Category: Renfrewshire

New Council Plan will deliver jobs and opportunity

Creating jobs and opening up opportunities for everyone in Renfrewshire is the aim of a new plan approved by Councillors today (Thursday 28 September), which sets out the five year ambition for the area. Councillors approved the new Council plan titled Thriving Places, Connected Communities, which sets out the Council’s strategic priorities over the next five […]

£45.7m Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 venue investment confirmed

Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 has been boosted by a massive £45.7m town centre investment package to help the town host the title, given the green light today by councillors. A meeting of Renfrewshire Council agreed to set aside funds for major infrastructure projects which support the wider push to transform […]

New figures give Renfrewshire a boost as Recycle Week gets underway

Renfrewshire Council has joined organisations across Scotland in supporting Recycle Week as new figures give a boost to the area’s green credentials. The annual UK-wide campaign takes place from 25 September to 1 October and aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling. The Council is utilising Recycle Week to highlight the benefits of […]

Delight as Paisley Museum secures £4.9m National Lottery funding boost

Ambitious plans to transform Paisley Museum into a world-class destination based around the town’s unique heritage and textile story are in line for a £4.9m National Lottery grant. Renfrewshire Council this year set aside £24.1m towards the proposed £42m revamp – and the news the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have now earmarked funding is a […]

Paisley invites you to help send off UK City of Culture 2021 bid

Paisley is planning to send off its UK City of Culture 2021 bid in style at the end of this week – and everybody is invited to join the party. This Friday is the deadline for the five shortlisted places to submit their final bids to the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and […]


Paisley Pirates’ fans have the opportunity to catch up with all the latest news about their team this Saturday (30 September), when the Supporters Club stages a Race Night and Question and Answer session within Priorscroft Bowling Club, Paisley, with doors opening at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. “It’s going to be the first chance […]

Call out for fans to back Paisley 2021 bid with a mass sing-a-long at St Mirren’s stadium

Music and football fans are being asked to voice their support for Paisley’s 2021 UK City of Culture bid with a mass sing-a-long at St Mirren’s stadium. Local band Lemonhaze – themselves Saints fans – will take to the stage before this Saturday’s 3pm home clash with Brechin City. The event comes just hours after […]

Huge congratulations to Lisa Kowalski

Lisa Kowalski, 17 year old singer songwriter from Paisley, is delighted to have been selected by industry judges to make it to the top 100 of the UK’s newest musical talent competition – Salute UK. Salute Music Maker’s inclusive showcase for the best of UK talent features artists from over 50 different nationalities (resident in […]

Hundreds of buddies take part in Wee Dig

Hundreds of people came out to learn more about archaeology last week by taking part in the Wee Dig 2017. Local school pupils, community groups and members of the public visited the dig over the course of the week to learn more about the mysterious grounds next to Paisley Abbey. The sessions involved experiencing the […]