Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire project nominated for top national award

A pioneering Renfrewshire project which is boosting attainment and life chances for young people is one of the finalists for a top national award. Renfrewshire’s Joint Employability Project has brought together nine partners from the public, private and education sectors to deliver 18 pilot programmes tailored to the needs of pupils from the lowest income […]

The new stars of Storie Street

The past and the future come together to celebrate Paisley’s proud heritage in latest mural The latest mural in the Paisley First Wall Series has been completed with one local youngster taking centre stage in promoting the town’s proud heritage. Seven year old Eva Rose Ross from Paisley won the competition to be commemorated on […]


It’s a massive weekend for the Paisley Pirates as they go to Kirkcaldy for the annual end of season SNL Playoffs this Saturday, and they face possibly the hardest possible task when they go head to head against the hosts, Kirkcaldy Kestrels, who qualified for their place after beating Edinburgh Capitals 10-8 on aggregate last […]

Cancer charity gets a run for its money

RUNNERS are being urged to help people affected by cancer by signing up for this year’s Paisley 10k and Fun Run. Macmillan Cancer Support is the race official charity partner for the third year. The popular event – sponsored by sports and outdoors retailer, Decathlon – takes place on Sunday, August 20.And already people have […]

Creative Scotland Chief Executive visits Paisley

The Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, Janet Archer, visited Paisley to see how the town’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is developing. Ms Archer was in Renfrewshire to see the final showcase of a school project run by national youth dance organisation YDance and to meet Paisley2021 Bid Director Jean Cameron. The […]

SNP Pledge to Tackle Bullying

The SNP have pledged to tackle bullying in Renfrewshire’s schools if elected at May’s Council election. In their local manifesto launched last week, the SNP have committed to review Renfrewshire Councils approach towards bullying, bringing together parents, teachers, pupils and third sector organisations to ensure the most effective measures are in place to stamp out […]

Shoppers turtle-ly amazed at visitor to mall

Nick Jr. fans should head straight to intu Braehead for the chance to follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters. The popular shopping destination will be hosting Nick Jr. All Stars experiences throughout the Easter holidays to keep families entertained for free. They could learn the Half Shell Heroes’ ninja moves, or create their […]

Gleniffer Braes: Election hopefuls demand action at local beauty spot.

Three SNP candidates have today demanded that Renfrewshire Council takes action to clean up illegal dumping on the Gleniffer Braes.  Lorraine Cameron, currently a councillor for the Paisley Southwest Ward, visited the area along with her colleagues Brian McGuire and Stephen Burns.  The dumped tyres, previously reported in the PDE,  are still there after several […]

SNP Launch Manifesto for Renfrewshire

The SNP have launched their Renfrewshire manifesto for the Council election on May 4th. Local candidates were joined by party members at Renfrew Town Hall, which was refurbished under the last SNP Administration, as they unveiled their plans for the area.  Former SNP Council leader Derek Mackay MSP and SNP Group Leader Cllr Kenny MacLaren […]