Paisley News

Woman teams up with her niece to form a survivors’ group for domestic abuse victims Aunt and niece team Lynne MacKenzie and Amy MacDonald have launched Rise Against Abuse Community Interest Company, a new survivors’ group for domestic abuse victims based in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. Rise Against Abuse offers support and advice to women trying […]

Festival-goers were treated to a thrilling 10 days of live music as The Spree made a triumphant return to Paisley. The popular music and arts festival, organised by Renfrewshire Council and now in its ninth year, took place from Thursday 7 – Saturday 16 October. Music fans enjoyed a series of hugely-popular shows from The […]

Having honed his talents on the cycle routes of Renfrewshire, Jack Carlin hopes to inspire a peloton of cyclists to follow in his footsteps after winning silver and bronze at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Born and brought up in Paisley, Jack spent his younger years as a footballer but after an injury put […]

There’s plenty of Halloween fun to be had in Paisley town centre this October with our Paisley Witches and Wizards Halloween Trail! Just follow the trail around town and name all our Witches and Wizards for your chance to be entered into our Spooky Spectacular Prize Draw! This free, fun Halloween Trail will be running […]

A new service which provides advice on employment issues to low-income households and people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was launched in Renfrewshire Friday 1 October. Fair Work Renfrewshire will give help, support and advice to people who need it on employment matters including redundancy, dismissal and the end of furlough as well as benefits […]

Musician to host cultural conversations as legacy of abolitionist campaigner’s inspiring words during visits to Paisley are highlighted in new attraction Renfrewshire’s rich cultures will be celebrated in a series of events to inspire, inform and transform stereotypes as part of Black History Month. Musicians and historians are among those supporting a packed programme during […]

Music-lovers across Renfrewshire are set to enjoy a bumper line-up of great gigs in October with the announcement of this year’s Spree for All programme. Established in recent years as a ‘fringe festival’ to Paisley’s annual The Spree festival, the Spree for All will see events take place in towns and villages throughout Renfrewshire from […]

Bus company McGill’s urges residents to join them onboard and be zero heroes as it launches its first fully electric bus route in Paisley, with a further two routes to follow next month. McGill’s £32.5 million investment in 68 zero emission buses will see it become the largest operator of electric buses in Scotland. Local […]

Paisley is set to host a festival of family fun as The Wee Spree returns this October. The popular programme of activities for kids and families will take place from Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 October, with plenty for everyone to enjoy during the school holidays. The Wee Spree events will also coincide with the […]

Families and young people across Renfrewshire will benefit from 14 fully renewed play parks should councillors approve the plans this week. As part of a two-year, £1.25million investment by Renfrewshire Council, plans have been drawn up to renovate 14 play parks in Renfrewshire – one in each local ward area. Brand-new play equipment would replace […]


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