MP Newlands encourages Freshers to register to vote
A local politician is encouraging students new to Renfrewshire to sign up to the electoral register so they don’t lose their vote. Read more
Taxing vacant and derelict land in Renfrewshire could earn Council almost ‘£17m’
A new report by the Scottish Greens has revealed that giving Renfrewshire Council the power to tax vacant and derelict land in this area could generate £19.56 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis, the fifth most of any area in Scotland. Read more
MP calls for more support for bereaved parents including statutory paid leave
Local MP Gavin Newlands has called for the UK Government to provide more support for parents who lose a child. Read more
Paisley councillor welcomes Scottish Government business rate review
A local councillor has welcomed a business rate review after the Scottish Government announced they will apply some of the changes that have been recommended. Read more
Nuisance call fund welcomed by MP
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed a £50,000 fund announced by the SNP Scottish Government to install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls. Read more
Scottish politicians unite around Paisley 2021
Scotland’s Westminster politicians have come together to back Paisley’s bid to be named the UK City of Culture in 2021. Read more
Paisley MSP George Adam : 20 years on – devolution has been delivered for Paisley
George Adam MSP for Paisley has praised the success of devolution twenty years on from the referendum on a Scottish Parliament. Read more
Derek Mackay: SNPs ambitious Programme for Government will benefit all of Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, hailing the ambitious plan as “good news for Renfrewshire.” Read more
Gavin Newlands criticises MPs who used the immigration enforcement hotline to report constituents
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has criticised in Parliament those MP who have reported their constituents to the Home Office for deportations. Read more
Renfrewshire Council appoint 11 new heads across our Schools and Early learning and childcare centres
Renfrewshire’s ambition for all children and young people to reach their full potential has been boosted with an arrival of 11 new Heads. Read more