Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley Witches

Paisley had an infamous case of witch hunting in 1697. The Paisley witches, also known as the Bargarran witches or the Renfrewshire witches, were tried in Paisley in 1697. Eleven-year-old Christian Shaw, daughter of the laird of Bargarran, accused 35 people of witchcraft and seven were later tried and found guilty of witchcraft. On 17 August 1696, eleven-year-old Christian Shaw, daughter of the laird of Bargarran, […]

FINAL PUSH FOR FAN CAMPAIGN TO BUY ST MIRREN AS DEADLINE NEARS

The team behind plans to make St Mirren the latest fan-owned club in Scottish football are urging Buddies not to miss out on the chance to make history as the deadline for sign-ups closes in. The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMISA) has teamed up with former club director Gordon Scott on a joint offer […]

Glasgow Airport exceeds nine million passengers and records busiest May on record

Glasgow Airport, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, created history after it exceeded nine million passengers during a rolling 12 month period for the first time in its history. The airport also recorded its busiest May on record after almost 830,000 passengers travelled through its doors during the month, representing an increase of 5.5% on […]

Provost Hall takes a job at the Co-operative- all in the name of charity

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has shown her charitable side once again- working at a local funeral directors to raise money for her charity fundraising scheme. Provost Hall spent the day at Co-operative Funeralcare in Paisley- undertaking a number of daily duties to learn what it takes to be a part of their specialised team. Beginning […]

Pupils’ experiment heading for outer space

A team of secondary school pupils are reaching for the stars after hearing their science experiment will be launched into space and carried out on the International Space Station. The out of this world achievement was their reward for taking part in Mission Discovery Renfrewshire – a week-long space school held in Paisley which featured […]

Search is on for Renfrewshire’s best gardens

Renfrewshire Council’s annual garden competition for tenants was launched this week and council bosses are looking for ‘green-fingered’ locals to put their name forward. Councillor Tommy Williams, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, said: “This competition is always one of the highlights of the summer and it’s great to be able […]

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Launches Search for Children Sharing its 10th Birthday

Paradise Island Adventure Golf is on the hunt for boys and girls in the west of Scotland who are set to share its 10thbirthday on 15th July 2016. The indoor adventure golf centre is teeing up to celebrate a decade in Soar at intu Braehead this July and is offering children who share the same […]

Renfrewshire carer wins UK-wide award for years of volunteering work

Joan Morris, who lives in Renfrew, has won the Marsh Award for Carers for her volunteer work with Renfrewshire Carers Centre. Joan, who is a carer herself, has volunteered at the centre for four years. Joan received £600 and a certificate at a ceremony held at the centre on Thursday 9 June. As well as […]

Mackay encourages local Schools to visit Parliament

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is encouraging local schools to visit the Scottish Parliament. The SNP MSP has written to local head teachers with details of the Scottish Parliament’s school visit programme. Local schools can book to visit the Parliament via Education Services, during which they will be given a tour and attend […]