Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley & District Scouts heading out to PAGGS

July 26th marks the beginning of PAGGS – international scouting camp taking place every other year. PAGGS is an international twin town cooperation involving Guides, Scouts & Boys and Girls Brigades aiming at increasing understanding and friendship. It started as a leader‘s conference in 1970 between five twin towns – Paisley (Scotland), Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), […]

Videos from 2016 Pipe Band Championships

Large crowds lined the High Street and County Square to watch pipers and drummers from across Renfrewshire, Scotland and further afield compete to be named 2016 pipe band champions. More than 20 bands put on more than 40 performances for thousands of spectators. Videos taken by Peter Greenwood on behalf of Paisley.org.uk

Photographs from 2016 Pipe Band Championships

Paisley town centre was crowded on Saturday as the town hosted its seventh annual Pipe Band Championships. Photographs taken by Robert Moore on behalf of Paisley.org.uk The winners in each category are displayed here      

Performances are piping hot at Paisley Championships

Paisley was alive with the sound of pipes and drums on Saturday (23 July) as the town hosted its seventh annual Pipe Band Championships. Bumper crowds lined the High Street and County Square to watch pipers and drummers from across Renfrewshire, Scotland and further afield compete to be named champions. More than 20 bands put […]

2016 Paisley Pipe Band Championships Video and Photographs

Now in its seventh year, Paisley Pipe Band Championships will see some of the top pipe bands from Scotland and beyond compete in the heart of the historic town centre – and the Johnstone Pipe Band were crowned winners. This year’s chieftain is Renfrewshire Depute Provost John Caldwell. Bands will marched down the High Street, […]

Oliver’s marathon swim for kids hospital charity

OLIVER McCamon is planning to swim the Irish Sea…but he won’t even leave Paisley. The 28-year-old leisure attendant will swim the equivalent of 21 miles between Scotland and Ireland in the pool where he works, at The Lagoon leisure centre, in a bid to raise money for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. Oliver, from Paisley will swim […]

“Renfrewshire Carers Choir gives me sense of belonging”

Renfrewshire Carers Centre offers a wide range of social and leisure activities throughout the year and one of the most popular ones amongst the carers is the Carers Choir. The Carers Choir started in 2013 as a short project to give carers the opportunity to come together and perform at the Annual General Meeting of […]

From Paisley Cross to the Copacabana for marathon trio

THREE past winners of the Paisley 10k Race won’t be able to make the popular run this year. Instead, on the same day runners will be pounding along the town’s High Street, the trio will be racing along the roads of Rio de Janeiro competing in the Olympic Games marathon. Brothers Callum and Derek Hawkins, […]

Gavin Newlands defends funding for refuges

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, took part in a debate in Parliament on Wednesday on the UK Government’s intended cuts to housing benefit for vulnerable people in specialist housing, including people fleeing domestic violence. It was announced in the Autumn Statement 2015 that Housing Benefit claimants living in dwellings rented from a […]