Category: Renfrewshire

Provost practices before charity abseil

Provost practices before charity abseil Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has been getting in some last-minute practice before leading a charity abseil with a difference. Provost Hall will join Renfrewshire Council chief executive David Martin and  will be part of a group of 20 people who will abseil from the roof of the council’s HQ in […]

One week left for 10k and fun run discount. Don’t miss out!

One week left for 10k and fun run discount. Don’t miss out! Renfrewshire runners are being urged to get their entries in for this year’s Scottish West 10k Championship and Fun Run and make the most of the early-bird discount that ends soon. The cut-price entry fees are still available – but only until Saturday […]

Rail links plea on Paisley’s Mòd

Rail links plea on Paisley’s Mòd Scottish Ministers are being urged to reverse cuts in rail services at Paisley Gilmour Street in time for Paisley’s hosting of the Royal National Mòd in October. Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan has written to Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, asking him to reverse controversial cuts […]

Refugee Week events at Paisley Arts Centre

A festival for everyone: Refugee Week Scotland, 17 – 23 June 2013. Refugee Week Scotland is an exciting programme of events happening across the country to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of refugee issues. Heritage is at the heart of this year’s celebration, with many events highlighting togetherness and commonality through music, dance and food […]

Hardeep Singh Kohli Interview

Hardeep Singh Kohli Interview Peter Greenwood from www.paisley.org.uk Interviews Hardeep Singh Kohli before his upcoming show at Paisley Arts Centre (see below) INDIAN TAKEAWAY WITH HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI An Evening of Comedy, Cooking and Curry UK TOUR 2013 “Kohli’s cookery and anecdotes left a reassuringly warm aftertaste.” «««« The Times Following the success of his other live […]

All change as libraries ‘stamp out stamping’

All change as libraries ‘stamp out stamping’ It’s the end of an era for Renfrewshire Libraries as they ‘stamped out stamping’ this week. Library staff have begun to issue borrowers with receipts rather than ‘date stamp’ their books. Renfrewshire Council’s Libraries Manager, Jenifer MacFarlane, explains: “Date-stamping equipment is messy and expensive to replace, and smudged […]

Causeyside improvements create jobs for local young people

Causeyside improvements create jobs for local young people Three young, unemployed Renfrewshire men have been helped to develop new skills and get jobs through an innovative partnership between Renfrewshire Council and one of its contractors, construction company Land Engineering (Scotland) Ltd. Kyle Mills from Inchinnan, William Fulton from Ferguslie, and Robert MacMillan from Renfrew have […]

Virgin Atlantic to add 14,000 extra seats from Glasgow Airport in 2014

Virgin Atlantic to add 14,000 extra seats from Glasgow Airport in 2014 Virgin Atlantic has announced an increase in capacity of more than one third on its popular Florida flights from Glasgow Airport in 2014. More than 14,000 extra seats will be available after the airline confirmed it will deploy a Boeing 747 aircraft for […]

Open Day at Johnstone Library

Open Day at Johnstone Library Johnstone residents are being urged to get along and enjoy an open day in the new library building on Friday 24 May. The library has temporarily moved to 17 Collier Street while works are ongoing at its eventual home, the new Johnstone Civic Hub. From children’s songs and stories to […]