Category: Paisley

Blind runner completes Paisley 10k

BRAVE Jay Semple ran both the Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run yesterday even though he is blind. The 36-yer-old dad was determined not to let his lack of sight stop him taking part and raise money for charity. Jay, from Glaive Road, in Glasgow was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition when he was […]

Sergeant gives his men the runaround before big race

SERGEANT Andy Laird gave his men the runaround yesterday, so they’d know the drill when they took part in the Paisley 10k Race at the weekend. A team of five soldiers from the Territorial Army 102 Field Squadron, based in Paisley, got some last-minute training at the hands of Sergeant Laird, as they prepared to […]

GAVIN NEWLANDS MP CALLS FOR ROOT AND BRANCH REVIEW OF SANCTIONS REGIME AFTER ALARMING DWP FIGURES RELEASED

Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today highlighted deeply concerning figures that have been recently released by the Department of Work and Pensions, which show that thousands of people have died after being found fit for work. The Department of Work and Pensions’ figures show that 2,380 people died between December […]

LOCAL MP WELCOMES £10,000 FUNDING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP, OUR PLACE OUR FAMILIES, IN RENFREW

Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire and North, visited Our Place Our Families in Renfrew to congratulate the OPOF team on successfully securing £10,000 worth of funding from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All Scotland – enabling the local group to expand into the Erskine area. The Our Place Our Families group based […]

PAISLEY PIRATES -UPDATE

  Paisley Pirates’ coach Ian Turley has continued the rebuilding of his squad for the new season of Scottish National League ice hockey by announcing a further four signings to bolster an already impressive looking roster.   Returning from last year’s side are Graham McCamley, David Orr, and netminder Gordon Langford, while teenage forward Dylan […]

Archaeology enthusiasts invited to join team at historic Abbey Drain dig

Budding archaeologists are being offered the opportunity to join a team of experts in digging up a piece of Paisley’s history. As part of Doors Open Day this year, a week-long archaeological dig is to take place at Paisley Abbey’s ‘Great Drain’ from Monday 31 August – Sunday 6 September. The historic drain was only […]

Council set to launch consultation on education investment in Spateston

Parents in Johnstone are set to be consulted on new investment plans for Spateston Pre5 Centre and St Anthony’s Primary. Renfrewshire Council has put forward plans to relocate Spateston Pre5 Centre into a refurbished St Anthony’s primary school building. The plans are part of the council’s £32.5million multi-year investment in primary school and pre5 buildings. […]

Paisley Artist Caroline Gormley

Talented local Paisley Artist Caroline Gormley is working on a piece of artwork at the moment which is taking up a huge amount of time, and has been taking her away from the day to day hand to mouth bread and butter type thing and was wanting to let locals and those not so local know […]

Community councils open doors to new members

Local residents who want to be a ‘voice for their community’ will get the chance this month with elections to community councils across Renfrewshire. 22 community councils across the area will be accepting nominations for membership during an ‘election period’ from 1-30 September. The only exception will be Foxbar and Brediland where a new community […]