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Arran International Festival 19th to 25th August 2024

The inaugural Arran International Festival of Chamber Music and Song runs this summer from the 19th to 25th August 2024. Festival director Richard Morrison said "Our festival programme is announced and I’m thrilled with the concerts and events we have on offer for you in our inaugural year. We have outstanding local talent, world class artists, a UK premiere, a world premiere, beautiful music and art workshops, a guest lecture […]

todayJune 17, 2024 21


Refugee Festival Scotland is back and everyone is invited

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced an exciting line-up of events sharing the stories of people and communities who have settled in Scotland. In a year of terrible conflicts that’s seen millions of people around the world forced from their homes, the festival brings together people from different backgrounds in friendship and solidarity. The theme of this year’s festival is RISE, to honour the resilience of people who are rebuilding their […]

todayMay 22, 2024 40


Stargazers invited to Lochwinnoch’s Dark Sky Viewing Nights

Aspiring astronomers are being invited to see the wonders of the night sky in Lochwinnoch as a series of outdoor events take place at the Castle Semple and Muirshiel Country Parks. Stargazers can expect to see close ups of the Moon, Jupiter, far-away galaxies, constellations and even the International Space Station as they are guided through the skies at three events to start the New Year. The event on 22 […]

todayJanuary 15, 2024 91


Remembering those lost to suicide

Renfrewshire’s annual memorial service to commemorate those who have lost their lives to suicide will be held in Paisley this month. The Memory Tree event, due to be held outside Renfrewshire House on Thursday 18 January, gives bereaved family and friends a chance to come together to remember lost loved ones and celebrate their lives. It also aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and offer a supportive space for […]

todayJanuary 15, 2024 39


Residents encouraged to check ahead for Renfrewshire Council’s festive contact arrangements

Residents looking to access council services over the festive period are being urged to check in advance for opening hours and emergency contacts. Many council services will close or operate on an emergency basis from 2.30pm on Friday 22 December 2023, although all lifeline services will continue to operate and online services remain available throughout. A handy guide has been prepared for residents on the council website outlining opening hours […]

todayDecember 18, 2023 93


Paisley’s Christmas 2023 returns with a month-long celebration

Paisley town centre will be full of festive cheer this year with the return of Paisley’s Christmas 2023 – a month-long programme of festive family fun! The event, which is organised by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with Scotland’s Theme Park, will run from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 30 December excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Visitors can look forward to the return of the outdoor under-cover ice-rink in County […]

todayNovember 24, 2023 87



New figures released by the Scottish Government have revealed over 20,000 Renfrewshire young people are now benefiting from free bus travel, and the statistics were hailed by local MP, Gavin Newlands, as a “game-changer” for the poorest in society. The numbers put Renfrewshire 8th in the Scottish council league table, as over 2.2 million journeys have taken place in the county using the entitlement card since its launch in January last year. […]

todayNovember 13, 2023 74



The team at Paisley Radio are delighted to receive the Radio Station of the Year Award 2022/23 Winner's Trophy at this year's Scotland Prestige Awards. This is the the third year in a row we have received this award, and we are extremely grateful to have won again!!! Station executive Paul said "It's a privilege and honour to win this award three times. It feels as though our hard work […]

todayNovember 5, 2023 210 3


Thousands flock to Paisley for the Halloween Festival

Paisley’s Halloween Festival – one of the biggest and best of its kind in the UK – got underway on Thursday, with crowds of thousands gathering for the annual spooktacular. The town centre was turned into a gothic playground with specially-created installations, sensational street performers and aerial acrobats, set against the stunning backdrop of Paisley’s 850-year-old Abbey. Paisley has become Scotland’s home of Halloween in recent years and this was […]

todayOctober 30, 2023 65 1 2