Category: Renfrewshire

Mall helps charity collect winter clothing for disadvantaged schoolkids

YOUNGSTERS from disadvantaged homes will be given brand new winter clothing after the intu Braehead shopping centre stepped in to help a charity appeal. The Back to School Bank Paisley’s Keep a Child Warm Campaign is asking for donations of brand new warm clothes and footwear that will be passed on to school pupils of […]

Clark Contracts the latest firm to back Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021

It has been part of the fabric of Paisley for almost four decades and now Clark Contracts has backed the town’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021. Set up in 1978, the firm has grown from a one-man operation to now employing more than 250 staff and boasting a turnover of £80m. […]

MP Gavin Newlands presents framed rugby shirt to Paisley 2021 bid team

Member of Parliament and Paisley Rugby Club President Gavin Newlands has presented a framed rugby shirt to Paisley 2021 Bid Director Jean Cameron to show support for the town’s title ambitions. The team have been donning the specially-designed Paisley 2021 strips – paid for by sponsorship from intu Braehead – as they compete in Division […]

Giant lion greets Hull pupils as Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 team arrive in city

A group of Hull school pupils were met by a giant lion – thanks to one of the places hoping to follow Hull as the next UK City of Culture. Members of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid team are in Hull to make their final pitch to the DCMS judging panel ahead of […]

Ferguslie Learning Courses Starting January

New Year, New You! Say goodbye to the January blues by starting a new course at the Ferguslie Learning Centre. Come along to our Open Day on the 11 January for more information on our courses – or take a look on our website for further information. Tasty Courses Starting Soon Don’t miss out on […]

Derek Mackay MSP Comments on City of Culture Bid

Derek Mackay MSP Comments on City of Culture Bid Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has wished Paisley luck, ahead of Thursday’s announcement on the bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Commenting ahead of Thursday’s announcement, Mr Mackay said: “The whole of Scotland and Renfrewshire will be behind Paisley, as we await […]

Make a date with history at new museum store

PEOPLE can make a date with history at the town’s new treasure trove of interesting artefacts. Dates and booking arrangements have been announced for free guided tours of the new £3.7 million Paisley: The Secret Collection. The new facility, in a former retail unit in Paisley’s High Street, is the first publicly accessible museum store […]


Paisley Pirates are back in action this weekend as they take on Kilmarnock Thunder at Braehead Arena on Sunday evening (face off 6.00pm). The club had a weekend’s break from matches and Head Coach Ian Turley is looking forward to getting back into action after the team’s inactivity.   He commented, “I was happy enough […]