Category: Renfrewshire

Private sector firms pledge £240,000 to back Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021

Private sector companies have pledged almost a quarter of a million pounds so far to back Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. A dozen companies with links to the town have given the bid their backing by promising £20,000 each – a total of £240,000 – if Paisley takes the title. Companies […]

Kids go on the colour run

You’ve never seen colour run so fast as youngsters enjoyed an unusual race during the October Week Activities Camp, at The ON-X Sports Centre, in Linwood. More than 30 youngsters took part in the Colour Run Race, which saw them run round the athletics track and take part in an obstacle course while being pelted […]

Frightening fun at Paisley Halloween Festival

Paisley’s annual Halloween Festival extravaganza returns this weekend offering frightfully fun activities for all. The two-day festival, which is now in its third year will take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October and is part of the push towards Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. The unique and increasingly popular […]

Renfrewshire group raises £1500 for local charity

A support group for an incurable neurological condition put their best foot forward and raised £1500 to help support people living with the disease. The Renfrewshire HD Support Group did their annual sponsored Walk of Hope at Erskine to raise funds for Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), the only charity in the country supporting families impacted […]

Paolo Nutini wows Paisley crowd with stunning homecoming show

Paisley’s homegrown musical megastar Paolo Nutini tonight played a triumphant homecoming charity gig in the stunning setting of the town’s 850-year-old Abbey.     The eagerly-anticipated and exclusive event was rapturously received by the 550 fans lucky enough to be there – after more than 50,000 entered the ballot for tickets. The gig was the […]

Paisley set to host Royal National Mòd in 2021 or 2022

Paisley will play host to the Royal National Mòd within the next five years, it has been announced. As the town bids to be named UK City of Culture 2021, it was revealed today that it will stage the annual celebration of Gaelic culture that year – if it wins the title, with the Mòd […]

Paisley is flying high thanks to Purple Flag status

Paisley’s status as a safe, inviting night time destination has been celebrated by the installation of its Purple Flag in the town centre. The town was awarded Purple Flag status in January this year in recognition of its thriving evening and night time economy, becoming just the fourth place in Scotland to be awarded the […]

St Vincent’s Hospice Annual Christmas Sparkler Ladies Lunch

Join us at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow for our annual Ladies Christmas Sparkler Lunch on Sunday 3rd December. Hosted by the wonderfully entertaining Steve McKenna, you will be assured of a wonderful afternoon of glamour and fun. Guests will enjoy a sparkling drinks reception whilst Master Magician, Mark Gordon wows with some of his […]

Gavin Newlands MP urges households to ‘Keep a Step Ahead of Winter’

New research from Scottish Gas has highlighted that having no heating or hot water would be the number one disaster for households in Scotland this winter. Even so, many people in Renfrewshire have not taken action to ensure their homes are winter-ready. Despite the autumn chill, a national survey* shows that more than a third of […]