Category: Renfrewshire

Ticket sales are on a Spree as Justin Currie gig sells-out

Tickets are selling fast for The Spree, with briefs for the annual festival’s signature show, Justin Currie with the Royal Scottish National Opera (RSNO), having already sold out in record time. The former Del Amitri frontman will perform material from a back catalogue stretching back more than 30 years in a unique collaboration with the […]

Paisley Pattern conquers world…then is launched into space!

The Paisley Pattern has already carried the name of its home town around the globe – now it’s going out of this world. A swatch of the Paisley Pattern several inches in size has been launched into space inside a capsule on board a rocket bound for the International Space Station. The Space X Falcon […]

Gesture – Expression in Modern Art

An exhibition exploring how ideas and emotions are communicated through art, will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 16 July. Gesture – Expression in Modern Art will feature some seldom-seen works and recent acquisitions from the Paisley Museum collection. The exhibition is part of a Scotland-wide programme of events celebrating the American artist Jon Schueler’s […]

Gavin Newlands MP supports Renfrewshire campaign for every child to join local library and share a love of reading

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is supporting a campaign run by Scottish libraries and The Reading Agency to encourage children to take part in this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland. Research shows that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background,[1] and that children […]

Piping event to bring European and World Champions to Paisley next week

Paisley town centre will once again be filled with the skirl of pipes and beat of drums, when the Paisley Pipe Band Championships return next Saturday (23 July). Pipers and drummers from across Renfrewshire, Scotland and further afield, will be in the town to perform at the seventh annual Paisley Pipe Band Championships. Thousands are […]

Bike & Hike update

Local mental health charity RAMH are encouraging everyone to fill the last remaining places on their 2016 Arran Bike & Hike. The event takes place on Saturday 3rd and/or Sunday 4th September. RAMH’s own Chief Executive Stephen McLellan is getting on his bike for the challenge and said “the Arran Bike & Hike is a perfect […]


Yesterday Gavin Newlands from Paisley and Renfrewshire North hosted a cross-party lobby event in Westminster showing support for TheCouncil of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (known as the Istanbul Convention). This legislation requires the UK to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect women experiencing violence, and […]

Family Charity Evening at Elderslie Bowling Club

Elderslie Bowling club was the venue for a great night of fun and entertainment organised by Anne Will and her family in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice. Anne would like to thank everyone who came along on the night to support the fundraising event and to the generosity of all who donated prizes for the […]

Paisley Taxis added to ranks of supporters for Paisley 2021 bid

Paisley Taxis is the latest Renfrewshire-based business to support Paisley 2021, the town’s bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2021.   Renowned for their all-white hackney cabs which can be seen across Renfrewshire, the company are showing their support for the culture bid by emblazoning the distinct Paisley 2021 branding on one […]