Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire ready to deal with winter weather

Council workers are ready to treat the Renfrewshire roads in an effort to make them safer for winter motorists. The annual 24 hour winter cover is in place to deal with the effects of snow and ice- with gritters working on a priority basis to ensure all main school and bus routes, and access for […]

Europe’s top curlers arrive in Renfrewshire

The cream of European curling will descend on Renfrewshire this weekend as the European Curling Championships take place at Braehead Arena. The event takes place from 19-26 November and will see 26 nations take part in both men’s and women’s competitions- with the top 8 from each qualifying for the 2017 World Championships in Canada. […]

Council leader slams Chivas over demolition plans

Renfrewshire’s Council leader says Chivas bosses are ‘treating workers with contempt’ – after lodging detailed plans to reduce their Paisley bottling hall to rubble while still consulting hundreds of staff over the future of the site. Bosses at parent company Pernod-Ricard this month announced their intention to close their plant in Renfrew Road – which […]

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST COLLEGE IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH RENFREWSHIRE

West College Scotland will use its size, expertise and presence to help further improve job opportunities for the people of Renfrewshire, increase the life chances of everyone living in local communities and assist the regeneration Paisley town centre. The College has entered into a Strategic Partnership with Renfrewshire Council, designed to maximise both organisations’ support […]

Local MP highlights ‘Anti-Bullying Week 2016’

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has highlighted ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ and encouraged people to use their ‘power for good’ to stop the bullying of young people.   Mr Newlands has submitted an Early Day Motion to the UK Parliament to highlight ‘Anti-Bullying Week 2016’ which is being organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This […]

Mackay Urges University Applicants not to miss Deadline

Derek Mackay, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire North & West, is urging students from across Renfrewshire who are applying to attend University next summer to ensure they do not miss the January deadline for applications. Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by Sunday 15th January at 6pm. Applications must be made at […]

Paisley Art Institute Heads Art Prizes in Glasgow

Paisley’s Art Credentials Confirmed at National Exhibition  Paisley’s history is credited with an award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art’s 153rd Annual Exhibition. The RGI’s historic show which showcases the best of contemporary art, opened at the weekend at The Mitchell Library with a huge exhibition of artists work from all over […]

Every P1 Child To Get Three Free Books During Book Week Scotland

As part of Book Week Scotland 2016, the national celebration of reading taking place between 21 and 27 November, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every Primary 1 child in Scotland. The books, all by Scottish authors or illustrators, will be gifted in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag and children […]

Good Old Paisley..A Town We Can be Proud of..!

St Andrew’s Day Film Premieres! Wed Nov 30th from 6 til 7.30pm at Paisley Museum To mark St Andrews Day, a night of films that celebrate Paisley!  The main attraction will be the premiere of Paul Mothersole’s new film My Paisley.  The film is a heartwarming story of a schoolgirl’s discovery of the story of […]