Get set for six weeks of free Street Stuff activities this summer Get set for six weeks of free Street Stuff activities this summer
Schools may stop for summer, but the award-winning Street Stuff programme doesn’t – and young people are being invited to take part in six... Get set for six weeks of free Street Stuff activities this summer

Schools may stop for summer, but the award-winning Street Stuff programme doesn’t – and young people are being invited to take part in six weeks of activities across Renfrewshire.

Football and the Street Stuff Youth Bus are just some of the activities on offer for young people as part of a drive to keep them active over the holiday period.

All the activities are provided for free, including a healthy meal for all attendees, and will take place at Gleniffer High School, Knockhill Park, Our Lady of Peace Primary and St Mirren’s Airdome

The programme is suitable for young people aged 8 and over and consent forms should be filled out in advance where possible, although they will be available at the first session attended.

Outside of the afternoon clubs, Street Stuff’s six days a week, all-year-round timetable will continue to run at venues across Renfrewshire with evening sessions available for dance, football and the Youth Bus.

Stevie Gallacher, Street Stuff Manager, said: “We can’t wait to welcome hundreds of young people to our activities over the summer holidays.

“While you might expect every young person to be desperate to finish up, we know there are others who aren’t so eager to spend six weeks out of school, so we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming place to come along to each day.

“Our coaches and volunteers do a fantastic job making each activity exciting and it’s great to see how much the young people enjoy being a part of the Street Stuff family.”

Street Stuff is a diversionary project run in partnership between Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire and St Mirren Football Club, and has contributed to a sustained reduction of 65 percent in youth disorder and anti-social behaviour in Renfrewshire.

The programme is celebrating 10 years in the community having been established in 2009 and a series of events are being held throughout the year to celebrate the past decade, with a recent football festival at St Mirren FC’s stadium attracting more than 170 young people to play on the pitch.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “The Street Stuff programme saw more than 6000 young people take part over the summer holidays last year and we recognise the importance of offering this opportunity for those who need it.

“We’re committed to providing sport and exercise opportunities for all our young people and these summer clubs are a chance for them to get active and make new friends in the process.

“With the added bonus that it’s all for free, what’s stopping them going every day and having the summer of their lives!”

Outside of the holiday programmes, Street Stuff runs six days a week, all-year-round, at venues across Renfrewshire and young people aged 8 to 16 are encouraged to turn up and take part for free.


What can you take part in?

Football and the Street Stuff Youth Bus, which has gaming, DJ workshops and more.

Whereabouts?

Gleniffer High School, Knockhill Park, Our Lady of Peace Primary and St Mirren’s Airdome every weekday, all summer.

Is there food?

A free healthy meal is provided at all sessions

How much is it?

It’s free!

What else do I need to know?

Activities are suitable for ages 8-16 and a consent form will need to be filled out to take part. This can be done in advance or at the first session attended.

Here’s where we’ll be…

Date Venue Time
 Monday 1 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 2 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 2 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 3 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 3 July Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 4 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 4 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 5 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Monday 8 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 9 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 9 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 10 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 10 July Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 11 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 11 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 12 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Monday 15 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 16 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 16 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 17 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 17 July Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 18 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 18 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 19 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Monday 22 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 23 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 23 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 24 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 24 July Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 25 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 25 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 26 July Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Monday 29 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 30 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 30 July Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 31 July St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 31 July Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 1 August St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 1 August Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 2 August Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Monday 5 August Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 6 August St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Tuesday 6 August Knockhill Park, Renfrew 1.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 7 August St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Wednesday 7 August Our Lady of Peace PS, Linwood 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 8 August St Mirren FC – Airdome 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 8 August Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 9 August Gleniffer High, Paisley 1.30pm-4.30pm

The evening programme will continue to run alongside the summer clubs too.

Date Activity Venue Time
Monday Dance
Football/Youth Bus
Youth Bus
St James Primary, Renfrew
Our Lady of the Peace Primary, Linwood
Corseford Shops
6.30pm-9.30pm
Tuesday Youth Bus
Football/Youth Bus
Youth Bus
Gallowhill Community Centre
McMaster Centre, Kirklandneuk
Barsail Primary School
6.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday Football
Football/Youth Bus
Our Lady of Peace Primary, Linwood
Durrockstock Park, Paisley
6.30pm-9.30pm
Thursday Football/Youth Bus
Youth Bus
Youth Bus
Our Lady of Peace Primary, Linwood
Morar Drive, Foxbar
Shortroods, Paisley (MUGA)
6.30pm-9.30pm
Friday Football/Youth Bus
Football
Youth Bus
Arkleston Primary, Renfrew (MUGA)
Our Lady of Peace Primary, Linwood
Langcraigs Primary, Paisley
6.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday Youth Bus
Football
Youth Bus
Gallowhill Community Centre
St Mirren FC Airdome
Barsail Primary, Paisley
5.30pm-8.30pm

These activities are subject to change, check for up-to-date information on Twitter.