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Youth Music Initiative celebrates 20 years and incredible achievements from the past two decades

Youth Music Initiative celebrates 20 years and incredible achievements from the past two decades

YMI Programme has delivered a staggering increase in children's engagement with music across Scotland.

First Published: 23rd May 2022
Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is calling for people in the local community to become Collection Can Volunteers to help raise vital funds.

First Published: 16th May 2022
All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, will host Bookbug Week from Monday 16 May – Sunday 22 May.

First Published: 16th May 2022
Scottish hospitality Oscars on hunt to find the best loved pubs in Scotland

Scottish hospitality Oscars on hunt to find the best loved pubs in Scotland

Scotland's longest-running licensed trade awards - dubbed the hospitality Oscars, have launched their search to find Scotland's top pubs and best-loved bars today.

First Published: 13th May 2022
Keep the heid and have a read!

Keep the heid and have a read!

People of all ages in Renfrewshire are being urged to Keep the Heid and Read! for at least six minutes on Wednesday 11th May.

First Published: 9th May 2022
Thousands take part in The Big Spring Clean 2022

Thousands take part in The Big Spring Clean 2022

Thousands of dedicated volunteers have carried out litter picks throughout April as they took part in Renfrewshire's Big Spring Clean, part of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

First Published: 6th May 2022
New restaurant and bar, The Rabbit and The Seal, to open in Troon this June

New restaurant and bar, The Rabbit and The Seal, to open in Troon this June

Set against a stunning waterside location on the Ayrshire coast, a new restaurant, The Rabbit, and its sister bar, The Seal, are set to open within the landmark Marine Troon.

First Published: 6th May 2022
ALDI Scotland is bringing a Scottish twist to Cinco De Mayo

ALDI Scotland is bringing a Scottish twist to Cinco De Mayo

Aldi Scotland has taken a Scottish twist on a family favourite for any Cinco De Mayo parties this weekend by creating none other than hearty, haggis fajitas.

First Published: 6th May 2022
Glasgow Kiltwalk raises a record sum for Scottish charities

Glasgow Kiltwalk raises a record sum for Scottish charities

Sir Tom Hunter has issued a heartfelt thanks to Kiltwalk Heroes who put their best foot forward for last week's Glasgow event, revealing they helped to raise over £4 million, a record-breaking sum.

First Published: 5th May 2022
Thousands turn out to enjoy Paisley Food and Drink extravaganza

Thousands turn out to enjoy Paisley Food and Drink extravaganza

Paisley Food and Drink Festival proved a real hit as 17,000 people turned out to sample some of the best produce and street food from across Scotland at the two-day event.

First Published: 4th May 2022
Darth Vader comes out from the Dark Side at Braehead mall to raise money for hospital charity

Darth Vader comes out from the Dark Side at Braehead mall to raise money for hospital charity

Heads will certainly be turning when shoppers see Darth Vader and some of his cohorts strolling around the Braehead Centre tomorrow!

First Published: 3rd May 2022
Special fund to support young musicians in Scotland

Special fund to support young musicians in Scotland

Young musicians across Scotland are set to benefit from a special £50k funding scheme to commemorate five years since the loss of 14-year-old musician Eilidh MacLeod in the Manchester Arena attack.

First Published: 2nd May 2022
Shining a spotlight on food and drink venues in Paisley town centre

Shining a spotlight on food and drink venues in Paisley town centre

Paisleys Food and Drink businesses are being celebrated this weekend with the launch of two new projects shining a spotlight on the town's fantastic hospitality venues.

First Published: 28th April 2022
The Spree festival returns to Paisley for fantastic 10th year in 2022

The Spree festival returns to Paisley for fantastic 10th year in 2022

Paisley's popular music, comedy and arts festival The Spree is back for its 10th year with a thrilling line-up for 2022!

First Published: 26th April 2022
Barshaw Park in Paisley wins new community garden in RHS Garden Day Competition

Barshaw Park in Paisley wins new community garden in RHS Garden Day Competition

Paisley is to benefit from a new community garden inspired by its local heritage after it was named the only Scottish winner in the RHS Garden Day Competition!

First Published: 26th April 2022
Online course runs athletes through benefits of brain health

Online course runs athletes through benefits of brain health

Exercising regularly improves brain health as much as physical fitness, say experts launching a programme to boost performance and wellbeing.

First Published: 25th April 2022
First Vanilla fashion store in Scotland opens at Braehead Centre

First Vanilla fashion store in Scotland opens at Braehead Centre

Fashonistas can be right on trend with the latest looks as the first Vanilla fashion store in Scotland has just opened in the Braehead Centre!

First Published: 25th April 2022
Volunteers get behind the Big Spring Clean as the event passes halfway

Volunteers get behind the Big Spring Clean as the event passes halfway

Renfrewshire's Big Spring Clean has seen almost 500 volunteers take part so far as the month-long event heads into its third week.

First Published: 24th April 2022
Paisley set to host Food and Drink Festival of fun

Paisley set to host Food and Drink Festival of fun

Paisley is gearing up for the return of its popular Food and Drink Festival as the two-day extravaganza takes place next week – and foodies won't want to miss it!

First Published: 22nd April 2022
Young musicians to take the stage with Scots trad music icon

Young musicians to take the stage with Scots trad music icon

Young local musicians are being given the chance to perform onstage with a Scottish traditional music icon.

First Published: 20th April 2022
Enjoy the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, live music and fantastic local traders at Paisley Food and Drink Festival

Enjoy the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, live music and fantastic local traders at Paisley Food and Drink Festival

There's so much to enjoy at this year's Paisley Food and Drink Festival with the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, brilliant local producers, and great live music across the two-day event.

First Published: 15th April 2022
Paisley 10k and Fun Run is back and you can sign up now!

Paisley 10k and Fun Run is back and you can sign up now!

The race is on to sign up for the Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.

First Published: 12th April 2022
New milkshake bar, Shakeaholic, opens in Braehead!

New milkshake bar, Shakeaholic, opens in Braehead!

As the famous rock 'n' roller Jerry Lee Lewis once sang – there's a whole lottta shakin. going on...

First Published: 8th April 2022
Historic sites across Scotland are opening their doors to visitors once more for the new season

Historic sites across Scotland are opening their doors to visitors once more for the new season

More Historic Environment Scotland (HES) historic sites across Scotland will be reopening across Scotland for the Spring and Summer.

First Published: 4th April 2022
Month Of Community to celebrate everything that makes our communities special

Month Of Community to celebrate everything that makes our communities special

June will see a month of community events and celebrations held across the UK including The Big Lunch, Volunteers Week, Loneliness Awareness Week and Scottish Refugee Festival!

First Published: 4th April 2022
Scottish Drag Queens call on others to join in with Jubilee Jump for charity

Scottish Drag Queens call on others to join in with Jubilee Jump for charity

Two Scottish Drag Queens are set to leap from a platform suspended 40ft above the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie, as part of a charity bungee jump, and they are calling on more people to take part!

First Published: 4th April 2022
Excitement as multicultural pen pals meet each other for the first time

Excitement as multicultural pen pals meet each other for the first time

Youngsters who wrote letters to each other in a project encouraging friendship between children from ethnic and migrant communities have met up with their pen pals for the first time.

First Published: 4th April 2022
Volunteers set to litter pick throughout April as part of the Big Spring Clean

Volunteers set to litter pick throughout April as part of the Big Spring Clean

Thousands of dedicated volunteers are expected to head out on litter picks this April as they support Renfrewshire's Big Spring Clean, part of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

First Published: 31st March 2022
Join the Mad Hatter for an Easter Egg Hunt at Braehead mall

Join the Mad Hatter for an Easter Egg Hunt at Braehead mall

You would have to be mad as a hatter to miss out on the fabulous fun at the Braehead Centre this Easter!

First Published: 31st March 2022
itison launches major charity initiative, itison us

itison launches major charity initiative, itison us

Market leading daily deals service and online marketing company, itison has announced the return of its charity initiative, itison us and are calling out for local charities to apply now.

First Published: 30th March 2022

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