Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council Leader welcomes major investment in new lightweight manufacturing centre

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement to develop an £8.9 million specialist manufacturing centre in Renfrewshire. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today (Monday 19 June) that the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre will be established at the Doosan Babcock site in Westway, Renfrew. It is the first step towards creating a National […]

The Bungalow in Association with RSA Presents GROUND ZERO Live Rap Battle and Hip-Hop Event

Paisley’s independent live music venue The Bungalow and popular town centre community convenience store RSA (owned by Rehman Afzal otherwise known as Rekz) along-side organiser Darren Scott have teamed up to present GROUND ZERO a new music event dedicated to Rap and Hip-Hop on Saturday 8th July 2017 in The Bungalow on Shuttle Street, Paisley from […]

Paisley Interior Achitecture students work with David Ross, Director of Keppie Design

This academic year has seen the College’s HND Interior Architecture students team up with a range of design companies, providing them with invaluable real work experience, concluding with a collaboration with future led design company, Keppie Design. Working closely with David Ross, Director of Keppie Design, the students were given a brief which involved designing […]

Renfrewshire and Clydeside’s industrial decline caught on camera

An exhibition of photographs showing the industrial decline of Renfrewshire and Clydeside in the mid Seventies has opened in Paisley Museum. New York-born photographer, Larry Herman took the series of pictures between 1974 and 1976 when the once-heavily industrialised region was suffering from many shipyard and factory closures, as the economy foundered. Herman has hand-printed […]

STV Life Moments Series

STV are making a new money advice series called Life Moments for STV’s re-launched channel, STV2. The series uses real life case studies of individuals, families and couples in Scotland who are at a big financial moment in their life- such as heading off to University this year, planning to go backpacking/special holiday, looking to […]

“Remembered with a Smile”

Having had both of their fathers cared for at St Vincent’s Hospice, cousins Sharon Davis and Linda Davis decided to host a series of fundraising events to support the work of the Hospice. Gathering a group of friends together to climb Ben Nevis at the start of April, with temperatures feeling like -15 degrees at […]

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2017 Shortlist Revealed

The ten Shortlisted albums for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award were revealed this evening at a special BBC Music Day programming of the BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions. The selected albums continue to confirm Scotland as a nation with incredible cultural importance, especially within music. Last year’s SAY Award winner Anna Meredith […]

Groups in line to benefit from £83k culture fund boost

The latest set of groups hoping to benefit from a £1m fund aimed at boosting Paisley’s creative scene ahead of the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid have been named. Councillors will next week be asked to approve a £83,130 spend from Renfrewshire’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund, to allow 13 different cultural and […]

Paisley 2021 computer game by WCS students is ‘roaring’ success

Teams of students at West College Scotland have taken inspiration from Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 by creating special computer games based around the town’s cultural and heritage story. HNC Games Development students were tasked with creating the Paisley 2021-themed games as part of their graded unit and had just over […]