Category: Renfrewshire

Thank you to Paisley 2021 Bid Send Off Supporters

As Paisley’s bid to be the first Scottish winner of the UK City of Culture title was given an emotional send-off on Friday, those who took part have been issued with a huge thank you for their support. A large crowd joined local singing star Carol Laula and more than 150 other singers from eight […]

Day the Mods marched on Ferguslie!

The march of the Mods ended up at Ferguslie Park, at the weekend. A group of young people, aged between 12 and 20, from the housing scheme and who are involved in an arts and culture group, called Project Z, organised a sub-cultures event, in the Tannahill Centre. There was an exhibition of award-winning photographer, […]

Mum whose son can have sudden meltdown praises mall for staging Autism Hour

THE mum of an autistic teenager has told how the condition can lead to her son having a sudden “meltdown” in the middle of a crowded place. Julie Macdonald says it’s like “shaking a bottle until it explodes” when 13-year-old Lewis is faced with an overload of sudden loud noises, bright lights or even different […]

Tips for living off a state pension

The Daily Mail reported that the flat-rate state pension introduced last year is worryingly low – at just £159.99 per week – and that’s if you’ve managed to work at least 35 years of full national insurance contributions.   “A Freedom of Information request found that only 41 per cent of the 153,990 who claimed […]

N’ice one as Olympic curler Eve coaches kids

OLYMPIC medal-winner Eve Muirhead helped curlers brush up on their skills with free coaching sessions. Eve was at the regular Saturday intu Braehead Curling Sweep, as part of her new role as Curling Ambassador at the rink. And three generations of the same family were there to get some curling tips from Eve. Grandad, Peter […]

Starbucks Linwood has bean busy fundraising for St Vincent’s Hospice!

St Vincent’s Hospice mascot “Vinnie” had a fantastic day at Starbucks in Linwood on Sunday 17th September at their family fun day in aid of the hospice! Starbucks Linwood have been supporting the hospice as their “charity of the year” and to date have raised in excess of £3,000. On the day, there were games […]

FIREWALK registrations now open

Registrations for our 2018 FIREWALK on Saturday 13th January are now OPEN, and we are inviting you to save 33% on your registration fee by booking on our early bird rate. You will learn to overcome fear and channel confidence into every part of your life before walking 15ft over coals of 800C. This unique experience […]

Massed choirs give emotional send-off to Paisley 2021 bid

Paisley’s bid to be the first Scottish winner of the UK City of Culture title was given an emotional send-off today – as hundreds of choir singers gathered in the town centre for a mass musical performance. A large crowd joined more than 150 singers from eight local choirs to mark the bid submission at […]

Scotland’s iconic landmarks light up to support Paisley City of Culture 2021 bid

Scotland showed its support for Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 as the nation’s most iconic landmarks lit up in Paisley 2021 colours to celebrate the bid being lodged. Friday was the deadline for Paisley to submit its second-stage UK City of Culture 2021 bid to the UK Government’s Department for Digital, […]