Category: Renfrewshire

New Ren TV channel to keep everyone fit and entertained during lockdown

A NEW online TV channel has been launched to help keep everyone fit, healthy and entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. Ren TV is the brainchild of the team at Renfrewshire Leisure who are broadcasting a series of programmes on their website. The TV channel was launched on Saturday, April 25 with four bands performing an […]

People in Renfrewshire encouraged to check eligibility for Funeral Support Payment

Bereaved people in Scotland may be able to receive a contribution towards the costs of a funeral to help ease the financial pressure during COVID-19. Funeral Support Payment is available to people who are on certain low-income benefits or tax credits and are the nearest relation to the person who has died. The payment can […]

Public can play its part in supporting waste collection and the environment

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson has issued a heartfelt thanks to all Renfrewshire residents for helping to support the continuing waste collection service and the local environment. Despite operating with a reduced workforce, the Council continues to provide the normal waste and recycling collection service – collecting 141,000 bins a week. That includes brown bin […]

Chords for the Accord

Lisa Kowalski and the Accord Hospice are working on pulling together an online music event to raise funds for the hospice. It’s on 25th April and will be called Chords for the Accord. We have pulled together 10 local artists who Lisa has worked with before to take part and they will be livestreaming their […]

New date for world premier of John Byrne’s Underwood Lane play

THE world premiere of John Byrne’s new play, Underwood Lane will now take place next year. The eagerly-awaited performances were due to be staged between Thursday, June 25 and Sunday, June 28. But due to the restrictions imposed following the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty when theatres will be allowed to re-open, the shows have […]

Music festival will still be a Sma’sh Hit online

A MUSIC festival at Paisley Arts Centre that had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic is now going ahead… with bands performing an online gig instead. The Sma’sh Hits all-day festival was due to take place on April 25 and now four bands – The Vegan Leather, Drift, V.C.O and The Gateway Clash […]


Gavin Newlands MP has said the UK government must introduce urgent health measures for people travelling to the UK – including health checks and quarantine measures at the border.    The Renfrewshire MP has written to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raising concerns about the UK Government’s failure to act, which has meant hundreds of thousands […]


Community campaigners in Renfrewshire hope to restore the ecology on more than 100 square miles of land to tackle climate change and local flooding. The Yearn Stane Project will see thousands of native trees planted in the Renfrewshire Heights wild area with eroding peatlands reinstated to store carbon and water, which would help alleviate flooding […]

37,000 meals delivered to Renfrewshire residents

More than 37,000 meals have been delivered so far to Renfrewshire residents during lockdown. Support packs including freshly prepared meals, toiletries and dry goods like cereal and tea bags are being distributed daily to more than 1,200 households by Renfrewshire Council. Teams from across the council, which includes redeployed staff, have been prepping and cooking […]