Category: Renfrewshire


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Paisley First WinterFest is coming to town this Christmas!

Paisley First is bringing a Winter Wonderland to the streets of Paisley town centre this Christmas. The town centre Business Improvement District is working with M&D Events to stage a four week Christmas spectacular in the town. Plans include an ice rink, the panoramic Star Flyer ride, continental style market and other family attractions as […]

Mhairi Black MP Blames Austerity for Increased Food Bank Usage

The latest figures from Renfrewshire Food Bank show that between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 4190 emergency food supplies were distributed in Renfrewshire. This is a sharp rise from the 3038 food parcels that local people were given in during the same period in 2016. These figures show an increase of over 1000 families and people […]

Council customers at heart of new five-year strategy

Renfrewshire Council customers will benefit from services they help to develop and are delivered to meet their needs, through a new strategy approved today (Wednesday 8 November). Councillors on the Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board have backed the new five-year Customer Strategy 2017-2022. Each year, customers get in touch with the Council three […]

Renfrewshire Remembers

Communities across Renfrewshire are preparing for a weekend of remembrance as the area pays tribute to those lost in service with the Armed Forces. The proceedings will begin on Friday 10 November with Renfrewshire’s annual Children’s Remembrance Service, held at Mossvale Primary School in Paisley. The Royal British Legion Scotland– Paisley Comrades Division will lead a […]

Weaving workshops to teach young buddies about Paisley’s unique textile story

Two designers are helping to continue Paisley’s rich textile story by delivering weaving workshops to school pupils. Heather Shields and Shielagh Tacey have been appointed as weavers in residence to the Sma’ Shot Cottages as part of Renfrewshire Council’s Townscape Heritage Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme 2 (TH.CARS 2) which aims to celebrate Paisley’s rich built […]

Paisley First latest organisation to back town’s 2021 UK City of Culture bid

Paisley First, the organisation which represents hundreds of local businesses, has backed the town’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021. The non-profit organisation set up to deliver a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town centre, has joined a wide range of companies who have agreed to provide funding should Paisley take the […]

Glasgow Airport confirmed as potential location for Heathrow’s logistics hubs

Glasgow Airport is in the running to be selected by Heathrow as one of its Logistics Hubs locations – off-site centres for construction and manufacturing which will help the hub airport deliver its third runway. The Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) is one of 10 Scottish potential sites and 65 sites from across the UK […]

Africa in Motion comes to Paisley on the 11th of November!

Africa in Motion is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return for the 12th year to bring audiences a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent.   In support of Paisley 2021 this year the festival is moving outside of the city centre, packing its mobile cinema […]