Category: Renfrewshire

Kids choir from Africa performs for shoppers at intu Braehead

THE malls were alive to the sound of music when a choir of 29 African children sang at intu Braehead. After the performances by the Singing Children of Africa, the centre team laid on plenty of special treats organised as a big thank you to the children. They enjoyed lunch, courtesy of McDonald’s, watched Finding […]

Paisley landmarks get a woolly good Make over

Paisley Buddies are being urged to flock to the Abbey next week for a storming good time in support of the Paisley 2021 bid to become UK City of Culture.   As part of the PaisleyMake Festival of Creativity and Design, local designer Dyane Lanez will be hosting Paisley’s first ‘yarn storming’ events. To coincide […]

Teenage Syrian refugees rewarded for volunteer work

Five teenage Syrian refugees who arrived in Renfrewshire last year have been praised for their volunteering work with an environmental charity. The boys are part of a small community of families welcomed to Paisley last November after fleeing the civil war in their homeland. Renfrewshire welcomed 81 refugees from Syria under the Government’s vulnerable persons […]

Renfrewshire Council leads way as Living Wage employer

Renfrewshire Council is leading the way for fair pay after becoming one of only a handful of Scottish local authorities to be an accredited Living Wage employer. The council already pays at least the Living Wage of £8.25 per hour to all its employees – but applied for accreditation to help set an example to […]

Derek Mackay MSP Comments on Cllr Brian Lawson

Commenting on the news Cllr. Brian Lawson is to stand down at May’s Council election, former Renfrewshire Council Leader and SNP party chairman Derek Mackay MSP said: “Brian has served Renfrewshire with distinction for over quarter of a century, and that is visible by the high regard he is held by his constituents and fellow […]

We can all be part of Team GB

FITNESS fans are invited to take part in a national day of sporting activities to celebrate the success of the British Olympic team, in Rio. Renfrewshire Leisure is making it easy for everyone to take part in the I Am Team GB event, on Saturday, August 27. That’s when people all round the country take […]

Paisley Pirates-singings further update

Coach Ian Turley has continued to ring the changes in his squad for the new SNL season by bringing in another 3 newcomers to the squad, in the shape of Connor Spiers and Callum Hepburn, with Marc Crute returning to his roots by signing for the club after spending much of his early ice hockey […]

Renfrewshire Carers Centre – “Many services and opportunities for carers under one roof”

Renfrewshire Carers Centre’s Volunteer Project supports many services within the Centre including support groups as well as Volunteering opportunities. Renfrewshire Carers Centre relies on Volunteers to increase the range of services they can offer to Carers. Volunteers make a huge contribution and allow the Centre to work and support carers in Renfrewshire. The Volunteers can […]

Kilbarchan community projects boosted by cash injection

Three projects in Kilbarchan are set to benefit from over £5000 in grants awarded by the Renfrewshire Council Citizens Fund.   The Citizens Fund exists to provide financial assistance to those living and working in the area to further voluntary activity and to aid the regeneration of the community. And at a meeting of the […]