Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley First WinterFest is returning to town this Christmas!

Paisley First WinterFest is returning to Paisley town centre this Christmas. In association with M&D events, this Christmas spectacular will help the town get into the festive mood from 24th November, running daily apart from Christmas Day, until Sunday 30th December!   This year’s plans will see the return of the outdoor ice rink, a […]

Another New Supporter for Paisley Pirates

Paisley Pirates have added to their ever growing portfolio of sponsors, with the news that Custom Sport Stitch, a local company based in East Kilbride, has joined forces with one of Scotland’s premier amateur ice hockey clubs. Lesley Balmer, owner of the company, commented, “I’m delighted to be coming on board with the Pirates. Jackie […]


– More than 14,000 transatlantic flights since the service was launched in 1998 –   Glasgow Airport and United Airlines today (Thursday, October 4) celebrate 20 years of the popular New York/Newark route. Since the first flight took to the skies to cross the Atlantic back in 1998, at that time under the banner of […]

Scottish Budget set for 12th December

Finance Secretary and Renfrewshire MSP Derek Mackay has announced the date of the next Scottish Budget. Following agreement with the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constiution Committee, the Scottish Government’s 2019-20 Budget will take place on Wednesday 12th December. Mr Mackay said: “In normal circumstances, the Scottish Government is provided with 10 weeks’ notice from the UK […]

Initiative to reduce child poverty boosts parent’s incomes by almost £2.5M

An initiative which offers support and welfare rights advice to new and expectant parents has helped maximise the income of Renfrewshire families by almost £2 .5 million in the last three years. In Challenge Poverty Week, it can be revealed that the latest figures show that in one year alone, the 347 parents and expectant […]

Grit’s all in the name

As Renfrewshire’s gritters start their engines ahead of the winter period, they’re set for brand-new names as part of the annual #RenReady campaign. A chance to celebrate Renfrewshire’s people and places, the #NameOurGritters competition will name the nine gritters which Renfrewshire Council operates throughout the winter period. When bad weather strikes, gritter drivers, carers, housing […]

Elderslie set to receive a visitor boost

Elderslie could be set to receive a visitor boost in coming years as Renfrewshire Council move to make the most of the worldwide interest in William Wallace and develop the village as a historic tourism destination. At a meeting of Renfrewshire Council on Thursday, local SNP councillors Andy Steel & Jacqueline Cameron successfully moved a […]

Ferguslie Mill Chimney

This is the reason I (Brian McGuire) started this website up, my grandpa (papa bottom right of photograph) worked as a fireman in Ferguslie Mills as seen below with his fellow firemen, If you recognise anyone in the picture (I know some will) then please tag this post if you see this on Facebook. So anyways the […]