Category: Paisley

Book Week Scotland in Glasgow

PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND 2016 (21–27 November) Hundreds of free events will take place across the country Top names such Alexander McCall Smith, Liz Lochhead, Will Self and Jodi Picoult Over half a million free books will be given away Search launched for the favourite Scottish book to screen adaptation Celebrities and authors […]

Be a champion and walk on fire for mental health

Local charity RAMH is offering an opportunity to conquer fear and walk on fire, while supporting mental health services in Renfrewshire. The unique challenge, called The Walk Of Champions, is a 15 foot walk over hot coals reaching temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Celsius. RAMH Chief Executive Stephen McLellan said “we’re challenging everyone to learn how […]

Rocco Shortlist

Renfrewshire Chamber is delighted to announce the 2016 shortlist for their annual business awards, the ROCCO’s. Established for over a decade, the ROCCO’s are the premier business event in Renfrewshire and are this year sponsored by Paisley 2021. 16 winners will be announced at the ceremony hosted by ROCCO regular Fred MacAulay (18th November at […]

Renfrewshire partnership in Scottish ‘first’ to give learning disabled a voice

Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (H&SCP) has become the first of Scotland’s 31 H&SCPs to sign up to a national Charter for ensuring people who use learning disability services will have a say in the issues affecting them. The Partnership  –  which plans, provides and commissions a range of community-based activities and services to […]

Gavin Newlands MP criticises Home Secretary’s crackdown on universities

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has criticised a speech by Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, for outlining new measures to further crack down on international students – despite the economic damage done by previous restrictions on student numbers. Ms Rudd pledged at Tory conference to consider “tougher rules” for “lower quality courses”, […]

Rugby Camps

Paisley Rugby Club are excited to announce that the rugby camps are returning for the October holidays! This 3 day camp will be running from Wednesday 19th October – Friday 21st October. The Renfrewshire Leisure Rugby October Camp programme is aimed at the P1-S2 age group and provides well organised and structured activities, utilising the experienced and qualified […]

Anti-poverty programmes save £3m for Renfrewshire residents

Innovative anti-poverty programmes have put more than £3m into the pockets of Renfrewshire’s hardest-pressed families. Renfrewshire Council’s Tackling Poverty programme was the first of its kind in Scotland – and members of the commission whose report preceded it today returned to Paisley to see how their recommendations are being brought to life. The programme is […]

Paisley gives warm welcome to Coventry’s The Selecter

Paisley gig-goers gave a rapturous reception to a trailblazing musical export of one of the town’s UK City of Culture bid rivals. The Selecter – who emerged from Coventry to be one of the most successful ska bands from the two-tone era in the 1970s – played a packed-out Paisley Town Hall at the weekend. […]

Youth Forum Event

Create Youth Forum is back on the 10th of October! We will meet every 2nd Monday of the month: 10th October, 14th November and 12th December. From 7pm to 8.30pm at Paisley Offices, 22 Lawn Street, PA1 1HF. The youth forum is an space for the young people to have a voice and to express […]