Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde come together to mark Armed Forces Day

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde residents are being encouraged to attend a ceremony to celebrate our serving military men and women. Serving troops, veterans and their families will join the Provosts of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, as well as the Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Guy Clark, to mark Armed Forces Day with a service in Paisley Abbey on Saturday […]

Government Culture Strategy head Leonie to lead Paisley transformation

One of Scotland’s most senior cultural figures will lead the work to transform Paisley’s future using its unique cultural and heritage story – and says the town can show the way for the rest of the UK. Leonie Bell – the Scottish Government’s Head of Culture Strategy and Cultural Engagement – will this autumn join […]

Get crafty at Paisley’s Weave Festival and Sma’ Shot Day celebrations

Visitors can learn the skills and techniques that helped make Paisley famous through a programme of interactive design, textile and craft workshops and demonstrations just released for this year’s Weave Festival and Sma’ Shot Day celebrations. The annual Sma’ Shot Day celebration, which is one of the world’s oldest worker festivals which celebrates the town’s […]

£100k boost for creative groups as part of Paisley 2021 legacy

£100k boost for creative groups as part of Paisley 2021 legacy Renfrewshire’s cultural scene is in line for a £100k cash boost – including a two-day music festival and films about Paisley’s history of radical politics. Councillors will this week be asked to approve the latest round of grants from the Culture, Heritage and Events […]

STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSET FAREWELL TOUR 2018 & 2019

“One of the funniest comedians in the world” CRAIG FERGUSON, LATE LATE SHOW (CBS)   Star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, Stewart Francis embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off… INTO THE PUNSET. With the added 2019 dates this is turning […]

West College Scotland hosts nation-wide Plumbing skills competition

Last Friday 15 June, a total of 30 participants from colleges and training centres across Scotland gathered to compete the 44th Annual SNIPEF SkillPLUMB competition. The event, hosted by West College Scotland at their Paisley Campus, also welcomed over 200 professionals from the Plumbing industry who came to support workforce development and gain insight into the […]

Foster Care campaign sees increase in enquiries but journey continues

A campaign to boost foster care numbers in Renfrewshire has resulted in a seven times increase in the number of enquiries from prospective carers to the service. During Foster Care Fortnight last month, carers shared their inspirational stories to help spread the word on their rewarding role, while a series of drop in events also […]

Parents asked to help shape early learning and child care provision

If you have children aged up to 14, Renfrewshire Council is asking you to help shape future nursery and childcare provision for families. The Council is seeking the views of parents in the area on the provision of early learning and child care, including before and after school services and school holiday cover, by competing […]

Gavin Newlands MP welcomes Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre to Renfrewshire

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the announcement that the £56 million Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre will be based in Renfrewshire. The industry-led centre will offer pharmaceutical companies from start-ups to multinationals a unique service to develop new manufacturing techniques which speed up bringing new drugs to market. The global […]