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Core 2 Computing deals

Core 2 computing currently have a range of refurbished Dell Intel i5 desktop and laptop computers in stock. These all come with 4GB ram and have the latest 2017 updated version of Windows 10 installed along with word processing software.

All ready to take home today to get ready for back to school/university/college or general home use. The desktops have a 12 month hardware warranty and 6 months for the laptops.

You will have to be quick as Only 2 desktops and 3 laptops left in this deal.

Give us a call on 0141 889 6363 or come along to 10 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley.

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UK City of Culture win would be ‘life changing’ for Paisley people says previous winner


Winning the UK City of Culture title would be a ‘life-changing experience’ for the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire – says the city which first hosted the title four years ago.


The Northern Irish city of Derry-Londonderry was UK City of Culture in 2013 – and has promised Paisley is in line for wide-ranging economic and social benefits should it land the prestigious title.

Paisley was last weekend named the only Scottish bidder on the shortlist for the 2021 competition, alongside Coventry, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea.

And one of the key figures behind Derry-Londonderry’s year in the international spotlight says Paisley’s long-term economic future would be transformed if it emerges as the winner.

That year saw the city host major events such as BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend and prestigious modern art showcase The Turner Prize.

Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy with Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “The hosting of the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013 was life-changing for our citizens – it not only gave us a real sense of pride and achievement but instilled new confidence and aspirations for the entire community.

“It was also place-changing in terms of investment in regeneration and the local environment and was hugely successful in uniting our communities to share and celebrate their experiences.

“We believe our city is still in the early stages of its development and the economic legacy projected will be realised over a ten-year period.

“The UK City of Culture title was significant for us in bringing about positive investment in cultural regeneration, developing our visual arts and expanding our festival and events offering, as well as increasing our hotel occupancy figures and audience attendance at cultural events.

“Recently we launched details of our joint bid with Belfast to bid for the European Capital of Culture for 2023 and this would be a significant legacy project not only for Derry and Belfast but for all of Northern Ireland.

“Securing UK City of Culture would be a fantastic coup for Paisley in terms of investment, regeneration and profile and in putting it on the map.”

Paisley’s bid for the title is taking place as part of a wider push to use the town’s unique cultural and heritage offer to make it a key destination within Scotland.

That includes a new destination brand for the area, investment in cultural infrastructure – such as the £42m plans to transform Paisley Museum – and an expansion of the area’s existing events programme which already includes big days such as the British Pipe Band Championships, The Spree and the Halloween Festival.

That work is set to happen with or without the UK City of Culture title – but should Paisley win in 2021 it would take the town’s profile to new levels, while giving the chance to secure long-lasting benefits.

And statistics show the extent to which Derry has built a legacy of a new tourist economy over the past four years – welcoming even more visitors in 2016 than it did in 2013 when hosting the title.

Odhran Dunne, general manager of Visit Derry said: “In 2012 the city had 164,000 overnight visitors, which rose to 254,000 in 2013 and last year reached 283,000.

“The profile that 2013 created really did a lot for us in terms of attracting people to come here.”

Paisley is due to submit its second-stage bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 in September, with the winner to be announced at the end of the year.

For more information on Paisley’s bid, see paisley2021.co.uk

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SCOTCH: The Fun Loving Dutchmen Return To Paisley

Famed for their fun filled performances and stripey trousers, the band of handsome Dutchmen know as Scotch will return to Paisley on Saturday 12th August, for one night only in the town’s local venue The Bungalow.

Hailing from The Netherlands and forming in 2007, Scotch have performed over 500 shows across Europe and released 5 studio albums. Recently, the band have appeared on Holland’s Got Talent and Sofar Sounds Amsterdam.

After their stellar and packed out show in The Bungalow during 2016, Scotch will be bringing the fun right back into Paisley with their folk, ska and pop inspired sounds. Support will be coming from Ska/Punk outfit Sinister Flynn – who supported Complete Madness in April earlier this year and should not be missed!

“We are very excited to be coming back to Scotland and Paisley. We always feel welcome when we travel from The Netherlands and love to perform to such great audiences” – Sjoerd Van Lee, Scotch.

Tickets are only £5.00 and available from http://thebungalow.bigcartel.com, Feel The Groove and The Bungalow.

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Independent Paisley based music venue ‘The Bungalow’ has proudly announced that the venue will play host to Alternative Indie-Rock outfit Band of Skulls. Teaming up with the Independent Venue Week organisation and Jagermeister, Band of Skulls will be live in The Bungalow on Monday 28th August for the bank holiday weekend.

Band of Skulls formed in Southampton in 2004 and have since released 2 studio albums which also saw their tracks being featured on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and on The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack. After selling our London’s Electric Ballroom, the three piece took to touring in the USA and Canada and then went on to open shows for Muse and feature on programmes with Jools Holland.

Emma Mackenzie from The Bungalow said “we are delighted to be working with the independent Venue Week organisation once again following a very successful Independent Venue Week for The Bungalow in January earlier this year. We would also like to thank Band of Skulls and Jagermeister for their support of grassroots, independent and fair play venues and we are looking forward to having them perform on our stage”.

Local bands can also get involved with their chance to support the band – all details are available on the Independent Venue Week and The Bungalow Facebook pages.

Tickets are only £10.00 from Skiddle.com, with only a handful remaining we! Get your hands on them as soon as possible.

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Kids can clock in for work at the intu Braehead Mini City

YOUNGSTERS can find out what it’s like to be a grown-up for the day.

Building site buddies – Archie Fleming, aged three, from Fenwick, Ayrshire and three-year-old Noah Mohammed, from Maryhill, Glasgow.

A unique hands-on experience for kids has been created at Intu Braehead where they can become a police officer, building worker, doctor, work in a restaurant or supermarket.

Workplaces at the intu Braehead Mini City

The free Mini City activities – at the shopping centre and in Soar at Intu Braehead, between July 7 and 28 – allow youngsters to become adults and perform tasks from everyday life in an environment especially adapted for them.

Animators will be on hand to organise interactive role-play, giving youngsters an amazing insight into adulthood.
Hundreds of youngsters have already experienced working in a flower shop, beauty salon, supermarket, pizzeria, medical room, construction site and a Police Office.

Everyone taking part is given a Mini City clock-in card and ‘employees’ who visit all the workplace areas will be awarded a certificate and entered into a prize draw.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: “Children just love role playing, especially when they act the part of a grown-up.

“This is the first time Mini City has come to Scotland and it will give youngsters a real-life experience, instead of just having to imagine they’re in a shop or workplace.

“We can’t wait to see our mini doctors, builders and retail staff get to work at intu Braehead. It will keep them entertained for hours.”

The Mini City is part of intu’s national initiative to deliver an amazing summer of fun to shoppers right across the UK with a host of activities to keep everyone entertained.

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5.7% increase on June 2016 passenger numbers

EU-scheduled traffic up 16.1%

For the first time in its 51-year history Glasgow Airport recorded more than one million passengers in the month of June, representing a 5.7% increase on the same period in 2016.

Demand for EU-scheduled services increased by 16.1% thanks to additional capacity on city-break destinations including Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bucharest and Dusseldorf as well as new routes to Brussels, Valencia and Lisbon.

The airport’s success in strengthening its European connectivity continued with the introduction of a new twice-weekly Blue Air route to the Romanian city of Iasi.

International traffic grew by 10.4% as the busy school holiday period got underway, while long-haul routes were up 12.4% due to strong demand on services to North America and Dubai.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “June is traditionally one of our busiest months of the year, but to exceed one million passengers is yet another significant achievement for Glasgow Airport.

“Our strong performance in the first half of 2017 has been driven by our efforts to enhance existing services and expand our growing network with new destinations to give even more choice to our customers, including the launch of Ryanair’s new Zadar route last week.

“Later this month we’ll see a return of Scotland’s only direct link with Seoul as Korean Air’s in-bound charter service returns with an additional flight.

“Route development continues to be a key priority in driving growth at the airport and we’re looking forward to welcoming a number of services in the second half of 2017 to exciting new destinations including Madrid, Krakow and Frankfurt.”


Traffic summary

June 2017

Terminal passengers




July 2016 to June 2017 %


1,000,022 5.7% 9,677,211 7.3%


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Diane Mitchell Music School summer events

Summer activities at Diane Mitchell Music School

pictures from the first week of School of Rock and Rumble in the jungle

At Paisley:

Taster Week

Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July

Ever fancied learning an instrument but not sure which one to choose? Try out Taster Week, where children get a chance to play piano, drums, guitar, ukulele, violin and more!
Age 6 – 11 years   10am – 3pm

School of Rock

Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August

Be a Rockstar for the week! Try out a variety of instruments, or bring your own if you have one. Summer music rockers will develop their musicianship, learn new skills in a creative and fun environment. Work towards an end of week performance to showcase the songs prepared during the week.

At Barrhead:

Disney/Pop Extravaganza

Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July

Do you enjoy singing Disney songs and want to improve your vocal skills? Join us for a fun-filled week of singing and drama, culminating in an end of week performance.

Age 6 – 13 years    10am – 3pm

Under the Sea

Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August

A fun-filled week of Music & Art, based upon songs from Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid and more… Come and sea for yourself!

Age 3 – 8 years   10am – 3pm

To enroll for any of the classes contact us on 07896689816 or info@dianemitchellmusicschool.com

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Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union + Connect4Renfrewshire

Over the past 4 years Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union has been working with the Connect4Renfrewshire (C4R) project to help members with Energy advice, budgeting, money management, and helping them access ethical financial products.

How can the C4R project help you?

What Connect4Renfrewshire brings together a wide range of services working with partners such as Renfrewshire Council, RAMH, Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union and RAMH Lifeskills Furniture Re-use.

Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union has been working in partnership with Connect4Renfrewshire for the past 4 years to help our members with various services such as:

  •  Energy advice and advocacy
  •  Specialist debt advice
  •  Budgeting and money management support
  •  Access to appropriate financial products
  •  Advice on benefits
  •  Access to recycled goods


Connect4Renfrewshire launched in December 2013 and has supported 1800 Renfrewshire households to save money and ease the load. C4R have experienced workers who are available to help with money, budgeting and energy needs.

Connect4Renfrewshire is funded by Big Lottery and partner agencies, C4R is a direct response to welfare reform and the challenges that it presents to people living in social housing. By providing coordinated support, C4R seeks to help residents that are experiencing financial hardship and those that have been identified as being at risk.

Do you think you could be paying less for your energy bills? If you are a Renfrewshire-Wide member and you think the C4R project could help you with any of the above, give us a call on 0141 889 7442.

You can also pop in and have a chat with Calum our C4R representative.

For further information about the C4R project please visit our website –


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Special Offers at Wm Phelps Butchers

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Paisley.org.uk, Paisley leading community focused website founded by Brian McGuire has announced its full support and backing of Paisley Community Trust’s proposed plans for a new Performing Arts and Film Theatre for the Town.
As part of a series of early stage discussions, first draft designs of the Trust’s proposed Performing Arts and Film Theatre have been shared with key stakeholders

in the Town. The plans, created by award winning architects Stallan Brand, outline the Trust’s proposals for a new state of the art community facility featuring a flexible main theatre, secondary studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, dance studios, several unique cinema spaces as well as bar and restaurant facilities.


Paisley Community Trust carried out a comprehensive feasibility study into the project and identified an overwhelming market demand for such a facility in the town. At present a number of sites have been shortlisted with a preferred option emerging.

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Final plans are set to be publicly unveiled in September 2017. “We were delighted to be approached by Paisley Community Trust to review their plans for the newly proposed Cinema and Theatre for the town. What can we say, we were blown away with what we saw! The designs look amazing. Having been a massive supporter of the town and with close relationships to the communities, we have a fairly good idea of what people are looking for and what the town needs. The Trust’s plans are exactly what the town needs. It will put Paisley back on the cultural map, not just locally but nationally. It will attract people and communities back into use the town.

You’ll be able to take part in a variety of classes or to catch a movie or a show. There is no doubt this will provide the transformation the town needs. Community groups, Council and Paisley Buddies need to get behind the Trust’s vision. We’re in!”

Brian McGuire, Founder, Paisley.org.uk

“Paisley.org.uk is without doubt one of the key websites for Paisley. They work closely with the town, businesses and community.

They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what the town needs. We were nervous in showing them because we really respect their knowledge, however we shouldn’t have been. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Their backing and support confirms the need in the town for what we are planning. We’ve agreed that Paisley.org.uk will be one of our key partners in engaging and discussing with the town’s communities. We’re delighted to share a teaser image for Paisley.org.uk to exclusively publish with more news to come!”

Gary Kerr, Chairman, Paisley Community Trust