Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley’s UK City of Culture bid gets a French connection

Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 has a French connection – with ambitious plans to transform the town’s future to be discussed at a high-level summit in Paris. A small team from Renfrewshire will attend a Scottish Government reception in the city to celebrate Scotland’s strong cultural and trading links with France, as […]

Campaign supporters paint the town red

Renfrewshire’s men donned high heels and walked the length of Paisley High Street to support the ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ campaign. The High Street was awash with red as supporters of the campaign, men and women alike, marched to end sexualised violence against women. Supporters signed a pledge to continue to talk about […]

International Credit Union Day Celebrations with RWCU

Paisley, Renfrewshire — On Wednesday 14th October Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union staff set up stall in Paisley High Street to celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements worldwide. The credit union Cash Cubs mascot joined in the celebrations and proved a big hit with the young […]

The story of the Barrel and Cart

This is the story of the Barrel and Cart. (Now open opposite Paisley Sheriff Court, St James Street) Carol Mackintosh and Bart Gormley met and fell in love in 1965 they married on the 1st of April 1967. Bart was a head chef and Carol was a head housekeeper. They had three daughters, Caroline, Michelle […]

Play all set to change mental health misconceptions

A Paisley drama group will perform a play to illustrate the change in approaches to mental health. The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival will host the production called “Mental Health – Getting Better” in Paisley and Johnstone as part of the 3 week programme of events celebrating mental health. The play is performed […]


Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has finalised plans for his thirteenth and final constituency surgery – announcing that he will hold a monthly surgery specifically aimed at supporting carers in Renfrewshire Carers Centre. Gavin Newlands MP unveiled his schedule of constituency surgeries in August and, after meeting with Diane Goodman and […]

Shoppers get fashion lowdown from TV style guru

SHOPPERS have been getting the lowdown on the latest autumn and winter fashion trends from TV style guru Mark Heyes. He’s been at the intu Braehead mall over the weekend for a series of fashion shows, which continue today from 11.30am to 4.30pm, on a specially-built stage and catwalk. The AW15 Fashion event, featuring top-class […]


14.5% increase in passenger numbers 31st consecutive month of growth   Glasgow Airport has reported its 31st consecutive month of growth and its busiest September in 10 years after 896,226 passengers travelled through its doors, representing an annual increase of 14.5%. Major sporting events, including the Davis Cup and the Scotland v Germany Euro 2016 […]