Category: Renfrewshire

Paisley Pirates return to Scottish National Ice Hockey League action this Sunday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PAISLEY PIRATES-UPDATE Paisley Pirates return to Scottish National Ice Hockey League action this Sunday at Braehead Arena (face off 6.00pm) after an absence of 5 weeks, when they will lock horns with local rivals Kilmarnock Storm. “Yes, it seems like ages since we were on home ice, when we beat North Ayrshire Wild 9-2 just […]

Step out as Dirty Dancing movie stars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FANS of the Dirty Dancing movie can follow in the dance steps of Hollywood stars, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. A Dirty Dancing fitness workout is being held at Renfrew Leisure Centre on Saturday, January 24 between noon and 1pm. And immediately after that between 1pm and 2pm, there is a Ballroom Fitness session to […]

Deadline approaches for Provost’s Awards nominations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall is urging people to get their nominations in for a leading awards scheme before the deadline of Saturday 31 January. The Provost’s Community Awards honour those who devote their time to helping others in the Renfrewshire community or who are an inspiration to others. Anyone who lives or works in Renfrewshire […]

Have your say on area’s cultural strategy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Members of Renfrewshire’s creative scene are being encouraged to have their say on the future strategy for culture services in the area at a series of events this week. Renfrewshire – A Place to Celebrate is the strategy document setting out how the area’s creative and cultural scene should work, and is in the process […]

Praise for Kibble’s Oskar re-cycling work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]THE work of a re-cycling organisation has been praised after it held an open day at its Paisley showroom. More than 100 people from community groups, businesses and the public visited Oskar’s, which is part of the KibbleWorks group of businesses providing jobs and employment training to young people. The organisation collects, refurbishes and sells […]

Shops go mall out to win votes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SHOPPERS are being urged to vote for their favourite stores in a top retail award contest. Polling for the intu Braehead Retailer Awards 2015 started on Friday, January 16 and goes on until 5pm on Monday, February 2. Winners of nine of the 13 categories will be decided by public vote and already shop bosses […]

40k cash boost for Paisley shawl collection

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paisley’s landmark collection of the shawls which made the town’s name famous around the world is set to be brought into the digital age. Renfrewshire Council has been awarded almost £40,000 funding towards a project to digitise the Paisley shawl collection held at Paisley Museum. It will see the photography and digitisation of approximately 1,200 […]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A charity which relieves social isolation for older people has enjoyed its busiest year to date. Contact the Elderly has 85 groups throughout Scotland, 2 in Paisley, which support 764 people aged 75 and over through its network of 1,035 volunteers. Each group holds monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties in volunteer hosts’ homes with assigned […]

Renfrewshire pubs and clubs recognised as ‘best bar none’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]20 local pubs, clubs and bars are celebrating after being recognised as the ‘best bar none’ in Renfrewshire. Licensed premises across the area took part in the Best Bar None Awards 2015, a joint initiative from Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland. The scheme, introduced in 2012, recognises those premises providing locals with a safe place […]