Category: Renfrewshire

Glasgow 14th Sept – Making skills work for employers: Work-Based Learning

Skills Development Scotland are holding a free event in Glasgow for employers all about work-based learning. The event will take place on 14thSeptember at GTG Training.Europe’s highest performing economies have strong systems of work-based learning which contribute to low unemployment, fewer skills shortages and high economic growth. In partnership with employers, we are aiming to […]

£34million Renfrewshire affordable housing investment plan unveiled

Renfrewshire Council has unveiled a five-year plan to target £34million in grant funding into projects which will provide local people with more than 700 high-quality, affordable homes in neighbourhoods where they want to live. The homes will be a mixture of council and housing association properties. The draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2017/18 – 2021/22 […]

New figures highlight the importance of EU funding to UWS

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the UK Government to ensure that higher education institutions in Scotland do not lose out on vital funding in the aftermath of Brexit – after new figures demonstrated the importance of Horizon 2020 funding to universities in Scotland. The figures obtained by the SNP […]

Gavin Newlands MP meets with LEAP Energy Champions

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited the Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) in Bridge of Weir to find out more about the work that they’re doing to help lift people out of fuel poverty. LEAP is a community project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Change fund and offers free impartial […]

Emi is a real Supergirl

Little Emi Holt is a real Supergirl and she’s even got the outfit to prove it. and at the weekend, the eight-year-old from Johnstone got the seal of approval from Lois Lane – the girlfriend of Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent. The Cochrane Castle Primary pupil met up with Hollywood actress, Margot Kidder – who […]

Record numbers turn out for Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run

A RECORD number of people took part in  Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run. From serious athletes to fun runners, they came in all ages and fitness levels to pound the streets of Paisley. A total of 2872 people took part in the two events, organised by Renfrewshire Leisure along with Renfrewshire Council and sponsored […]

Plans to tackle school attainment gap revealed

Renfrewshire education bosses have revealed plans to take their groundbreaking work to end the poverty attainment gap to a new level. Earlier this year, the area became one of nine councils in the Scottish Attainment Challenge, meaning a share of a £750m national pot designed to close the gap in results between the most and […]

Gavin Newlands MP Comments Council Leader’s Review Comments

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has challenged Renfrewshire Council Leader, Councillor Mark MacMillan, to consult widely with the public on any review that is carried out on the reduced services now offered at the waste and recycling centres. During a Facebook Live interview with, Councillor MacMillan stated that Renfrewshire Council will […]

Renfrew, the Highlands and the Islands: connected through the clouds

Renfrew’s historical link to the Scottish Air Ambulance Service (SAAS) has been strengthened with the restoration of a monument in the town. Until services transferred to Glasgow Airport in 1966, Renfrew provided a vital link to the Highlands and Islands transporting seriously ill patients to hospital in Glasgow- saving countless lives in the process. Renfrewshire’s […]