Category: Renfrewshire

SNP Funding Boosts Teacher Numbers Across Paisley

MSP Praises Education Commitment In Face Of Tory, Labour And Lib Dem Opposition SNP Government education funding has boosted teacher numbers across Renfrewshire – part of an increase of 543 teachers across Scotland – as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to education, Paisley’s MSP, George Adam has said. Teacher numbers in Renfrewshire have risen from 1,633 to 1,656 – […]

Six key sectors to a thriving Renfrewshire economy

Renfrewshire businesses are forming specialist teams to grow six key sectors of the local economy. Members of Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel – which brings together the region’s business and education experts – have identified the six target areas of culture, health and childcare, manufacturing, skills, tourism and transport. Now plans are in place to create […]

Renfrewshire pupils are on song at Paisley Abbey

The sound of music flowed through Paisley Abbey as pupils from across Renfrewshire performed in the annual schools Christmas concert. Aspiring musicians from a variety of Renfrewshire schools utilised the stunning acoustics of the historic venue to showcase their talents and musicianship to the local community. The performance began with the violins and cellos of […]

Business leaders welcome National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland to Renfrewshire

Business leaders welcome National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland to Renfrewshire Renfrewshire’s business community has welcomed the news that Scotland’s National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) will be established in Renfrewshire. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday (Monday 11 December) announced the industry-led institute will be built on Abbotsinch Road, next to Glasgow Airport, and will become […]

CHIVAS BROTHERS DONATES £13,000 TO SOCIAL BITE’S SLEEP IN THE PARK EVENT

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has made donations totalling of £13,000 to Social Bite’s Sleep in The Park event, which took place in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 th December. More than 8,000 people came together in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens at the weekend to show their support for homeless people in […]

First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Paisley’s UK City of Cuture  bid will lead to ’ lasting benefit’ for the town. The First Minister has led an outpouring of good wishes for the town with the close of the competition. Paisley was the sole Scottish place on the shortlist which included Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swansea and Coventry, who […]

Renfrewshire is the ‘perfect home’ for Scotland’s manufacturing centre

Scotland’s national centre for advanced manufacturing has the ‘perfect home’ in Renfrewshire, according to Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson. Councillor Nicolson was welcoming the Scottish Government announcement today that the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) will be established on Abbotsinch Road, next to Glasgow Airport. Work to build the £65million industry-led Institute will start […]

Niamh has core skills for archery contest

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men had nothing on the youngsters who took part in the Renfrewshire Schools Archery Championships. There was some excellent shooting with a bow and arrow from the 22 local primary and secondary pupils who took part in the competition, held at St Andrew’s Academy, in Paisley. The top […]

Riverbrae School celebrates first Christmas

Riverbrae School pupils are getting into the festive spirit, celebrating the achievements of their very own Special Olympian at the switching on of the school’s Christmas tree lights. MSP Tom Arthur had the honour of switching on the lights and presenting a special award to 13-year-old Lewis Nicholson for his achievements in sailing at the […]