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Kids programme unveiled for The Spree Festival

Kids programme unveiled for The Spree Festival

Paisley’s annual The Spree festival has unveiled a packed family programme for the October break!

New play area opens as part of million pound investment in Barshaw Park

New play area opens as part of million pound investment in Barshaw Park

The next stage of a multi-million investment in Renfrewshire’s parks has been completed as a new, dynamic play area opened in Barshaw Park!

Paisley shows its passion for Tango Festival

Paisley shows its passion for Tango Festival

Tango dance enthusiasts from across the UK visited Paisley to take part in the first ever Paisley International Tango Festival!

Explore over 50 buildings and locations across Renfrewshire during Doors Open Days

Explore over 50 buildings and locations across Renfrewshire during Doors Open Days

Don’t miss your chance to look inside Renfrewshire’s historic landmarks on the 2nd & 3rd of September!

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Foodie weekend is back and bursting with flavour

Foodie weekend is back and bursting with flavour

Last Updated: 21st August 2017
A feast of food, drink, live music and family entertainment will be on offer next week as the Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival returns!
Thousands set to make a splash at The Great Scottish Swim

Thousands set to make a splash at The Great Scottish Swim

Last Updated: 18th August 2017
Thousands are set to take part in The Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond Shores on Saturday 26th August!
Johnstone hots up as Fire Engine Rally returns to the town

Johnstone hots up as Fire Engine Rally returns to the town

Last Updated: 14th August 2017
Johnstone was alive to the sound of sirens at the weekend as the annual Fire Engine Rally returned to the town once again.
Mel & Sue are bringing The Generation Game back to BBC One...

Mel & Sue are bringing The Generation Game back to BBC One...

Last Updated: 9th August 2017
And producers are looking for family pairs to take part in the hilarious gameshow!
Join the safari squad this summer

Join the safari squad this summer

Last Updated: 6th August 2017
There’s still time to join thousands of safari spectators who are eager to get a glimpse of Hamilton’s very own BIG Stampede!
Deputy speaker of House of Commons backs Paisley 2021 bid

Deputy speaker of House of Commons backs Paisley 2021 bid

Last Updated: 2nd August 2017
Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 will bring ‘tremendous benefits’ says Eleanor Laing MP.
Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 win great for whole Glasgow area

Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 win great for whole Glasgow area

Last Updated: 27th July 2017
Paisley winning the UK City of Culture 2021 title would be good news for the whole Glasgow region, according to key cultural and business figures.
Auction to Raise Funds for Acid Attack Survivors

Auction to Raise Funds for Acid Attack Survivors

Last Updated: 26th July 2017
Glasgow Kelvin student, Carol Turner, will auction a painting to raise funds for survivors of acid attacks in India.
Piping competition drums up another successful event for Paisley

Piping competition drums up another successful event for Paisley

Last Updated: 24th July 2017
Paisley town centre was filled with the sound of pipes and drums on Saturday for the eighth annual Pipe Band Competition.
Try something new and learn something old this summer

Try something new and learn something old this summer

Last Updated: 22nd July 2017
Families are being challenged to try something new, whilst learning about Scotland’s heritage with the National Trust for Scotland!
Youths urged to get involved in mental health campaign

Youths urged to get involved in mental health campaign

Last Updated: 22nd July 2017
Young people are calling on their peers to get involved in promoting positive mental health in Renfrewshire.
Piping hot talent is heading for Paisley

Piping hot talent is heading for Paisley

Last Updated: 17th July 2017
Paisley town centre will welcome some of Scotland’s top piping talent for the annual Paisley Pipe Band Competition this Saturday!
Support pours in as Paisley becomes only Scottish place on UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist

Support pours in as Paisley becomes only Scottish place on UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist

Last Updated: 15th July 2017
Paisley has made the UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist and is the only Scottish place now in the running!
Work on new play areas mark second phase of park improvements

Work on new play areas mark second phase of park improvements

Last Updated: 6th July 2017
Work is set to commence with the installation of new play equipment at two of Renfrewshire's popular parks.
Big Scottish Breakfast

Big Scottish Breakfast

Last Updated: 6th July 2017
TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has 'raised a toast' to launch the STV Children's Appeal Big Scottish Breakfast!
Thousands descend on Paisley town centre for first ever Weave festival

Thousands descend on Paisley town centre for first ever Weave festival

Last Updated: 2nd July 2017
Thousands of people descended on Paisley town centre at the weekend for the first-ever Weave festival!
Paisley has lodged a bid to host the 2021 Mod

Paisley has lodged a bid to host the 2021 Mod

Last Updated: 1st July 2017
Paisley is bidding to bring the Royal National Mòd back to the town in 2021 after the success of the event in 2013!
Scottish bands tee up a week of entertainment for all the family at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Scottish bands tee up a week of entertainment for all the family at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Last Updated: 29th June 2017
The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place in a couple of weeks and organisers have announced a star studded line up!
Top names in the arts to perform at Weave festival

Top names in the arts to perform at Weave festival

Last Updated: 28th June 2017
Renowned names in Scotland’s literary scene get ready to make an appearance at Paisley’s first Weave festival this weekend.
Family fun day at Barshaw goes down a storm

Family fun day at Barshaw goes down a storm

Last Updated: 27th June 2017
Barshaw Park was full to the brim on Saturday as thousands turned out to enjoy the annual Gala Day- which survived the anticipated windy weather.
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Archaeological dig to explore a mysterious site near Paisley Abbey

Last Updated: 26th June 2017
A mysterious site next to the grounds of Paisley Abbey will be unearthed after funding was secured for an archaeological dig.

Safari animals charge into Hamilton as charity tourist trail launches

Last Updated: 24th June 2017
Hamilton was overrun by a herd of safari animals as The BIG Stampede officially charged into town yesterday!

The perfect summer family getaway in Argyll

Last Updated: 23rd June 2017
With the school summer holidays around the corner, there has never been a better time to book a last-minute break!

Families set to descend on Barshaw Gala Day

Last Updated: 21st June 2017
Thousands are set to turn out to the annual Barshaw Gala Day for an afternoon packed full of exciting activities for all the family!

Summer at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 21st June 2017
Final preparations for summer are well underway at Loch Lomond Shores!

Live life adventurously this Summer at Go Ape!

Last Updated: 21st June 2017
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously by swinging through the tree-tops this Summer!

New funding plans revealed for Paisley Museum revamp

Last Updated: 13th June 2017
Funding plans have been unveiled to transform Paisley Museum into an international-class destination based around the town’s unique heritage story.

Mission Discovery comp winner over the moon as NASA astronaut visits school

Last Updated: 8th June 2017
A Renfrewshire primary school pupil was delighted to meet ex-NASA astronaut Steve Swanson!

NASA astronaut launches out of this world space school in Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 5th June 2017
American-born NASA astronaut Steve Swanson joined 200 young people in Paisley for a spectacular week-long space school.

Families descend on Renfrew Gala Day

Last Updated: 5th June 2017
Around 3000 kids, parents, families and friends took advantage of an afternoon of free activities as Renfrew Gala Day took place at the weekend!

Public events on masterplan to transform West End of Paisley

Last Updated: 5th June 2017
Consultation events will give the public the chance to discuss proposals to transform the West End of Paisley.

Renfrew set for fantastic day of family fun

Last Updated: 30th May 2017
Summer is finally arriving and Renfrew is set to celebrate with a jam-packed afternoon of free family fun at Renfrew Gala Day!

YMCA Makerspace will boost digital skills for youngsters

Last Updated: 29th May 2017
The YMCA in Paisley has received a £30k funding boost to create a hub for young people to build their creative digital skills!

Paisley to welcome 4,000 pipers for British Championships

Last Updated: 16th May 2017
More than 4,000 of the world’s best pipers and drummers will descend on Paisley for the British Pipe Band Championships!

Stewart Milne Homes support Houston United Football Club

Last Updated: 10th May 2017
Houston United Football Club (Houston United FC) has scored a new team kit from Stewart Milne Homes.

National orchestra to take over Paisley for 2021 bid

Last Updated: 9th May 2017
The RSNO are staging a two-day Takeover event in Paisley in October – culminating a special show in Paisley Town Hall!

Argyll Holidays unveils family superhero weekend

Last Updated: 2nd May 2017
Argyll Holidays is letting kids get a slice of superhero action with a weekend packed full of super-powers and fun!

Human Paisley Pattern sends off 2021 culture title bid

Last Updated: 26th April 2017
Paisley marked the send-off of the town’s City of Culture bid by forming a human Paisley Pattern in the town centre in a colourful show of support!

Pipe bands from across the world set to battle it out at the British Pipe Band Championships

Last Updated: 21st April 2017
Paisley is set to welcome competitors from as far as Canada and Denmark as the top pipe bands in the world aim to be crowned British champions.

Top food and drink producers to attend Paisley Food Festival

Last Updated: 21st April 2017
The crème de la crème of Scotland’s food and drink producers will attend Paisley’s food fiesta this weekend!

Rally gods to ignite Glasgow streets as IGNITION Festival of Motoring returns!

Last Updated: 21st April 2017
IGNITION Festival of Motoring will return to the SEC Glasgow this August for an exhilarating three-day extravaganza of cars, bikes, stunts and more!

Masterplan to transform the West End of Paisley

Last Updated: 14th April 2017
Plans to deliver ‘transformational change’ in the West End of Paisley through major investment in new homes will be considered next week.

The Voice finalists Into The Ark to headline Paisley Food Festival

Last Updated: 14th April 2017
The Voice finalists, Into The Ark, have been announced as the headline music act at this year’s Paisley Food Festival.

Paisley welcomes MasterChef The Professionals winner to food fiesta

Last Updated: 6th April 2017
Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016 will teach Buddies how to prepare top class meals at the upcoming Paisley Food Festival!

Could You Be The Next Big Musical Theatre Star

Last Updated: 6th April 2017
The producers of the world premiere of CILLA THE MUSICAL are on the hunt for their Cilla.

Kids go free with ScotRail

Last Updated: 3rd April 2017
Families can enjoy a packed itinerary of adventures during the holidays courtesy of ScotRail’s amazing ‘Kids Go Free’ ticket!

Tens of thousands of foodies attend third annual Springfest

Last Updated: 3rd April 2017
The stunning banks of Loch Lomond Shores played host to Springfest and thousands of visitors at the weekend.

Rewind Scotland is back at Scone Palace July 2017

Last Updated: 2nd April 2017
Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, is back in 2017 at Scone Palace.

Primary school celebrates storytelling and reading at book festival

Last Updated: 31st March 2017
Todholm Primary School in Paisley held its first ever book festival this week designed to encourage a love of reading and storytelling!

Paisleys global weaving story to be retold during festival

Last Updated: 29th March 2017
Paisley will host a weekend-long celebration of the town’s radical weaving heritage and international links...

Springfest is set to shine the spotlight on Glasgow food & drink suppliers

Last Updated: 27th March 2017
Springfest, one of the largest food and drink festivals in the country, returns to Loch Lomond Shores on 1st & 2nd April!

Swing into Spring at Go Ape in Scotland

Last Updated: 27th March 2017
Go Ape is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously this Easter holiday at the outdoor forest adventure experience.

Aled Jones launches search for local choirs to join him at Paisley Abbey

Last Updated: 21st March 2017
Local choirs are being invited to apply for a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform with Aled Jones at Paisley Abbey!

Paisley to celebrate trio of food and drink events

Last Updated: 20th March 2017
Paisley is getting set for a food and drink extravaganza next month – with three great events taking place over the same week.

500 days to go!

Last Updated: 20th March 2017
Today marks 500 days to go until Glasgow hosts the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

A chance to remember those lost

Last Updated: 20th March 2017
Two memorial benches are providing a place of remembrance for those lost to suicide in Renfrewshire.

Renfrewshire school kids learn how to stay safe on the road

Last Updated: 16th March 2017
Renfrewshire schoolchildren are set to learn about road safety with some help from a special safety mascot.

Beauty and the beasts launch Glasgow Kiltwalk 2017

Last Updated: 13th March 2017
Glasgow Warriors stars join Miss Scotland and put on their kilts for charity at the launch of this year's Glasgow Kiltwalk!

The Seabird Centre goes dolphintastic and crabalicious

Last Updated: 10th March 2017
Brand new activities this Easter at the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Funding boost means green light for High Street library

Last Updated: 10th March 2017
Work to build a new £5m library in an empty unit on Paisley’s High Street will start this year.

Museum store to bring new life to Paisley High Street

Last Updated: 7th March 2017
Paisley will soon be home to Scotland’s first high street museum store!

Visitors invited to be part of interactive Mothers Day banner at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 5th March 2017
Send your mum a special Mother's Day message this year thanks to Loch Lomond Shore's interactive banner!

Loch Lomond Shores named as one of Scotlands most visited attractions!

Last Updated: 4th March 2017
1.3 million visitors help make Loch Lomond Shores one of Scotland’s most visited attractions in 2016!

Paisley 2021 team in message for competitors as UK City of Culture bidders revealed

Last Updated: 3rd March 2017
The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 have wished all the best to their fellow bidders!

Nominations Open for Scottish Album of the Year Award

Last Updated: 1st March 2017
Artists, labels and the public are being encouraged to nominate albums released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 for this year's SAY Award!

Origins Gym offer free membership to Paisley 2021 business backers

Last Updated: 25th February 2017
Award-winning Origins Fitness has urged local businesses to get behind the Paisley 2021 bid by pledging one month’s free membership to supporters.

Families enjoy adrenaline rush as go cart event sets up at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 21st February 2017
The dull weather last weekend certainly didn’t put a dampener on the fun at Loch Lomond Shores...

Springfest Food and Drink Festival Returns for a Third Year

Last Updated: 16th February 2017
Springfest food and drink festival returns for its third year on 1st and 2nd April at Loch Lomond Shores.

Paisley ranked in Europes top 42 hockey towns

Last Updated: 14th February 2017
The home of the Paisley Pirates was ranked 41st in the list of top European hockey towns.

Councillors to consider ambitious plans to transform Ferguslie Park

Last Updated: 10th February 2017
Communities will have the chance to shape an ambitious regeneration programme for Ferguslie Park.

Todholm Primary scoop Fair Trade Trophy

Last Updated: 10th February 2017
Todholm Primary have been crowned Renfrewshire’s Fair Trade Primary School of the Year.

Paisley 2021 car steals the show on epic Monte trip

Last Updated: 8th February 2017
The Paisley 2021 car stole the show in Monte-Carlo thanks to local driver Jim Meggat!

Hang out at Go Ape in Scotland this half term

Last Updated: 8th February 2017
Go Ape is urging Scots to escape from winter hibernation and hang out in the trees with their tribe this half term!

Fantastic half term breaks in Scotland with Argyll Holidays

Last Updated: 3rd February 2017
Argyll Holidays has a host of brilliant staycations on offer for half-term which are perfect for the whole family!

Viking Festival kick starts historical year for Scotland

Last Updated: 2nd February 2017
Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 set to inspire visitors with jam-packed programme!

Teenage Lego movie whizz unveils film for City of Culture bid

Last Updated: 1st February 2017
A teenager from Kilbarchan has created a fabulous stop-motion animation film about the nearby town of Paisley, Scotland in trademark Lego bricks style

Stewart Milne Homes pledges support for school theatre

Last Updated: 1st February 2017
Stewart Milne Homes has lent its support to Gryffe High School to help create an inspiring new theatre space.

Feast of free entertainment planned for Springfest

Last Updated: 31st January 2017
Springfest organisers are planning to serve up another feast of food, free fun and entertainment for everyone looking for the perfect day out!

Advice organisations launch website to help the public

Last Updated: 30th January 2017
Advice organisations in Renfrewshire have launched a website to help the public access free and effective advice.

Help Cupid Find His Arrows at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 30th January 2017
The search is on for Cupid’s missing arrows at Loch Lomond Shores!

Annual memorial service held for those lost to suicide

Last Updated: 27th January 2017
Those lost to suicide were commemorated in a special service held at Renfrewshire House yesterday.

A New Look and Name for SECC

Last Updated: 26th January 2017
The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is being renamed and rebranded the ‘Scottish Event Campus’.

Thousands set off from Paisley on Monte Carlo Classic Rally

Last Updated: 26th January 2017
Thousands turned out in the centre of Paisley to wave off classic cars during the only UK start leg of the Monte Carlo Classic Rally.

Cars set to depart Paisley for historic Monte Carlo Rally

Last Updated: 24th January 2017
The clock is ticking to the start of the 2017 historic Monte Carlo Rally when up to eighty cars will be flagged away from the centre of Paisley.

World famous Monte Carlo Rally to leave from Paisley

Last Updated: 20th January 2017
Final checks are being made on a collection of classic cars which will set off next week from Paisley on the 2017 historic rally run to Monte Carlo!

Glasgow Girl to lead Holocaust Memorial Day event

Last Updated: 18th January 2017
A leading human rights campaigner will take centre stage to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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

Last Updated: 16th January 2017
Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SECC Glasgow in February!

Glasgow Live International Comedy Festival announces full programme for 2017

Last Updated: 13th January 2017
The Festival's 15th year is it's biggest yet with over 470 shows across 50 venues and over 114,000 tickets now on sale!

Paisley ready to bid as UK City of Culture competition launches

Last Updated: 12th January 2017
The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture say the town will be ready to host the 2021 title!

The Scottish Wedding Show returns and is bigger than ever before!

Last Updated: 12th January 2017
Scotland’s biggest and most prestigious bridal event, The Scottish Wedding Show, is returning to the SECC, Glasgow from 25-26 February 2017!

Paisley bands take over the Edinburgh New Year celebrations!

Last Updated: 27th December 2016
Not one but three local acts from Paisley will take the stage at the world-famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party!

The IRN BRU Carnival spins back into Glasgow

Last Updated: 19th December 2016
Europe’s largest indoor funfair, The IRN-BRU Carnival, arrives back in Glasgow this week on Wednesday!

Market weekend adds festive touch to Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 12th December 2016
It’s all happening at Loch Lomond Shores this week as Christmas fast approaches!

Campaign supporters paint the town red

Last Updated: 11th December 2016
The local community donned high heels and walked the length of Paisley High Street to support this year’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ campaign.

Join In The Festivities With Stewart Milne Homes This Christmas

Last Updated: 8th December 2016
Stewart Milne Homes is hosting a special Christmas afternoon and is inviting the local community in Renfrewshire to join them.

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

Last Updated: 5th December 2016
Que the lights and screams... The IRN-BRU Carnival is back and we have five family tickets up for grabs!

Todholm Primary School launches its first community cafe to the public

Last Updated: 5th December 2016
Entrepreneurs from Todholm Primary have run their first community café after being awarded funding through the council's Dragons' Den competition.

Festive caravan discovered at Argyll Holidays belongs to Mr & Mrs Claus!

Last Updated: 5th December 2016
Mr & Mrs Claus’ holiday bolthole is uncovered as festive holidaymakers flock to Argyll!

Scottish Labour leader backs Paisley 2021 bid

Last Updated: 2nd December 2016
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has publicly backed Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021!

Double award win for Argyll Holidays

Last Updated: 1st December 2016
Argyll Holidays have scooped two awards at ceremonies held over the weekend including Best Family Holiday Park for 2016!

Paisley Museum Burns manuscript to go on show for first time

Last Updated: 30th November 2016
An original Burns manuscript is to go on display at Paisley museum for one month in the New Year!

Renfrew lights up for Christmas

Last Updated: 29th November 2016
Thousands turned out for an afternoon full of festive cheer as the Renfrew Christmas Lights were switched on!

Return of Mod would bring economic boost

Last Updated: 27th November 2016
Paisley could see a six-figure economic boost if it can bring Scotland’s primary celebration of Gaelic language & culture back in 2021.

Ambitious Paisley Museum revamp plans revealed

Last Updated: 27th November 2016
Plans for a new Paisley Museum which could bring thousands of visitors into the town have taken a leap forward after new funding plans were unveiled.

Get your hands on some of the hottest tickets in town this Black Friday

Last Updated: 25th November 2016
This Black Friday sees some amazing offers available on tickets for events in Glasgow and Edinburgh!

Renfrew set to sparkle this weekend

Last Updated: 22nd November 2016
Renfrew town centre is set to be illuminated this Saturday as the town’s Christmas Lights are switched on for the holiday period!

Johnstone enjoys festive fun for light switch on party

Last Updated: 21st November 2016
Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre at the weekend as the town’s Christmas lights were switched on!

Top curlers from across Europe arrive in Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 17th November 2016
The cream of European curling will descend on Renfrewshire this weekend as the European Curling Championships take place at Braehead Arena.

Johnstone gets set for Christmas lights switch on

Last Updated: 15th November 2016
Johnstone is set for an afternoon of festive family fun this weekend as the Christmas lights are switched on in the town centre.

Renfrewshire Remembers

Last Updated: 10th November 2016
Communities across Renfrewshire are preparing for a weekend of Remembrance.

Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape

Last Updated: 10th November 2016
Gift an unforgettable memory this Christmas with a voucher for Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.

Paisley 2021 bid to be marked at Xmas extravaganza

Last Updated: 8th November 2016
The Paisley 2021 bid will celebrate its first birthday as part of the town's Christmas extravaganza this Saturday!

Paisley skyline sees an explosion of colour

Last Updated: 7th November 2016
Thousands of revellers saw Paisley’s historic skyline bathed in colour as the annual fireworks extravaganza returned on Saturday.

UWS art work launched to support Paisley 2021 bid

Last Updated: 2nd November 2016
Inaugural UWS digital art commission creates digital Paisley patterns for every citizen in the world.

Paisley lights the fuse on fireworks spectacular

Last Updated: 1st November 2016
The Paisley skyline will be awash with colour this Saturday as the annual fireworks display returns with a bang.

Thousands enjoy the Paisley Halloween Spooktacular

Last Updated: 31st October 2016
Paisley enjoyed an explosion of light, sound and activity when thousands of visitors descended on the town for the annual Halloween festival!

New Street Stuff culture bus gets ready to hit the road

Last Updated: 28th October 2016
Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 is hitting the road on a grand tour, thanks to the area’s award-winning Street Stuff youth scheme!

Spree festival hailed as a tremendous success for Paisley

Last Updated: 27th October 2016
Renfrewshire Council bosses have hailed this year’s Spree festival in Paisley as a “tremendous boost for the town”.

Section of M74 to close for weekend in November

Last Updated: 26th October 2016
Transport Scotland is warning motorists to avoid the M74 area (J4 Maryville - J5 Raith) during a closure from 18-21 November.

Paisley gets set for Halloween spooktacular

Last Updated: 25th October 2016
Paisley is gearing up for a spooky entertainment extravaganza at the weekend when the annual Halloween festival returns!

Pride of Paisley auction is a roaring success

Last Updated: 25th October 2016
Lions were on the loose all across Renfrewshire on Friday night as the ‘Pride of Paisley’ public art project came to a close.

Award winning theatre maker premieres new show in Paisley

Last Updated: 22nd October 2016
Paisley is set for a unique Halloween spectacular as multi-award-winning Al Seed holds the world premiere of his latest solo show in town!

Scouting for Girls to headline Paisley festive extravaganza

Last Updated: 20th October 2016
Paisley is getting set for a winter festival extravaganza – with Scouting for Girls to headline the town’s annual Christmas lights show!

Spree festival declared success as hits halfway point

Last Updated: 19th October 2016
Paisley’s annual festival of music comedy and more has been declared a Spree-mendous success after its first few days!

Macca to kick off Pro Life charity match

Last Updated: 14th October 2016
Football legends will compete in a five a side challenge game on Monday night at Paisley's Pro-Life Fitness Centre!

Spree for All fringe festival will be magic

Last Updated: 14th October 2016
Families should get set for some ‘absolutely magic’ free entertainment with the announcement of a magic trail as part of The Spree for All!

Spree show with Carol will celebrate Paisley

Last Updated: 13th October 2016
One of Paisley's favourite musical daughters is returning to the town to play this year's Spree festival...and she's bringing some friends with her!

Made in Paisley

Last Updated: 12th October 2016
Interactive Exhibition Celebrating Paisley’s Past, Present and Future Opens at Paisley Museum!

Paisley has a roaring good time bidding farewell to lions

Last Updated: 11th October 2016
Paisley’s County Square was packed with lions, kids and families as the Pride of Paisley bid fond farewell to the town.

New musical talent to take stage at Spree show

Last Updated: 10th October 2016
Talented young musicians have all the inspiration they need to perform at the year's Spree festival!

Popularity of Coding Clubs continues to grow in Paisley

Last Updated: 10th October 2016
Young people looking to learn new digital skills are invited to join a new coding club launching in Paisley.

Free fun for kids at the Spree festival

Last Updated: 7th October 2016
Dinosaurs, LEGO and Gaelic adventures are all on the bill as The Spree festival returns with another packed programme of family fun!

Spree Festival raises a glass to official supporters Saporito

Last Updated: 7th October 2016
Visitors to this year’s Spree festival will enjoy a food and drink bonanza with local firm Saporito once again signing up as event sponsors!

Renfrewshire gets ready for winter

Last Updated: 5th October 2016
Residents are being urged to prepare themselves for the winter weather conditions as the coldest months approach.

HRH The Princess Royal To Open Scotlands Boat Show

Last Updated: 3rd October 2016
HRH The Princess Royal will open Scotland’s Boat Show at Kip Marina, Inverkip on October 14th as part of the show’s 30th anniversary celebrations!

Talented young music stars set for top Spree showcase

Last Updated: 30th September 2016
Young singer-songwriters are set for a fantastic showcase of local youth talent with Love & Money frontman James Grant.

Explore the Forest with an Autumn Adventure at Go Ape Scotland

Last Updated: 29th September 2016
Swing by Go Ape in Aberfoyle, Peebles or Aberdeenshire this October holiday for an autumn adventure in the trees.

The BIG Stampede launches hunt to find artists

Last Updated: 24th September 2016
The BIG Stampede, a free art trail which will see a herd of safari animals descend on Hamilton, is on the hunt for artists!

Brand new performance of play The Course of True Love at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 23rd September 2016
David Leddy's play 'The Course of True Love' is coming to Paisley Arts Centre this October!

The Forestry Commission in Scotland

Last Updated: 20th September 2016
Paisley Natural History Society continues its autumn programme of events with a talk from Derek Shannan, Forestry Commission Scotland.

Stand up comedy nights return to Paisley Arts Centre and Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 18th September 2016
Paisley’s top stand up night returns to Paisley Arts Centre and Paisley Town Hall this month with an impressive line up of comedians!

Stewart Milne Homes launch search for best bedtime story

Last Updated: 14th September 2016
Stewart Milne Homes is launching a search to find the favourite bedtime story to celebrate Roald Dahl Day!

Business development group one of First to back the bid

Last Updated: 7th September 2016
Paisley First, a business-led group set up to regenerate Paisley’s town centre, has announced its backing for Paisley 2021 bid!

Paisley bid sets the early PACE in race for UK City of Culture 2021

Last Updated: 6th September 2016
A group of young people from PACE Youth Theatre are on their way to London to wow Westminster as part of Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

Paisley gets ready for a Spree for All

Last Updated: 1st September 2016
Local performers and venues are being urged to sign up and take part in a brand new ‘fringe’ event to Paisley’s national arts festival.

Window of opportunity to explore as Doors Open across Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 29th August 2016
More than 50 buildings and locations across Renfrewshire will welcome members of the public this weekend for Doors Open Day!

Paisley landmarks get a woolly good Make over

Last Updated: 29th August 2016
Paisley Buddies are being urged to flock to the Abbey for a storming good time in support of the Paisley 2021 bid!

Festival fever hits Loch Lomond Shores!

Last Updated: 26th August 2016
One of the largest and best food & drink festivals in the UK is coming to the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond!

Paisley Pattern set to inspire designers at PaisleyMake

Last Updated: 24th August 2016
Paisley is set to welcome top designers and creative professionals to the first ever design showcase PaisleyMake.

Council Leader asks Buddies to share their stories

Last Updated: 24th August 2016
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan is urging everyone associated with the town to back plans to promote Paisley to the world.

Bumper crowds across the region enjoy Paisley 2021 Weekend

Last Updated: 22nd August 2016
Thousands of people turned out for 16 cultural events across Renfrewshire, held as part of the Paisley 2021 Weekend!

Support Paisley 2021 by taking part in the Paisley 10k and Fun Run

Last Updated: 19th August 2016
Runners urged to pull on their trainers at the Paisley 10k and Fun Run to support Paisley 2021!

City Region lights up for Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 16th August 2016
Local authorities across the West of Scotland have united in a show of support for Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021!

Creative folk urged to get involved in generating ideas for Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 12th August 2016
Creative people and Scottish cultural groups are being urged to get involved and help shape Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021!

The Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone this Saturday

Last Updated: 10th August 2016
Heed the siren’s call and head to Johnstone this Saturday for the town’s popular Fire Engine Rally!

Renfrew business makes the cut for VIBES final

Last Updated: 5th August 2016
Renfrew based Doosan Babcock has been shortlisted for this year’s VIBES Awards.

Performances are piping hot at Paisley Championships

Last Updated: 24th July 2016
Paisley was alive with the sound of pipes and drums on Saturday (23 July) as it hosted the Pipe Band Championships.

Renfrewshire cultural groups, performers and charities urged not to miss out

Last Updated: 21st July 2016
Cultural groups, performers and charities are being encouraged to submit their applications to the Culture, Heritage and Events Fund!

Ticket sales are on a Spree as Justin Currie gig sells out

Last Updated: 18th July 2016
Tickets are selling fast for The Spree, with briefs for the annual festival’s signature show, having already sold out in record time.

Paisley Pattern conquers world...then is launched into space!

Last Updated: 18th July 2016
The Paisley Pattern has already carried the name of its home town around the globe – now it’s going out of this world.

Piping event to bring European and World Champions to Paisley next week

Last Updated: 14th July 2016
Paisley town centre will once again be filled with the skirl of pipes and beat of drums, when the Paisley Pipe Band Championships return!

Tee Off in the Open Championship 2016 in Braehead or Livingston this July

Last Updated: 11th July 2016
Paradise Island Adventure Golf is driving Scots to tee off the summer holidays with a trip to their centres in Braehead or Livingston!

Massive Paisley public art project expected to be roaring success

Last Updated: 8th July 2016
A pride of colourful lions will be the ‘mane’ attraction in Paisley as the town's first-ever public arts trail gets ready to roar into life!

SAMH Tesco Collection Weekend

Last Updated: 7th July 2016
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) are looking for volunteers to help with their Tesco Collection Weekend on October 8th & 9th!

Paisley celebrates its most radical story with two day festival

Last Updated: 3rd July 2016
Thousands helped Paisley celebrate one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – Sma’ Shot Day – with a weekend of history and heritage!

MyStoryMyTown

Last Updated: 1st July 2016
We are joining in on Renfrewshire’s big conversation and we want you to get involved too!

Renfrewshire primary school tees off Summer holidays at Paradise Island

Last Updated: 1st July 2016
Our Lady of Peace Primary School warmed up for the summer holidays on a class trip to Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Soar at intu Braehead!

Sign up and help ACCORD continue to care for Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 1st July 2016
ACCORD Hospice has joined forces with Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall to ask you to sign up to her charity zip slide this September.

Go Ape in Scotland this Summer

Last Updated: 1st July 2016
Take the first step to an adventurous summer in Scotland at Go Ape!

Delve Underneath Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 30th June 2016
Fishamble will bring their Edinburgh Fringe First award winning show, Underneath to Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 7 July!

History comes alive as Paisley celebrates Sma Shot Day

Last Updated: 29th June 2016
Paisley is getting ready for one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – Sma’ Shot Day!

Unique artist design will ring bell for SAY Award winners

Last Updated: 26th June 2016
Some of the biggest stars in Scottish music are heading to Paisley – and will walk away with a prized memento created by a local artist!

Town centre revamp to start as national lottery funding confirmed

Last Updated: 26th June 2016
Plans for a multi-million-pound transformation of Paisley town centre have now cleared the final funding hurdle.

Ferguslie resident urges the community to support memorial football tournament

Last Updated: 24th June 2016
Local Ferguslie resident Paul Cardona is urging the Renfrewshire community to support a memorial tournament for those lost to suicide.

Russell Institute revamp declared spectacular after tour

Last Updated: 24th June 2016
Councillor Mark Macmillan has declared that the Russell Institute will be ‘spectacular’ when it reopens next year!

Admiral Fallow and Justin Currie named among headliners for the Spree 2016 festival

Last Updated: 21st June 2016
The line-up for the Spree festival has been announced – with Admiral Fallow and Justin Currie among the headline attractions!

Sneaky stand up is a solid gold hit

Last Updated: 21st June 2016
Paisley Arts Centre will be the (only!) place to be for breaking comedy routines and hilarious gags on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July!

Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to our Armed Forces

Last Updated: 21st June 2016
Residents from Renfrewshire and Inverclyde gathered to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special service at Paisley Abbey.

Just days to go until Barshaw Gala Day

Last Updated: 16th June 2016
Locals are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s annual events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns this weekend!

Renfrewshire speaks out against LGBT hate crime

Last Updated: 14th June 2016
Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has spoken out against the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

Music Charity marks 20th Birthday with Happy Birthday hit singer Clare Grogan

Last Updated: 12th June 2016
Music charity, Nordoff Robbins Scotland, will celebrate its 20th birthday on Tuesday with Happy Birthday hit singer, Clare Grogan!

The search is on for the best kept gardens in Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 11th June 2016
The search is on once more for some of the best-kept gardens in Renfrewshire!

Renfrew Gala Day is a Scorching Success

Last Updated: 7th June 2016
Over 6000 local residents celebrated the annual Renfrew Gala Day with a Carnival themed event!

Fearless Renfrewshire Provost to zip through the air for charity

Last Updated: 6th June 2016
Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall is seeking fellow daredevil fundraisers to fly through the air with her in her latest charity exploit.

Radical Paisley performances set to bring weaving heritage to life

Last Updated: 6th June 2016
Paisley is set to celebrate its radical links with two unique plays featured in town as part of the town’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations!

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Launches Search for Children Sharing its 10th Birthday

Last Updated: 6th June 2016
Paradise Island Adventure Golf is on the hunt for boys and girls in the west of Scotland who are set to share its 10th birthday on 15th July 2016!

Paisley celebrates royal connections with 700th anniversary of first Stewart king

Last Updated: 31st May 2016
Paisley’s medieval heritage came back to life as the town celebrated 700 years since the first Stewart king was born inside Paisley Abbey!

Paisley Abbey extension proposals to be considered

Last Updated: 20th May 2016
Paisley Abbey could be extended into a major international tourist attraction if proposals for a fourth cloister and visitor centre get the go-ahead.

Paisley to welcome record entry for British Championships

Last Updated: 18th May 2016
Paisley is set to welcome a tartan army at the weekend when a record entry of up to 4,000 pipers and drummers descends on the town!

Show of support as For Paisley 2021 campaign launches

Last Updated: 12th May 2016
Now's your chance to share what you love about Paisley and fly the flag for the Paisley 2021 culture bid!

Imaginate Childrens Festival to come to Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 12th May 2016
Imaginate - Edinburgh's international children's festival brings dance performance Go Get 'Em Kid to Paisley Arts Centre!

Local quest to complete Paisley feature film

Last Updated: 10th May 2016
Local filmakers' are on the hunt for unknown actress in a bid to complete a film that was first started in the 1960s.

Paisley to mark 75 years anniversary of Woodside WWII bomb blast

Last Updated: 5th May 2016
Paisley’s worst wartime disaster will be commemorated with a special service of remembrance as it reaches its 75th anniversary.

The Heb: Race On The Edge

Last Updated: 3rd May 2016
Durty Events brings The Heb, a stunning new adventure challenge, to the Hebrides this September!

RAMH Arran Bike & Hike

Last Updated: 3rd May 2016
Challenge yourself during an exciting weekend on Arran, while supporting local people recovering from mental ill health.

Call for entries for Street Stuff 5 a side festival!

Last Updated: 30th April 2016
The call is out for entries for the 6th annual Street Stuff Football Festival which will take place at St Mirren’s Paisley 2021 Stadium on May 3rd!

Town Hall event will highlight Culture Bid opportunities across Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 30th April 2016
Join RCPP at Paisley Town Hall and find out how Renfrewshire's communities can benefit from the Paisley 2021 bid!

Russell Institute all wrapped up for Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 29th April 2016
One of Paisley’s most iconic buildings has been all wrapped up in a gigantic show of support for the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid.

Fundraisers to swing into action for charity

Last Updated: 26th April 2016
Keen golfers will club together this weekend to raise money in support of Renfrewshire’s Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) group.

Culinary carnival puts Paisley on the map as global food heaven

Last Updated: 26th April 2016
Thousands of food-lovers descended on Paisley as the town held its tastiest food and drink extravaganza yet!

Search is on to find Green Business Champions

Last Updated: 26th April 2016
Companies in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to enter the search for Scotland’s best green businesses!

Paisley set for food heaven as thousands expected at global food fest

Last Updated: 20th April 2016
Paisley is gearing up for its tastiest food and drink extravaganza yet with a global menu of street foods and taste sensations.

Businesses throughout Scotland invited to get green vision at Vibes event

Last Updated: 16th April 2016
Scotland’s businesses are invited to pick up ideas from environmental champions at a special series of free events!

High flying Warriors keep their boots on the ground

Last Updated: 15th April 2016
Glasgow stars call on Warrior Nation to take part in this year's Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk!

Johnstone cyclists are kitted out for Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 8th April 2016
A successful Renfrewshire cycling club are set to fly the flag for Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 across the whole country.

St Vincents is Strictly Fabulous

Last Updated: 5th April 2016
A group of twinkle-toed volunteers have raised almost £35,000 for local Hospice care by taking part in St Vincent’s Hospice Strictly Come Prancing!

New Exhibition opening at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 1st April 2016
Scenes of Scottish History set in a Graphic Novel Style - New Exhibition Opening at Paisley Museum!

Mission Discovery blasts off for third year

Last Updated: 13th March 2016
Plans have been launched for a pioneering space school which is coming to Renfrewshire for the third time this summer.

InCube Competition

Last Updated: 13th March 2016
InCube Renfrewshire have launched a competition for entrepreneurs to win a package to help them grow or launch their own creative retail business.

New Play Stowaway Coming to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
Stowaway is the new show from the 'bright young things of British Theatre' catch it at Paisley Arts Centre!

Live life adventurously this Easter at Go Ape

Last Updated: 10th March 2016
Outdoor forest adventure company Go Ape is urging Scots to escape from winter hibernation and live life to the full this Easter!

High Street unit is preferred site for new Paisley library

Last Updated: 9th March 2016
Paisley’s lending library could be moving to a new and improved home at the heart of the town’s High Street.

New play 30:60:80 Comes to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 4th March 2016
A new autobiographical performance by Glasgow-based artist Amy Conway, is coming to Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 8 March.

Courtney Pine performs Song (the ballad book) with Zoe Rahman at Beacon Arts Centre

Last Updated: 4th March 2016
Courtney Pine will perform Song (the ballad book) with Zoe Rahman at Beacon Arts Centre on April 17th!

Mum is the word at ProLife this Sunday

Last Updated: 4th March 2016
Pro-Life Fitness Centre are celebrating Mother's Day in style this Sunday!

Fairtrade Fortnight swings into action

Last Updated: 3rd March 2016
Over 60 campaigners made a song and dance of Fair Trade to mark the beginning of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Fortnight.

Building restoration scheme celebrated at completion event

Last Updated: 3rd March 2016
Paisley residents helped celebrate the end of a £3.5m project which has transformed part of Paisley town centre at the weekend.

Culture community at the heart of Paisley bid

Last Updated: 22nd February 2016
Culture champions & event organisers showed their support for Paisley’s City of Culture 2021 bid as the town celebrated its first 2021 weekend!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 fast approaching

Last Updated: 18th February 2016
Renfrewshire’s schools and communities are gearing up for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight!

Inspired Family and Youth Arts Festival and Inspired Exhibition Launches in Paisley

Last Updated: 14th February 2016
Renfrewshire Leisure has launched the Inspired Family and Youth Arts Festival; their first ever cultural festival for children and young people!

Groups invited to bid for UK City of Culture fund

Last Updated: 14th February 2016
Arts groups across Renfrewshire are being invited to bid for a share of the £500k UK City of Culture fund!

Springfest 2016

Last Updated: 11th February 2016
Over 100 food & drink producers and suppliers will set up their stands on the stunning banks of Loch Lomond at Springfest 2016!

Electric glen gets off to a brilliant start

Last Updated: 7th February 2016
One of Scotland’s best loved parks, Rouken Glen, has switched on its spectacular Electric Glen lighting festival!

Singer songwriter Carol Laula Returns to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 7th February 2016
Paisley’s own Carol Laula makes a welcome return to her hometown when she performs part of her latest tour on 13 February at Paisley Arts Centre!

The Real Ceilidh Interactive Experience

Last Updated: 3rd February 2016
Visitors to Scotland can grab their partners for a virtual spin around the dance floor in a new immersive ceilidh experience created by VisitScotland!

Community food sharing project Meal Makers arrives in Renfrewshire!

Last Updated: 29th January 2016
Meal Makers, the project that connects communities through food, has arrived in Renfrewshire and they are on the lookout for new volunteers.

Get Switched on at Paisley Museums New Exhibition

Last Updated: 29th January 2016
From the microscopic to the astronomic, Light Fantastic embarks on a journey of discovery into the illuminating world of light.

Somme Observed Community Knitting Project (SOCK)

Last Updated: 28th January 2016
Calling all Knitters & crocheters... the Somme Observed Community Knitting Project need your help!

Thousands turn out as Monte Carlo Classic Rally leaves Paisley

Last Updated: 27th January 2016
Thousands of people went car crazy tonight as vintage vehicles took over Paisley for the only UK start leg of the Monte Carlo Classic Rally!

Join Team Erskine!

Last Updated: 27th January 2016
Challenge your limits, join Team Erskine and raise vital funds for our veterans whilst having an unforgettable experience in 2016!

Paisley Pattern stars in spectacular fashion show

Last Updated: 23rd January 2016
The Paisley Pattern was the star of the show during a cross-cultural fashion extravaganza featuring students from India & their Scottish counterparts!

Appetising offers for Electric Glen festival goers

Last Updated: 19th January 2016
The Electric Glen team has put together an appetising range of dining out offers for anyone with a ticket to the 2016 lighting festival!

See Snow White at the Glasgow Kings for a tenner!

Last Updated: 5th January 2016
Catch one of the last performances of Snow White at the Glasgow King's for a tenner!

COMPETITON: Win tickets to the Moscow State Circus!

Last Updated: 3rd January 2016
The Moscow State Circus comes to intu Braehead Arena in January and we've got tickets up for grabs!

Christmas Gift to Hospice

Last Updated: 22nd December 2015
This year Christmas Day at St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood will be provided courtesy of the Angels.

Charlene receives early Christmas present

Last Updated: 20th December 2015
Local choir leader, Charlene Gordon, is named winner in IceLolly.com's Holiday Heroes Contest!

Boost for facilities across Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 20th December 2015
Community facilities across Renfrewshire are set to benefit from a £3million boost.

Renfrewshire Business Champion unveiled at 2015 VIBES Awards

Last Updated: 10th December 2015
Renfrewshire Business Taylor Wimpey West Scotland named as Business Champion at the 2015 VIBES Awards!

Construction gets under way on Russell Institute

Last Updated: 4th December 2015
Work has now started to bring one of the jewels in Paisley’s architectural crown back into use – and bring almost 80 new office jobs into the town

Beacon Arts Centre Gearing Up for a Magical Panto Season

Last Updated: 23rd November 2015
With the wintery weather kicking in thoughts are turning to the festive season and one of the greatest festive traditions of them all – panto!

Renfrewshire residents to march against violence

Last Updated: 20th November 2015
Campaigners are set to march through the streets of Paisley next week as part of an international campaign to eliminate violence towards women.

Local choir leader Charlene in the running for place in the sun!

Last Updated: 20th November 2015
Paisley mother of two named as finalist in Icelolly.com's Holiday Heroes Contest!

Paisley gets behind 2021 culture bid

Last Updated: 16th November 2015
Backing for Paisley to be UK City of Culture 2021 has poured in after the town launched its bid in the historic surroundings of Paisley Abbey.

Celebrate Scotlands national day your way!

Last Updated: 16th November 2015
Celebrate Scotland's national day with the largest ever St Andrew’s Day events programme for 2015!

Residents urged to get behind UK City of Culture bid

Last Updated: 3rd November 2015
Residents are being asked to don Paisley’s famous Paisley Pattern design when the unwraps its bid for UK City of Culture 2021 on November 14th!

Bringing Broadway and the West End Stage to Paisley

Last Updated: 3rd November 2015
Mad 4 Musicals will bring all the glitz and glamour of Broadway and the West End stage to Paisley Town Hall on 12 November!

Paisley Fireworks gets ready for sky high spectacle

Last Updated: 3rd November 2015
Paisley Fireworks Spectacular is back with a phenomenal pop-tastic fireworks display in the town centre on Saturday 7 November!

Thousands have ghoulishly good fun at Paisley Halloween Festival

Last Updated: 2nd November 2015
Paisley’s Halloween Festival was ghoulishly good fun for over 30,000 people who came out to the town centre for a spooktacular show!

PlayTalkRead visit to Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 23rd October 2015
The PlayTalkRead roadshow is set to come to Renfrewshire from Monday 23rd November – Friday 4th December 2015!

Belgian set to do the Monte from Paisley in a London taxi!

Last Updated: 23rd October 2015
A Belgian driver is set to travel all the way from Paisley to Monaco in the 2016 Monte Carlo Classic Rally behind the wheel of a London taxi.

Electric Glen lighting festival is back with tickets on sale now

Last Updated: 16th October 2015
Tickets to Electric Glen, the must-see event of winter 2016 are on sale now!

Campaign supporters paint the town red

Last Updated: 14th October 2015
Renfrewshire’s men donned high heels and walked the length of Paisley High Street to support the ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ campaign.

New Play Based on the Life of Sir Hector MacDonald at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 10th October 2015
An intriguing new play, Hector, comes to Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 23 October!

WW1 Drama, The Box, Comes to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 10th October 2015
Coming soon to Paisley Arts Centre is the true and extraordinary tale of a very special box, a rediscovered First World War time capsule.

X Factor winner Ben Haenow to headline Paisley Xmas event

Last Updated: 8th October 2015
Reigning X Factor champion Ben Haenow is on his way to Paisley to perform at the town’s annual Christmas Lights extravaganza!

Volunteers sought to serve up tasty new play

Last Updated: 3rd October 2015
Artist and performer Donna Rutherford is looking for volunteers to help ‘serve up’ her new show Broth at Paisley Arts Centre!

Musician Mike Vass Brings Show to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 3rd October 2015
Award-winning musician Mike Vass is bringing his remarkable show In the Wake of Neil Gunn to Paisley!

Full kids programme during October as part of the Spree festival

Last Updated: 1st October 2015
A full programme of children’s events are planned this half term as part of Paisley’s Spree festival!

Scottish History Stories for Children at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 1st October 2015
A contemporary take on Scotland’s history, written specifically for children will be performed at Paisley Arts Centre!

Reppe brings puppet magic to Paisley

Last Updated: 28th September 2015
Shona Reppe will bring her puppet magic to Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 3 October!

Liz Lochhead Play At Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 28th September 2015
A sparkling contemporary sex comedy by celebrated poet and playwright Liz Lochhead will be performed in Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 6 October!

Woodland project on path to success

Last Updated: 28th September 2015
Locals who enjoy a walk in the woods got some welcome news this week from a special volunteer project.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the World Gymnastics Championships 2015

Last Updated: 24th September 2015
The greatest gymnastics event on Earth is coming to Scotland and we've got tickets up for grabs!

Marine Conservation talk at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 24th September 2015
Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn/winter programme of evening talks on October 1st!

Scottish Opera Bring Childrens Show to Johnstone Town Hall

Last Updated: 10th September 2015
Scottish Opera’s interactive hit show for 3-4 year olds returns, with a first performance at the new award-winning Johnstone Town Hall!

Your chance to join bill at this years Spree festival

Last Updated: 9th September 2015
Talented acts from Renfrewshire and beyond are getting the chance to appear on the bill at this year’s Spree festival.

Thousands get into buildings for Renfrewshire Doors Open Days

Last Updated: 7th September 2015
Thousands of residents from Renfrewshire and beyond were getting into buildings at the weekend during the area’s annual Doors Open Days.

Johnstone mum plans for special memorial space

Last Updated: 7th September 2015
Bereaved Johnstone mum Kate Sharkey is forging ahead with plans to create a special memorial space in the town.

Comedian Scott Gibson Brings Debut Solo Show to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 4th September 2015
Scott Gibson, the compere for a Buddy Good Laugh and the founder of Dead Sheep Comedy, brings his debut solo show to Paisley!

Seedhill public information programme

Last Updated: 4th September 2015
Renfrewshire Council and partners are running a week long public information programme for residents in the Seedhill area.

Girls score with new football programme

Last Updated: 4th September 2015
Talented young female footballers in Renfrewshire have the chance to improve their skills thanks to a new development programme.

Let Me Entertain You! Robbie Williams tribute comes to Paisley

Last Updated: 4th September 2015
For fans of Robbie Williams everywhere, The Robbie Williams Experience is a must-see show!

George Wyllie Film Screening at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 20th August 2015
A film about the highly acclaimed artist, George Wyllie, will be screened at Paisley Arts Centre on 26 August.

William Gallacher mini exhibition

Last Updated: 20th August 2015
Paisley Library Heritage Centre hosts mini-exhibition tribute to Willie Gallacher.

Big crowds turn out as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

Last Updated: 17th August 2015
Hundreds of residents enjoyed getting up close to vintage vehicles when the ever-popular Fire Engine Rally rolled into Johnstone at the weekend.

Extra time for St Mirren exhibition

Last Updated: 17th August 2015
Back of the Net: A Fan’s View of St Mirren FC has been extended and will now run until 1 November 2015!

All aboard for the Great British Wheres Wally Hunt

Last Updated: 22nd July 2015
Virgin Trains has launched a nationwide “Where’s Wally? Hunt” and is challenging families to find the much-loved character!

Idlewild named among headliners for the Spree 2015 festival

Last Updated: 22nd July 2015
A one-off collaboration between Scottish indie-rockers Idlewild and the RSNO has been announced as headliners of this years Spree Festival!

Tee up for St Vincents Hospice

Last Updated: 18th July 2015
St Vincent’s Hospice is challenging golfers in Renfrewshire to tee up and show their support for local hospice care

Paisley to host annual Pipe Band Championships

Last Updated: 14th July 2015
The sixth annual Paisley Pipe Band Championships are back on Saturday 18 July between noon and 6pm.

UKs best youth cyclists descend on Paisley

Last Updated: 12th July 2015
UK cycling’s stars of tomorrow served up a full day of high-speed action in Paisley town centre for Britain’s biggest youth bike race this year!

Big crowd turns out for Barshaw Gala Day

Last Updated: 30th June 2015
Thousands of Renfrewshire residents had fun in the sun at the weekend during the ever-popular Barshaw Gala Day!

NASA astronauts help launch the careers of future scientists

Last Updated: 30th June 2015
A team of NASA astronauts and scientists have touched down in Paisley to run a week-long space school!

Last chance for Renfrewshire businesses to get the green vibe

Last Updated: 30th June 2015
The countdown to VIBES Awards deadline begins with Renfrewshire businesses encouraged to enter before the July 13th deadline.

Complete a Walk of Hope in aid of HD Scotland

Last Updated: 29th June 2015
Make a difference to families affected with Huntington’s disease and take part in a 'Walk of Hope'!

Race is on to find skydive heroes

Last Updated: 28th June 2015
Time is running out for big-hearted and courageous people to sign up to a sky-high charity feat!

Upgraded Lochwinnoch footpath reopens

Last Updated: 4th June 2015
A footpath linking the village of Lochwinnoch to its railway station and the nearby RSPB nature reserve has been reopened after extensive improvements

Street Velodrome pop up cycle racetrack brings big crowd

Last Updated: 2nd June 2015
A giant crowd of bike fans enjoyed high-speed racing thrills at the weekend when the world’s only pop-up track-racing event came to Paisley!

Early birds urged to sign up now for Paisley road race

Last Updated: 2nd June 2015
Race organisers Renfrewshire Council are urging runners to sign up now for this year’s Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run.

Volunteers needed for historic Sma Shot parade

Last Updated: 1st June 2015
Paisley’s annual summer celebration of the town’s unique weaving history will be bigger and better this year – and you can take centre stage!

Parents and carers invited to Child Safety Week roadshows

Last Updated: 1st June 2015
Parents and carers are being invited to a series of roadshows designed to help them choose child friendly products and keep their kids safe!

Worlds only pop up race track on way back to Paisley

Last Updated: 27th May 2015
Cycling fans are gearing up for a treat when the world’s only pop-up track racing event returns to Paisley as part of a day-long festival of sport!

New venue plans take step forward with cash boost

Last Updated: 25th May 2015
Ambitious plans for a community-led theatre and cinema development in Paisley town centre have taken another step forward!

VIBES on the hunt for the best green businesses in Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 15th May 2015
Applications are now open for the 16th annual VIBES Awards and businesses throughout Renfrewshire are encouraged to enter!

Glasgow attractions join Scotlands Festival of Museums

Last Updated: 15th May 2015
Museums and galleries across Scotland are getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums!

Football festival scores with Renfrewshire kids

Last Updated: 14th May 2015
300 young people from across Renfrewshire scored this week with a football festival at St Mirren Park.

Illuminating activities at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 12th May 2015
Paisley Museum will once again be taking part in the nationwide Museums at Night event with an evening of light-themed activities for all the family!

Whats in in May at RSPB Lochwinnoch

Last Updated: 30th April 2015
Read all about the latest news and upcoming events at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve!

Food festival dishes out a sun soaked sensation

Last Updated: 28th April 2015
The first-ever Paisley Food Festival saw a crowd of thousands serve up a sun-soaked feast of music, markets and munchies on Saturday.

Scottish Huntingtons Association Volunteer Fundraising Role

Last Updated: 23rd April 2015
The Scottish Huntington's Association are looking for Fundraising Volunteers to join a new and exciting national fundraising network!

Barrowland Ballet Return to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 23rd April 2015
A new production from Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballet dance company, will be performed at Paisley Arts Centre next month.

Food festival served up alongside beer bash

Last Updated: 21st April 2015
Paisley is gearing up for a taste sensation when the town’s first-ever food festival is served up alongside the ever-popular Paisley Beer Festival!

Journey into the unknown ahead of new play, Last Dream (On Earth)

Last Updated: 2nd April 2015
Theatre performance Last Dream (On Earth) will take to the stage at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 11 April!

Kids get on board the Skoobmobile

Last Updated: 27th March 2015
A new mobile library service will make it easier for children to read, play and learn in their local area!

Street Stuff offers Easter football fun

Last Updated: 27th March 2015
Young footballers will get the chance to show their skills at the St Mirren first team training ground this Easter!

Nostalgic theatre tale takes a trip doon the watter

Last Updated: 27th March 2015
Butterfly Kiss, created by Fair Pley Theatre is off on tour for the second year running, stopping at Paisley Arts Centre!

Orchestra to take over Paisley for one off gig

Last Updated: 26th March 2015
Youngsters will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plan & perform a spectacular concert in Paisley alongside some of the country’s finest musicians!

Grand Fountain nominated for prestigious UK award

Last Updated: 23rd March 2015
The project to restore Paisley’s A-listed Grand Fountain to its former glory is nominated for a prestigious national award!

Paisley Beer Festival is back... with a difference

Last Updated: 22nd March 2015
Paisley's ever-popular beer festival is back for another outing – and this year it’s being served up with a side order of food!

First look inside Johnstone Town Hall as building set to open

Last Updated: 17th March 2015
Johnstone residents will this week be able to see inside their new £14.5m town hall when the building opens to the public for the first time!

Exhibition of Contemporary Artworks at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 16th March 2015
Craft Generation, a touring exhibition from Fife Contemporary Art & Craft will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 21 March!

Watch a rare astronomical event through the telescopes at Coats Observatory

Last Updated: 13th March 2015
At Coats Observatory there will be four telescopes dedicated to watching the solar eclipse on March 20th!

Top Jazz Musicians Perform at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 10th March 2015
Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists team up to bring you a beautiful and imaginative live performance at Paisley Arts Centre!

A Tale of Secrets, Storytelling and Sibling Rivalry at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 6th March 2015
Writer and performer, Mark Kydd brings his heartfelt play, There Were Two Brothers to Paisley Arts Centre on 14 March!

Sweet things hit the spot in Renfrewshire Fairtrade Bake Off

Last Updated: 3rd March 2015
Hundreds were sweet for the Fairtrade Bake Off as they packed into Paisley Town Hall to watch Helen McLaughlin, from Paisley crowned the winner!

Reserved for Nature

Last Updated: 3rd March 2015
Paisley Natural History Society is continues its spring 2015 programme of evening talks this Thursday!

Paisley Museum inspires childrens art at annual exhibition

Last Updated: 25th February 2015
The annual children’s art exhibition Inspired opens at Paisley Museum this week, showcasing the very best creative talent from Renfrewshire schools!

Glasgow Film Festival Comes to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 23rd February 2015
Paisley Arts centre continues its partnership with Glasgow Film Festival this year, with two film screenings!

Paisley Lions Plan 40th Birthday Party

Last Updated: 22nd February 2015
A former fan of the ill-fated Paisley speedway team is hoping to re-unite fans and riders in a unique event!

Council Leader gets aboard The Food Train

Last Updated: 17th February 2015
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan has been doing his bit to help a local charity that provides a shopping service with a difference.

A magical, musical adventure is on its way to Paisley!

Last Updated: 5th February 2015
Coming to Paisley Arts Centre on 12 February, The Pine Tree, Poggle and Me is a funny, delightful and brand new theatre piece for young children!

Renfrewshire tots get on board PlayTalkRead bus

Last Updated: 4th February 2015
Young children hopped on board the PlayTalkRead bus for fun and learning as it toured towns and villages across Renfrewshire!

Russell Institute reaches major milestone

Last Updated: 4th February 2015
Plans to bring one of Paisley’s architectural treasures back to life have reached a major milestone!

Renfrew residents to have their say on Remembrance service

Last Updated: 1st February 2015
Renfrew residents are being given a chance to have their say on the annual Remembrance Service event.

Your view of St Mirren Football Club

Last Updated: 1st February 2015
This summer, Paisley Museum will host an exhibition about St Mirren Football Club, and is looking to you, the fans for help!

Renfrewshire will rise to the Fairtrade Bake Off challenge

Last Updated: 28th January 2015
Renfrewshire residents are being urged to don their aprons and get baking for Fairtrade Fortnight!

Excitement building ahead of Monte Carlo Classic Rally return

Last Updated: 26th January 2015
Excitement is building as one of world motorsport's most glamorous events returns to Paisley this week...

Paisley Pirates v Kilmarnock Storm preview

Last Updated: 21st January 2015
Paisley Pirates return to Scottish National Ice Hockey League action this Sunday at Braehead Arena!

Have your say on Renfrewshires cultural strategy

Last Updated: 21st January 2015
Members of Renfrewshire’s creative scene are being encouraged to have their say on the future strategy for culture services in the area.

Exhibition of Early 1980s Rock Band Images opens at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 18th January 2015
A fascinating exhibition capturing images of the Scottish post-punk scene has opened at Paisley Museum.

Renfrewshire pubs and clubs recognised as best bar none!

Last Updated: 16th January 2015
20 local pubs, clubs and bars are celebrating after being recognised as the ‘best bar none’ in Renfrewshire.

Tickets still available for The Electric Gardens

Last Updated: 7th January 2015
The Electric Gardens, a spectacular light and sound experience is coming to the Botanic Gardens in two weeks time!

Grant scheme is changing the face of town centre

Last Updated: 19th December 2014
A £3.5m council project to transform a historic area of Paisley is literally changing the face of a town centre street by revamping its shopfronts.

Monte Carlo Challenge for Glasgow Games Gold Medalist

Last Updated: 18th December 2014
Glasgow 2014 Judo Gold Medalist Chris Sherrington is gearing up for a fresh career challenge- the world famous Monte Carlo Classic Rally!

Book Week Scotland is a big hit in Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 7th December 2014
After a busy week of exciting events, it’s clear that Book Week Scotland was a big success in Renfrewshire.

Men to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Last Updated: 6th December 2014
A group of men are set to totter down Paisley High Street wearing red high-heeled shoes - in an eye-catching bid to raise awareness of sexual violence

Tinsel Walk to raise festive spirit

Last Updated: 4th December 2014
Locals looking to get into the festive spirit should head to Lochwinnoch on Wednesday 10 December for the annual Tinsel Walk!

Europes largest freestyle jumping arena opens in East Kilbride

Last Updated: 2nd December 2014
Air Space, Scotland's first indoor trampoline park, has officially opened, bringing the worldwide trampolining buzz to South Lanarkshire!

Town could get new theatre and cinema for City of Culture bid

Last Updated: 1st December 2014
Paisley could be in line for a new theatre and cinema as part of ambitious plans connected to the proposed bid for UK City of Culture 2021!

Bereaved residents invited to support groups open evening

Last Updated: 1st December 2014
Residents who have lost loved ones to suicide have been invited to an open evening by local support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide.

Hundreds turnout to support Renfrewshires first Reclaim the Night Procession

Last Updated: 27th November 2014
Hundreds of Renfrewshire residents turned out to a special procession and echo the international call to end to violence against women.

Buy a Christmas Tree and help local families in crisis

Last Updated: 25th November 2014
Caring Christmas Trees is a unique opportunity to help families in crisis across Greater Glasgow this Christmas!

Renfrew lights up during Christmas Switch On

Last Updated: 24th November 2014
Festivities and fireworks helped light up Renfrew at the weekend when the town's Christmas lights were turned on.

Renfrew gets set for Christmas switch on!

Last Updated: 18th November 2014
Renfrew residents are looking forward to some festive fun when the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-on takes place on Saturday!

COMPETITION: Win a Rakuten Goodie Bag!

Last Updated: 18th November 2014
To celebrate the Rakuten SUPERBAG landing in Glasgow we're giving away 2 fab goodie bags worth £70!

New lease of life for one of towns architectural treasures

Last Updated: 12th November 2014
The project to restore Paisley’s iconic Russell Institute has reached a major milestone!

Improved access at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 12th November 2014
Visitors can now enjoy better access to one of Paisley's most famous attractions!

Crowds pack town hall for showcase event

Last Updated: 11th November 2014
Hundreds of Renfrewshire residents enjoyed a community event with a difference at Paisley Town Hall.

Union J set to lead Paisley Christmas party

Last Updated: 11th November 2014
Paisley is gearing up for a fantastic party when chart-topping boyband Union J lead the bill at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On!

Celebrate Scotlands national day on your doorstep this November

Last Updated: 11th November 2014
Scots encouraged to enjoy a St Andrews Day Out with largest ever programme of events on offer!

Paisley in international spotlight as Monte Carlo Rally returns

Last Updated: 7th November 2014
Paisley is getting set to shine in the international spotlight once again when the Monte Carlo Classic Rally returns to the town!

Halloween Festival is well attended spooktacular

Last Updated: 3rd November 2014
Paisley's Halloween festival delivered a sensational spooktacular on Friday evening!

Bake it for the Beatson

Last Updated: 3rd November 2014
Beatson Cancer Charity is calling on people all over Scotland to help beat cancer by digging out their pinnies and rolling pins and get baking!

Top youth cycle race on way to Paisley

Last Updated: 30th October 2014
Renfrewshire is gearing up for another summer of sport after it was announced that the area will host a prestigious UK-wide youth cycling race.

Paisley Fireworks show gets ready for blast off!

Last Updated: 29th October 2014
Paisley is gearing up for an intergalactic extravaganza when the area’s annual fireworks display takes place on Saturday 1 November!

Halloween festival will be Friday night fright night

Last Updated: 29th October 2014
Paisley is gearing up for a visual spectacular of light and dark when the town’s first-ever Halloween Festival takes place this Friday!

Trampoline park set to spring into action

Last Updated: 29th October 2014
Scotland's first indoor trampoline park, Air Space, is set to bounce into action in South Lanarkshire this winter!

Provosts Community Awards 2015 open

Last Updated: 25th October 2014
Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall is calling on local people to put forward their nominations to the Provost Community Awards.

Halloween Performances at Paisley Arts Centre and Town Hall

Last Updated: 23rd October 2014
Celebrating all things spooky in the lead up to Halloween, Renfrewshire Arts & Museums have programmed three performances sure to chill to the bone!

SHA need donations for Annual Conference

Last Updated: 23rd October 2014
Paisley's national charity the Scottish Huntington's Association are on the lookout for raffle and tombola donations!

Stunning Abbey show helps top off successful Spree

Last Updated: 22nd October 2014
Paisley's Spree festival closed at the weekend after a nine-day arts extravaganza!

Award winning jazz musicians join Lorna Reid at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 18th October 2014
Kick back for Lorna Reid’s Lounge Session featuring an award-winning line up of jazz musicians at Paisley Arts Centre!

Read All About Book Week Scotland 2014

Last Updated: 13th October 2014
The full programme for, Book Week Scotland, Scotland's third national celebration of books and reading has been announced!

MTV EMA tickets go on sale via public ballot

Last Updated: 8th October 2014
MTV has revealed how fans can be part of the highly anticipated EMA show which will be broadcast at 9pm (UK) on Sunday 9 November from the SSE Hydro!

Win Tickets for Paisley Pirates v Belfast Giants!

Last Updated: 6th October 2014
Win a pair of tickets to Paisley Pirates v Belfast Giants on October 11th at intu Braehead Arena!

Keep the kids entertained at The Spree

Last Updated: 4th October 2014
Paisley's Spree festival is back – meaning parents have loads to choose from to keep kids entertained during the October school break!

LEGO Animation Workshops at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 3rd October 2014
For anyone looking for ways to entertain the kids this October break – look no further than our LEGO Animation Creative Camp at Paisley Museum!

Lulo Reinhardt at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 1st October 2014
The Grand-nephew of jazz legend, Django Reinhardt, is set to play live in Paisley this weekend!

Birds and bees talk at Renfrewshire Libraries

Last Updated: 1st October 2014
Parents are invited to come along to special information sessions to find out more on talking to their children about growing up and relationships.

Remembering the good old days of Glasgow variety theatre

Last Updated: 1st October 2014
Members of the Scottish Theatre Archive "On Stage" project would like you to join them in a journey of reminiscence.

Double bill of hip hop theatre at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 25th September 2014
An exciting performance of hip hop theatre will take place at Paisley Arts Centre next month.

Skoobs to brighten up Renfrewshire libraries

Last Updated: 23rd September 2014
The Skoobs, a group of playful monsters, will brighten up Renfrewshire libraries in a bid to get more kids to join their local library!

Enjoy a fun night in

Last Updated: 19th September 2014
Join other fundraisers during the month of October and organise a Fun Night In in aid of the Scottish Huntington's Association!

Roller rink to open in Glasgow

Last Updated: 19th September 2014
RollerStop have unveiled exciting plans to open a permanent roller skating rink in Glasgow!

Paisley Natural History Society Talk at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 16th September 2014
Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks on the 2nd of October!

Tickets for Brick Wonders LEGO exhibition at Paisley Museum now on sale

Last Updated: 15th September 2014
Tickets for Brick Wonders, an exhibition of the ancient, modern and natural wonders of the world in LEGO are now on sale!

King Creosote, Roddy Hart and Dougie MacLean to play the Spree Festival

Last Updated: 27th August 2014
A host of big-name music and comedy acts are on their way to Paisley this October, as part of the annual Spree festival!

Salmon fishing a great catch for Renfrew residents

Last Updated: 27th August 2014
38 Renfrew residents joined Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall in an historic trip down the Clyde to preserve the town’s fishing rights on the river

David Haymans new show highlights Indy dilemma for those on the left

Last Updated: 26th August 2014
Scottish Actor and Director, David Hayman is bringing his new show on the Independence Referendum to Renfrewshire.

UK Clean Up Day

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
This year Let's do it! UK are organising the UK's first nationwide clean up day!

Warm welcome for return of Grand Fountain

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
One of the jewels in Paisley’s architectural crown is back and looking better than ever after a year-long restoration project.

Fire Engine Rally is success in new home

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
A crowd of thousands saw vintage vehicles from through the ages when the ever-popular Fire Engine Rally made its first appearance in a new home!

Popular Paisley road race on pace for personal best

Last Updated: 21st August 2014
Paisley's popular 10k Road Race and Fun Run looks set to be bigger than ever as race organisers remain on pace for a record number of entries!

Win Tickets to The CRUISE Show!

Last Updated: 11th August 2014
Win a pair of tickets to The CRUISE Show at the SECC, Europe's leading event for discovering a world of voyages!

Win tickets for Capercaillie at Magners Summer Nights Festival

Last Updated: 5th August 2014
Win a pair of tickets to see legendary band Capercaillie at Kelvingrove Bandstand as part of the Magners Summer Nights Festival!

Youngsters first time flying in wing walking display

Last Updated: 31st July 2014
A brave youngster’s first time in the air will see her strapped to the outside of a plane!

Walk of Hope for Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 31st July 2014
Renfrewshire's national charity, the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), is appealing for people to organise a Walk of Hope to raise funds.

Renfrewshire set to host top youth football festivals

Last Updated: 31st July 2014
Renfrewshire is set to host two major youth football tournaments as Scotland’s summer of sport continues!

Conor gets on his marks for Paisley 10k

Last Updated: 30th July 2014
Young Renfrewshire runner Conor Thomson is setting the pace for this year’s edition of the Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run.

Food Train needs more boxes!

Last Updated: 30th July 2014
Local charity Food Train are aiming to raise £1,000 to buy 200 new boxes by the 15th August on Indiegogo!

Renfrew residents to join in historic salmon fishing trip

Last Updated: 29th July 2014
Renfrew residents are being urged to join Provost Anne Hall in a historic trip down the Clyde to preserve the town's fishing rights on the river.

Cycling thrillseekers turn out for Street Velodrome

Last Updated: 29th July 2014
Paisley played host to a day of adrenaline-pumping cycling action when the world's only pop-up track cycle race event landed

Paisley and Buddie meet competition winner

Last Updated: 23rd July 2014
Two of Renfrewshire’s newest residents, donkeys Paisley and Buddie now settling in at Barshaw Park, had an extra-special visitor this week.

Pipe band contest is drum thing special

Last Updated: 22nd July 2014
Some of the top pipe bands in Scotland took to the street of Paisley on Saturday for the fifth annual installment of the Paisley Pipe Band Competition

Tens of thousands watch as baton relay wows Renfrewshire

Last Updated: 19th July 2014
Residents got into the Commonwealth spirit when the Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in the area for a sensational day of sport, sunshine and spectacle!

Paisley gears up for Highland fling with pipe band competition

Last Updated: 15th July 2014
Paisley residents will this weekend be able to enjoy the sight, sound and spectacle of some of the top pipe bands from throughout Scotland and beyond!

Festival of fun planned for Queens Baton Relay

Last Updated: 15th July 2014
The countdown is on until the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Renfrewshire – with a full-day festival of fun planned!

Sma Shot Day kicks off summer events programme

Last Updated: 7th July 2014
Renfrewshire residents enjoyed family fun at the weekend when Sma’ Shot Day kicked off the summer town centre events programme!

Exhibition opens at Paisley Museum as part of nationwide contemporary art festival

Last Updated: 2nd July 2014
A contemporary art exhibition, called Information, will open at Paisley Museum on 11 July as part of the Generation festival.

Countdown is on to Sma Shot Day

Last Updated: 1st July 2014
The first big date in Renfrewshire’s summer town centre events calendar arrives at the weekend with the return of family favourite Sma’ Shot Day!

Commonwealth hero gets on his bike for Paisley cycle event

Last Updated: 1st July 2014
An Olympic and Commonwealth medal-winning cyclist will be the star attraction when the world’s only pop-up track cycle event visits Paisley!

Renfrewshire pays tribute to armed forces

Last Updated: 23rd June 2014
Renfrewshire has once again paid tribute to local servicemen and women as part of national Armed Forces Day.

Wing walking challenge

Last Updated: 13th June 2014
Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall and nineteen big-hearted locals will take to the air for a wing-walking challenge!

Book your place to meet best selling author Patrick Ness

Last Updated: 10th June 2014
Book fans are getting the chance to meet international best-selling author Patrick Ness when he visits intu Braehead!

Holiday Activities at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 10th June 2014
Looking for activities to entertain the kids this summer? Then look no further than Paisley Museum!

Full route for Renfrewshire Queens Baton Relay announced

Last Updated: 10th June 2014
The symbol of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is coming to Renfrewshire – and residents can now find out if it will be passing their front door!

Pop up Velodrome on way to town centre

Last Updated: 9th June 2014
Renfrewshire sports fans can expect some high-speed, high-intensity cycling action in the heart of Paisley thanks to an exciting new event!

A spin class in water... Pool the other one!

Last Updated: 6th June 2014
TAKE one spin bike, put it in the middle of a swimming pool, jump on and start pedalling like mad...

Looking for gardeners for new Sky 1 series

Last Updated: 4th June 2014
The makers of the Great British Garden Revival are looking for green fingered fanatics to take part in a new Sky 1 show!

Folk stars Lau set to perform at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 3rd June 2014
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative bands on the modern folk music scene, LAU will play live at Paisley Town Hall on 22 June.

Barshaw Park plays host to a new theatrical cycling experience

Last Updated: 30th May 2014
Get on your bike for a theatrical cycling experience as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

New line up for monthly comedy show: A Buddy Good Laugh

Last Updated: 24th May 2014
A Buddy Good Laugh, the monthly comedy night created by Renfrewshire Arts & Museums and Dead Sheep Comedy will be back on the 29th of May!

Paisley Museum becomes the Museum of Light to celebrate Museums at Night 2014

Last Updated: 14th May 2014
Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory will be taking part in the annual after-hours celebration of Museums at Night on Saturday 17th of May!

Last call for tickets to jazz favourite, Loretta Reid

Last Updated: 8th May 2014
Returning to Paisley Arts Centre tomorrow (9 May) for the third consecutive year, jazz singer Loretta Reid presents a sparkling new show!

Soak up all the fun of the fair with the Singing Kettle at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 6th May 2014
Join Anya, Kevin and Gary for the Singing Kettle’s latest adventure to the Fantastic Funfair on Sunday 11 May!

Craig Campbells latest tour to stop off at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 23rd April 2014
Internationally acclaimed stand-up and master storyteller Craig Campbell brings his new tour to Paisley Arts Centre!

Dyad Productions presents The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 21st April 2014
'The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe' is a stunning one-woman show revealing the true story behind the legend!

100 Days to Go... 100 Must Sees in Scotland!

Last Updated: 14th April 2014
With 100 days to the XX Commonwealth Games, Visit Scotland announce their 100 'Brilliant Moments' in Scotland!

Rafferty prize winner Michael Cassidy to perform at Paisley Arts Centre as part of Bring It All Home

Last Updated: 11th April 2014
Paisley Arts Centre will play host to singer-songwriters Michael Cassidy and Kathryn Williams on Tuesday 15 April at 7.30pm!

Renfrewshire Council event programme revealed for summer and beyond!

Last Updated: 9th April 2014
Renfrewshire residents can look forward to a festival of fun over the next few months – after the area's events programme has been announced!

Factor 9 at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 8th April 2014
Factor 9, a powerful play set against the backdrop of the contaminated blood products scandal which affected thousands of haemophiliacs in the UK

Renfrewshire pupils receive jazz training from music maestros Brass Jaw

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
Famous for creating energetic and charismatic live performances, Brass Jaw is a four-piece band from Glasgow currently taking the jazz scene by storm.

4 star Stage Award nominated show to appear at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 26th March 2014
After appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe, the humorous, ambitious and universal story, Pirates and Mermaids will be stopping off in Paisley!

RSPB Loch Lomond delivers a Lunchtime Talk at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 20th March 2014
Paisley Museum’s lunchtime talks are continuing this Wednesday, 26th March with an illustrated talk by Paula Baker, Site Manager, RSPB Loch Lomond

Phil Kay set to headline A Buddy Good Laugh

Last Updated: 19th March 2014
The award-winning comedian, Phil Kay will headline the next Buddy Good Laugh gig at Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 27 March!

Fred Morrison at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 15th March 2014
World-renowned piper Fred Morrison is to set off on a solo tour of Scotland, from Paisley to Orkney, this March!

Record breaking attendance to Brick City at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 13th March 2014
Over 50,000 visitors attended the record breaking LEGO exhibition at Paisley Museum!

St Vincents Hospice Arran Challenge

Last Updated: 4th March 2014
Join St Vincent's Hospice exclusive weekend duathlon cycle and trek to support care for local patients and their families!

Ideal gift for Mothers Day: Dorothy Paul at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 4th March 2014
Dorothy Paul, BAFTA winning actress and Scottish showbiz legend will be back at Paisley Town Hall on March 9 with a brand new show!

Alex Horne presents Lies at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 4th March 2014
Cage-fighting Capricorn comedian Alex Horne presents his brand new show, Lies, at Paisley Arts Centre!

Paisley Natural History Society evening talks

Last Updated: 1st March 2014
Paisley Natural History Society is continuing it spring programme of evening talks on the 6th of March!

Lego exhibition extended due to popular demand!

Last Updated: 14th February 2014
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums is delighted to announce the extension of the Brick City exhibition at Paisley Museum!

Feral at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 14th February 2014
Seeing is believing – innovative show combines theatre with live animation and filmmaking!

Glasgow Youth Film Festival visits Paisley

Last Updated: 6th February 2014
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that GYFF will visit Paisley Arts Centre to present a day of free film activities...

Ballet West presents Swan Lake at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 31st January 2014
For one night only, the dancers of Ballet West will perform the classic tale of Swan Lake at Paisley Town Hall on 20 February 2014!

Sony Award winning presenter and comedian kicks off a New Year of laughter

Last Updated: 28th January 2014
Des McLean, the award-winning presenter, actor and stand-up legend will headline Renfrewshire Arts & Museums’ first comedy night of 2014!

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums announces its Spring 2014 arts programme

Last Updated: 16th January 2014
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums is delighted to announce its brand new arts programme for spring 2014!

Coats Observatory Acquires Commemoration Medal

Last Updated: 7th January 2014
Coats Observatory has recently acquired a medal which was struck to commemorate the opening of Coats Observatory in 1883.

The Eastcoast Boys are coming to Paisley Town Hall!

Last Updated: 16th December 2013
Enjoy a fabulous, feel-good, pre-Christmas show at Paisley Town Hall this Saturday hosted by four fantastic singers and a wonderful live band.

Brick Town arrives at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 20th November 2013
The second part of the phenomenally successful ‘Brick City’ exhibition opens at Paisley Museum on 23 November!

Ward Volunteers Needed!

Last Updated: 7th November 2013
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire are urgently looking for friendly, confident volunteers with plenty of life experience...

Sense Scotland Christmas Hat Happenings

Last Updated: 5th November 2013
Just £1 from Christmas Hat Happenings can go towards changing a person's life!

macrobert and Fish & Game present The Polar Bears Go Wild at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 31st October 2013
Two friendly (but slightly naughty) Polar Bears will be appearing at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 2 November!

Comedy with Des Clarke, The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III and Bruce Morton at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 29th October 2013
Des Clark, The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III and Bruce Morton complete hilarious Halloween line-up

Observations on a Colony of Adders, Slow worms and Common Lizards on Loch Lomondside

Last Updated: 29th October 2013
Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks...

Winter Viewing Season begins soon at Coats Observatory

Last Updated: 26th October 2013
Coats Observatory will once again open its doors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the Winter Viewing Season

LEGO exhibition comes to Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 24th October 2013
A must-see exhibition for fans of LEGO young and old comes to Paisley Museum this November!

A true story inspires World War II survival tale

Last Updated: 24th October 2013
Coming to Paisley Arts Centre on 29 Oct, Lifeboat is based on the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings.

Roddy Woomble to perform Listen to Keep tracks live at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 21st October 2013
Don’t miss an intimate live performance from Roddy Woomble on 23 Oct as he performs tracks from his third solo album, Listen to Keep

Thought provoking theatre: Mess is coming to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 16th October 2013
Based on her own experiences of anorexia nervosa this funny and poignant play with songs explores obsession, despair and letting go...

Food Train require local volunteers

Last Updated: 8th October 2013
Food Train, a grocery shopping and delivery service for the over 65 population of Renfrewshire, are looking for volunteers

Paisley Christmas Lights Switch On is set to be even brighter...

Last Updated: 4th October 2013
This year’s Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-on promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with not one, but two headline acts performing!

The Magic of the Beatles

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
The Magic of the Beatles visits Paisley Town Hall with their No. 1 Hits Golden Anniversary Tour

Coats Observatory 130th Anniversary

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
Tuesday 1 October will mark the 130th anniversary of the opening of Coats Observatory!

Paisley Natural History Society Talks at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk on plants!

Scotsman Fringe First winners touring Scotland

Last Updated: 27th September 2013
Award-winning Edinburgh theatre company Nutshell is touring Scotland with Thread by acclaimed Scots writer Jules Horne

No Credit No Problem No Escape: The Collection comes to Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 26th September 2013
Arriving in Paisley on October 1, The Collection is an exciting, edge-of-your-seat theatre performance by Rapture Theatre!

A celebration of Gaelic Heritage and Culture at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 26th September 2013
To coincide with the Royal National Mòd, Paisley Museum presents three exhibitions, collectively titled 'A Celebration of Gaeldom'

If These Spasms Could Speak at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 16th September 2013
Robert Softley gives an outstanding performance in thought-provoking play, ‘If These Spasms Could Speak’

Catch a tiger by the tale!

Last Updated: 14th September 2013
There’s just over one week to go until Barrowland Ballet’s roaring success, Tiger Tale prowls into Paisley Town Hall to delight young dance fans.

Mystery headliner launches new comedy strand A Buddy Good Laugh

Last Updated: 12th September 2013
Laughter, Buddy Guaranteed! Top Scottish comedian to launch Renfrewshire’s latest comedy strand

Participate in a theatre Q&A with The Weegie Board Director, Mary McCluskey

Last Updated: 6th September 2013
Scottish Youth Theatre will be stopping off at Paisley Arts Centre to perform their latest show, The Weegie Board: A West of Scotland Ghost Story

Experience a snaphot of Scotland between the hours of midnight and 4am

Last Updated: 3rd September 2013
Presented by The Arches, ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night’ is an ambitious fusion of film and live performance coming soon to PAC

Sound of Scots: Dick Gaughan at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 29th August 2013
Celebrate Gaeldom mere weeks before the Royal National Mòd arrives in Paisley with an intimate live set from Dick Gaughan

Ipdip Theatre is on cloud nine after Fringe success

Last Updated: 28th August 2013
Ipdip Theatre bring their sell out fringe show 'Head in the Clouds' to Paisley Arts Centre!

Maureen Beatties award winning performance is right at the top of our List

Last Updated: 22nd August 2013
Following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival, The List comes to Paisley Arts Centre!

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums Autumn 2013 Line Up

Last Updated: 15th August 2013
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums is delighted to announce its brand new arts programme for autumn 2013!

Fashion Design and Animation Workshops for children at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 18th July 2013
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums Outreach Team are holding two boredom-busting workshops in the art of both Fashion Design and Animation this summer!

The Rat Pack is Back at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 21st June 2013
Start spreading the news, The Rat Pack is Back...again at Paisley Town Hall!

Wings over the Heather at Paisley Museum

Last Updated: 21st June 2013
Clyde Muirshiel Rangers will be at Paisley Museum to give a talk on Paisley poet and weaver Alexander Wilson

Heidi Talbot closes a fantastic season of folk music at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 16th June 2013
To round off a season of live music at Paisley Arts Centre, award winning singer songwriter Heidi Talbot will be performing tracks from her new album

RockUs Community Choir: Design our logo!

Last Updated: 11th June 2013
RockUs Community Choir are looking for your help to design their vibrant new logo!

A festival for everyone: Refugee Week Scotland

Last Updated: 24th May 2013
Refugee Week Scotland is an exciting programme of events happening across the country to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of refugee issues.

Curtain twitching Mrs Peery takes the lead in hilarious new play at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 18th May 2013
Presented by Paisley favourites The MsFits Theatre Company, new play I Spy Mrs Peery will take to the stage at Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 6 June.

An Evening of Comedy, Cooking and Curry with Hardeep Singh Kohli

Last Updated: 13th May 2013
Following the success of his other live shows, Nearly Naked Chef and Chat Masala, Hardeep Singh Kohli would like to invite you to his brand new show!

Be Silent or Be Killed at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 1st May 2013
Theatre company Right Lines Productions, in association with Eden Court, will be visiting Paisley Arts Centre with their powerful new play!

The Singing Kettle at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 29th April 2013
Meet the new-look Singing Kettle cast for new show, Rumble in the Jungle!

Hotel California at Paisley Town Hall

Last Updated: 22nd April 2013
Paisley Town Hall hosts 100 minutes of pure Eagles nostalgia.

My Little Shadow at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 17th April 2013
Me and My Shadow, My Shadow and I: an innovative show specially designed for kids.

Blueflint at Paisley Arts Centre

Last Updated: 15th April 2013
Calling all folk fans! Walk 500 Miles to see Blueflint, The Proclaimers’ brilliant support act!

Still time to catch a classic on the silver screen!

Last Updated: 8th April 2013
Catch a classic on the silver screen at Paisley Arts Centre!

Celebrate the First Lady of Song with talented Scottish Jazz singer Joni Keen

Last Updated: 2nd April 2013
Accompanied by her quartet, Joni Keen will return to Paisley Arts Centre later this month, following a hugely successful show here back in 2010.

St Vincents Hospice Door to Door Collections

Last Updated: 19th March 2013
Do you want to make a difference to St Vincent's Hospice? Can you spare 2 hours to help us with a collection?

Facebay Fundraising Donate over to the PDSA in Glasgow

Last Updated: 4th February 2013
Irene and Ian McDonald from Facebay Fundraising Donate £826.40 plus a selection of pet items to the PDSA in Glasgow.

Well plaid! Residents asked to join Tartan Walk

Last Updated: 15th January 2013
Renfrewshire residents are being encouraged to be dressed to kilt as they step out in style for a Scottish-themed fun keep-fit event.

Have you got what it takes

Last Updated: 28th December 2012
It's time to begin the 2013 Paisley Rotary Quest4Talent!

New Partners Paisley.org.uk

Last Updated: 19th December 2012
We're excited to announce our new partnership with Paisley.org.uk!

Pawsitive Action has been awarded Big Lottery funding!

Last Updated: 11th December 2012
Pawsitive Action Volunteer Group are very proud to announce we have received Big Lottery Funding.

Paisley Pirates welcome Parkmoor Boys Club to Braehead Arena

Last Updated: 10th December 2012
Paisley Pirates' defended Chris Turley had more reasons than most to enjoy his team's 14-2 win over the Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday night.

Chris offers his services in aid of Movember!

Last Updated: 26th November 2012
Chris Sommerville is auctioning himself, or rather his services for the day to raise money for Movember!

Paisley Pirates celebrate Pro Life sponsorship deal

Last Updated: 25th November 2012
Paisley Pirates celebrated their recent jersey sponsorship deal with the Pro-Life Fitness Suite at their recent Race Night!

Join the Creative Renfrewshire Network

Last Updated: 17th November 2012
Creative Renfrewshire Network are a networking group representing all arts and culture throughout Renfrewshire.

Paisley Pirates support Help For Heros

Last Updated: 5th November 2012
The Paisley Pirates are supporting this years 'Help for Heroes' campaign with a number of fundraising events!

Its all about trees at Finlaystone Country Estate this November

Last Updated: 2nd November 2012
November is a great time to get out and about to enjoy the countryside at Finlaystone Country Estate!

Tree in the park for Renfrew centenary

Last Updated: 30th October 2012
The 100th anniversary of Renfrew's Robertson Park was marked with a special tree-planting ceremony.

Mind Waves are on the lookout for Community Reporters

Last Updated: 30th October 2012
Mind Waves are looking to recruit volunteer community reporters from East Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas

Paisley Pirates show their community spirit!

Last Updated: 30th October 2012
Paisley Pirates will be involved in two very important community events before their match with rivals Aberdeen Lynx!

Renfrewshire Grand Fireworks Spooktacular

Last Updated: 20th October 2012
Paisley town centre is set to enjoy a ‘spooktacular’ fireworks event this November!