Category: Renfrewshire

Clyde 1 and Renfrewshire Credit Union

Renfrewshire wide credit union (RWCU) is teaming up with radio Clyde to give media students from ‘West college Scotland’ the opportunity to work with RWCU. The students will have the opportunity to visit the Clyde studios and work alongside RWCU to help with their new creative campaign. The students will attend the Bauer media academy […]

The living wage foundation

The living wage foundation UK has accredited Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union for recently becoming a living wage employer.  The Foundation recognises employers that pay a living wage and offers a ‘service provider recognition scheme’, the foundation believes that ‘work should pay’. The living wage is £7.85 an hour and the employers choose to pay this […]

Panel of professors speak at Paisley Child Protection conference

Over 250 health, social work and voluntary sector workers will join colleagues from the emergency services at Paisley Town Hall, on 3 September, for Renfrewshire’s annual child protection conference. The conference, organised by the Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee (RCPC), includes presentations from a high-powered panel of professors including Alexis Jay OBE, who led the Independent […]

Work starts on £5million housing project tackling fuel poverty

Work is underway on the first phase of a £5million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley. The phase one project will see more than 700 homes in the Gallowhill area benefit from measures to help residents save money on heating bills and make homes more energy efficient […]

Facelift for Weir Street and Incle Street rail bridges

Renfrewshire Council has welcomed Network Rail’s £100,000 facelift for bridges and buildings it owns in Paisley’s Weir Street and Incle Street. The work included painting the rail bridges at Weir Street and Incle Street and removing the foliage from the Network Rail owned buildings on Weir Street. Councillor Eddie Devine, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment […]

Renfrew 600 tapestry set to take pride of place at intu Braehead

A colourful tapestry that captures the events of the Royal Burgh of Renfrew is set to take pride of place at the town’s major shopping mall. The Renfrew 600 Tapestry was created by residents in 1997 to commemorate 600 years of Renfrew as a Royal Burgh – and is now destined to be displayed at […]

OAP Provost completes Paisley 10k

RENFREWSHIRE’S depute provost John Caldwell yesterday admitted he was no athlete. But the 66-year-old still put himself through the physical exertions of completing the Paisley 10k Race as he’d promised to raise money for the Renfrewshire Carers Centre. Depute Provost Caldwell walked the course in two hours and he made history by being the first […]

Blind runner completes Paisley 10k

BRAVE Jay Semple ran both the Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run yesterday even though he is blind. The 36-yer-old dad was determined not to let his lack of sight stop him taking part and raise money for charity. Jay, from Glaive Road, in Glasgow was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition when he was […]

Sergeant gives his men the runaround before big race

SERGEANT Andy Laird gave his men the runaround yesterday, so they’d know the drill when they took part in the Paisley 10k Race at the weekend. A team of five soldiers from the Territorial Army 102 Field Squadron, based in Paisley, got some last-minute training at the hands of Sergeant Laird, as they prepared to […]