Category: Renfrewshire

New plaque commemorates Johnstone educator, musician and radical

A commemorative plaque has been installed at Johnstone Town Hall in honour of an educator, political activist and lifelong radical who hailed from the town. John Fraser, who lived from 1794-1879, was famed for his involvement in the Radical Rising of 1820, where he, along with a number of other ‘radicals’, was tried for treason, […]


Renfrewshire Model Railway Club will be staging their annual exhibition at The Art Department at The Paisley Centre, for a second year.  Running from Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023, the exhibition will showcase a range of unique, beautifully modelled layouts from all over the UK, in various scales and gauges and from different […]

Head of Hawkhead Cemetery campaign group banned by council

RENFREWSHIRE Council has BANNED the chairperson of the Friends of Hawkhead Cemetery from directly contacting council officials. The campaign group claims a top council official says they have taken the decision because Desmond Barr has been campaigning TOO MUCH for improvements to the cemetery. One of the founding members of Friends of Hawkhead, he has […]

Renfrew lights up for Christmas

Renfrew’s Robertson Park was a hub of festive activity on Saturday as the Christmas lights in the town were switched on. There was fun for all the family with a Christmas market, Christmas arts and crafts, and funfair rides for the thrill seekers willing to brave the cold. Santa took a break from his busy […]

Whats on at The Bungalow

Big weekend at Rocknrollas and The Bungalow this weekend. The Christians are at The Bungalow tonight, the first of an NNE Originals Weekend. Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World and many more. Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian […]

Paisley’s new £7 million Central Library set to open in the High Street

Paisley is turning the page on the next chapter of its regeneration with the opening of a new central library facility in the middle of the town’s High Street.  The new facility will open to the public at the end of the month, following a £7 million investment by Renfrewshire Council and partners. Officially known […]

St Vincent’s Hospice Unveils Heart-Warming “12 Days of Christmas” Campaign

The Little Hospice With The Big Heart invites companies and individuals to spread festive joy to patients and their families. [Howood], [16.11.23] – As the festive season approaches, St Vincent’s Hospice, affectionately known as “The Little Hospice With The Big Heart,” is gearing up for its most heart-warming campaign of the year – the “12 […]

Paisley Book Festival set to bring literary stars to stunning new cultural venues in 2024

Paisley Book Festival is set to return next year bringing the cream of the literary crop to the town for the re-imagined event. The festival, which is delivered by OneRen, is set to run over four days from 25 – 28 April 2024 and will be the first time events are hosted in the newly […]