Category: Renfrewshire

Funding boost means green light for £5m High Street library

Work to build a new £5m library in an empty unit on Paisley’s High Street will start this year – in the latest stage of the push to use culture to breathe new life into Paisley’s High Street. Renfrewshire Council had already made £3.5m available for the project – and the final piece of the […]

Cultural internship helping to kick start Linzi’s career

An employability programme designed to give experience and improve the job prospects of young graduates is flourishing- with over 214 having come through the system since it began. Invest in Renfrewshire’s Graduate Internship programme offers paid work placements to Renfrewshire’s skilled young graduates who are unemployed, or underemployed, in their chosen sector. Linzi Clark, the […]

Gavin Newlands MP criticises Chancellor’s ‘out-of-touch’ Budget

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has criticised the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s ‘out-of-touch budget which fails to deliver for people on low incomes and is completely silent about the damage that Brexit will cause to the national economy. Mr Newlands, who spoke during the budget debate, pointed to the Resolution Foundation research […]

Crews progressing initial work to deliver Glasgow City Deal bridges across the Clyde and White Cart

Crews are nearing completion of initial on-site work to deliver the Glasgow City Region City Deal funded bridges across the Clyde and White Cart. Specialist teams have been working around the clock for the past five weeks, gathering crucial geotechnical and environmental information about what lies beneath the riverbeds. The complex overwater ground investigations are […]

Fair Trade Fever reaches Renfrewshire

Fairtrade Fortnight arrived in Renfrewshire and saw schools, businesses and the local community come together to showcase the area’s support for the cause. Renfrewshire hosted visits from producers from Peru and Palestine who gave an insight into their lives and a first-hand experience of how fair trade can have a positive effect on those who […]

Adult Tablet Classes are a ROARing success

Renfrewshire Council’s plan to close the digital divide by implementing tablet classes for older Buddies is proving successful. Since October 2016 a series of six week tablet training courses have been held with older members of the community. To date over 80 older people have either undergone the course or are currently taking part and […]

Paisley celebrates International Women’s Day

A SERIES of events has been organised by Renfrewshire Leisure to celebrate International Women’s Day. Tonight, Tuesday, March 7, at 7.30pm Paisley Arts Centre hosts a groundbreaking production of If I Had A Girl, which gives an insight into honour-based violence in ethnic minority communities in Scotland. A post-show discussion about the issues raised in […]


Gavin Newlands, SNP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on local people to sign up and help shape Scotland’s new social security system – with the Scottish Government seeking to learn from the experiences of those currently using the service. At least 2,000 people with experience of the current social security system are being […]

Works set to begin on £6.7m roads investment in Renfrewshire

An extensive programme of roads maintenance is set to begin as £6.7million is invested in Renfrewshire roads across 2017-18. The spend represents the largest single investment for maintenance in the roads network and is designed to improve key routes throughout the region. The strategic roads network has been prioritised including Class A and B roads […]