Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley library relocation to protect historic face of High Street building

Plans to relocate Paisley Central Library will preserve the historic front of a landmark high street building. Renfrewshire Council approved £5m proposals to retain the existing façade of the upper floors at 22/22A High Street, while developing a complete new structure behind. The plan will protect the town centre’s architectural heritage while delivering an accessible […]

Renfrewshire Council concerned by plans to create regional education boards

Renfrewshire Council has expressed concern at Scottish Government proposals to create regional education boards. Plans put forward by ministers in Edinburgh could significantly change the role of local authorities in running schools, giving powers to new regional boards while placing extra responsibilities on head teachers. Councillors across party lines unanimously agreed a response to the […]


Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) ‘Making It Happen’ is supported through Renfrewshire Council’s Tackling Poverty Programme to improve the comfort and fuel efficiency of fuel poor and vulnerable residents’ homes across urban and rural Renfrewshire. It is designed to make measurable difference and beneficial long-term changes for those in need and to become self-sustaining in […]

Council encourages residents to prepare for festive period

Information highlighting changes to council services during the festive period has been published, as residents are encouraged to check changes in advance. A dedicated section of the council website has been created to notify residents on service information during Christmas and New Year- and regular social media messaging will be issued throughout. The council will […]

Renfrewshire Council has called on the Scottish Government to upgrade the A737 road

Renfrewshire Council has called on the Scottish Government to upgrade the A737 road. Councillors voted to call for improvements including dualling the route between Kilbarchan and Dalry, as well as the creation of an additional slip road lane at the Johnstone exit and a new slip road at the Howwood exit. The motion also urged […]

Open invite to evening for those affected by suicide

Renfrewshire support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) are holding an open evening for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.   The informal meeting will take place on Wednesday 22 December between 6:30pm and 8.30pm at the Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley. There will be a chance to chat over […]

MyAccount is rent ready for council tenants

Renfrewshire Council tenants can now view, manage and pay their rent online with MyAccount– the council’s 24-hour digital service for customers. By registering for a personal account, tenants can access their rent account information whenever they need to, wherever they are online. It is hoped that by offering this digital channel, the council can help […]

Staff in Soar at intu Braehead trained to save lives

VISITORS to one of Scotland’s top leisure destinations are in safe hands after staff were given life-saving medical training. Seven members of the security staff in Soar at intu Braehead have now qualified as Scottish Ambulance Service First Responders. They’ve been trained to deal with medical emergencies ranging from strokes, heart attacks, falls, epileptic fits, […]


In a match billed as a Christmas cracker, the sixty minutes of play certainly lived up to the pre match publicity, as Pirates, minus a number of key players and with several taking to the ice with injuries or illness which might normally have ruled them out of the game, overcame the significant challenge of […]