Bridge of Weir man urges young people to join ‘life-changing’ apprenticeship schemes
The only job Angus Robertson had before becoming a modern apprentice was when he was hired for a fortnight to pitch dozens of tents inside a warehouse for a camping equipment trade show. Read more
Local MP wins concession from Minister in support for Bridge of Weir Universal Credit claimants
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, in a letter from Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, has won a concession from the UK Government that people from Bridge of Weir claiming Universal Credit should be able to use the Johnstone Jobcentre for all appointments rather... Read more
Petition launched as politicians campaign against McGill’s axed bus services in Renfrewshire
Politicians from across Renfrewshire have stepped up pressure on McGill’s Buses as they prepare to axe bus services in two Renfrewshire villages. Read more
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has highlighted in Parliament the case of Universal Credit claimants living in Bridge of Weir having to travel over 11 miles for an appointment at a Jobcentre in Greenock. Read more
The Coach House in Bridge of Weir recognise their ’employee of the year’ at company celebration event
One of Scotland’s largest hospitality groups, Buzzworks Holdings, has named Karis Shankland from Paisley as their employee of the year for The Coach House in Bridge of Weir. Read more
Councillor for Bridge of Weir vows to fight McGill’s bus service withdrawal
Bus company McGill’s are to withdraw a vital service which will leave two Renfrewshire villages without a bus service to Paisley or Inchinnan. Read more
MP visits Bridge of Weir Leather to find out about their business and hear concerns about Brexit
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited Bridge of Weir Leather, part of Scottish Leather Group, on their site to find out more about the business and to hear their concerns about Brexit. Read more
Renfrewshire residents enjoy HEEPS of home comforts
For grandad Bruce Watt, home is where the heat is. The 87-year-old Bridge of Weir resident has seen his fuel bills plummet while his house stays warm, thanks to support from a national energy efficiency scheme. Bruce is one of more than 500 Renfrewshire residents to benefit last year... Read more
Renfrewshire scholarship winner receives award at international royal ceremony – and meets the King of Spain
A Renfrewshire graduate selected for a prestigious ScottishPower Foundation scholarship programme aimed at creating the future generation of energy experts has formally received his award at an international royal ceremony. Read more
Second man arrested in connection with Bridge of Weir farm shooting
Police have made another arrest in connection with a shooting at a Bridge of Weir farm last month. Read more