Paisley Halloween Festival will take place in Paisley’s historic town centre from Thursday 27  to Saturday 29 October.

The festival will include live performances and spine-chilling installations – all inspired by eminent heroes, myths and legends. From 6 pm to 9pm, the streets around Paisley Abbey will come alive with creeping spiders, other-worldly beings, a fire-breathing dragon and flying caped crusaders, all engaged in a battle of good versus evil.

More details can be found on the website.

Many of you will have noticed that the McGill’s bus service has been very poor recently, with lots of buses missing. McGill’s say that this is caused by a national driver shortage. Details of short notice journey cancellations can now be found on the McGill’s website.


A new app has been launched to improve access to OneRen leisure facilities. The launch of the app follows the successful rollout of OneRen’s Legend e-booking system earlier this year.

The app allows customers to book and manage fitness classes and provides information on venue opening hours and the range of services on offer. Visitors will soon be able to use the app to gain access to OneRen’s facilities by scanning a code at entry barriers.

Use of the app requires people to have registered for Legend first. The app can installed on Apple and Android platforms. It can be downloaded by searching for “OneRen” on the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store.

More details can be found on the OneRen website.

Kelburne Hockey Club has appealed against Renfrewshire Council’s decision to refuse its application for a community asset transfer (CAT) of Ralston Sports Centre to the club. The appeal will be considered by a sub-committee of the council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment policy board.

The notice of review can be seen at Ralston_Community_Sports_Centre_-_Notice_of_Review.pdf ( Further representations (for or against the CAT application) can be made, in writing and stating your full name and address and postcode, to or by posting to CAT Review, Committee Services, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PAI 1TR. All further representations must be submitted by Thursday, 27 October 2022, which is 10 working days from the date of the notice of review.

The community council has been informed that copies of any previous representations will be considered when determining the review but these need to add value to what has previously been submitted. A copy of further representations received will be sent to Kelburne Hockey Club who will have a further 10 working days to submit a response.

All further representations and responses will be posted on the Council’s website:

General information about the asset transfer process is available at . For more information, contact or call 0300 300 0330. 

OneRen (formerly Renfrewshire Leisure) has announced its winter programme. Details can be found on the OneRen website.