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A report highlighting ten key outcomes to ensure a sustainable future for the rural economy in Scotland has been presented to the Scottish Government following one of the biggest consultations in recent years. The consultation, which was coordinated by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA), an independent body providing advice and recommendations on rural […]

Match Report: St Mirren 0-1 Hibernian

St Mirren were edged out by Hibernian at The Simple Digital Arena despite a spirited performance against Neil Lennon’s side. The goal came 14 minutes in with the first chance of the game. An in-swinging corner from Stephen Mallan found David Gray at the back post who headed into the ground with the ball bouncing into […]

Reaction: Oran Kearney Post-Hibernian

St Mirren boss Oran Kearney gives his thoughts on The Buddies narrow loss to Hibernian this afternoon in the Ladbrokes Premiership. David Gray’s first half goal gave the visitors all three points despite a spirited performance from Saints.  St Mirren boss Oran Kearney gives his thoughts on The Buddies narrow loss to Hibernian this afternoon […]

Paisley’s Witch’s Horseshoe: curse or contribution?

Our towns and city centres have many things in common: not least, the closure of retail outlets and the hollowing out of our high streets.  We know that new solutions are required but where do we find the inspiration, and how do we know if our ideas are on the right lines? A new initiative […]


A visit to Paisley’s Observatory gave theatre director Clare McGarry the inspiration for a new children’s show that will be touring locally next month. Clare is the Artist in Residence at Paisley Arts Centre and had the beginnings of an idea to create a show for children that was set inside a teapot. Then she […]

Young people in Renfrewshire have their say on improving mental health services

Young people in Renfrewshire have come up with a list of ten recommendations to improve youth mental health services. More training on youth mental health in schools and young people being given the tools to help peers who may experience issues, are among ten proposals put forward by Renfrewshire’s Youth Commission. The recommendations came after […]

Fitness fans raise cash for hospice charities

Two local hospices were given a fundraising boost thanks to Renfrewshire Leisure staff and customers. A total of £10,608 was raised after various sponsored events were held throughout the year at the sports and leisure centres throughout the area. Now the money is being split between St Vincent’s and ACCORD Hospices. Charlie McDougall, senior facilities […]


We love ModStuff here at Spree HQ, so we’re all kinds of happy to say that it’s coming back again for this year’s festival! The team at LNP Promotions always bring a cracking line-up with them on Saturday 20 October, and it’s no different this year. They’ve also teamed up with the Paisley Vespa  Club […]

‘Rome-ing’ Bear gets a Papal audience

Children from a Paisley Primary School were stunned when their prayer bear was sent on a trip to the Vatican – and got to meet the Pope. St Charles’ Primary School gave Mungo the bear to Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan to take on a visit to Rome. But they couldn’t believe their eyes when […]