Category: Renfrewshire

Ann’s first is turn up for the books as Renfrewshire’s libraries reopen!

It was one for the record books as avid reader Ann Clark was the first person to visit Johnstone Library after it re-opened after months of lockdown. The sprightly 77-year-old was at the head of the queue before the library opened at 10am to return 15 books and borrow another nine books to keep up […]

Renfrewshire £1.3m Covid business support package is approved

An innovative package of support to help Renfrewshire businesses recover from the effects of lockdown has been given the green light by councillors. And the £1.3m funding boost agreed today by members of Renfrewshire Council’s Emergencies Board has also been welcomed by some of the area’s key economic leaders. The proposals were developed as a […]

Cancellation of winter events in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council will not be progressing with the remainder of its events programme this year, as part of ongoing measures to help to manage the coronavirus pandemic and minimise the risk of local outbreaks. The decision, which was confirmed at the Council’s Emergencies Board, means that the Paisley fireworks and Christmas lights switch-on events in […]

Digital books boom: 24,000 online loans from libraries during lockdown

Renfrewshire Leisure highlights success of services online as all 12 of its libraries prepare to launch click and collect service from Monday Bookworms have borrowed more than 24,000 ebooks and emagazines from Renfrewshire’s libraries during lockdown. The remarkable figure – representing an 80 per cent rise on this time last year – is among a […]

Chivas Brothers Paisley site to be brought into public ownership

A Paisley site of strategic importance for Renfrewshire’s long-term economic and community development is to be brought into public ownership. Renfrewshire Council has agreed terms to conclude its purchase of the bulk of the 24-acre site at Renfrew Road from Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers. It is anticipated ownership of the site will transfer to the […]

Renfrewshire unveils proposals for innovative £1.3m Covid business support package

Renfrewshire Council has unveiled plans for a £1.3m package of support designed to help local businesses get back on their feet after the coronavirus lockdown. The proposals – including crisis loans, grants and advice services – were based on the results of a detailed survey of local firms run by the council and Renfrewshire Chamber […]

Visitors return to intu Braehead after lockdown restrictions eased

SHOPPERS got some retail therapy at intu Braehead yesterday after months of lockdown. Visitors headed to the mall an hour before the official opening time of 10am as non-essential stores reopened for the first time since March 24 following lockdown restrictions being eased. People coming to the mall followed the new measures and procedures introduced […]

PAISLEY BARBER BACKS CAMPAIGN TO HELP PREPARE PEOPLE FOR NEXT STEPS OUT OF LOCKDOWN

A Paisley barber has backed a campaign designed to help people look after their mental health as he prepares to welcome back clients from next week. Alexander Mills, owner of Handsome Jacks, acknowledged many will feel anxious about returning to the barber shop after months away, as he encouraged people to reach out if they […]

Steal back summer with Paisley.is and amazing things to do in Renfrewshire

Families and local residents in Renfrewshire are being urged to visit the Paisley.is website and steal back summer with great days out and activities available right on your doorstep. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in changes to the way we live our daily lives in recent months – but as restrictions begin to ease, Renfrewshire’s […]