Entries by Danielle McGowan

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Paisley 2021 bid marked with mass Baker Street sax performance in Gerry Rafferty home town

Paisley marked the town’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 in spectacular style today – with a mass outdoor rendition of Gerry Rafferty’s classic Baker Street. Around 25 saxophonists were joined a by a live band and a crowd of hundreds on the town’s High Street for a special performance of the Paisley-born […]

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Forget About Your Body, Focus on Your Mind

Obesity has become a problem all over the world and the UK has been swept in the tide. According to the NHS, “obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.” It’s not always that simple. Obesity doesn’t develop overnight, it is a by-product of poor lifestyle choices that have carried on […]

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Paisley to honour Baker Street singer with mass sax solo

Paisley will honour one of its most famous sons with a mass outdoor rendition of the iconic saxophone solo from Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street this weekend. The musical moment has been organised by local promoter Tommy McGrory of Loud ‘n’ Proud as a tribute to the late singer in the week of what would have […]

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Pipe bands from across the world set to battle it out to be named Britain’s best

Paisley is set to welcome competitors from as far as Canada and Denmark as the top pipe bands in the world aim to be crowned British champions. On Saturday 20 May, over 4,000 pipers and drummers will descend on the St James Playing Fields for the second year in succession following a fantastic competition last […]

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Public will consider Paisley West End masterplan

The public will have their say on a new masterplan to regenerate the West End of Paisley. Councillors agreed today (Thursday 20 April) that the draft Paisley West End Regeneration Masterplan should move to public consultation in June 2017. Extensive engagement will now begin with tenants, residents, businesses, landowners and all other interested parties on […]

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Paisley 2021 bid gets green light from councillors

Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 has been given the green light by councillors ahead of it being lodged with the UK Government next week.   Elected members were today given a preview of the contents of the bid report and gave unanimous cross-party approval for the council – as the lead […]