Paisley Photographs, official Paisley website containing Photographs of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland with some superb videos of Paisley and the town.

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Paisley Got Talent Auditions at County Square tomorrow

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there will be total of twelve acts performing with an age range of 8-38 years old. There is something for everyone ranging from singers, dancers, guitarists and even a ukulele player.

Get on down to County Square tomorrow where the fun will kick off from 11am when Tickles the Clown (Insert photo) will be there to entertain the younger buddies before the main attraction of the day – the second heat of Paisley’s Got Talent  where Big Al will be on stage to introduce the next twelve entrants to our competition.

Come along and show your support for our very own talented Paisley Buddies, all vying for the Paisley’s Got Talent trophy and Grand Final Prize of £1000 – still time to get your entries in for the final heat on 12th August!!

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Buddie (Insert photo), the Paisley First Mascot will also be making appearances throughout the day to entertain the audience and provide photo opportunities. Kirsty will also be present between 12-3pm for face-painting and balloon modeling for all our younger little Buddies. The day will end with an acoustic set on stage until 4.30 pm.

 

Come on down to our Summer Spree, have some fun, and all for FREE!!!!

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Paisley Makes City of Culture 2021 BID shortlist

Paisley City of Culture 2021

Paisley has been shortlisted as the sole Scottish contender vying to become the UK City of Culture in 2021.

The Renfrewshire town is up against Coventry, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea for the title, credited with attracting major investment to former winners.

The UK government’s department for digital, culture, media and sport will announce the winner at the end of the year.

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The Paisley2021 staff will now submit a second-stage bid for September, with the winner announced at the end of the year

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Fire on Clark Street Paisley Photographs.

NINE fire engines and more than 50 firefighters have rushed to an “ongoing incident” in Paisley near Glasgow Airport.

Bursting red and orange flames and plumes of thick black smoke rose over the city as police and fire services raced to a construction yard between Clark Street and McFarlane Street.

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08/07/2017 at approximately 1900 hours a blaze was reported at clark street, paisley. Firefighters from all over Glasgow attended the fire at its height there were 11 appliances. Firefighters remained on scene into the wee small hours fighting small pockets for burning embers and to carry out damping down duties. The thick black smoke was drifted away from the scene it made for difficult conditions for both drivers locally and pilots departing from near by Glasgow Airport.

 

Photographs from Scottish Photography Productions.

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Family fun day at Barshaw goes down a storm

Barshaw Park was full to the brim on Saturday as thousands turned out to enjoy the annual Gala Day- which survived the anticipated windy weather.

One of the local community’s favourite events, there was something to keep adults and children alike entertained all afternoon as a range of stalls and activities were put on.

Kids were able to try their hand a kite-making at one of a number of workshops, which also included hula-hooping and a special preview Sma’ Shot Day workshop- where children can design and make a prop that they can bring along to be a part of the Sma’ Shot parade.

Photographs by Yvonne Goldie for www.paisley.org.uk

Combined with balloon modellers, magic shows, inflatables and face painting, there was no shortage of activities to keep them busy.

A live stage hosted by Erskine Music and Media entertained the crowds as they showcased the magnificent local music and dance groups Renfrewshire has to offer- including the captivating Rock Us Community Choir.

There was also the opportunity for locals to sign up for one of the many community groups Renfrewshire has to offer as well as charities fundraising towards their cause.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “The annual Gala Day is a firm favourite in Paisley and it’s always fantastic to see thousands of the local community having such a great time.

“The Gala Day is just one of a number of exciting events taking place across Renfrewshire this summer and I hope to see everyone out enjoying what we have to offer.”

Upcoming events in Renfrewshire include the annual Sma’ Shot Day- which this year is part of the Weave Festival- as well as the Paisley Pipe Band Championships.

For more information on what’s going on visitwww.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events, www.Paisley2021.co.uk/events or contactevents@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

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Fun and laughter at marathon Bookbug session

TODDLERS had a marathon session of fun and laughter in the longest ever Bookbug session held at Paisley Central Library.
To celebrate Bookbug Week, Renfrewshire Leisure staged a Gigglethon in the library on Monday.


The theme of the Gigglethon was humour and children under the age of five, along with their parents or carers were invited to come along any time during the day to have some fun and a good laugh.
And everyone at the Gigglethon was given a free book, mask and sticker courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust.


The event, at Central Library is just one of several fun sessions being held in libraries and venues throughout Renfrewshire to celebrate Bookbug’s Big Giggle.
Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure said: “Our libraries are really fun places to go all the year round, but the marathon Gigglethon was extra special.”
Log on to www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk for more information about Bookbug Week sessions locally.

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National orchestra to ‘take over’ Paisley for 2021 bid

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Renfrewshire teenagers dreaming of a career in the music industry are being offered a chance to learn from the best through a unique link-up with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

The RSNO are staging a two-day Takeover event in Paisley in October – culminating a special show in Paisley Town Hall as part of the annual Spree festival.

Up to 50 young people will get to work on every aspect of planning and staging the gig – guided by professionals from the RSNO, including international-class musicians.

The link-up is taking place as part of Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021, for which the initial bid was lodged at the end of April.

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Opportunities include performing or conducting, as well as working on marketing, press and PR, fundraising, learning and engagement, and stage and orchestra management.

The RSNO Paisley Takeover is inviting applications now from young people living in Renfrewshire aged 15 to 18 on 24 October 2017.

The application period runs until 23 May and details of how to apply are at www.paisley2021.co.uk.

Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 bid director said: “A key feature of Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is in making it easier for residents – particularly young people – to get involved in cultural activity and enjoy the benefits that brings.

“The Takeover is open to any young people with an interest in music – and will be of great experience for anybody considering a career in that field, whether on or off stage.

“Another key bid feature is in bringing artists of international standing to Paisley for local creative talent to learn from – so we are delighted to be working with an organisation of the calibre of the RSNO.

“The RSNO and Paisley already have a good partnership, with the stunning collaborations between the orchestra and some of Scotland’s best bands in Paisley Abbey having formed the musical highlights of recent Spree festivals.”

RSNO Head of Learning and Engagement Samantha Wright added: “We’re delighted to once again open our doors to an influx of young people in this way, offering the chance to run one of Scotland’s busiest performing arts organisations.

“Takeover provides a rare and valuable experience to those seeking to pursue a career in the arts, and is intended to be challenging, stimulating and fun. You never know – we may very well have a future RSNO conductor or chief executive among our group.”

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Gleniffer High School pupil Lucy Johnston wins a photography grant

My name is Lucy Johnston and I am putting on an exhibition in Ta Ta Bella’s on the High Street in order to celebrate a photography grant awarded to me by the Woodland Trust.

I’m currently a pupil at Gleniffer High School while doing a college course for photography at WCS Paisley Campus, however I applied for the grant on my own. The project focuses on people and their stories about trees in the community – and how the parks, trees and woodlands around us are important.

Lucy has been in the Express and the majority of her photos have been taken in the Renfrewshire area.

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Paisley to Monte Carlo Classic Rally Photographs

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Abbey Place

MAKING the decision to move home isn’t one that is taken lightly – particularly when the time comes to considering downsizing your property. However, should you find yourself searching for a home that is more suitable to your needs, the team at Link Group is on hand to help.

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Would you or someone you know like the convenience of living within walking distance of Paisley Town Centre? If you are over the age of 60 and are looking to downsize, the beautiful bright and spacious properties at Abbey Place offers a fantastic independent living option. The New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) scheme can help low to moderate income households buy a new build home developed as part of the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

Link Group is delighted to have the last few remaining, one bedroom properties available within this brand new property, which overlooks the Paisley Abbey. The stunning flats are neutrally decorated, fitted with modern kitchens and bathrooms and also have a communal living space, guest bedroom and designated part-time property care assistant on hand.

Mr and Mrs Turner are absolutely delighted with their new flat and have particularly noticed a huge improvement in the heating of the flat compared to what they were in previously. Mrs Turner said: “I love it, it has made a huge difference to our lives.”

Don’t miss the Link Group open days on Thursday, December 15 from 10.30am until 3pm or visit our stand in the Paisley Shopping Centre on Wednesday, December 21 where we can answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, for more information, contact Claire at Link Group on 0330 303 0125 or visit http://bit.do/AbbeyPlace

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Paisley Halloween Parade 2016 Photographs