Category: Renfrewshire

Innovative Renfrewshire ‘retrofit’ housing project could slash heating bills by 90%

An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash tenant’s annual heating bills to £150. Renfrewshire Council’s housing investment team has been given the green light to deliver a £4.5million retrofit of 75 terraced council houses. The popular 1960s-built Paisley crosswall construction properties are being given a retrofit to […]

Two Paisley schools are top-of-the-class

Pupils and teachers at two Paisley schools were over the moon to find out their latest positive inspection results. Heriot Primary School and Mary Russell School received high praise by Education Scotland for their schools’ progress on improving attainment for children and young people. Heriot primary was praised for the headteacher’s leadership within the school […]

Paisley Girl Lisa Kowalski’s busy January

Lisa has a lot happening in January before she heads off to Holland leave us in peace for a few months. Her new single No More Time comes out on 31 January, followed shortly after by a video for the song and there is a single launch gig in Paisley at CC’s on 31 January. […]

£700milllion project set to transform Renfrewshire’s waste into green energy

A unique new contract will see a minimum of 90% of Renfrewshire’s waste transformed into energy as the area meets the Scottish Government’s landfill ban. The £700 million, 25-year Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project between East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Council and Viridor is now underway and will serve almost […]

Nurseries are great places to start your career and learn on-the-job

Renfrewshire Council is recruiting for dozens of senior and entry-level jobs in nurseries across the area. Ashlie McLaughlan is an Early Years Graduate at Heriot Early Learning and Childcare Class in Paisley, and says learning on-the-job is what’s great about working in nurseries. “Being able to learn on-the-job in the early years sector is hugely […]

New John Byrne play premiere highlight of packed programme of arts events

THE world premiere of John Byrne’s new play, Underwood Lane is one of the highlights of a packed programme of music, theatre, comedy, dance and literature coming to Renfrewshire in the next few months. The musical play set in Paisley tells the story of a young skiffle band trying to make the big time. Artist […]

Renfrewshire residents open their hearts and homes to children in need

More kind-hearted people in Renfrewshire are giving looked-after children and young people a loving home than ever before. Last year, six more households became foster carers after they reached out to the Council’s fostering and adoption team. There is also 71 per cent more children and young people being looked after by aunts and uncles, […]