Category: Renfrewshire

All aboard the Santa Express Train for Christmas fun

EXCITED youngsters have been hopping aboard a special express train that takes them to see Santa when they visit intu Braehead. The Santa Express Train leaves from the boardwalk at the shopping centre and takes families on a ride to Soar at intu Braehead where the kids have a magical time in the run up […]

Thousands turn out for Paisley’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On event

More than 21,000 people headed to Paisley town centre to mark the beginning of the festive season at the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event. Families enjoyed a full day of free, Christmas-themed fun, with Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron carrying out the big switch on alongside Santa and X Factor stars, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie. They […]

Paisley Christmas Light Switch On Times

Step into Christmas in Paisley! We’ll be celebrating all things festive with Santa, his reindeer and a sleigh-load of free, family fun throughout Paisley town centre on Saturday 16 November from noon till 6 pm. Gus from Pulse FM will kick things off on the live stage shortly before the tinsel-tastic Santa parade gathers, ready […]

Aspiring nursery managers urged to join Renfrewshire Council’s team

Renfrewshire Council is recruiting for Depute Heads of Centre and Heads of Centre jobs in nurseries across the area. Gillian Kinnear is the Head of Centre for Glendee Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Renfrew and says the job helps her make a difference for children and families. She said: “I aspired to be a […]

Johnstone business are latest to join Renfrewshire Spend Local campaign

Johnstone residents are being urged to support local traders this Christmas – after members of the local business group signed up to the campaign to Spend Local in Renfrewshire. Research shows around 65p from every pound spent in the local area stays in the local area – so members of the Johnstone Business Consortium are […]

Renfrewshire residents encouraged to register to vote

Residents are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the UK General Election on 12 December. To vote in the election, residents must be registered on the electoral roll and this does not take place automatically if they pay council tax. Anyone over the age of 14 in Scotland can register […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Paisley

Paisley will welcome the festive season in style this weekend at the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event. The family-favourite, free event will begin at 12pm on Saturday 16 November before Santa and his sleigh ride into town at 12.30pm to lead the 300-strong parade that will greet the gathered crowds. The parade will have […]

Hundreds pay their respects to the Armed Forces in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire has paid tribute to the Armed Forces as hundreds attended services across the area to mark Remembrance Sunday, with the largest service taking place at the Cenotaph in Paisley town centre. More than 200 people paid their respects as military personnel from the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy paraded around the town […]