Category: Renfrewshire

Gavin Newlands Teams Up for Refugee and Solidarity Football Tournament

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, joined his MP and MSP colleagues last Sunday (26/06/2016) to take part in the Refugee and Solidarity Football Tournament, organised by Scottish Unity Football League and Glasgow Afghan United as a part of Refugee Week, which ran from 20th to 26th of June. The Tournament took place […]

History comes alive as Paisley celebrates Sma’ Shot Day

Paisley is getting ready for one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – Sma’ Shot Day – with a bigger and better programme for the town. The festival began in 1856 after the Paisley weavers’ won their dispute with the manufacturers to be paid for the Sma’ Shot – a hidden cotton thread […]

John Neilson Institution – Romance, Scandal, Murder and Injustice

John Neilson of Nethercommon (1778 – 1839) had been a successful grocer in Paisley.  He purchased Nethercommon Estate and retired to live in its large mansion.  He died there in 1839, aged 61, and was buried at Paisley Abbey. Three months before he died, he set up a trust deed to build and endow a […]

Gary Little: A Little Bit Of Personal 2016 TOUR

Comedian Gary Little is set to have audiences in venues all over Scotland crying with laughter with his second live tour. In his brand new show he tells stories of paranoia, hill walking, prison pen pals and being known as the guy with the dogs! Gary is one of the most consistent and funniest acts […]


The two Johnstone Pipe Bands travelled to Forres at the weekend for the European Championships.  On a day of high drama the Grade 4 Band won their competition with the Grade 2 band placing third, this was a first major competition win for the 4s and one that was richly deserved after some fine showings this season. […]

Renfrewshire Carers Centre Receives Grant from the Big Lottery Fund

Renfrewshire Carers Centre is pleased to announce it has received a £420,514 grant from the BIG LOTTERY FUND over 5 years. These funds will provide a holistic approach to carers support- providing holistic intensive support to carers who are new to caring and help them develop coping strategies which will assist them throughout their caring journey. The […]

Sports hub activities fit the bill this summer

A SUMMER of sport is on the cards at Johnstone Sports Hub. And there are great savings of up to 46 per cent on hiring some of the facilities. From now until August 14, hire of a seven-a-side pitch is just £20 for adults and £10 for juniors. A full-size pitch for 90 minutes is […]

CalmPoint Acupuncture

Adele at CalmPoint Acupuncture is currently offering a 22% reduction in the cost of an acupuncture treatment – from £45 to £35.  CalmPoint Acupuncture specialises in the treatment of stress, anxiety and low mood. Existing clients have benefitted from their very first treatment, often resulting in them returning to work and normal day to day […]


Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union is extending an invitation to the Friday 15th July public unveiling of a specially commissioned community artwork, to celebrate the credit union’s 10-year anniversary of their people helping people commitment and their proud support for the Paisley 2021 City of Culture bid. RWCU’s Manager, Karen Graham, said: “In 2006 a group of […]