Category: Renfrewshire

New venue plans take step forward with cash boost

Ambitious plans for a community-led theatre and cinema development in Paisley town centre have taken another step forward thanks to a council cash injection. The Paisley 2021 Community Development Trust is working on innovative proposals for a multi-purpose performance venue as part of the wider push to use culture and heritage to transform Paisley’s future, […]

Braehead rink sweeps up in bid to host curling championships

THE intu Braehead curling rink has been chosen to host the Scottish Schools Curling Championship for the next three years. The team that runs the rink has been successful in their bid to stage the event in 2016, 2017 and 2018. And the decision by The Royal Caledonian Curling Club cements the intu Braehead rink’s […]

Surge in numbers attending Families First clubs

Hundreds of youngsters are enjoying a packed programme of activities at the Families First clubs held during school holidays. Over 400 children attended the school clubs during the Easter break when the activity clubs were doubled to five hour long sessions. The longer sessions were introduced following feedback from parents whose children attending the holiday […]

The Future’s Bright for Renfrewshire’s Apprentices

This is Scottish Apprenticeship Week and a chance for 16-19 year olds to investigate the opportunities that a Modern Apprenticeship can offer. Young people who want to learn while they work and are keen to take the first steps on their career ladder can choose from a great range of apprenticeships. In Renfrewshire, there are […]

Geisha plate of that sushi, says BGT star Edward!

BRITAIN’S Got Talent star, Edward Reid turned up at the food court of the intu Braehead shopping centre and said: “Geisha plate of that sushi!” The Scots singer and presenter is preparing to host The Big Eat event at the mall – two days of cookery demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23. […]

Apprentice title is crowning glory for Paisley hairdresser

A Paisley hairdressing trainee has beaten the cream of Scottish apprentices across all trades to be named Scottish Training Federation Apprentice of the Year. Reece Phimister, from the town’s Napier Hair and Beauty salon, was announced overall winner of the title on Tuesday evening (19 May) at a swanky ceremony held in the Garden Lobby […]

Go-kart staff on fast track to learn sign language

STAFF at Scotland’s only indoor electric go-kart arena are on track to be trained in sign language. Thanks to a £500 donation from the Pacific Building fit-out and construction company, four staff at The Experience, at Hillington Park, Renfrewshire will undergo courses in Makaton – a method of communicating with people who have speech and […]

Three chairs for the winners of mall’s Big Treat Seat prizes!

SHOPPERS at intu Braehead are getting the chance to win a host of prizes –  simply by having a sit-down on the mall’s Big Treat Seat, this weekend. They are being invited to take the weight off their feet on the giant orange chair and if The Big Treat Seat randomly decides that the lights […]

Football festival scores with Renfrewshire kids

300 young people from across Renfrewshire scored this week with a football festival at St Mirren Park. The boys and girls aged 10-16 were competing in a special five-a-side tournament organised by the local Street Stuff initiative and the national Bank of Scotland Midnight League. Street Stuff is an award-winning programme diverting young people away […]