gryffe

There has been a lot going on recently with Gryffe. But we are running a massive marketing/recruitment campaign.  Our prices for car hire and PDA are £80 per week for car and £80 per week for PDA. On top of that great deal we are giving new drivers £500 CASH or 6 weeks free PDA when they sign up.

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All you have to do is apply on their Facebook Page.

 

Todholm Primary

Schools and community groups across Renfrewshire are showing their support for fair trade, as they take part in a variety of events and activities during Fairtrade Fortnight.

The fortnight forms part of the Fairtrade Foundation’s ambitious three-year campaign, titled ‘She deserves a fair deal’, which will strive to introduce a real living income for farmers and workers to ensure they can afford life’s essentials.

Funded by the Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group, awareness will be raised on everything from the cost of fair trade cocoa to using Fairtrade footballs.

Todholm Primary

St James Primary in Renfrew will be using Scottish company Bala Sport to teach their pupils about the benefits of using Fairtrade footballs, including how workers are paid the Fairtrade Premium which ensures a fair price for their work.

They’re taking part in a design a ball competition across the whole school, as well as hosting a ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition using the Fairtrade footballs.

Angus Coull, Bala Sport, said: “It’s great to see the likes of the Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group and St James Primary showing us support and we hope that others will follow their example.

Todholm Primary

“Fairtrade Fortnight places a particular focus this year on the empowerment of women and they play an important role in the production of our footballs, futsal and rugby balls.

“These women, as with all our workers, benefit from the extra 10% Fairtrade Premium we pay so it’s important that we continue to increase awareness to allow these benefits to grow.”

Other activities across Renfrewshire include a fair trade breakfast at Kirklandneuk Primary where grandparents and carers will be invited along to learn about fair trade together, a coffee morning and safari supper hosted by Lochwinnoch International Aid and the funding of eco-friendly cups and cutlery to be used in Arkleston Primary’s café all-year-round.

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Local fair trade organisation Rainbow Turtle are also hosting an event for schools at St Mirren FC’s stadium to educate children on fair trade and how they can make a difference.

Gemma Elliot, Rainbow Turtle, said: “For Rainbow Turtle, fair trade means helping people to help themselves. By stopping to think about the producers behind your morning coffee, your chocolate snack, or the ingredients in your dinner, you can ensure that they earn a living income.

“We’re really excited to work with local schools during the Fortnight to pass on the message of fair trade to the next generation, and we hope that those learning about fair trade for the first time during Fairtrade Fortnight continue to shop ethically all year round.”

The Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group meets quarterly to raise local issues, identify how the members can raise awareness and support funding applications which will raise awareness of fair trade in the area.

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Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson, who chairs the group, said: “It’s important that we are all aware of the benefits of fair trade for producers around the world and ensuring that we do what we can to ensure that they receive a fair deal.

“Fairtrade Fortnight gives us the opportunity to highlight this each year and I’m delighted to see the amount of activity going on in Renfrewshire by our schools and committed volunteers.

“It’s important that we do all we can to raise awareness, not just this fortnight, but throughout the year and I would encourage anyone with an interest to join us in the steering group.”

Schools are also encouraged to embrace the message by becoming a fair trade school through the Fairtrade Foundation, as well as competing to be named either primary school or secondary school of the year in Renfrewshire’s fair trade awards.

For more information on fair trade in Renfrewshire, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/fairtrade and for more information on Fairtrade Fortnight, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk.

paisley 10k

OLYMPIC running star Callum Hawkins got off his marks yesterday to launch this year’s Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run.

And he’s urging people to sign up for the popular event – sponsored by sports and outdoors retailer Decathlon – taking place on Sunday, August 18.

paisley 10k

Last year, almost 3500 people took part in both the Paisley 10k and shorter Fun Run through the streets of the town.

Many of the runners were taking part in the events organised by Renfrewshire Leisure to raise tens of thousands of pounds for their favourite charities and good causes.

This year, there is more than £2000 in prize money up for grabs in the 10k race and trophies for the both boys and girls fun runners who are aged seven and under, eight to 12 years old and 12 to 15 year olds.

paisley 10k

Callum who represented Great Britain running the marathon, in the 2016 Rio Olympics said: “I’ve competed in and won the Paisley 10k in the past and it’s a great race to be involved in whether you’re a serious athlete or a fun runner.”

“I’d encourage everyone, no matter how experienced they are as a runner to get their trainers on and take part in the race. There’s always a good turnout of spectators along the route cheering on the runners.”

paisley 10k

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chairperson if Renfrewshire Leisure said: “The Paisley 10k and Fun Run is a great event for those taking part and the hundreds of people who come along to watch the races.

“There’s lots of fun and if past races have been a anything to go by the runners and the crowds who turn out to watch give the day a carnival atmosphere.

“Taking part and being sponsored to complete the course is also a great way to raise money for local groups, sports clubs, charities and local good causes.”

You can register for the race by logging on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com or by telephoning 0300 300 1362 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.

Virgin atlantic

 

  • Five additional services and 1200 extra seats available on popular Orlando route this winter

 

 

Virgin Atlantic has announced additional capacity on its popular Orlando route from Glasgow this coming winter, making 2019 the longest season ever for the airline at airport.

Virgin atlantic

More than 1,200 extra seats will be made available on flights as a result of the airline’s decision to introduce an additional five flights in November and December this year. The first flight of the season will take place on Saturday 23 March with the last returning service departing Orlando on January 4th 2020.

Steven Marshall, Head of Airline Development (Long Haul) at Glasgow Airport, said: “Florida is a popular destination among Scottish holidaymakers and the decision to increase capacity on this route during the winter months by extending the service through to early January 2020 is a clear demonstration of Virgin Atlantic’s continued commitment to the Glasgow market.

Virgin atlantic

“These additional winter flights are sure to be popular with families looking to spend the 2019 festive break with Mickey Mouse and his friends, or those passengers keen to explore Miami and the picture postcard Florida Keys.”

The additional flights in November and December will be operated using one of the airline’s 266-seat A330-200 aircraft. The fleet has recently been refurbished to include new Economy, Premium and Upper Class interiors and seating.

Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President of Commercial at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We have loved flying our Scottish customers from Glasgow to Orlando over the last 12 years and I can’t think of a better way to cement our commitment to the region than to offer our biggest ever season. 

“We’re excited to welcome many more customers on-board, enabling them to experience our world famous service as they jet off on the holiday of a lifetime in the sunshine state.”

Following the launch of the Glasgow to Orlando, Florida service in 2007, Virgin Atlantic has carried over 400,000 passengers. In 2018 more than 55,000 passengers travelled between the airport and the Sunshine State, making Orlando Glasgow’s busiest route to the USA.

Virgin Atlantic’s winter extension compliments the existing summer programme, which operates from Saturday 23 March using the airline’s Boeing 747 aircraft. This operates up to four flights per week to Orlando in the peak summer months.

Glasgow Airport Investment Area

Development of a major innovation district bringing jobs and investment into Renfrewshire has taken a significant step forward.

Renfrewshire Council’s Leadership Board has approved the Full Business Case for the Glasgow Airport Investment Area Project.

Glasgow Airport Investment Area

The project – one of three in Renfrewshire funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal – will see construction of new roads, bridges, cycling and pedestrian routes around Glasgow Airport.

What is being built?

  • Re-alignment and upgrading of Abbotsinch Road – including 1620 metres of new road
  • A two-lane bridge over the White Cart linking the investment area to Westway business park and other development sites
  • A 100-metre cycleway and pedestrian bridge spanning the Black Cart
  • New and improved junctions, extensive active travel facilities and connections to existing cycleways and paths

This infrastructure will improve connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport business parks and enable development of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS).

Significant work has already started to develop this district, which will capitalise on existing advanced manufacturing and engineering and research expertise in Renfrewshire and Scotland to drive sustainable growth.

Thousands of jobs are anticipated to be created through development of the district, which has already attracted the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) to be located here.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Renfrewshire has a proud manufacturing heritage and through this hugely important project we are cementing our position at the beating heart of Scotland’s manufacturing future.

“I am pleased that everyone across the council chambers recognises the significance of this project and has backed it. Construction of this new infrastructure will create the connections and conditions which attract major investment and brings thousands of new jobs to the region.”

Almost 60 hectares of vacant and derelict land will be brought back into use through the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project, which supports the airport’s expansion plans.

It will also improve connections to the business parks at Westway in Renfrew, which has an onsite docking facility, and to Inchinnan, home to world-leading global life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific, engineering experts Rolls Royce and the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre.

The project Outline Business Case was approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet in December 2016 and planning consent for the main infrastructure was granted in late 2017.

Renfrewshire councillors have now signalled their support for the 192-page Full Business Case, which details every aspect of the £39.1million project including the economic, commercial and financial case.

Councillor Nicolson added: “I regularly meet with and speak to Renfrewshire’s business community and listening to what they say there is collective recognition of the strategic importance of this project.

“Our location combined with the established expertise and highly skilled workforce provide us with the perfect platform for this project to deliver on its objectives and I wish to extend my thanks to the incredibly detailed and diligent work which has been undertaken by our City Deal project team to reach this milestone.”

Final tenders for the project construction will be considered at the Council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board on 27 March, before the Full Business Case is considered for approval by the Glasgow City Region Chief Executives Group.

And once considered by the City Region Cabinet on 9 April, construction is scheduled to start this summer.

brexit

Plans to prepare Renfrewshire for the outcome of Brexit negotiations continue to be advanced as the planned withdrawal date approaches.

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In a report to the council’s Leadership Board on the impact of a no deal Brexit outcome being reached, councillors were reassured that all risks are being examined and actions prepared to ensure Renfrewshire is prepared for any potential outcome.

Council officers have identified the key areas of risk for Renfrewshire in the event of a no deal Brexit, as relating to contracts for the supply of goods and services, the impact on regulatory services through increased demand and the implications for employees and services with regards to residency and immigration – with the financial implications for the council also being kept under review.

Preparations to mitigate these risks include a weekly meeting, chaired by the Chief Executive, of senior officers from the Council, the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Renfrewshire Leisure, which identifies the national and local issues in relation to Brexit and creates an action plan for each potential outcome to guide Renfrewshire’s response.

Officers have been in regular dialogue with elected members to provide updates on arising issues such as EU funding or potential effects on the economy, with the focus now on the possibility of a no deal.

The council is also utilising strong relationships with key partners to plan for all possible outcomes of the negotiations and ensure Renfrewshire is prepared to implement the necessary actions immediately, as required.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “We want to assure all our residents that we are using all the information currently available to prepare effectively and we will be ready to act whatever the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

“Senior officers are working closely with key partners to prepare for all scenarios and minimise any impacts.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and assess any developments for impact on either our staff and their families, our local businesses or for communities across Renfrewshire.”

Officers will continue to meet regularly to ensure that any developing issues or decisions are addressed, and a further report will be brought to the next meeting of the Leadership Board.

For more information, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/brexit-information.

Sma Shot Day

It’s starting to hot up in Renfrewshire with a host of spectacular events taking place this spring and summer.

The area’s bumper events calendar begins with the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019, which takes place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

Sma Shot Day

The two-day event will see more than 30 traders and vendors showcase the very best produce and street food from across Scotland.

This year’s festival will also see the addition of a dedicated vegan and vegetarian zone, tasting sessions with Gin 71, interactive workshops, live music and much more.

Organisers are teaming up with Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to host a dedicated Beer Tent at the event with a range of craft conditioned ales and craft beers available.

Paisley has won the rights to host the British Pipe Band Championships – one of the most prestigious events in the world piping calendar – until 2021, having also hosted the event for the past three years.

Up to 130 pipe bands will compete at this year’s championships at St James playing fields in Paisley on Saturday 18 May.

Thousands are expected to attend this year’s event, which will also feature a Highland Games, family entertainment and a Food and Drink Village.

Event organisers Renfrewshire Council and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association will also be teaming up with McGill’s to provide a free shuttle bus service to take spectators to and from the event.

Paisley’s annual Sma’ Shot Day celebration, which is one of the world’s oldest workers’ festivals, will take place on Saturday 6 July.

The holiday takes its name from a famous dispute between the local shawl weavers and manufacturers in the 19th century and is held on the first Saturday in July to mark the time of year when the weavers and their families would traditionally take their holidays.

The traditional Sma’ Shot parade will make its way from Brodie Park to Paisley town centre, with this year’s activities taking place around Paisley Arts Centre, Witherspoon Street and Shuttle Street – where the town’s historic Sma’ Shot Cottages can be found.

The annual Renfrew and Barshaw Gala Days will also take place on Sunday 2 and Saturday 22 June.

Renfrewshire’s major events generated almost £5m for the local economy in 2018 and saw total attendance figures of over 160,000.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Renfrewshire has firmly established itself as a key destination on Scotland’s events map over the past few years, which is testament to the high quality and wide appeal of the area’s annual events programme.

“The major events calendar will continue to go from strength to strength with a host of must-see events in 2019 – from a food and drink extravaganza and one of the world’s biggest piping events to free family fun in our communities.

“Renfrewshire’s events programme is a key part of a wider plan to attract visitors and drive footfall to our town centres and villages – and we hope that 2019 will be our best year yet.”

Karen Moore of Renfrewshire CAMRA said: “We are delighted to be working with Renfrewshire Council to provide a dedicated Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

“The Beer Tent will feature a large variety of craft conditioned ales and craft beers, including vegan options, for those attending the event.

“We look forward to welcoming familiar faces to the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 and would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the full two-day experience in April.”

Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Paisley again to bring the British Championships to the town for another three-year run.

“Paisley is a popular venue with the bands for its central location, transport links and the many excellent options available locally to stay overnight and to enjoy a meal or a drink.”

“This is the first of the annual majors and many of the world’s best bands will be competing – for anyone who hasn’t been before, my message would be come along on the day and enjoy some top-class piping and drumming.”

For more information about forthcoming events, visit www.paisley.is

St Anthony's Primary 2 Pupils - Olivia Regan, Jack McLaughlin, David Baird and Corey Jamieson

Education Scotland inspection hails progress in improving literacy, numeracy and work to close the poverty-related attainment gap

Renfrewshire Council is the first local authority in Scotland to be rated ‘excellent’ for its progress in improving learning, raising attainment and narrowing the poverty-related attainment gap as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

St Anthony's Primary 2 Pupils - Olivia Regan, Jack McLaughlin, David Baird and Corey Jamieson

Education Scotland published its inspection report today (Tuesday 19 February 2019) on progress in Renfrewshire and found significant year-on-year improvements in listening, talking, reading, writing and numeracy, with the attainment gap closing across all measures.

Renfrewshire is one of nine ‘challenge authorities’ in the Scottish Government funded Scottish Attainment Challenge, to close the attainment gap between those living in Scotland’s least and most deprived areas.

The report praises the “very successful” evidence-based, universal approach which sees support extended across all 62 primary, secondary and Additional Support Needs schools in Renfrewshire, a region where 27% of pupils live in Scotland’s most deprived areas.

Citing ‘highly effective leadership’, ‘excellent governance’ and a ‘shared vision’, it praises the culture where all staff are empowered to improve outcomes for pupils, their families and communities.

Renfrewshire Council Depute Leader Jim Paterson, Convener of Renfrewshire’s Education and Children’s Services Policy Board, said: “This is an exceptional endorsement from Education Scotland and testament to the innovative way Renfrewshire is raising attainment for all children and young people while also closing the poverty related attainment gap. We are delighted that significant progress has been shown in both measures.

“Our success is down to a collective approach. Children and young people have gained belief in themselves and I want to thank them and their parents and carers for their effort and commitment to learning. Our Children’s Services team has, through outstanding governance and leadership, also provided the right support and created the space to allow schools to deliver high quality learning and teaching.

“And staff in schools have once again shown their commitment to doing the best for our children by committing the energy and drive to deliver innovative approaches which are changing the opportunities for Renfrewshire children both during their school years and for their choices when they leave school.”

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “Improving the education and life chances of our children and young people is the defining mission of this government. Central to this is the Scottish Attainment Challenge which is supporting hundreds of schools to develop approaches to improve literacy, numeracy and health and well-being that help close the poverty-related attainment gap.

“I would like to congratulate Renfrewshire Council on becoming the first local authority in Scotland to be rated ‘excellent’ for their progress in closing the poverty-related attainment gap. It is clear that the close collaboration between their dedicated and empowered workforce and their wider school communities is having a significant and positive impact.

“These results are extremely encouraging and I look forward to seeing how the local authority builds on this momentum to truly ensure that every child in Renfrewshire is given the best possible start in life, no matter their background.”

As a Challenge Authority, Renfrewshire has received £10.4million in Scottish Government attainment challenge funding since June 2016 and has achieved an 11 percentage point increase in expected levels of literacy and a 5 percentage point increase in expected levels of numeracy from 2015-2018. Over the same period, the poverty-related attainment gap has reduced by 6 percentage points in literacy and 4 percentage points in numeracy.

The report highlights Renfrewshire’s ‘outstanding approach’ in using data to inform improvements, with data mentors in every primary school and principal teachers for raising attainment in each secondary school, helping build staff expertise in data analysis.

Gayle Gorman, Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland, said: “Closing the attainment gap is vital for a modern, successful Scotland and that is why, since late 2017, Education Scotland’s Inspectors have been working in partnership with Audit Scotland with the goal of reporting on the progress made by local authorities in improving learning, raising attainment and closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

“These reports are vital to learn and share how well local authorities are doing and it is an absolute delight to see Renfrewshire Council’s report. Everyone should be delighted to see the impact of their work on children and young people. The clear and consistent

focus on improving aspects of literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing is helping to meet more effectively the specific needs of individual pupils.

“No doubt this is in part to a number of strategic approaches, in addressing the impact of poverty on the outcomes of children, young people, their families and the community. Addressing this impact has also been key and the improvement plan reflects very clearly the council’s strong commitment to early intervention together with the council’s very successful strategy of using universal approaches to raise attainment for all, alongside targeted interventions to close the poverty-related attainment gap.

“The commitment and focus of Renfrewshire Council on developing high-quality learning and teaching and leadership at all levels has led to improvements in children’s and young people’s learning and progress. I am particularly pleased to hear of the work being undertaken to listen to the voice of children and young people to help shape improvement in the authority. I am also very aware of the hard work that will have been undertaken by teachers, support staff and communities to achieve this success and would like to thank all of them for their commitment to improving the life chances of Scotland’s children.”

Hundreds of Renfrewshire staff have benefited from professional learning which is described in the report as ‘sector-leading’, including leadership development for headteachers and senior school staff and specialised literacy and numeracy training for classroom assistants.

Initiatives which have delivered success include pizza family learning, where more than 300 family members have enjoyed tea-time study sessions which look at literacy and numeracy.

A Cost of the School Day fund sees parents and school staff work together to ensure all children can take part in school activities and participate fully in their school.

More than 3800 pupils from 27 schools have also benefited from the PATHS programme which develops self-control and has seen a significant reduction in anti-social behaviour, while 49 schools so far have worked with the educational psychology service to embed a nurturing approach which helps children to learn and develop socially and emotionally.

Strong relationships have been built between schools and parents, encouraging greater family and parental engagement, with inclusion support assistants to help pupils struggling with attendance, school engagement or difficult home circumstances.

Steven Quinn, Interim Director of Children’s Services, said: “The additional resource from the Scottish Attainment Challenge has enabled us to increase the pace and widen the scope of our work to deliver high quality learning and teaching. This is improving attainment and achievement in all Renfrewshire schools, reducing inequalities and improving health and wellbeing for children and supporting young people into positive destinations after school.

“This excellent inspection report reflects the incredible work taking place in our schools and by the central education team to achieve these goals. We have invested heavily in our teachers and in our support staff, recognising the incredibly important role they have in shaping children and young people’s lives. We will now build on this progress and ensure we have the plans in place to continue this great work.”

The different initiatives were delivered and evaluated in partnership with experts at the University of Strathclyde while the Council’s education team also worked closely with the Robert Owen Centre at the University of Glasgow to co-ordinate work that delivers the maximum impact.

Professor Sue Ellis, from the University of Strathclyde’s School of Education, said: “The Renfrewshire Literacy Approach is evidence of the successful partnership between the University of Strathclyde and Renfrewshire Council and has addressed real-life, complex problems of practice and led to improvements year on year.

“It has made a real difference to the children of Renfrewshire by raising attainment, improving learning and narrowing the poverty-related attainment gap. Everyone from academics, head teachers and teachers, local authority staff and classroom assistants, worked on introducing a diverse range of children’s literature, as well as learning and teaching activities that engaged children on all levels. That valuable work has generated knowledge about effective literacy teaching and project implementation, as well as assessment and leadership, that can now inform policy and practice across the whole of Scotland.”

Professor Chris Chapman, Director of Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow and Co-Director of the Robert Owen Centre, said: “The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change has been working with key local authority leaders to develop a shared vision and understanding of the complexity and challenges of closing the poverty related attainment gap.

“We supported the development of Renfrewshire’s strategic approach, working with key partners to optimise the impact on children and young people’s outcomes. We’re delighted Renfrewshire’s approach and commitment to the major challenge of our time has been recognised in this inspection report.”

carer

2,535 carers in Renfrewshire get £221 each in first payments from Social Security Scotland 

 

Over 77,000 carers who were getting Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on 16 April 2018 were paid an additional £221 from the Scottish Government – totalling an investment of £17.2 million.

carer

Showing the importance the Scottish Government places on recognising the role of carers, the Carer’s Allowance Supplement was the first payment to be made by Social Security Scotland, which was launched in September 2018. A second annual payment was made in December 2018.

Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Shirley-Anne Somerville said:

“These payments marked a momentous moment – one where the most significant new public service since devolution became real. With this one payment alone, this new service helped 77,620 people including 2,535 in Renfrewshire.

“This is just the start. Once fully operational, Social Security Scotland will administer 14 benefits, supporting 1.4 million people and providing approximately £3.5 billion in payments every year.

Social Security Scotland Chief Executive, David Wallace, said:

“Our priority is to make sure that people get the right amount of money paid to them, into the right place and at the right time. We were happy to have done this successfully for this first round of payments.

“In addition to making sure that people get the money that they are due, we were delighted with the general feedback on our service. We have worked hard to make sure our client correspondence is clear, that our service on the phone is friendly and informative and that people feel like they are being treated with dignity, fairness and respect in every interaction with us. This has clearly worked and is something we will build upon as we introduce future benefits”

Paisley Secret Collection MFG

There’s now much more to see in Paisley’s fascinating museum store, The Secret Collection.

With the temporary closure of Paisley Museum for a multi-million pound re-development, the entire collection of artefacts has been moved to The Secret Collection store, 9 High Street.

Paisley Secret Collection MFG

The public can book weekly free guided tours of the museum store, which last 45 minutes to an hour. The Secret Collection is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Christine McLean, Renfrewshire Leisure’s Heritage Manager said: “The Secret Collection is Renfrewshire’s own unique town centre Museum store.

“During the past six months all the objects have been moved out of Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and the Coats Observatory to their new home

 “I’d encourage everyone to come and have a guided tour which will give a peek at Renfrewshire’s fantastic heritage.

“If you’ve been to our Museum before, you might just spot some old favourites.”

The free weekly public Tours of The Secret Collection, at 9 High Street are available to book online by logging on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com/thesecretcollection or by email tours@renfrewshireleisure.com or telephone 0141 618 5129.