Category: Paisley

Mission Discovery gets ready to blast off

Nearly 200 young people from Renfrewshire are preparing to launch their future careers into orbit by joining former NASA astronauts and scientists on a week-long space school. Mission Discovery Renfrewshire returns at the end of June, with local school pupils and students getting to work hand in hand with a panel of space experts to […]

Hundreds of young people take part in Renfrewshire sports spectacular

Hundreds of young people have been taking part in one of the highlights of Renfrewshire’s sporting season. Renfrewshire’s Primary and Secondary Games and the Primary and Secondary Special Games have been taking place at the On-X centre in Linwood. The popular annual event has again been organised by Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Services team with support […]

Training in a play park for Tough Mudder challenge

A team of fitness fans have been preparing to run in one of the country’s hardest assault course races – by training in a play park. The group taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge this weekend are all members of Renfrewshire Leisure gyms and led by aerobics instructor, Caroline McGivern. The event is taking […]

Guests have a ball raising funds for Malawi

£10,572 was raised for a new school to be built in Malawi thanks to guests at a glittering charity ball. Members of the local business community joined forces with staff from Renfrewshire Council to dig deep at the Malawi Charity Ball last week. The event was organised by a group of council employees who have […]

Hundreds pay tribute to armed forces

Hundreds of people in Renfrewshire turned out to honour local servicemen and women as part of national Armed Forces Day. At a special ceremony on Friday 19 June, the official Armed Forces Day flag was raised at the flagpoles outside Renfrewshire Council’s headquarters in Paisley, followed by an Armed Forces Day service in Paisley Abbey […]

Gryffe pupils first to win top Fairtrade award

Pupils at Gryffe High School were jumping for joy when they learned they were first to win a special Fairtrade award for high schools. The Renfrewshire Secondary Schools Trophy recognises the pupils’ outstanding contribution to the Fairtrade movement. Pupils raised a whopping £900 for Fairtrade during Global Diversity Month in October and Fairtrade Fortnight in […]

Music festival to give cash boost to charity

A two-day music festival in Renfrewshire this weekend is set to give a cash boost to the Nordoff-Robbins music charity. It’s hoped thousands of pounds will be raised to provide music therapy to vulnerable children, young people and adults during the Everyone’s Invited event being held at two venues at the intu Braehead shopping and […]

New flats go up for sale in iconic Arnotts building

Homes boasting ‘the best views in Paisley town centre’ have gone on sale in the town’s iconic Arnotts building – and househunters are already snapping them up. Eleven luxury apartments – dubbed Abbey View – are being built on the upper three floors of the listed frontage of the former department store on Gauze Street, […]