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The IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow

The IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow

One of Scotland's best loved festive institutions is back for 2021 as the IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow's SEC!

First Published: 23rd September 2021
Family fun run is going to be spooktacular!

Family fun run is going to be spooktacular!

Fun runners are being given the chance to take part in a Halloween Monster Dash!

First Published: 23rd September 2021
Go explore with Beat The Street Renfrewshire

Go explore with Beat The Street Renfrewshire

The Beat the Street Renfrewshire game is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area's best heritage and cultural gems.

First Published: 22nd September 2021
Paisley Halloween celebrations will be out of this world!

Paisley Halloween celebrations will be out of this world!

Paisley's popular Halloween celebrations will make a welcome return for 2021 as Paisley Halloween Festival presents Out of this World!

First Published: 22nd September 2021
Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.

First Published: 22nd September 2021
Dinosaurs will roam free once more, when Jurassic Encounter comes to Cuningar Loop

Dinosaurs will roam free once more, when Jurassic Encounter comes to Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is set to become Jurassic Park when the unmissable, family-friendly event, Jurassic Encounter, lands this half term!

First Published: 19th September 2021
Water way to celebrate baths centenary, says oldest swimmer Meg!

Water way to celebrate baths centenary, says oldest swimmer Meg!

The oldest swimmer at Renfrew's Victory Baths can’t wait to dive into the history of the swimming pool.

First Published: 17th September 2021
Scottish Album of the Year Award announced Longlist

Scottish Album of the Year Award announced Longlist

Scotland's national music prize, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, has officially announced the twenty outstanding Scottish albums which have made it onto this year's coveted Longlist!

First Published: 17th September 2021
Beat the Street officially launches in Renfrewshire!

Beat the Street officially launches in Renfrewshire!

Renfrewshire's Beat the Street campaign is off on the right foot this week as nearly 3,500 people have signed up to take part in the six-week physical activity game.

First Published: 17th September 2021
BBC Scotland Debate Night TV programme welcomes back studio audiences

BBC Scotland Debate Night TV programme welcomes back studio audiences

We are excited to let you know that BBC Scotland's Debate Night is welcoming audiences back into the studio for their third series and are looking for people from across Scotland to join them!

First Published: 15th September 2021
Spotless September steps into schools to educate the next generation

Spotless September steps into schools to educate the next generation

Young people in Renfrewshire primary schools have been learning about the Team Up to Clean Up campaign and the difference it is making to the local environment.

First Published: 16th September 2021
Wee Spree festival of family fun returns to Paisley

Wee Spree festival of family fun returns to Paisley

Paisley is set to host a festival of family fun as The Wee Spree returns this October!

First Published: 15th September 2021
Second Hand September month at Oxfam

Second Hand September month at Oxfam

Consumers across Scotland are being urged to only buy pre-loved clothing for 30 days or more in order to tackle a throwaway culture that Oxfam Scotland says is making climate change worse.

First Published: 15th September 2021
Exhibition celebrates centenary of Renfrew Victory Baths

Exhibition celebrates centenary of Renfrew Victory Baths

A special exhibition is being staged to mark the centenary of Renfrew’s Victory Baths!

First Published: 13th September 2021
Local memories become part of Paisley Town Hall legacy

Local memories become part of Paisley Town Hall legacy

A time capsule containing memories of life in Paisley has been placed inside the foundations of Paisley Town Hall during the £22m transformation into a landmark entertainment venue!

First Published: 13th September 2021
Fast food packaging a priority for a Spotless September volunteers

Fast food packaging a priority for a Spotless September volunteers

Renfrewshire's award-winning Team Up to Clean Up campaign is working to tackle littering outside fast-food outlets.

First Published: 13th September 2021
Working at Braehead is just the job!

Working at Braehead is just the job!

Shopping and leisure destination Braehead Centre is hiring new staff and are looking for people to work with both the security and cleaning teams at the popular mall.

First Published: 11th September 2021
Beat the Street Renfrewshire will be supporting MND Scotland!

Beat the Street Renfrewshire will be supporting MND Scotland!

MND Scotland could be a winner when the popular walking, cycling and wheeling game Beat the Street returns to Renfrewshire next week!

First Published: 7th September 2021
Bookbug is back at Renfrewshire Libraries!

Bookbug is back at Renfrewshire Libraries!

Bookings are now open for the return of the popular Bookbug sessions at Renfrewshire's libraries for the first time since first Covid-19 lockdown!

First Published: 7th September 2021
Spotless September off to a flying start in Renfrewshire

Spotless September off to a flying start in Renfrewshire

Volunteers in Renfrewshire made a flying start to Spotless September as the annual litter picking event began yesterday!

First Published: 2nd September 2021
14 play parks in Renfrewshire set for complete transformation

14 play parks in Renfrewshire set for complete transformation

Families and young people across Renfrewshire can look forward to 14 fully renewed play parks as part of a £1.25million investment by Renfrewshire Council.

First Published: 1st September 2021
Outspoken Arts announce the launch of The Paisley Suite

Outspoken Arts announce the launch of The Paisley Suite

Paisley-based arts organisation, Outspoken Arts Scotland are delighted to announce the release of their new production for 2021, The Paisley Suite.

First Published: 31st August 2021
Grant boost to tell amazing shawl story in exciting new displays at Paisley Museum

Grant boost to tell amazing shawl story in exciting new displays at Paisley Museum

A £60,000 grant has been secured to tell the story of Paisley's world-renowned shawls in exciting displays to be created in the town's transformed museum.

First Published: 31st August 2021
Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival entertainment set to be best yet

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival entertainment set to be best yet

The annual FREE Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is back this weekend and is shaping up to be a great day out for all the family with a great entertainment line-up and new charitable partnership!

First Published: 30th August 2021
Dobbies stores in Braehead and Milngavie announce the return of Little Seedlings

Dobbies stores in Braehead and Milngavie announce the return of Little Seedlings

Dobbies has announced its first Little Seedlings Club in-store event this year, taking place on Sunday 5th September in the Braehead and Milngavie stores.

First Published: 30th August 2021
The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap and Nadine Shah among headliners as The Spree festival returns to Paisley in 2021

The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap and Nadine Shah among headliners as The Spree festival returns to Paisley in 2021

Paisley's popular music, comedy and arts festival The Spree will return in 2021 with The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap and Nadine Shah among the bumper line-up coming to town this October.

First Published: 27th August 2021
Princey the dog wags his tale after author inspired by grandson

Princey the dog wags his tale after author inspired by grandson

A toddler grandson has been the inspiration behind a new children's book launched this week.

First Published: 26th August 2021
Kiltwalk countdown on as physical event return

Kiltwalk countdown on as physical event return

It’s one month today until Kiltwalkers march out for the charities of their choice, as Scotland's favourite mass participation charity event makes its real-life return!

First Published: 26th August 2021
NYOS is delighted to announce that applications for 2022 courses are now open!

NYOS is delighted to announce that applications for 2022 courses are now open!

Scotland's talented young musicians will once again meet in person to learn, collaborate, play, and perform in prestigious venues across Scotland.

First Published: 26th August 2021
New Digital Education Portal launched by National Theatre of Scotland

New Digital Education Portal launched by National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland has launched its new online education portal for teachers and students with a specially created resource pack for Hannah Lavery’s Lament for Sheku Bayoh.

First Published: 26th August 2021

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