Category: Renfrewshire

Pop-tastic fireworks wow thousands in Paisley town centre

Paisley’s skyline lit up in spectacular colours wowing thousands of revellers in the town centre for the annual fireworks extravaganza. More than 30,000 people turned out for the Paisley Fireworks Spectacular – run by Renfrewshire Council – despite the wet conditions earlier that day. Crowds emerged to fill Paisley’s town centre streets and watch the […]

Council Exceeds Green Targets

A firm commitment to environmental responsibility and innovate working has cut Renfrewshire Council’s carbon emissions by 14.1% in the past 12 months. Climate change will have far reaching effects on Renfrewshire’s economy, its people and its environment and the council is determined to lead by example in tackling its causes. In November 2014, councillors agreed […]

Book Week Scotland – Renfrewshire Events

Some highlights of Book Week Scotland in Renfrewshire are (click on more information for venue details): Inspiring Stories with a Little Imagination: Lindsay Littleson Bishopton, Renfrewshire Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start) Children Saturday 28 November 2015 11:00 – 12:00 Lindsay Littleson is a local author whose first children’s novel, The […]

Paisley Pirates fixture v Aberdeen Lynx

After a very successful weekend which saw Paisley Pirates pick up a crucial first leg lead in the Autumn Cup semi final against Edinburgh Capitals, and gain considerable success and recognition at the inaugural Renfrewshire Community Sports Awards evening, it’s back to league business this weekend as they take on Aberdeen Lynx, at the Braehead […]

ONE MILLION ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS FOR GLASGOW AIRPORT AS IT REPORTS BUSIEST OCTOBER IN EIGHT YEARS

14% increase in monthly passenger numbers Glasgow Airport has reported its busiest October in eight years after 836,798 passengers travelled through its doors, representing an annual increase of 14%.  The news comes as the airport confirms it has added an additional one million passengers over the past 12 months. International traffic grew by 18.5% due […]

Book your chance to meet well-known authors

BOOK fans are getting the chance to meet two of Scotland’s best-known authors when they make a personal appearance in local libraries. The free events – which are part of Book Week Scotland between November 23 and 29 – feature broadcaster and writer, Lesley Riddoch and award-winning author, poet and playwright, Alan Spence. Organised by […]

Volunteers’ race to beat Abigail

Five hardy volunteers from Bank of Scotland have been engaged in a race against time to beat Hurricane Abigail and get the new Community Garden at St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood ready for winter. The volunteers made short work of planting well over 2000 bulbs – bluebells, snowdrops, daffodils and winter aconytes in the garden’s […]

Paisley Pirates Wins Awards

Paisley Pirates are celebrating not one, but two of their biggest successes in recent years-and without a puck in sight. At the Renfrewshire Community Sports Awards event held last week, two well known faces within the club were honoured, along with local representatives from other sports and activities, at the inaugural staging of the event […]

St James’ named Fair Trade Primary School of the Year

St James’ Primary in Paisley have been crowned the year’s foremost fair trade primary school in Renfrewshire. The John McDowell Trophy is awarded to the primary school which has shown the greatest commitment to fair trade across the year. Former Provost John McDowell donated the award having been heavily involved with the cause during his […]