in Gladsaxe, which is twinned with Paisley, met their Scottish counterparts as part of visit to enhance their global learning activities. The pupils worked together to create […]

Made in the Mill – Community group inspires next Paisley First mural

Work on the next mural in the Paisley First Walls Series is underway in the town’s Lawn Street thanks to the creativity of one of the town’s community groups. Made in the Mill worked with Paisley based artist Duncan Wilson to create a design concept which raises awareness of mental health. The group, an artists’ […]