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. […]

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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 189 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 55 1 2


Renfrewshire’s programme for Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival gets underway

A series of events, exhibitions and workshops are scheduled to take place across Renfrewshire in support of mental health and wellbeing as part of the annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. The national festival, which is led by the Mental Health Foundation, takes place from 4 – 22 October 2023 and is one of the world’s leading arts events dedicated to mental health. This year’s festival focuses on the theme […]

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CAN YOU GIVE THE GIFT OF JOY TO A CHILD IN RENFREWSHIRE THIS YEAR? Can you help support local children this year by donating a toy or gift? Renfrewshire Toy Bank receives referrals from local schools and nurseries, health visitors, social work, charities and many other local organisations. If you would like to support before their drop off points open, please click on one of the links below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1JIBRDZUOYFRZ/... https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/renfrewshirectb […]

todayOctober 9, 2023 94 1 2


Celtic Connections 2024 set for expansive programme of unmissable music

World-renowned Glasgow festival Celtic Connections will once again light up stages, venues and dark winter nights from Thursday 18 January to Sunday 4 February 2024, for what will be one of its biggest-ever capacity festivals. Proudly known as Europe’s premier folk, roots and world music festival, and the home of spectacular musical showcases and one-off collaborations, Celtic Connections has continued to expand into a multitude of genres over its 30-year history. This year will see […]

todayOctober 9, 2023 72 2


Winners crowned at Scots Language Awards 2023

The winners of the Scots Language Awards 2023 were unveiled at a celebratory ceremony on Saturday 16th September at Johnstone Town Hall. Held in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, the event saw 13 individuals, projects and businesses out of more than 60 nominees crowned at the annual awards night.   Showcasing the very best of Scots language and culture, the awards, which were first started in 2019, celebrate the importance of Scots language […]

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