Category: Renfrewshire

New comedy celebrates Paisley’s radical past

Paisley’s radical past is coming back to life through a brand new comedy play that tells the story behind one of the oldest workers’ festival – Sma’ Shot Day. Silver Threads is a quick-fire comedy of the political battle between the Paisley weavers – who made the Paisley Pattern shawls – and their employers in […]

Sneaky stand-up is a solid gold hit

Paisley Arts Centre will be the (only!) place to be for breaking comedy routines and hilarious gags on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July. The ‘MZA Sneaky Fringe Preview’ gigs will take place within the exclusive workshop space at Paisley Arts Centre on each date, with a few tickets still available for Thursday 30th […]

MyAccount proving a hit with Renfrewshire residents

Renfrewshire Council bosses are encouraging residents to sign up for a new online digital service for customers which is already proving a big hit with locals. Over 4,500 people have signed up to use Renfrewshire Council’s MyAccount service in the first 100 days since its launch. Housing benefit services have been added to the system […]

Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to our Armed Forces

Residents from Renfrewshire and Inverclyde gathered to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special service at Paisley Abbey. The Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Guy Clark, the Provost of Renfrewshire, Anne Hall, and the Depute Provost of Inverclyde, David Wilson were present to recognise the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, both past […]

Treatment at Champion Vets Paisley

Champion Vets would like to share these before and after x-ray pictures with you. These are of “Morse” a beautiful 7-month-old kitten who unfortunately had an accident causing a serious and painful fracture of his right foreleg – shown in the first picture. When Morse came to our Glasgow clinic we referred him to Champion […]

Paisley Pirates – update

The new ice hockey season may seem to be months away to Paisley Pirates fans starved of their regular dose of action, but the good news is that the club is already working towards making it at least as successful as the one which ended in April with the club winning the Scottish Cup.   […]

Mall launches Battle of the Buskers

A Battle of the Buskers contest has been launched by intu Braehead shopping centre. And the winner will get the chance to perform in front of hundreds of shoppers at the mall’s Christmas lights switch-on and be presented with a £300 intu Braehead Gift Card to spend. Singers and musicians are being asked to email […]

St Mirren set for new era as fan bid reaches 1,000-member target with days to go

St Mirren are set for a new era after the bid to take the club towards fan ownership smashed through its 1,000-member target on Thursday evening. The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association has teamed up with ex-club director Gordon Scott on a joint offer for the majority shareholding already accepted by the selling consortium. But […]

Leading Scottish authors join forces to fight Huntington’s disease

Two leading lights in the Scottish literary scene are joining up to raise awareness of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington’s disease (HD). Alan Bissett and Michael Malone have signed up to judge a short story competition ‘Writing out of the HD shadow’ that will explore the devastating impact the disease has on families. Organised by […]