Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council steps up efforts to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Renfrewshire Council is set to be one of the first local authorities in Scotland to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who have arrived in the UK having fled conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq and Eritrea. A report to the council’s Leadership Board (on Wednesday September 14) recommends that Renfrewshire takes forward its own programme in advance […]

St Vincent’s Hospice Course for Carers

St Vincent’s Hospice is offering a six-week informal course for people caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. The course will focus on giving carers advice on different practical issues and there will also be plenty of time for tea/coffee and a chat with people in a similar situation. The group will start later this […]

Saints legend gets fit at Pro-Life to find love

Saints legend looking for his perfect match St Mirren chief Tony Fitzpatrick is on a mission to get fitter and healthier in a bid to find his perfect love match. The Saints legend has joined Pro-Life Fitness Centre in Paisley in a bid to improve his lifestyle, shed pounds and get himself back into the […]

Glasgow Grinders

Glasgow Grinders are proud to announce a new addition to their continuous support of local or deserving charities. When contacted by Kenny from PTSDPERFORMANCE  looking for support and help to raise awareness for PTSD  they felt it was only right to assist him in any way that he needed and after a tour of our warehouse and machine shop […]

Retail Academy produces job ready recruits

Over the next six weeks, seven young people are learning the tricks of the trade at Renfrewshire Council’s Retail Academy. The Retail Academy is based at the InCube shop in Gilmour Street, Paisley. It offers employer led training which is designed to help young people gain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience they need to […]

Business development group one of First to back the bid

Paisley First, a business-led group set up to regenerate Paisley’s town centre, has announced its backing for the town’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Paisley First Business Improvement District (BID) has offered its official support for the Paisley 2021 bid. The UK City of Culture title is awarded every four years by […]

Paisley team make Buddies in London as support for UK City of Culture bid grows

A delegation representing Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 met with an audience of parliamentarians, business leaders, media and key cultural figures in the House of Commons today (Tuesday  6 September). Members of the Paisley 2021 bid team, accompanied by a group from PACE Youth Theatre, joined Renfrewshire MPs, Mhairi Black and Gavin […]

Pupils book in for new early-years library

Pupils at a Renfrewshire school have swapped boxes for books after staff turned a school storage area into a new early-years library. And the new facility has been a hit with youngsters at Heriot Primary in Foxbar – some of whom have said they like the library so much they don’t like to leave. The […]

Renfrewshire Council’s U-turn on amenity site downgrades

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has responded to Renfrewshire Council’s decision to overturn the decision to downgrade the amenity sites in Renfrew, Erskine, Linwood and Johnstone. The Council recently unmanned the sites, leaving the site on Underwood Road in Paisley as the only site that accepts all household waste in Renfrewshire, causing […]