Category: Renfrewshire

Community facilities set for £3million investment

Renfrewshire Council has backed proposals for a £3million investment in community facilities. Renfrewshire Council’s community facilities are set to benefit from this fund including Foxbar, Gallowhill, Glenburn and Ralston community centres, Cargill Hall in Bridge of Weir and Johnstone Castle Community Centre. Councillors agreed in December 2014 to allocate an additional £1.5million to the investment […]

Launch of the SMFC 1877 Club

St.Mirren Fans Council launch new supporters club – SMFC1877 Club The St.Mirren Fans Council are launching a new supporters club in conjunction with St.Mirren FC with the prime aim of providing a permanent supporters club in the current void area in the main stand on match days.   The club will offer the following: Sports […]

Countdown is on to Sma’ Shot Day celebration

Paisley’s annual celebration of the town’s unique textile heritage is back for another year and is gearing up to be even bigger and better than ever. Sma’ Shot Day – one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – will return for another day-long entertainment extravaganza on Saturday 4 July. The day will kick […]

Scottish first for cost of the school day as Renfrewshire unveils £6m poverty blueprint

Renfrewshire will be the first Scottish council to set up a fund to help parents living in hardship meet the cost of the school day – as part of a £6m child poverty package approved today. The £280,000 pot will help parents meet costs like school trips and activities, and forms part of a proposed […]

Street Stuff hits the road for summer

Renfrewshire’s successful Street Stuff youth programme is back on the road this summer with a new schedule and a new custom-built activity bus. The new Youth Bus has been fitted out with four of the latest game consoles, large screen TVs, music systems and up-to-date games including FIFA 15, FIFA Street and NBA basketball. The […]

Final Renfrewshire tenants benefit from £138million housing investment

Renfrewshire Council tenant Irene Richmond has become one of the last people in the area to have her home upgraded as part of a £138million improvement programme. Housing Convener Tommy Williams paid a visit to Mrs Richmond’s home in Bishopton to see first-hand the difference the improvement programme has made. Mrs Richmond’s house received a […]

Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture is given go-ahead

Paisley is set to shine in the international spotlight after the town’s plans for an ambitious bid for UK City of Culture status in 2021 were given the green light. Renfrewshire councillors today gave a unanimous seal of approval to the bid, intended to be a catalyst for a transformation of the area’s future. The […]

Carfest returns to St Vincent’s Hospice on Saturday

This Saturday, St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood will welcome visitors to their annual motoring extravaganza ‘Carfest’. Held in the grounds of St Vincent’s Hospice, the event will feature a host of classic, vintage and specialist cars, including exclusive marques such as Bentley and Maserati, as well as motor bikes and other vehicles of interest.   […]

Just days to go until Barshaw Gala Day

Paisley residents are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s annual events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns next weekend. The popular free event will be on in the park between noon and 4pm on Saturday 27 June, with a range of fun activities planned. Attractions include live music […]