Category: Paisley

Gavin Newlands praises ‘fantastic’ Advice Works Service

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has hailed the ‘fantastic’ work that Advice Works do to help local people deal with reforms to the benefits system. Advice Works is a free, confidential and independent service which provides a range of money and debt advice to people in Renfrewshire including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, […]

Business leaders hear of Council’s integrated approach to economic regeneration and tackling poverty

Business leaders met with a senior team from Renfrewshire Council this week to hear about the local authority’s plans to boost the region’s profile and economy. At an event hosted by Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports – operator of Glasgow Airport, business leaders from some of Renfrewshire’s biggest companies heard about the […]

Gaelic heritage a high note for this year’s Spree Festival

Renfrewshire’s musicians are being urged to show their Gaelic roots in a brand new traditional music showcase withFèis Phàislig as part of this year’s Spree Festival. The Ceilidh Trail – part of the Spree sessions in support of Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 – will bring together musicians young and old […]

Paisley Pirates-update

Paisley Pirates head for the east coast for the second consecutive weekend as they take on SNL champions Kirkcaldy Kestrels in an important SNL fixture this Sunday, having won a tough encounter at Dundee on Saturday when they triumphed 5-2, after trailing going into the final session. “We were back to something like full strength […]

Forestry Commission speaks at next Natural History meeting

Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Derek Shannan, Community Ranger, Forestry Commission Scotland on Thursday 6 October at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum. Forestry Commission Scotland manages the National Forest Estate, some of Scotland’s greatest natural assets. They are responsible for harvesting trees, planting new […]

Older Buddies get to grips with tablets at launch of Digital Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council is taking significant steps to close the digital divide with the launch of its Digital Renfrewshire Strategy. The Digital Renfrewshire Strategy sets out how the Council and its partners aim to tackle digital exclusion, improve digital public services and infrastructure, and use digital technology and skills to grow Renfrewshire’s economy. It was launched […]

Gavin Newlands MP praises Oskars for helping young people find work

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited a local charity to find out more about their work to help disadvantaged young people find work, as well as helping to provide a recycling centre for the local community. Oskars, based in Paisley, provides a range of local services, including second-hand furniture, recycling and […]

Amenity Site “Fiasco” to Cost £281,000

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has today commented on the confirmation that the cost of downgrading amenity sites at Renfrew, Erskine, Johnstone and Linwood, and then reversing the changes, will cost an estimated £281,000. Mr Mackay wrote to the Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council earlier this month asking for the details, after it […]