Category: Paisley

Renfrewshire five in sparkling form for Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ Diamond Anniversary year

Five young Renfrewshire people profoundly affected by autism have overcome their disabilities to pick up the world’s leading youth achievement award in its Diamond Anniversary year. The five – Andrew Blades , Lewis Gibson, Connor Galloway, Steven James and Ryan Hunter  – have triumphed over very considerable learning and social difficulties to achieve individual Bronze […]

Spree for All fringe festival will be magic

Families should get set for some ‘absolutely magic’ free entertainment with the announcement of a magic trail as part of this month’s Spree for All. The Spree for All fringe festival will see events taking place across the town to co-incide with The Spree, Paisley’s National Festival which runs from 14-22 October and celebrates its […]

Glasgow Airport preparing for the Oct Week rush

GLASGOW AIRPORT BRACED FOR ONE OF ITS BIGGEST-EVER OCTOBER GETAWAYS  More than 160,000 passengers expected this weekend  Glasgow Airport is today gearing up for one of its busiest periods of the year as tens of thousands of holidaymakers prepare to jet off for the October holiday week. Over 160,000 people are expected to pass through […]

Talk Cancer workshop in Glasgow

There will be a ‘Talk Cancer’ cancer awareness workshop in central Glasgow on Tuesday 15 November 2016, and there are a number of bursary-funded spaces available to apply for. WHAT’S TALK CANCER? It’s a Cancer Research UK training programme to help people feel confident promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of spotting cancer early. Talking […]

PoppyScotland and The Rotary Club of Renfrew

It’s that time of year to remember our servicemen and women around the world that make the ultimate sacrifice to make sure we can enjoy our freedom, something that we take for granted. This year and for many years beforehand you will have a chance to get a PoppyScotland poppy from many of the volunteer […]

Local MP welcomes Robot Wars Coming back to Renfrew

 Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the announcement by the BBC that hit show ‘Robot Wars’ is returning for a second series, with filming to again take place in the warehouse next the Westway Park estate, in Renfrew. Robot Wars was a shown on the BBC from 1988 until 2001, and […]

Paisley Thread Mill/ Heritage Walk

Paisley Thread Mill Museum is staying open over the winter on a Wednesday afternoon 12 to 4pm (focus is on the Stitching Group)  and anyone can visit the museum at any other time when the Abbey Mill business Centre is open.  Full details are on the facebook page  and the website There is […]

Brave Linda faces Himalayas trek for charitiies

Adventurous Buddie Linda Winters will reach new heights with a Himalayas trek for charity. Linda, 49, is joining two pals for the breathtaking challenge this November in Nepal to raise vital cash for good causes. Proud Buddie Linda, who works as a fundraiser at Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), is relishing the prospect of going the […]

Spree show with Carol will celebrate Paisley

One of Paisley’s favourite musical daughters is returning to the town to play this year’s Spree festival…and she’s bringing some friends with her. Carol Laula will open The Spree festival on Friday 14 October with a very special ‘celebration of Paisley’ in a Spiegeltent in the town’s County Square. The festival, now in its fifth […]