Latest News From Johnstone

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Festive fun comes to Johnstone

Johnstone Christmas Lights 2018

Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre to mark the start of the festive season this weekend at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On. The Pulse FM DJs hosted a main stage in Houstoun Square packed with young up-and-coming talent who helped get everyone in the festive mood. Youngsters in attendance were spoilt for choice with […]

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Thorn Primary School take the 30 for 30 challenge!

Thorn Primary School

Pupils and teachers from Thorn Primary School in Johnstone have taken part in a “30 Challenge” for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, raising an incredible £1,664.50. Primary 7 classes, teachers and staff each committed to walk, jog or run for 30 minutes every day for 30 days straight. Regardless of weather […]

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Johnstone set to get festive this weekend

Johnstone Christmas Lights

Johnstone will officially mark the start of the festive season as the Christmas lights in the town are switched on this weekend.   Saturday (1 Dec) will see Houstoun Square transformed in to a winter wonderland with a variety of entertainment to put everyone in the festive spirit. From 12noon, the Pulse FM DJs will […]

Young people in Renfrewshire have their say on improving mental health services

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Young people in Renfrewshire have come up with a list of ten recommendations to improve youth mental health services. More training on youth mental health in schools and young people being given the tools to help peers who may experience issues, are among ten proposals put forward by Renfrewshire’s Youth Commission. The recommendations came after […]

Fitness fans raise cash for hospice charities

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Two local hospices were given a fundraising boost thanks to Renfrewshire Leisure staff and customers. A total of £10,608 was raised after various sponsored events were held throughout the year at the sports and leisure centres throughout the area. Now the money is being split between St Vincent’s and ACCORD Hospices. Charlie McDougall, senior facilities […]

Communities take up the challenge to make it a Spotless September

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Communities across Renfrewshire are joining forces this weekend (28-30 Sep) to make it a Spotless September in Renfrewshire. Schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers will be donning their bibs, grabbing their litter pickers and heading out onto the streets of Renfrewshire to make a difference as part of the Spotless September Challenge. More than 20 […]