Category: Renfrewshire

Recycling bins set to be delivered across Renfrewshire

New recycling bins are set to roll out across Renfrewshire from next week as the bin collection service changes for residents. From Monday, green recycling bins will be delivered over a three-week period to residents across Renfrewshire. The new green bin will be for plastics, cans and glass and the blue bin will now be […]

Sponsors show their support for Provost’s Community Awards in Renfrewshire

The stars in Renfrewshire’s communities are set to be honoured once again this year and the long-standing sponsors of the awards have shown their support once more. Glasgow Airport Ltd, ACRE Industiral, UNISON Renfrewshire and the Piazza Shopping Centre have committed yet again to sponsoring one of the awards which aims to recognise the unsung […]

Young people urged to stand for Scottish Youth Parliament

Young people are being urged to put themselves forward for next year’s Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections. Pupils at Renfrew High School helped launch the call to action aimed at all young people aged between 14 and 25 years-old. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) serve a two-year term and attend three sittings each […]

Fitzy “The Story of My Life” Autobiography

ST MIRREN legend Tony Fitzpatrick escaped a life of poverty and violence to become a trophy-winning footballer, manager and now chief executive. Tony has penned his autobiography, Fitzy – The Story of My Life, revealing many humorous and heart-breaking tales of his time in and out of football. Bullied at school, he was seconds away […]

GAVIN NEWLANDS MP THROWING IT IN WITH THE RAPTORS

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, spent Sunday afternoon meeting Renfrewshire Raptors for a fun afternoon of American Football. Renfrewshire Raptors is a local American Football club open to everyone with an interest in the sport regardless of any level of experience. The club has been growing lately as more people have […]

Renfrewshire set to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War

Renfrewshire will pay tribute to those lost in service in the Armed Forces as communities come together for a weekend of remembrance. The services this year are especially poignant as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. Renfrewshire’s annual Children’s Remembrance Service will take place on Friday 9 November and will […]

Spree festival hailed as ‘biggest and best’ yet

Organisers have hailed this year’s The Spree festival as “our biggest and best” as figures show the 2018 edition of the popular event was the best-attended yet. The festival, organised by Renfrewshire Council, had its seventh outing from 12-21 October. Music fans were treated to a spectacular show from Motown legend Martha Reeves and an […]

Gryffe and Todholm are top of the class for fair trade

Two inspiring schools have scooped awards for their support of fair trade within Renfrewshire. Gryffe High School made it a treble as their dedicated fair trade group took home the secondary schools award for the third successive year. Their exceptional work included hosting a visit from a fair trade producer, introducing Fairtrade footballs to the […]

Ploughlo Grittini, Thawin’ Batty and Tony Gritzpatrick set to keep Renfrewshire’s roads clear this winter

The votes have been counted and verified and the nine winners have been revealed as Renfrewshire’s #NameOurGritters competition comes to a close. More than 8000 votes were cast on the council’s Twitter account as the quirky competition captured the imagination of the local community. Following a series of polls, the public decided that Renfrewshire’s roads […]