Category: Renfrewshire

Nominate Now for Renfrewshire Positive About Youth Awards 2016

Do you know of young people who deserve to have their efforts or achievements recognised and celebrated? If so, Positive About Youth Awards 2016 wants to hear about them by 12 noon on 24 August.   That’s the deadline for submissions for the sixth annual Awards celebrating the outstanding qualities of young people in Renfrewshire […]

Company to the rescue like telly’s DIY SOS

It was like an episode of the DIY SOS telly programme when mum Margaret Hamill needed major adaptations to her bathroom for her wheelchair-user daughter. She had mentioned her predicament to a colleague, who then contacted a friend who works at construction company, Pacific Building, in Hillington and just like Nick Knowles on the popular […]

Street Stuff celebrates sensational summer

Renfrewshire’s award-winning Street Stuff youth diversionary scheme has marked the end of its summer season – after recording more than 10,000 attendances during the holidays. The popular programme runs year-round activities across the area including street football, dance and cheerleading classes, and a youth bus with video games, and has helped reduce crimes of youth […]

Hard work for a national award is a Fair Trade

Innovative Renfrewshire charity Rainbow Turtle have won a national award for their work during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. The charity was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Fairtrade Foundation for their ‘Living Window Display’. Public figures, volunteers and members of the public were invited to eat breakfast in the window of the Rainbow Turtle […]

124 new teachers welcomed to Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire education bosses have welcomed a new intake of freshly-qualified teachers…and asked them to help make local schools among the best in Scotland. A total of 124 new teachers fresh out of university have been recruited to do their probationary year in Renfrewshire’s primary and secondary schools. They gathered in Paisley Town Hall for a […]

Renfrewshire Council Leader blasts BT over slow Wi-Fi

Buddies and local businesses are missing out on the economic advantages of superfast broadband, according to Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council, because outdated technology is confining Paisley to the internet slow lane. Councillor Macmillan is now calling on BT’s Openreach subsidiary to step up its efforts to solve technical issues which have left Paisley […]

Renfrew South & Gallowhill by-election victory for SNP

Commenting on the Renfrew South & Gallowhill by-election victory, Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay said: “This is a fantastic win for the SNP. As constituency MSP I look forward to working closely with Jim, doing what is best for the local community and Renfrewshire as a whole. “The people of Renfrew & Gallowhill […]

Cash Cub saving club!

Cash Cub is heading back to school! Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union (RWCU) is re-launching their primary school savings club under the new name of ‘Cash Cubs’. Cash Cubs is a new initiative building on the successful school savings club launched by the credit union in Renfrewshire schools in 2009. Bringing the concept bang up to date […]

Council builds cairn to honour trade union stalwart, Willie Gallacher

A two metre high cairn is being built at the junction of High Street and New Street, Paisley to commemorate the life and work of Willie Gallacher, the famous trade unionist and founder of the British Communist Party.   Work on the cairn is expected to be finished by mid-August. The design matches the cairn […]