Category: Renfrewshire

Planning for Further Success and More Jobs at Westway

One of Scotland’s most successful business locations received a boost to its growth potential yesterday (26.01.16) when councillors agreed to progress with plans to create a Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ) at Westway Business Park, Renfrew. The park is already workplace to 2,500 people and its growth plans are expected to create a further 1,000 jobs. […]

Monte Carlo Fever Grips Paisley

Around 10 000 spectators will throng Paisley’s Abbey Close tomorrow evening (Wed) for the UK Start of the 105th Monte Carlo Classic Rally. The world famous international event is being hosted by Renfrewshire Council as part of the build-up to the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Drivers of 70 classic vehicles, from […]

Name the Buildings Competition

The charities Scottish War Blinded & Royal Blind are due to begin construction of a new centre for military veterans for sight loss, and a care home for older people with visual impairments. And we need your help – the centres need two distinct names which reflects the rich heritage of Paisley! Competition: get involved and name the centres Enter our competition […]

Renfrewshire joins with East Renfrewshire to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Pupils from Renfrewshire collaborated with East Renfrewshire pupils to hold the first joint service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Pupils spent a night performing drama, singing and displaying their artwork at this year’s memorial event in Giffnock. The evening event at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 23 January featured a drama ‘Don’t Stand By’ developed […]

Work starts on £4million primary school refurb

Work started today ( Wednesday 20 January) on the£4million refurbishment of the existing Mossvale Primary School and Nursery and St James’ Primary School shared campus. The work is part Renfrewshire Council’s maassive £52million investment programme to improve local schools. The Mossvale and St James’ shared campus is being extended to allow the nursery class to […]

Gavin Newlands MP – Debt Awareness Week 25-13 Jan

Struggling with energy bills? Help is available says local MP This week (25-31 January) is “Debt Awareness Week” when organisations across the UK seek to raise awareness of the importance of dealing with debt. To mark the initiative local MP Gavin Newlands, Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is highlighting the availability of […]

Hue and Cry Paisley Support

LNP Promotions are proud to announce Emily Middlemas will be supporting Hue and Cry at Paisley town hall. “We’re delighted that Emily Middlemas is supporting us – we’ve been giving young Scottish musical talent a platform in this way for many years, and this continues the tradition.” says Pat Kane. He added: “Ever since Linda […]


“Following the success of last year’s visit from Guatemalan Fairtrade honey producer Ismael Dias, we’re very lucky to welcome TWO guests for 2016. From February 20th to 28th we will have two members of the Moe Goke Small Farmers’ Organisation with us here in Renfrewshire.   During their visit, our guests will be visiting schools […]

Council Leader says budget deal is ‘completely unacceptable’

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan has described the local authority’s funding settlement as ‘completely unacceptable’ as the council announced its intention to reject the offer as it currently stands. Councillor Macmillan wrote to Finance Secretary John Swinney this week to outline the council’s position ahead of a 22 January deadline. Councillor Macmillan said: “I’ve made […]