Category: Renfrewshire

Just a day to go until Barshaw Gala Day

Paisley residents are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns this weekend. The popular free event will be on in the park between noon and 4pm on Saturday 18 June, with a range of fun activities planned. Attractions include live music on […]

Family of Councillor Eddie Grady thanks community

The family of Renfrewshire councillor Eddie Grady has thanked the local community for their ‘kindness and support’ following the recent sudden death of the councillor. Councillor Grady’s son, also called Edward, expressed the family’s appreciation at the funeral service for his father which was held at Woodside Crematorium in Paisley. Councillor Grady died of heart […]


The two Johnstone Pipe Bands travelled to Belfast at the weekend for the UK Pipe Band.  On a day of differing fortunes the Grade 2 Band came third in their competition with the Grade 4b band placing ninth of the 25 entries in their grade, they were however the highest placed Scottish band in the […]

Good sports make sure you won’t miss a minute of the action

VISITORS to Soar intu Braehead’s leisure destination won’t miss a minute of the big sporting action this summer. All the drama from the football at Euro 2016, golf at The Open Championship to the Tour de France cycling race and Andy Murray’s bid to win Wimbledon again will be shown on a big TV screen […]

Book fines amnesty helps fill foodbank shelves

SCORES of people with overdue library books dodged a fine by making a donation to their local foodbank. The no-fines-for-food initiative was organised by libraries run by Renfrewshire Leisure, as part of the recent World Book Night celebrations. Now 40 boxes jam-packed with foodstuffs worth hundreds of pounds are to be collected by Renfrewshire Foodbank […]

Renfrewshire speaks out against LGBT hate crime

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has spoken out against the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. The deadly gun attack killed 49 people and 53 injured when Omar Mateen opened fire inside popular gay nightclub Pulse.  Provost Anne Hall said: “This violent attack was directed at the LGBT community and is an act of hate. […]

School Staff Run for Popular Depute Head – Renfrew High

Big-hearted staff at Renfrew High School are donning their running shoes and signing up for the Glasgow Men’s 10k to give a popular colleague a send off to remember. After a long-running battle with leukaemia Depute Head Teacher, Liam Cullen, has now been told by doctors that he will be unable to return to his […]

Air Canada Rouge launches Glasgow-Toronto service

Air Canada Rouge launched its new seasonal non-stop service from Glasgow to Toronto today with a celebration at Glasgow Airport. Air Canada Rouge is Air Canada’s leisure airline and will operate three times per week from Glasgow to Air Canada’s Toronto hub, Toronto Pearson International Airport, until 25 September 2016 (westbound).   “Air Canada has […]

Council takes enforcement action over former RAI building

Renfrewshire Council is taking action to support residents living near a partially derelict hospital building in Paisley. The former Alexandra Nursing Home building in Neilston Road, Paisley, has been subject to vandalism, antisocial behaviour and metal thefts for some time. Now Renfrewshire Council has taken enforcement action against the owner of the building to secure […]