Category: Renfrewshire

Career changers urged to join Renfrewshire’s nursery team

Renfrewshire Council is recruiting for dozens of senior and entry-level jobs in nurseries across the area. Moira Hope is a Senior Early Learning and Childcare Officer (ELCO) at West Johnstone Early Learning and Childcare Centre (ELCC) and says taking on a role of speech champion helped her learn essential leadership skills. She said: “I started […]

Paisley’s major festival events deliver economic benefits

Paisley’s popular Halloween and Spree 2019 festivals delivered a £1.2million economic boost to Renfrewshire. That’s according to the findings of independent assessments into the two October events, which also showed record numbers of people attended the festivals in 2019. One of the largest events of its kind in the UK, the Dark Circus themed Paisley […]

Avoid January blues by getting the right money advice

Residents who have splurged the cash at Christmas are being urged to seek confidential money advice ahead of the January bills coming in. Advice Works is a free, confidential and independent service funded by Renfrewshire Council that gives residents advice in a straightforward manner. They run a drop-in service during office hours on Mondays through […]

Remembering Paisley’s ‘Black Hogmanay’

“I remember I didn’t want to go that day,” said Emily Brown (95) – one of hundreds of children who attended Paisley’s Glen Cinema 90 years ago today for a packed matinee performance that ended in tragedy – forever remembered by survivors as Paisley’s ‘Black Hogmanay’. The Glen Cinema tragedy took place on 31 December […]

Renfrewshire Foodbank makes Christmas a little brighter for people in need

The number of people using Renfrewshire Foodbank continues to grow – but kind donations from the people of Renfrewshire ensured people had supplies over Christmas. From the start of April 2018 until the end of March 2019, the foodbank received 95 tonnes of donations and gave out 100 tonnes to a total of 10,200 people. […]

Council’s new policy demonstrates zero tolerance approach to domestic abuse

Renfrewshire Council has become one of the first local authorities in Scotland to formally introduce a domestic abuse policy for staff. The policy demonstrates the Council’s commitment to a zero tolerance approach to all forms of abuse – psychological and physical – and shows its support for all employees impacted by domestic abuse, past or […]

NYT Club Paisley

Paisley’s newest club, has not 1, but 2 amazing night’s coming up; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. With shots at £1, Venom and Turbo Shandy for only £5 a piny and Vodka/Mix only £1.50 you can get in to the Christmas spirit 🥂 all the way through until 4am each night. There are also Booths available, […]


  More than 260,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport during the festive period      Glasgow Airport is preparing for a busy festive period as hundreds of thousands of travellers take to the skies over the Christmas holidays. More than 260,000 people are expected to pass through the airport over the next two […]

Top tips to make festive recycling easier

With more waste produced over the festive period, Renfrewshire Council is advising residents on how to make sure they can recycle effectively with some top tips on how to deal with excess waste. With Renfrewshire’s recycling rate continuing to increase every quarter, there is a drive to maintain this positive step when there is more […]