Category: Renfrewshire

1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Transforms job prospects for Young People in Renfrewshire

A pioneering employment programme in Renfrewshire has created 1000 new jobs in 1000 days and transformed the career prospects of a generation of young people. Now council chiefs believe it is realistic to aim for a target of eradicating long-term youth unemployment in the area. Renfrewshire’s youth employment figures have increased substantially over the last […]

New flood scheme will protect 300 Renfrew homes

A new flood prevention scheme that will protect more than 300 homes and businesses in North Renfrew is now up and running.   The £10m North Renfrew Flood Prevention Scheme comprises a 3m high embankment and a new underground pumping station at the Mill Burn at Fingal Road. The embankment, which runs westward for 1km […]

Time to play fair

Every school in Renfrewshire is to receive a Fairtrade football as part of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about fair trade through sport and how using Fairtrade footballs can make a difference to the workers who produce them. Scottish co-operative Bala Sport aims to improve the lives of often exploited […]

Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors

A funeral plan leaves nothing to chance and provides peace of mind for you and those you care about. For a free brochure or for more information about a funeral plan call in and see us at:   Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors, 149 George Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2UG.   Or call us on: (0141) 889 […]

Paisley Pirates-update

Paisley Pirates fans received a high speed bonus before their final regular season home match against the Dundee Tigers last Sunday, when two of the Glasgow Tigers’ latest signings, Englishman Danny Ayres, and Argentinian Coty Garcia, put in an appearance at Braehead Arena and performed a ceremonial dropping of the puck prior to the match […]

Name chosen for new £18.8million school in Renfrewshire

The name of the new £18.8million school for children in Renfrewshire with additional support needs has been chosen. Riverbrae School in Linwood was selected after a ballot of parents, staff and pupils of the three establishments it will replace – Clippens and Kersland Schools and Hollybush Pre 5 Centre The name Riverbrae symbolises the location’s […]

Local MP Supports International Women’s Day by Calling for More Action on Violence Against Women

Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has used International Women’s Day to repeat calls for the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention as soon as possible.   Gavin has submitted an Early Day Motion to the Parliament, which is being supported all the main political parties, which calls for the UK government to commit to […]

Social care services for adults gets £8.7m budget boost

An £8.7million budget boost will protect adult social care services in Renfrewshire, see bills cut by an average of 40% for around 1,000 people and make sure that all the staff who provide the services, public and private, get paid the Living Wage. Social care services are designed to help people live longer, healthier lives […]

Paisley team hopes to form new Pattern from Harris link

A Renfrewshire delegation has been on a fact-finding mission to study how Paisley and its unique textile heritage could emulate the global success of Harris Tweed. The group spent a day in the Western Isles as part of wider work to study how Paisley could make better use of the worldwide appeal of the Paisley […]