Category: Paisley

Paisley Pirates – update

The new ice hockey season may seem to be months away to Paisley Pirates fans starved of their regular dose of action, but the good news is that the club is already working towards making it at least as successful as the one which ended in April with the club winning the Scottish Cup.   […]

Mall launches Battle of the Buskers

A Battle of the Buskers contest has been launched by intu Braehead shopping centre. And the winner will get the chance to perform in front of hundreds of shoppers at the mall’s Christmas lights switch-on and be presented with a £300 intu Braehead Gift Card to spend. Singers and musicians are being asked to email […]

St Mirren set for new era as fan bid reaches 1,000-member target with days to go

St Mirren are set for a new era after the bid to take the club towards fan ownership smashed through its 1,000-member target on Thursday evening. The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association has teamed up with ex-club director Gordon Scott on a joint offer for the majority shareholding already accepted by the selling consortium. But […]

Leading Scottish authors join forces to fight Huntington’s disease

Two leading lights in the Scottish literary scene are joining up to raise awareness of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington’s disease (HD). Alan Bissett and Michael Malone have signed up to judge a short story competition ‘Writing out of the HD shadow’ that will explore the devastating impact the disease has on families. Organised by […]

Just a day to go until Barshaw Gala Day

Paisley residents are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns this weekend. The popular free event will be on in the park between noon and 4pm on Saturday 18 June, with a range of fun activities planned. Attractions include live music on […]

Family of Councillor Eddie Grady thanks community

The family of Renfrewshire councillor Eddie Grady has thanked the local community for their ‘kindness and support’ following the recent sudden death of the councillor. Councillor Grady’s son, also called Edward, expressed the family’s appreciation at the funeral service for his father which was held at Woodside Crematorium in Paisley. Councillor Grady died of heart […]


The two Johnstone Pipe Bands travelled to Belfast at the weekend for the UK Pipe Band.  On a day of differing fortunes the Grade 2 Band came third in their competition with the Grade 4b band placing ninth of the 25 entries in their grade, they were however the highest placed Scottish band in the […]

Good sports make sure you won’t miss a minute of the action

VISITORS to Soar intu Braehead’s leisure destination won’t miss a minute of the big sporting action this summer. All the drama from the football at Euro 2016, golf at The Open Championship to the Tour de France cycling race and Andy Murray’s bid to win Wimbledon again will be shown on a big TV screen […]

Book fines amnesty helps fill foodbank shelves

SCORES of people with overdue library books dodged a fine by making a donation to their local foodbank. The no-fines-for-food initiative was organised by libraries run by Renfrewshire Leisure, as part of the recent World Book Night celebrations. Now 40 boxes jam-packed with foodstuffs worth hundreds of pounds are to be collected by Renfrewshire Foodbank […]