Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire classroom assistants hone their skills

It’s been described as “the best job in the world” and is benefiting school pupils right across Renfrewshire. And thanks to a partnership with experts at the University of Strathclyde, classroom assistants in Renfrewshire schools are now even better equipped to support pupil development. Following a successful pilot last year, the latest cohort of 33 […]

New discounted hire rate for Tweedie Hall

Families are to get a new discounted rate when they hire Tweedie Hall, in Linwood. The move by Renfrewshire Leisure to create a new community rate – lower than the normal commercial charge – comes in response to requests from local residents to look at a community rate, in addition to the existing commercial and […]


COURAGEOUS teenager Erin McCafferty who beat cancer has been chosen with her twin sister Nicole to launch the 25th birthday celebrations of Race for Life in Scotland. The twins shared almost everything together growing up but never the same birthday. Despite entering the world just 25 minutes apart, they were born on separate days with Erin […]

Mall boss becomes Oor Wullie to launch charity fundraising bid

GAME for a laugh shopping centre boss Peter Beagley became Oor Wullie for a day as he launched the intu Braehead bid to raise money for a children’s hospital charity. Peter dressed as the iconic comic strip character and sat on a galvie bucket beside a life-size statue of Oor Wullie, which will be on […]

Council launches search for 90 Early Learning and Childcare staff as 1140 recruitment drive begins

Renfrewshire Council is searching for 90 Early Learning and Childcare staff to join its team. The Council will recruit 50 Early Learning and Childcare Officers and 40 Early Learning Support Workers this Spring, with the new starts taking up their positions in time for the new term in August. Applications for the vacancies are open, […]

Communities to have their say on Renfrewshire’s next Local Development Plan as consultation launches

Communities are being urged to have their say on Renfrewshire’s future by taking part in a consultation on the next Renfrewshire Local Development Plan. A 12-week consultation into the plan, which will shape land use and planning decisions in Renfrewshire for the next 10 years, launches today (Monday 18 March). The plan will: Protect the […]

National environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful backs Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean

A highlight of Renfrewshire’s successful Team Up to Clean Up campaign last year, the Big Spring Clean is back and will take place throughout the month of April – and once again it has the support of national environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. More than 1000 volunteers took part over one weekend last year and […]

Paisley Pirates play their last home match of the season

Paisley Pirates play their last home match of the season against Dundee Tigers this Sunday (face-off 5.00pm) at Braehead Arena and the club is putting on a special offer to encourage groups and fans along to cheer on the team to what they hope will be a successful final appearance, with the prize of a […]

Spring into action with Street Stuff

Young people can access free, fun activities across Renfrewshire throughout the school holidays as Street Stuff hosts its popular Spring Break programme. Gaming and sports activities will be available for ages eight and above, with a free healthy meal thrown into the bargain too. Activities will take place every weekday between Monday 1 April and […]