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Paisley Pirates face local rivals North Ayrshire Wild in Scottish Cup tie

Paisley Pirates face local rivals North Ayrshire Wild in Scottish Cup tie

Paisley Pirates take a break from league action this weekend as they face local rivals North Ayrshire Wild!

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SEC Glasgow in February!

Andy Murray serves up challenge to Scots to sign up for the Kiltwalk

Andy Murray serves up challenge to Scots to sign up for the Kiltwalk

Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, is encouraging Scots to set the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk as a goal for 2018!

Voting opens for the SSE Live Awards 2017

Voting opens for the SSE Live Awards 2017

Now in their third year, the SSE Live Awards are calling on fans from around the UK to vote for their Best Live Act of 2017!

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Start new year on the right foot (or wheel)

Start new year on the right foot (or wheel)

Last Updated: 3rd January 2018
Renfrewshire residents can experience stunning walking tracks and cycle routes right on their doorstep.
Witches production Seraphina generates an overwhelming community response

Witches production Seraphina generates an overwhelming community response

Last Updated: 3rd January 2018
The director of Seraphina which incorporated the tragic story of the infamous Paisley witch trials says the show had an ‘overwhelming’ response.
Renfrewshire unveils dates for 2018 events programme

Renfrewshire unveils dates for 2018 events programme

Last Updated: 2nd January 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire are in line for another bumper year of major events – after dates were revealed for the main dates in 2018!
Young people ready to showcase year of youth led events

Young people ready to showcase year of youth led events

Last Updated: 2nd January 2018
Renfrewshire’s young people are gearing up for an amazing celebration of youth this year.
Spree Festival delivers boost to local economy

Spree Festival delivers boost to local economy

Last Updated: 2nd January 2018
Last year’s Spree Festival has been hailed a resounding success after delivering a boost of more than £120,000 to the local economy.
Community gets behind Team Up to Clean Up campaign

Community gets behind Team Up to Clean Up campaign

Last Updated: 27th December 2017
Renfrewshire’s bid to clean up Renfrewshire is being backed by local community groups who are urging others to follow their lead.
Find your Hoppy Place!

Find your Hoppy Place!

Last Updated: 27th December 2017
With the Hogmanay celebrations just around the corner, VisitScotland has brewed up its very first craft beer map!
Festive Fun around Renfrewshire

Festive Fun around Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 27th December 2017
There are plenty of fun family activities to enjoy in Renfrewshire over the festive season to help keep everyone entertained.
Paisley enjoys bumper Christmas in wake of City of Culture bid with footfall up by a third

Paisley enjoys bumper Christmas in wake of City of Culture bid with footfall up by a third

Last Updated: 26th December 2017
Paisley enjoyed a bumper shopping bonanza in the run up to Christmas thanks to town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and the WinterFest event.
Paisley to welcome Scottish Album of the Year Award back in 2018

Paisley to welcome Scottish Album of the Year Award back in 2018

Last Updated: 22nd December 2017
The most prestigious night in Scotland's music calendar is to stay in Paisley – after it was confirmed the SAY Award will return in 2018!
School children asked to fly the flag for Paisley start of historic rally

School children asked to fly the flag for Paisley start of historic rally

Last Updated: 20th December 2017
Renfrewshire school children are being asked to design a winning flag to wave off drivers taking part in one of the world’s most iconic races.
COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On Renfrewshire!

COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On Renfrewshire!

Last Updated: 20th December 2017
Prepare for a ‘whirl’ of fun... The IRN-BRU Carnival is back and we have five family tickets up for grabs!
Jingle Bell Mile is a walk in the park for Johnstone pupils

Jingle Bell Mile is a walk in the park for Johnstone pupils

Last Updated: 18th December 2017
Pupils in Johnstone have jingled all the way round their local community as part of a festive walk.
Community projects invited to apply for cultural grants

Community projects invited to apply for cultural grants

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
The legacy of Paisley’s 2021 UK City of Culture bid endures with Culture, Heritage and Events Fund.
Paisley Pirates are set to take on Dundee Comets at Braehead Arena this Sunday

Paisley Pirates are set to take on Dundee Comets at Braehead Arena this Sunday

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
Paisley Pirates’ reflect on another successful weekend before looking forward to the prospect of perhaps their toughest home match of the season.
Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
Comedian Peter Kay apologises to fans after he cancels all dates in his 2018 UK arena tour due to unforeseen family circumstances.
Renfrewshire pupils are on song at Paisley Abbey

Renfrewshire pupils are on song at Paisley Abbey

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
The sound of music flowed through Paisley Abbey as pupils from across Renfrewshire performed in the annual schools Christmas concert.
First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

Last Updated: 8th December 2017
Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Paisley’s UK City of Cuture bid will lead to ‘lasting benefit’ for the town.
Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 have thanked the people of the town for their ‘incredible effort’.
Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) Grand Christmas Raffle is back for 2017 and this year it’s a cracker.
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Final messages of support pour as Paisley waits on UK City of Culture 2021 decision

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
The people of Paisley now have just hours to wait to find out if their town will be crowned the next UK City of Culture!

Be a Social Media Santa with Shelter Scotland and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year!

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
Do something to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember, and become a #SocialMediaSanta.

Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape!

Last Updated: 5th December 2017
Gift an unforgettable memory this Christmas with a voucher for Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.

Supporters of social care charity, Quarriers raise thousands at 24th annual fundraiser

Last Updated: 4th December 2017
Quarriers, has received an early Christmas present with a huge £80,000 being raised at its annual festive fundraiser.

Reading is in the good books for Renfrewshire pupils

Last Updated: 4th December 2017
Pupils caught the book bug last week as schools across Renfrewshire took part in the national reading campaign Book Week Scotland.

Widespread wifi on the way

Last Updated: 1st December 2017
Phase 1 of a £1 million project to bring free, public wifi to Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew town centres is complete.

Paisley opens new museum store in first for UK High Street

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
UK City of Culture 2021 contender Paisley is unveiling a treasure trove of museum items – as a new £3.7m facility prepares to open its doors.

Scotland, the most welcoming country in the world

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
Scotland voted most welcoming country in the world and Favourite Destination of 2017 by Rough Guide readers!

Student health and wellbeing tour by Gemma Cairney

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Former Radio 1 presenter, Gemma Cairney, will discuss bullying, body image, heartbreak and activism on a special tour as part of Book Week Scotland.

St Andrews Day Celebrations light up Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Loch Lomond Shores will be celebrating St Andrews Day in style this weekend, with a two day event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December!

Paisley Pirates Christmas deal

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Paisley Pirates have embraced the spirit of Christmas in a big way by announcing a special cut price deal for local groups and organisations!