Edinburgh tech company launch Renfrewshire maths contest

  Edinburgh based education Technology Company, Sumdog is proud to announce the launch of a local maths contest in Renfrewshire. Sumdog aims to help children enjoy maths, English and spelling. Renfrewshire students will work as a class to solve up to 1,000 maths questions on ‘Sumdog’, an adaptive teaching tool that is designed to make numeracy and literacy learning fun and is used in 70% of schools in Scotland. The

Scottish Student Journalism Awards

The Scottish Student Journalism Awards are once again rapidly approaching where Scotland’s journalism and media students will battle it out to be in with a chance of winning a number of different journalism awards; giving them the chance to showcase their journalistic achievements to the industry’s top professionals. The blood, sweat and tears and the credit of organising the event goes to the 2nd year HND media and communications class

Glasgow paedophile hunters have warned online groomers that ‘they are coming for them

A group of Glasgow based paedophile hunters have warned online groomers that ‘they are coming for them’ after completing a number of successful stings in Glasgow, Edinburgh and even catching groomers as far out as the south east of England. The anonymous group, rising against online predators, have been functioning for around five months and the team have two main founders, five hunters, three security members and around fifteen decoys.

Social Media and Kylie Jenner give housebound Glasgow teenager lifeline

  A teenager who has been housebound for over five years due to severe chronic anxiety disorder has revealed how social media has played a massive part in her road to recovery.Saffron Scullion from Castlemilk first experienced crippling anxiety in January 2013 and started to struggle with her normal everyday life. The 18-year-old first started experiencing panic attacks while out and about in public and at school. Her anxiety was

Paisley First Sponsorship scheme

Applications for the Paisley First Sponsorship scheme have now opened in the aim of encouraging more visitors to Paisley The sponsorship wants to help those who have an event in mind or a project that would encourage more footfall in Paisley. A spokesperson for Paisley First said: “Paisley First is committed to improving Paisley town centre by increasing footfall to the town and maximising business opportunities for Paisley First Business

Paisley Buddies prove how important their community Facebook group is throughout the extreme weather conditions

The people of Paisley have been showing various acts of kindness for others in their town by offering help and support throughout Scotland’s first ever severe red weather alert. The ‘Beast from the East’ has caused school and workplaces around the country to be closed, all methods of public transport to be cancelled and drivers stranded for hours on motorways. Despite the deep snow and dangerous roads, members of the

Paisley town Centre successfully retained its Purple Flag status

Paisley town centre has successfully retained its Purple Flag status following an application for interim renewal. The town centre first achieved the prestigious award in the beginning of 2017 following an application developed by Paisley First, with partners Renfrewshire Council, Paisley Pubwatch, Police Scotland, Renfrewshire Cabs, Scotrail, Paisley and West Community Council and the Paisley Street Pastors.   The Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar

Scotland’s LGBT community will be highlighted in a photography exhibition

Scotland’s LGBT community will be highlighted in a photography exhibition that is opening in the University of the West of Scotland tomorrow. Queer Champions, a display of black and white portraits of people within Scotland who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or otherwise under the umbrella of Queer, has been set up by British gay photographer Ajamu X in association with Street Level photography, the Equality Network, and Outspoken

Inventor of the ATM and PIN Technology honoured by neighbor

The Inventor of ATM and PIN Technology has been immortalised in a street mural designed by his neighbour who wants to honour him for his invention. James Goodfellow, OBE, from Paisley, Renfrewshire created the technology behind the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) and Personal Identification Number (PIN) but never saw a single penny after coming up with the idea. At the time, James patented the concept of the modern cash dispenser

Glasgow comedian Gary Faulds coming to Glasgow Clyde College

A Glasgow comedian is preparing for a live stand-up comedy gig organised for students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College this week. Gary Faulds, 30, from Springburn, who has sold out comedy shows up and down the country, is preparing to bring laughter to students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald campus tomorrow. The 30-year-old has sold out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running now,