Category: Renfrewshire

Gavin Newlands MP talks about pavement parking dangers with Guide Dogs

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, visited a street scene set up in the UK Parliament last week by the charity Guide Dogs to learn more about the challenges that people with sight loss face when walking the streets. At the event, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North dodged a pavement parked […]

Event set to celebrate Paisley’s heritage

Those interested in Paisley’s rich past can attend a day-long conference that will examine Paisley’s heritage. The event, Paisley’s Industrial and Cultural Heritage, taking place on Wednesday 27 June from 9.30am – 4.30pm at the Alexander Wilson Suite at Paisley Town Hall is jointly presented by The Paisley Centre for Business and Industrial History (UWS), […]

Mackay joins Renfrewshire Provost in Supporting MND Awareness Week

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has joined Renfrewshire Provost, Cllr Lorraine Cameron, in supporting MND Awareness Week in the Scottish Parliament. 18th– 24th June marked Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the condition and its impact on families in Scotland. MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, […]

Renfrewshire Leisure staff have star quality

Sports, leisure and culture staff have shown they have star quality. The annual Renfrewshire Leisure Star Awards ceremony, hosted by Clyde 1 radio presenter, Gina McKie was held at Johnstone Town Hall and variety of awards were handed out to staff working in local sports centres, swimming pools, libraries, museum and community halls. The Chief […]

9% pay rise offer for NHS staff

NHS Scotland staff will be offered at least a 9% pay rise over the next three years – the highest NHS pay uplift being offered in the UK. The proposals will see all 147,000 NHS ‘Agenda for Change’ staff benefit from a pay uplift, linked to an examination of potential reforms to some terms and […]

Shoppers have a ball watching World Cup on mall’s giant screen

HUNDREDS of people have been getting a kick out of going shopping at intu Braehead…by watching football from the World Cup on the giant screen in the mall. The shopping has been showing selected matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, being staged in Russia, on their seven metres wide by four metres high […]

Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to our Armed Forces

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde have joined forces to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special service at Paisley Abbey.   The Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Guy Clark, the Provost of Renfrewshire, Lorraine Cameron, and Provost of Inverclyde, Martin Brennan, were in attendance to recognise the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, both past […]

Details of £1.5m community empowerment fund revealed

A £1.5m council fund to help local groups take ownership of buildings or land in their communities is about to open for applications. Renfrewshire Council made the one-off investment in a community empowerment fund in its budget earlier this year – and members of the leadership board have now given the green light to a […]

Eyes Open approach encouraged for children at risk

Everyone in Renfrewshire should keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays. As Renfrewshire schools prepare to sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public across the whole country to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school’s out for summer. Child Protection […]