Category: Paisley

Residents give thumbs-up to new £14.5m town hall

Johnstone residents are this week getting their first look inside their new town hall – and the building has been given the thumbs-up by its first visitors. The striking glass-fronted £14.5m development has changed the face of the town centre as it has risen from the ground over the past 18 months. The building – […]

Council commits £3.2m to fight poverty

Renfrewshire Council starts a new journey to break the child poverty cycle today – with a ‘first step’ cash injection of £3.2m to take forward immediate priorities emerging from the Tackling Poverty Commission report. The ring-fenced sum was approved at today’s council meeting and will be targeted towards prevention measures to stop people falling into […]

Bridge of Weir Primary wins Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade school award

Pupils at Bridge of Weir Primary School were thrilled to learn they have been crowned Renfrewshire’s leading Fairtrade primary school. The primary school was awarded the John McDowell Trophy for their outstanding contribution to the campaign during 2014/2015 and for successfully renewing its status as a Fairtrade School. The trophy was presented to the pupils […]

Park Mains Vote for your favourite Junk Kouture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]3 winning final outfits from Park Mains, all S1 pupils, have been selected to compete in the catwalk final for Junk Kouture, a recycled fashion competition. (The final fashion show takes place on Thursday March 26th 2015 in The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Before the catwalk final there will be an online public vote […]

Paisley Beer Festival is back…with a difference

Paisley’s ever-popular beer festival is back for another outing – and this year it’s being served up with a side order of food. The 28th Paisley Beer Festival – run by the Renfrewshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale – will be in Paisley Town Hall from Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 April. The […]

Street Stuff dances to a different tune

An award-winning activity programme for young people in Renfrewshire is getting more girls involved thanks to the introduction of a new class. Dance sessions at St Peter’s Primary in Glenburn are proving to be a great success. The new sessions are attracting more than 40 youngsters a night – in addition to the regular high […]

Pupils prove it’s great to be a Safe Kid

Almost 2,000 primary six pupils have taken part in a series of safety workshops designed to keep Renfrewshire children safe. The Safe Kids event, hosted by St Mirren Football Club, is a unique learning programme coordinated by Community Resources and involves police, fire and other organisations in the Community Safety Partnership. The programme, which has […]

Renfrewshire Foodbank Project Manager

Renfrewshire Foodbank Project Manager Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum Job Tenure: 12 months initially, to be reviewed thereafter subject to funding and performance Location: Paisley / Renfrew Renfrewshire Foodbank – feeding local people in crisis. As Scotland’s third largest food bank, we are committed to providing emergency food relief to families and individuals in […]

Charity Charleston dance duo step out in the mall

SHOPPERS were taken a step or two back in time when they spotted a couple of dancers doing The Charleston through the intu Braehead mall. The shopping centre is sponsoring the popular Strictly Come Prancing fundraising night organised by St Vincent’s Hospice, Johnstone, tomorrow (Friday March 20) The sell-out charity night is being held at […]