Category: Renfrewshire

Sma’Shot Scissors Open InCube Shop

A pair of 19th Century weavers’ scissors from the Sma’ Shot Museum were used on Thursday to cut a giant shop label and mark the official opening of the new InCube Shop. The mix of old and new emphasised the link between Paisley’s traditional crafts and InCube’s contemporary design. Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire […]

Johnstone kicks-off Christmas at lights switch-on party

Johnstone got into the Christmas spirit when at the weekend with a day-long party to mark the switch-on of the town’s festive lights. Huge crowds from the town and beyond turned out to see Houstoun Square lit up with a stunning festive display. During the afternoon, live entertainment and music from local acts on the […]

Global Ambitions for Renfrewshire’s New Businesses

Renfrewshire’s business community has gone global this week, joining 160 other countries and around 10 million people worldwide with a programme of events designed to encourage and celebrate entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign of its type. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging people to consider starting up their […]

Memorial award for two young high flyers

Two young people who tragically lost their lives last year will be remembered at a popular youth awards ceremony. Eilish Herron and Ferran Hart, award winners in 2013 and 2014, will have the awards they won named in their honour. The Ferran Hart Young Artist of the Year award and the Eilish Herron Young Sports […]

Toot, toot! The PlayTalkRead bus heads back to Renfrewshire

The PlayTalkRead bus is back in Renfrewshire – giving local families the chance to get creative, sing songs and tell stories. The big purple bus will call at Ferguslie Library before touring Renfrewshire for two weeks from Monday 23 November, making a total of 10 fun-filled stops. The PlayTalkRead bus travels up and down the […]

Renfrew ready to switch-on town’s Christmas lights

Renfrew is gearing up for some festive fun when the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-on takes place on Saturday. An afternoon-long party in and around Renfrew Town Hall is set to thrill kids and adults alike, with entertainment from noon, leading up to the big switch-on and fireworks finale at 5pm. Leaving the North Pole […]


MOTHER-OF-TWO NAMED FINALIST IN ICELOLLY.COM’S HOLIDAY HEROES CONTEST The shortlist for‘s Holiday Heroes 2015 has been announced today, following public nominations and a vote by a panel of judges. Charlene Gordon, a vocal coach and choir leader, from Paisley in Renfrewshire, has made the final 10 in the holiday price comparison site’s inaugural competition, […]

Paisley Christmas lights switch-on is rearranged

Paisley will light up on Thursday 26 November when the Christmas Switch-on will showcase traditional festive fun for children. Renfrewshire Council employees have worked tirelessly to reschedule the event following the sudden postponement on Saturday. And a new event has been arranged with the youngsters of the area especially in mind. The event will take […]

Volunteers wanted for charity bag pack

The Scottish Huntington’s Association is looking for volunteers to spare a couple of hours to bag pack at Marks & Spencer, Braehead on Saturday, December 19. The Paisley based charity is the only one in the country supporting families with degenerative brain disorder Huntington’s disease. “This is one the busiest shopping days of the year […]