Category: Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Provost’s Charity Abseil Photographs

Renfrewshire Provost’s Charity Abseil Photographs Provost Hall joined Renfrewshire Council chief executive David Martin and 20 volunteers who abseiled from the roof of the council’s HQ in Cotton Street, Paisley, on Saturday. (May 25). As usual we were on hand to record the events for the benefit of the community to highlight the positive action […]

Provost’s thanks after charity abseil

Provost’s thanks after charity abseil Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has thanked ‘everyone who contributed’ to the success of a charity abseil in Paisley. Provost Hall joined Renfrewshire Council chief executive David Martin and 20 volunteers  who abseiled from the roof of the council’s HQ in Cotton Street, Paisley, on Saturday. (May 25) The event launched […]

Paisley West End Fair 2013 Photographs

Paisley West End Fair 2013 Photographs Paisley’s West End Fair took place on Sunday 26th May 2013 in the attractive surroundings of Ferguslie Gardens. This family event included a sound stage, full musical programme and the finals of the Paisley Talent Competition. There was plenty of market stalls, a funfair, five-a-side football, youth buses, bouncy […]

Creative kids Skoob-up library prizes

Creative kids Skoob-up library prizes Creative kids from across the county are competition winners after helping Renfrewshire Libraries with a new initiative. ‘The Skoobs’ are a bunch of colourful characters created by Renfrewshire Libraries to encourage children to read more. Lurking on the library shelves, the animations are designed to attract the eye of younger […]

Renfrewshire Council Leader in ‘toxic debt’ of payday loans warning

Renfrewshire Council Leader in ‘toxic debt’ of payday loans warning Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan is urging local residents to avoid falling into the toxic debt spiral of using payday loan companies and join the local credit union instead. Renfrewshire Council has banned access of payday loan websites from council PCs and the Leader recently […]

Apprentice event attracts hundreds of young people

Apprentice event attracts hundreds of young people A special event designed to promote the benefits of modern apprenticeships drew a crowd of more than 200 young people to Paisley town centre. The modern apprentice showcase run by Renfrewshire Council was designed to allow those aged 16 to 19 to meet employers with training and employment […]

Details of extra £4.5m jobs cash boost agreed

Details of extra £4.5m jobs cash boost agreed Details have been agreed over where a £4.5million cash injection for the Renfrewshire economy will be spent. The money will be used over the next two years to deliver Invest in Renfrewshire, a council programme pulling together a number of schemes aimed at supporting local businesses and […]

iPad gift is boost for Paisley pupils

iPad gift is boost for Paisley pupils Pupils at a Paisley school have been given a technology boost – after they were gifted an iPad. Kersland School – which caters for pupils with a range of additional support needs – already uses touchscreen technology to help the children communicate. When bosses at IT consultancy Sopra […]

Renfrew gearing up for Gala Day 2013.

Renfrew gearing up for Gala Day.  Renfrew Gala Day 2013 will take place at Robertson Park on Sunday 2 June with a huge variety of fun-filled, free entertainment for all the family. This year’s Gala Day theme is Fairytales and Superheroes, so expect to see plenty of pretty princesses and caped crusaders on the Parade […]