Category: Renfrewshire

New skateparks, dog exercise area and football goals on the way as #YouDecide winners announced

Empowered communities in Renfrewshire have chosen the winning projects they think will make the biggest difference to their local area – after they had put forward the ideas. As part of its community empowerment campaign #YouDecide, Renfrewshire Council made £1.2million available for infrastructure projects and every idea on the shortlist was put forward by a […]

Renfrewshire announces thrilling events programme for 2023

Renfrewshire is set to host a spectacular programme of major events across 2023. This year’s programme will also feature the return of The Royal National Mòd to Paisley. Scotland’s premier celebration of Gaelic culture and heritage will take place in October – exactly 10 years after the town first staged the revered event. Mòd Phàislig […]

First Minister confirmed as guest chair at Paisley Book Festival

With less than a week to go until the return of the Paisley Book Festival, Scotland’s First Minister has been confirmed as the Chair of a special event which discusses the friendship formed by a Jewish refugee. who fled Nazi Germany, and award-winning journalist and author, Chitra Ramaswamy. The event, which takes place on 17 […]

Hawkhead cemetery campaigner gives evidence to Scottish Parliament committee

THE man who tirelessly campaigns for improvements to Hawkhead Cemetery has given evidence to a committee of the Scottish Parliament. Des Barr formed the Friends of Hawkhead Cemetery group last year and he was invited to attend and speak at the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee, at Holyrood. The committee was hearing evidence about how […]

Over £1m in Funeral Support Payments paid since launch in Renfrewshire

Helping people pay for costs of a funeral 635 Funeral Support Payments totalling over £1m have been made in Renfrewshire to help pay towards the costs of a funeral, according to the latest official statistics. The Scottish Government’s Funeral Support Payment is available to people who get Universal Credit, tax credits and certain benefits and […]

Residents invited to share their views on shaping the future of Castle Semple

Local residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on the tourism potential of Castle Semple Country Park in Lochwinnoch. A drop-in event will be held at Castle Semple Visitor Centre on Thursday 23 February from 2pm – 7pm to allow local residents to meet with representatives from Renfrewshire Council to discuss their […]

Beat the Street Paisley players travel more than 81,000 miles in just six weeks

A popular active travel campaign saw almost 9,500 people in Paisley take part across the six-week game, with players travelling more than 81,000 miles on foot, by scooter or by bike. Beat the Street Paisley placed beat boxes around a mile apart across the town on which local people could tap their game cards and […]

Braehead shoppers urged to donate to Red Cross earthquake emergency appeal

SHOPPERS at Braehead are being urged to donate to the Red Cross emergency appeal this weekend following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The shopping centre is hosting bucket collections in the mall by the Rotary Club of Renfrew this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm. The Red Cross Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal is […]

Careers Fayre for the sport and fitness industry

West College Scotland are hosting a Careers Fayre for the sport and fitness industry at Renfrew Leisure Centre next week. There will be a range of employers in attendance including: (Please see image for dates and times)