Category: Renfrewshire

Walk together to end sexualised violence

Renfrewshire’s men are being asked to don high heels support a campaign against sexualised violence against women. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign aims to increase communication and raise awareness on the issue to prevent future cases of violence. The march is a fun opportunity for men to show their support for the […]

Boost for Paisley town centre as new restaurant to open in Arnotts building

Paisley’s iconic Arnotts building is being brought back to life by the owners of several of the town’s most popular restaurants. The Cardosi brothers will next summer open a new 120-seat restaurant covering the entire ground-floor unit in the former Gauze Street store, in what is being hailed as a ‘sign of the town’s centre’s […]


In 2010 Marcus Crawford Guy of Lochwinnoch was the FIRST EVER SCOTSMAN to be accepted to the prestigious actor training program at the Juilliard School in New York City. Marcus followed in the footsteps of now Broadway star Gayle Rankin. Juilliard Drama boasts graduates JESSICA CHASTAIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS, KEVIN SPACEY, MICHAEL URIE & VIOLA DAVIS.  Marcus graduated a […]

Council leader calls for fairer deal on funding

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan has called on both the UK and Scottish governments to “give councils the time and money they need” when allocating funding to local services. Councillor Macmillan criticised the budget-setting timetables announced by both governments as Renfrewshire Council prepares to meet this week and discuss its own financial outlook. Cllr Macmillan […]

Renfrewshire takes partnership approach to help refugees

Renfrewshire Council is set to lead a new partnership approach to help refugees. The move is part of a series of recommendations on supporting refugees which will be considered at a meeting of Renfrewshire Council on Thursday September 24. A Renfrewshire Refugee Support Group would draw on the input and experience of housing, health, social […]

Intu Braehead fun for children of “forgotten disaster” at Chernobyl

CHILDREN who are victims of the “forgotten disaster” at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor yesterday got the chance to enjoy themselves in the Soar at intu Braehead leisure destination. The youngsters, aged between nine and 14, were invited to spend a day there and the intu Braehead shopping centre as part of their three-week stay in […]

Kibble Education and Care Centre up for top award

Paisley’s Kibble Education and Care Centre has been shortlisted for a top national award. As one of the country’s leading social enterprises, the organisation provides a wide variety of services to educate and look after young people at risk and also delivers vital youth employment training and job opportunities. Now Kibble is one of the […]

Wizz Air’s new Vilnius and Lublin services take off from Glasgow

Wizz Air launched its first direct flights to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius and the Polish city of Lublin from Glasgow Airport. It is the first time both cities have been served as destinations from Glasgow Airport and Wizz Air will now operate a year round, twice weekly service to the two locations.   Vilnius […]