Category: Renfrewshire

Johnstone lights up for the festive season

Johnstone’s Houstoun Square was transformed in to a winter wonderland on Saturday afternoon as the Christmas lights were switched on in the town. Johnstone Sound hosted a main stage in the bandstand packed with local entertainment to get everyone in the festive mood. There was fun for all the family with the St Vincent’s Hospice […]

Braehead invite is music to the ears of charities at Christmas

THE malls are alive to the sound of music in the run-up to Christmas. Braehead has invited choirs and musical performances from a wide-range of charities and good causes to come into the shopping centre to raise much-needed funds for the work they do. Choirs and bands will be performing every day until Christmas Eve […]

Paisleys Outdoor Christmas Ice Rink

Paisley’s Christmas countdown is now under way– with an outdoor ice rink at the heart of a month-long programme of festive fun across the town centre. The first person on the ice was local figure skater Lacey Millar, nine – who showed off her skating skills to Santa. Paisley’s Christmas is organised by Renfrewshire Council […]

Communities urged to vote on their own ideas as #YouDecide deadline approaches

Communities are being urged to ensure they have their say by voting for the projects they’d like to see improve their local area before the deadline of 11 December 2022. As part of its community empowerment campaign #YouDecide, Renfrewshire Council made £1.2million available for infrastructure projects and every idea on the shortlist was put forward […]

Paisley’s month-long Christmas carnival gets under way

Paisley’s Christmas countdown is now under way– as an ice rink and funfair opened their doors to kick off a month-long programme of festive fun taking place across the town centre. The Paisley’s Christmas event is organised by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with local business improvement district Paisley First and Scotland’s Theme Park, and runs […]

Ice hockey-mad Ukrainian refugee kids get to train with Glasgow Clan players

THE Glasgow Clan today/yesterday (Wed, Nov 30) invited two ice-hockey mad youngsters, who are refugees from war-torn Ukraine, to join their professional players in a practice session, at Braehead Arena. Serhii Tymoshenko, aged 14 and nine-year-old Danylo Tetiana, are presently living in temporary refugee accommodation on the MS Ambition ship anchored at the King George […]

Paisley’s Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition is back!

It’s back! By popular demand, our Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition is returning to Paisley town centre! And to mark Small Business Saturday, TV weatherman Sean Batty will be touring the town on Saturday 3rd December to inspect all the festive displays as part of a special Judging Day. Twenty town centre businesses have created […]

Paisley’s free Christmas Gingerbread Trail is on now!

Our Gingerbread family have been out Christmas Shopping in Paisley town centre and they have all lost each other! Help find them all by naming all of our Christmas Gingerbread characters in our FREE, fun trail and you can enter our fabulous festive prize draw! Pick up your free trail leaflets from our leaflet racks […]

New Medicines Centre brings 100 high quality jobs and £200m investment into Paisley

Centre forecast to generate £200 million in technology investment over first 5 years 30 November 2022 – UK technology innovation organisation CPI has today opened its Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire, bringing 100 high-quality jobs and an initial estimated £200 million of technology investment into Glasgow City Region. The […]