Category: Renfrewshire

Shoppers take a dive into UK’s biggest ball pool

HUNDREDS of shoppers got the chance to dive into the UK’s biggest ball pool, at the weekend. The nine metres square sea of 200,000 multi-coloured plastic balls has been set up in the middle of the intu Braehead shopping centre. Both adults and children couldn’t wait to enjoy the free fun sessions that are part […]

Help Coats Observatory take part in Scottish Archaeology Month – vote for them in a public poll on Facebook

One of Paisley’s most beautiful buildings has been shortlisted to take part as a centrepiece for  Scottish Archaeology Month. Coats Observatory, on Oakshaw Street West, has the chance to be one of six buildings or places in Scotland to take part in the showcase titled Dig It! 2017 but the Observatory need you to vote […]

Thousands descend on Paisley town centre for first-ever Weave festival

Thousands of people descended on Paisley town centre at the weekend for the first-ever Weave festival, celebrating the town’s radical history and heritage. The bumper weekend was taking place alongside the annual Sma’ Shot celebrations – one of the world’s oldest workers festivals – and saw a diverse range of cultural performances and events, with […]

Paisley’s bid to bring Mod back to town in 2021 is lodged

A bid to bring the world’s largest celebration of Gaelic language and culture back to Paisley has been lodged – for what would be one of the centrepieces of the town’s potential UK City of Culture 2021 year. Paisley is bidding for the Royal National Mòd in four years time – with the town’s one […]

Skoobmobile helps school win top award

THE popular Skoobmobile library bus has been praised for helping a Paisley Primary school lift a top national award. Todholm Primary recently won the Scottish Education Awards’ Raising Attainment in Literacy accolade. And the school’s headteacher, Lynne McGinn has said Todholm wouldn’t have won the award if it hadn’t been for the role played by […]

Local MP highlights Sma’ Shot Day in Parliament

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has highlighted Sma’ Shot Day in the UK Parliament as the town gears up this weekend to celebrate the town’s rich past. Mr Newlands spoke in Parliament about how the annual Sma’ Shot Day celebrations highlight Paisley’s radical past, including the political battles that were fought […]

Rukeri takes on new team member

Rukeri are pleased to welcome a new addition to the team, Jennifer Hemphill. Following expansions in the yard, a new member of the team was required within the busy office to allow the company to continue to deal with the growing customer enquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Jennifer will be the first point […]

Convener response to Scottish Government Statement on Education Governance

Cllr Jim Paterson, Renfrewshire Council’s Convener for Education and Children’s Services, said: “We welcome any changes which seek to make improvements to education and attainment for children and young people. “We have already shown our commitment to this cause through signing up to the attainment challenge and working with the Scottish Government to raise attainment […]