Category: Renfrewshire

Hundreds team up to make it a Spotless September in Renfrewshire

Volunteers from across Renfrewshire hailed the Spotless September Challenge a success as they took to the streets to make a difference to the cleanliness of their local area. More than 700 inspiring local people, both young and old, took part in more than 20 clean ups as schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers donned their […]

IT’S A SCORCHER: GIANT ‘SUN’ CREATED TO EXTEND THE SUMMER

– 50-foot ‘sun’ to shine at intu Braehead to continue summer – – 90 per cent of Scots feel happier when it’s sunny –   Britain’s joint hottest summer on record may now have passed, but a giant 50-foot artificial sun is being installed at intu Braehead on Friday 5 October in a bid to […]

Toy Library Service is just just child’s play

It’s child’s play for library staff after a new and improved Toy Library service was launched. Parents and carers who are adult members of Renfrewshire Libraries can now go online to borrow two sets of toys at any one time for four weeks and the service is free. There are all kinds of toys for […]

GAVIN NEWLANDS MP ENSURES SAFE CROSSING FOR KIDS

MR NEWLANDS, THE MP FOR PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE NORTH, HAS PUSHED FOR A ZEBRA CROSSING TO BE INSTALLED FOR SAFE CROSSING TO PHOENIX RETAIL PARK. Last year, a constituent raised concerns following a minor road incident with a youngster who thankfully did not suffer any serious injuries. Mr Newlands then met with Council Officers on site and […]

Bewitching Paisley – Paisley Halloween Festival 2018

‘Totally wicked’ – that is the verdict from eight-year old Lily Blake on Paisley’s forthcoming Halloween Festival and annual celebration of the spooky and macabre. Lily is one of over 700 children and young people who are transforming the streets of Paisley into a spectacular illuminated ghoulish wonderland with flying witches, giant pumpkins, breath-taking aerial […]

Mhairi Black MP Highlights Impact of Welfare Cuts

Mhairi Black, local MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, has highlighted the devastating impact of the UK Government’s welfare policies, as reported in the annual Welfare Reform Report, published today. The report shows that thousands of people across Scotland are being forced into poverty as a result of UK government welfare cuts. It is reported […]

Skills Gap Biggest Barrier to Business Growth

Research conducted by West College Scotland has found that the skills gap is the single biggest barrier to business growth in the West of Scotland. This is one of the main findings of the West of Scotland Skills Survey, the first research of its kind to be conducted by a Scottish college or university. Launched […]

COUNCIL CALLS FOR ACTION TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF THE RURAL ECONOMY IN SCOTLAND

A report highlighting ten key outcomes to ensure a sustainable future for the rural economy in Scotland has been presented to the Scottish Government following one of the biggest consultations in recent years. The consultation, which was coordinated by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA), an independent body providing advice and recommendations on rural […]

Paisley’s Witch’s Horseshoe: curse or contribution?

Our towns and city centres have many things in common: not least, the closure of retail outlets and the hollowing out of our high streets.  We know that new solutions are required but where do we find the inspiration, and how do we know if our ideas are on the right lines? A new initiative […]