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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 […]

RIG Arts are super excited to announce the launch of the EVOLVE project with 2 FREE weekly outdoor arts workshops, open to all. Join artists Marie and Seamus and the RIG Arts team to get creative in Seedhill. Where: McKerrell Street Playpark When: Every Friday starting 9th July for 6 months. Times: – 1pm-3pm – […]

Save money and grab yourself a bargain in Paisley town centre with great £5 offers from our local businesses as part of our summer FiverFest! Paisley is joining with hundreds of High Streets across the UK, and thousands of independent businesses, to put on special £5 deals across two weeks, starting this Saturday, as part […]

The winners of the 2021 Janet Coats Memorial Prize are Gemma Livingstone, an S1 pupil at Castlehead High School (under 18s), and Paisley poet, Morag Smith (over 18s).  The judging panel for the prestigious prize included poet and playwright and Scots Makar, until 2016, Liz Lochhead: poet, writer, and creative practitioner, Nadine Aisha Jassat: and the current […]

Renfrewshire Council’s spring and summer events programme will be going online over the coming months. The popular Paisley Food and Drink Festival will take a different shape for 2021 – with an online programme across 10 days in April. The Festival will showcase the rich diversity of Renfrewshire’s food and drink offer along with interactive […]

Local volunteer group the Darkwood Crew have become one of 18 anchor groups in Scotland who support Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign. The campaign aims to prevent litter from entering the River Clyde and each group undertakes a key role by carrying out regular litter surveys and litter picks along the River Clyde or […]

Paisley-based Outspoken Arts Scotland have launched a series of FREE visual art workshops called ART WORKS offering creative learning in the visual arts and aimed at young people, school leavers and emerging artists.  The workshops will assist participants with skills gaps, building portfolios and professional development. Workshops last 2 hours and, due to COVID restrictions, will be […]


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