Category: Renfrewshire

Provost to lead tackling poverty visit to twin town

Renfrewshire’s Provost is to visit Paisley’s twin town of Fürth in Germany to share views on how to tackle the impact of poverty on the education of young people. The purpose of the visit is to study Fürth’s educational practices, in particular the steps being taken to address the impact that living in poverty can […]


Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, visited Erskine Mains Home in his constituency to see the excellent care that the charity has provided to Scottish veterans for almost 100 years. The local MP was greeted by Lesley-Ann Wylie, the manager of Erskine Mains Home, and Steve Conway, the Chief Executive of Erskine, […]

Extra time for St Mirren fans’ exhibition

Back of the Net: A Fan’s View of St Mirren FC has been extended and will now run until 1 November 2015 at Paisley Museum after receiving almost 4000 visitors since it opened just last month. The exhibition brings together an eclectic collection of stories, memorabilia and photographs that have been donated by a legion […]

Council gives LED street lights the green light

Renfrewshire Council has given the go-ahead for a major investment in new LED street lighting which will save a whacking £750,000 a year due to lower electricity consumption, lower maintenance costs and a reduction in carbon tax payments. Council chiefs say the £11m investment will protect the environment, save money on running costs and improve […]

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to sign up for RSNO gig

Paisley’s young people still have a chance to sign up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plan, programme and perform a spectacular concert in the town alongside some of the country’s finest musicians. Around sixty local young people will work with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of the RSNO Paisley Takeover programme, funded by […]

First-of-its-kind free meals scheme praised by Scottish charity

A pioneering free meals scheme which has served up more than 22,000 hot lunches to Renfrewshire children during school holidays has been praised by a leading Scottish charity. The Renfrewshire Council project – the first of its kind in Scotland to offer free meals during each school holiday – has now provided 22,300 healthy meals […]

New plan to boost Gaelic language in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire residents are being asked for their views on a new plan promoting the Gaelic language in the area. Consultation begins this week on Renfrewshire Council’s Gaelic Language Plan. Every local authority must prepare a plan explaining how it will promote and support the Gaelic language within its boundaries. The consultation will run until midnight […]

Red alert as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

Vintage vehicles from through the ages will once again descend on Johnstone when the annual fire engine rally returns to the town. The ever-popular event will be in the town’s Houstoun Square on Saturday 15 August for a full afternoon of family fun. Fire engines from decades past will leave Johnstone Fire Station at 11am […]