Category: Paisley

Councillors join forces to congratulate Kilbarchan Pipe Band on major championship wins

Renfrewshire councillors have formally congratulated Kilbarchan Pipe Band for their incredible run of success – bringing home three of the most prestigious titles in world piping so far this year. At their recent meeting, councillors unanimously agreed a cross-party motion praising the band – who have won their grade in all three of the ‘major’ […]

New Paisley Town Hall room names to honour John Byrne and textile heritage

One of Paisley’s most famous sons – artist and playwright John Byrne – will be honoured in the new room names for his birthplace’s soon-to-be-transformed town hall. When the A-listed Victorian building reopens next year after a £22m refurbishment, new and existing rooms will carry names inspired by John’s play Cuttin’ a Rug, set in […]

Artist and playwright John Byrne talks about world premier of his latest musical play Underwood Lane

JOHN Byrne could have ended up playing in a skiffle band like the hero of his latest musical play, Underwood Lane. But his performing career never really got off the ground because he could only ever play three chords on his Epiphone ‘Elvis Presley’ guitar and his first love was always going to be drawing […]

Thousands enjoy Sma’ Shot Day fun in Paisley

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Prizes up for grabs for Paisley gardeners

GARDENERS from Paisley can show off their green-fingered skills to win a popular gardening contest. The annual Cardwell Gardenfest competition has just been launched and for the first time, it’s open to customers of Cardwell Garden Centre from all over the West of Scotland. And since the Inverclyde garden centre is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2022, the […]

Photographs of Sma’ Shot Parade 2022

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Renfrew set to welcome talented pipers and drummers to first competition in the town

Renfrew’s Robertson Park will welcome some of Scotland’s top piping talent this July for a new event in Renfrewshire’s events calendar. The inaugural Renfrew Pipe Band Competition, taking place on Saturday 23 July, will see pipers and drummers from across Scotland fill the town with the sound of bagpipes and the beat of drums. The […]

Fund launched to help people recover from drugs and alcohol

Community groups and third sector organisations can apply for a new fund to support people in Renfrewshire affected by drugs and alcohol. Launching today (Friday 1 July), the Recovery Change Fund aims to help build more social connection and support recovery initiatives that will make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities affected by […]

Dee Dental Paisley

Summer updates at Dee Dental Paisley- your private practice in the heart of Renfrewshire! Considering your summer smile makeover? At our private practice we can assist with Implants, Invisalign, Composite bonding, Whitening, Facial rejuvenation, ZO and so much more- contact us today! Dee Dental Paisley has been having a makeover! For the eagle-eyed our stairway […]