A TAPfit Lite exercise class is starting in St Mark’s Church on Thursday 10 June. It will run every Thursday until further notice, from 11:00 until 11:45.

This will be a low impact and gentler class for all abilities. Booking is required.

Further details, including how to book, can be found in the events section of the website.

Penilee Road, Paisley from Arkleston Road to Kinpurnie Road.

The closure will be in force from 22:00 on Wednesday 9th June to 06:00 on Thursday 10th June, 2021. This is to allow Network Rail works.

Alternative route: Arkleston Road, Glasgow Road, Penilee Road or vice versa.


Arkleston Road, Paisley from Gallowhill Road to Penilee Road. The closure will be in force from Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May, 2021. This is to allow carriageway patching.

Alternative routes:  Arkleston Road, A761 Glasgow Road, Penilee Road, Arkleston Cemetery Road and vice versa.


The Scottish Government has confirmed that, from Monday May 17, Renfrewshire will be in Covid Protection Level 2.

The key restrictions are summarised below. Full details can be found at www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-2/.

The Covid-19 vaccine is your best protection against Coronavirus; so when contacted for your vaccination appointment, please attend at the time stated.

Please also keep in touch with your friends and family who may need support during this time and contact Renfrewshire Council should you need  support or guidance.

Here is a summary of the restrictions which apply in Level 2:

  • You can meet socially in groups of up to:
    • 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and you can stay overnight
    • 6 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
    • 8 people from 8 households outdoors
    • Under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside, but do count towards household numbers indoors
  • You do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
  • You can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason
  • You can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands – before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • You can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • Up to 50 people can attend weddings and funerals
  • Tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • You should work from home where possible
  • Places and business that can open at Level 2 include:
    • Cafés, pubs and restaurants
    • All shops and stores
    • All close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
    • Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
    • Tourist accommodation
    • Visitor attractions
    • Public buildings like libraries and community centres
    • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, amusement arcades, casinos, bingo halls, bowling alleys and snooker/pool halls
    • Stadiums and events – with maximum numbers
  • Places and business that must close at Level 2 include:
    • Soft play, funfairs, nightclubs and adult entertainment

For more details on how the restrictions currently in place affect Renfrewshire, please visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

If anyone does not have internet access, they can call 0300 300 0230.

Everyone should continue to follow the FACTS advice at all times to keep themselves and others safe and anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus should book a test immediately and self-isolate while they wait for the results.

If contacted by the Test and Protect team, please follow their instructions and self-isolate for the period requested.

For further Coronavirus health advice, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.

From Monday 10 May, 2021, all Renfrewshire libraries will offer limited browsing. This is in addition to the “click and collect” service which recommenced on 26 April. Details of which services are available can be found on the  Renfrewshire Council website. For Ralston Library, access for browsing is limited to two people at a time.

The libraries are currently operating different opening hours from previously. Ralston Library is open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

You can order items online or by phoning 0300 300 1188.

Renfrewshire Libraries reopened on Monday 26 April on a “click and collect” basis for items and for personal computer access.  Details of which services are available can be found on the  Renfrewshire Council website.

The libraries are currently operating different opening hours from previously. Ralston Library is open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

You can order items online or by phoning 0300 300 1188.


Renfrewshire Council is implementing measures to ensure the Scottish Parliamentary election takes place safely on Thursday 6 May.

Polling stations have been adapted to ensure that all required health and safety measures are in place to reflect the current Coronavirus pandemic. Each polling station will have a one-way system in place, two-metre distancing at all times, Perspex screens, hand sanitiser and disposable pens, and face coverings will be required to be worn when moving around the polling station – unless the person is exempt. There will also be a designated cleaner for each polling station and supervisors will be in place to ensure that the safety measures are always followed.

Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus on polling day should not attend their polling station but should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 0300 300 0150 as early as possible to discuss their options.

Nursery-grown bedding plants, pots, tubs and baskets (plants by McLaren Nurseries, Lugton)

Come along and enjoy yourself:


  • On the church  lawns, St Marks Oldhall, Glasgow Road (opposite  Penilee Road)

COVID-19 measures will be in place: masks and social distancing advised.

Seedhill Road, Paisley from its junction with Mill Street to Cochran Street.

This section of Seedhill Road has been closed since 11th January, 2021. It was originally planned that it would reopen on Friday 16th April, 2021, but the closure date has now been extended until Wednesday 21st April, 2021.

Closure dates: Friday 16th April until Wednesday 21st April, 2021.

Reason for Restriction: Scottish Water works.

Alternative routes:

Northbound on Mill Street – Mill Street, Glasgow Road, Kilnside Road.

Southbound on Mill Street – Mill Street, Lonend, Barrhead Road, Hawkhead Road.

Westbound on Seedhill Road – Kilnside Road, Glasgow Road, Mill Street.


Glasgow Road, Paisley, from Lacy Street to Crossflat Crescent, westbound only (i.e. towards Paisley town centre). The closure will be in place from Monday 12th April to Sunday 18th April, 2021. This is to allow resurfacing work. Emergency and limited local access will be maintained.

Alternative route: Hawkhead Road, Barrhead Road, Lonend, Mill Street.