Category: Renfrewshire

Spree Festival delivers boost to local economy

This year’s Spree Festival has been hailed a resounding success after delivering a boost of more than £120,000 to the local economy. Paisley’s sixth national flagship festival saw more than 10,000 people attend 60 events related to this year’s  event  – with homegrown musical megastar Paolo Nutini topping a list of sold-out shows and entertainment. […]

Renfrewshire unveils dates for 2018 events programme

Paisley and Renfrewshire are in line for another bumper year of major events – after dates were revealed for the main dates in 2018 programme. The area has firmly established itself as a key destination on Scotland’s events map over the past few years – having bid for and won several new events to add […]

Young people ready to showcase year of youth-led events

Renfrewshire’s young people are gearing up for an amazing celebration of youth this year. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will put a spotlight on the talents and contributions of young people. The national-themed year is being delivered by the Scottish Government, working in collaboration with […]

Don’t miss the deadline to register your child for school

Don’t miss the deadline to register your child for school Parents are being urged not miss the deadline to register their little ones for Primary 1 for the forthcoming school year. Entry to primary schools in the Renfrewshire Council area occurs once a year, at the start of the new session in August. Only children […]

Class of 2017 – Latest line of InCube entrepreneurs have designs to succeed

Latest line of InCube entrepreneurs have designs on success Talented up and coming designers are making a name for themselves through an innovative business support and employability programme run by Renfrewshire Council. InCube is Invest in Renfrewshire’s business programme which aims to launch and grow creative retail businesses through practical support and business skills training […]

Renfrewshire residents enjoy HEEPS of home comforts

For grandad Bruce Watt, home is where the heat is. The 87-year-old Bridge of Weir resident has seen his fuel bills plummet while his house stays warm, thanks to support from a national energy efficiency scheme. Bruce is one of more than 500 Renfrewshire residents to benefit last year from external wall insulation works funded through […]

Workshops to explore the remarkable stories of Renfrewshire women often ignored by the history books

They were remarkable women whose achievements were all too often overlooked by the history books. Now the life and times of some of Renfrewshire’s exceptional ‘silent’ women from the Victorian and Edwardian eras will be explored in a new heritage project. ‘The Ladies A,B and C’ will investigate the contributions of Mrs Jane Arthur, Mrs […]

Residents urged to seek debt advice before January bills come in

People concerned about post-Christmas debt are urged to get help and support before bills start to come in. A third of all families will have spent more money than they can afford at Christmas, leaving many struggling financially in January. Organisations like Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau and Renfrewshire Council’s Advice Works provide free and confidential […]

Festive Fun around Renfrewshire

There are plenty of fun family activities to enjoy in Renfrewshire over the festive season to help keep everyone entertained. Here is a selection of the many great events happening throughout the area: Festive Family Ceilidh – 28 Dec – 7.30PM Paisley Town Hall Why not celebrate the end of 2017 at the annual Festive […]