Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire gears up for wave of welfare cuts that will hit families hard

Renfrewshire Council will pledge to do all it can to prepare and support its residents ahead of the next phase of major UK Government benefit cuts that will affect families from next year. A new wave of reforms will be introduced between April 2016 and 2017 and will hit the pockets of many working households […]

Daring Provost plunges 10,000 ft to raise thousands for four charities

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall soared through the skies as she jumped out of a plane for her first-ever charity skydive. The daring Provost has taken up a mission to raise thousands of pounds for four charities based in Renfrewshire – Accord and St Vincent’s hospices, Recovery Across Mental Health and Renfrewshire Carers Centre. Provost Hall […]

Wizz Air announces new Glasgow to Bucharest service

Wizz Air has announced it will introduce direct flights between Glasgow and the Romanian capital of Bucharest. It will be the first time Bucharest has been served as a scheduled destination from Scotland and Wizz Air will operate a twice weekly service starting in May 2016. Bucharest is the largest city in Romania, and it […]

New management trainee starts at the Chamber

Nicole Cameron, 22, former Castlehead pupil will be starting on Monday 24th August 2015. Nicole competed in this summers ‘The Recruit’ and showed that she would be a valuable asset to the Chamber. Current Management Trainee, Stuart Armstrong, will be moving on from the Chamber after a 1 year spell, making way for Nicole. Nicole […]

Chamber wins Gold

Renfrewshire Chamber has become the 1st Chamber in Scotland to be accredited with Investors in People Gold. Commenting on the achievement chief exec Bob Davidson said “our progression from silver was due to a number of factors including: 1) The enhanced training and development of staff including MBA, business degree, social media training & customer […]


– Return flights from £385 return per person – 08 September, 2015 – Air Transat, Canada’s leading leisure airline, is introducing a new service from Glasgow to Montréal for summer 2016, with flights from just £385 return per person (including taxes and other charges). The new weekly service will be operated on an Airbus A310 […]

New dance sessions are ‘strictly Street Stuff’

An award-winning activity programme for young people in Renfrewshire is introducing dance sessions at three more venues. Street Stuff dance will be coming to Gallowhill Primary School, Kilbarchan Primary School and Glenburn Community Centre from September. Street Stuff provides evening and weekend activities diverting young people away from possible antisocial behaviour. The programme is a […]

Win-Win for Job Seekers and Social Enterprises

Renfrewshire Councillors have approved an Invest in Renfrewshire programme to create 10 traineeships with social enterprises for young unemployed people. At the Economy and Jobs Policy Board, councillors agreed to build on the continuing success of Renfrewshire council traineeships which have already given 46 local young people great starts to their careers. The new programme […]

Johnstone mum plans for special memorial space

Bereaved Johnstone mum Kate Sharkey is forging ahead with plans to create a special memorial space in the town. Kate aims to set up a memorial plaque on the square behind Johnstone Town Hall where loved ones could come to pay respect and to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide. Almost four […]