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 & District Scouts will host their annual charity Duck Race Photographs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paisley & District Scouts will host their annual charity duck race. This year’s event is raising funds for the Brightest Star and local Scouting.

The duck race has benefited in past years from local businesses and organisations providing pro-bono support or buying corporate ducks (£100 each, still some left…). This year is no exception and we are delighted the McCallum School of Music are supporting this year’s event by managing and securing the performances on the day.

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British Pipe Band Championships Paisley 21st May 2016 Photographs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “The May date is the first major championship of the year so this event will attract many of the best bands in the world

“Paisley has a fantastic location and we are delighted to be bringing this event to the town over the next three years.Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “The announcement that this internationally-renowned event is coming to Paisley is tremendous news.

“Paisley is establishing itself as a top events centre having hosted the Royal National Mòd, cultural festivals such as Bring It All Home and The Spree, and the highly popular Fireworks Display, and Christmas Lights Switch-On events.

“Our expanding events calendar, aligned to our broader regeneration programme for Paisley, will only become more important as we move towards the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

“Paisley’s piping links are well known as the town already hosts a popular and successful pipe band competition and that will continue.

 

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British Pipe Band Championships Paisley 21st May 2016 Photographs

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “The May date is the first major championship of the year so this event will attract many of the best bands in the world

“Paisley has a fantastic location and we are delighted to be bringing this event to the town over the next three years.Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “The announcement that this internationally-renowned event is coming to Paisley is tremendous news.

“Paisley is establishing itself as a top events centre having hosted the Royal National Mòd, cultural festivals such as Bring It All Home and The Spree, and the highly popular Fireworks Display, and Christmas Lights Switch-On events.

“Our expanding events calendar, aligned to our broader regeneration programme for Paisley, will only become more important as we move towards the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

“Paisley’s piping links are well known as the town already hosts a popular and successful pipe band competition and that will continue.

 

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Paisley2021 Campaign Launch Photographs

Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 ambitions had a resounding public show of support at the launch of a new drive to let everyone connected to the town take their place at the heart of the bid.

Here are some photographs taken on Thursday of the launch for the brand book. To download a full version of the brand book including usable marketing material, logos and information about the bid, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk/get-involved

Many thanks to David Weir of Paisley.org.uk for taking the photographs.

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Paisley Arts Intitute Annual Exhibition

Paisley Arts Intitute Annual Exhibition Starts this Saturday in Paisley Museum, check the poster for more details, I had a sneaky peek today and it is looking amazing, well worth a visit. #PositivePaisley
Also please click through to the Paisley Art Institute est. 1876 Facebook page and give it A like and please share with anyone who could be of interest, thank you.. Enjoy…

Visit these links for more information. 

Website: http://www.paisleyartinstitute.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paisley-Art-Institute-est-1876-222616264613510/

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Scottish Election Results & Photographs 2016

Scottish Election Results & Photographs 2016

Paisley Constituency

Electorate 51,673
Total votes cast – Paisley constituency ballot 29,592
Total votes cast – West Scotland region ballot in Paisley 29,616
Turnout – Paisley 57.3%

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Election Results

Candidate Party Votes
George Adam Scottish National Party 14,682
Neil Bibby Scottish Labour Party 9,483
Paul Masterton Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 3,533
Eileen McCartin Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,766
Ballot papers rejected 128
Total votes cast 29,592

Renfrewshire North and West Constituency

 

Verification Result

Electorate 50,555
Total votes cast – Renfrewshire North and West constituency ballot 30,870
Total votes cast – West Scotland region ballot in Renfrewshire North and West 30,864
Turnout – Renfrewshire North and West 61.1%

 

IMG_1093Election Results

Candidate Party Votes
Rod Ackland Scottish Liberal Democrats 888
Mary Fee Scottish Labour Party 7,244
Jim Halfpenny Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 414
Derek Mackay Scottish National Party 14,718
Peter Morton 198
David Wilson Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 7,345
Ballot papers rejected 63
Total votes cast 30,870

 

Renfrewshire South constituency

 

Verification Result

Electorate 49,422
Total votes cast – Renfrewshire South constituency ballot 29,810
Total votes cast – West Scotland region ballot in Renfrewshire South 29,842
Turnout – Renfrewshire South 60.3%

 

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Candidate Party Votes
Tom Arthur Scottish National Party 14,272
Tristan Gray Scottish Liberal Democrats 793
Ann Le Blond Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 4,752
Paul O’Kane Scottish Labour Party 9,864
Ballot papers rejected 129
Total votes cast 29,810

 

IMG_1238West of Scotland region

 

I, Sandra Black, Regional Returning Officer for the West of Scotland Region HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that following the application of the formula for the additional member system of proportional representation, the candidates elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament as members for the West of Scotland Region are as follows:

Candidate Registered party Elected at
Neil Bibby Scottish Labour Party Stage 1
Jamie Greene Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Stage 2
Mary Fee Scottish Labour Party Stage 3
Maurice Golden Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Stage 4
Ken Macintosh Scottish Labour Party Stage 5
Maurice Corry Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Stage 6
Ross Greer Scottish Green Party Stage 7

 

Total of the votes cast in the West Scotland region ballot:

Registered party Number of votes
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism 1,522
Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
Christians Together
2,391
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ruth Davidson for a Strong Opposition
71,528
Scottish Green Party
Ross Greer for West of Scotland
17,218
Scottish Labour Party
Choose kids, not cuts
72,544
Scottish Liberal Democrats 12,097
Scottish Libertarian Party
Free Speech, Free Markets, Free People
484
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister
135,827
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement
Tommy Sheridan – Indy Ref2
2,609
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 5,856

 

Electorate
Total votes cast 322,600
Percentage of poll 59.9%
Rejected ballot papers 524

 

Total of the votes cast in the West Scotland region ballot – Paisley:

Registered party Number of votes
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism 159
Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
Christians Together
234
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ruth Davidson for a Strong Opposition
4,188
Scottish Green Party
Ross Greer for West of Scotland
1,722
Scottish Labour Party
Choose kids, not cuts
8,005
Scottish Liberal Democrats 954
Scottish Libertarian Party
Free Speech, Free Markets, Free People
56
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister
13,423
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement
Tommy Sheridan – Indy Ref2
319
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 513
Ballot papers rejected 43
Total votes cast 29,616

 

Total of the votes cast in the West Scotland region ballot – Renfrewshire North and West:

Registered party Number of votes
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism 90
Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
Christians Together
250
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ruth Davidson for a Strong Opposition
7,560
Scottish Green Party
Ross Greer for West of Scotland
1,496
Scottish Labour Party
Choose kids, not cuts
6,530
Scottish Liberal Democrats 737
Scottish Libertarian Party
Free Speech, Free Markets, Free People
54
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister
13,246
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement
Tommy Sheridan – Indy Ref2
237
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 630
Ballot papers rejected 34
Total votes cast 30,864

 

Total of the votes cast in the West Scotland region ballot – Renfrewshire South:

Registered party Number of votes
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism 113
Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
Christians Together
182
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ruth Davidson for a Strong Opposition
5,103
Scottish Green Party
Ross Greer for West of Scotland
1,513
Scottish Labour Party
Choose kids, not cuts
8,261
Scottish Liberal Democrats 606
Scottish Libertarian Party
Free Speech, Free Markets, Free People
34
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister
13,103
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement
Tommy Sheridan – Indy Ref2
301
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 577
Ballot papers rejected 49
Total votes cast 29,842

Photographs taken for http://www.Paisley.org.uk by Ian McDonald.

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River Cart re-route gets stamp of approval

Plans are now in their final stage for the re-routing of Paisley’s iconic River Cart. The amount of concrete used in the construction of the Piazza Shopping Centre has made it unfeasable for the building to have open walk ways underneath or be demolished at a significant cost.

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However plans have been drawn up for the river to be re-routed down Smithhills street which will see a huge investment of riverside cafes and the townsfolk utilising the river that runs through The town. There is now to be a river visitors centre in the old carnegies bar and major redevelopment of the Paisley Harbour has to begin this summer.

Paisley is really pushing in the right direction said councillor McGuire and all in time for the upcoming move for City of Culture Status.

This will be of course a logistical nightmare for some road works at the time but will fit under the existing rail network minimising construction costs and environmental damage.

Paisley for once has taken the right step to bring its river back to the people.

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PHOTO STORY: Paisley photographer shortlisted in national competition

A photographer from Paisley has been shortlisted in #MyHappyPlace, a national competition designed help people across the UK feel better during the dark days of winter.

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Craig Higgins, 23, entered a photo he took at Gleniffer Braes Country Park. He said: “The picture was taken near the waterfall at Gleniffer Braes Country Park.

“It’s a happy place for me because, growing up, it was where we took our family dog for big walks every week or so.

“I’ve spent many happy years going there, and now I’ve moved in with my fiancée and our Labrador, Darcy, I get to take her there on big walks.

“We recently had a good snow fall and we took Darcy up to the Braes for a walk. I brought my camera as it is a very beautiful area. I also happen to love snow! So that area and this picture just remind me of all those happy memories.”

To try and help cheer up the nation during the bleak days of January and February, National Accident Helpline created #MyHappyPlace.

The competition asked people all over the UK to share a photo of a place which makes them feel happy when they’re ill, injured or simply feeling down.

Beth Powell, Marketing Director at National Accident Helpline, said: “During the bleak, wintry days of January and February, over 600 people from all over the UK sent us a photo of their ‘happy place’.

“It just shows that, whether British people are injured, feeling ill or just a bit under the weather, we’re able to find inspiration and comfort in the beautiful surroundings we cherish.”

To see the full shortlist now and the winners’ announcement on March 15th, visit https://www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/ and search for ‘My Happy Place’.

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Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley Photographs

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley

Built as a memorial to Thomas Coats of the Paisley thread family, the beauty of the building speaks its own silent message. Cathedral-like with a crown steeple and given extra prominence by a wide and high flight of steps to the main door. Designed by Hippolyte Blanc (Scottish despite his French name) in Gothic style, cruciform in shape and with flying buttresses along the nave. Opened in May 1894, the church can seat 1,000 people.

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley

Beautiful interior, by far the grandest of the Paisley churches with its vaulted roof, mosaics, stencilled decoration, carved marble and alabaster. The attention to detail throughout the building is astonishing and the quality of craftsmanship astounding. Famous Hill 4-manual pipe organ with 3,040 pipes.

Read more by visiting the History of the Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley.

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Abercorn event will highlight Culture Bid opportunities for groups across Renfrewshire

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Community groups and voluntary organisations from across Renfrew can find out about opportunities provided by Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 at a special event on 11 March.

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The event is one of a series of community planning conferences organised by Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership that will take place over the next four months. It will focus specifically on how the culture bid can provide a platform to help local groups and charities achieve their goals.

The event will take place in the Abercorn Conference Centre, West College Scotland, Renfrew Road, Paisley, 9.30am-2.30pm.

Representatives from charities, voluntary organisations and community groups across Renfrewshire are warmly invited to attend. For those who cannot come along, a second event will take place on 9 May, 5.30pm – 8.30pm in Paisley Town Hall.

Delegates will get the chance to hear from guest speakers about opportunities for community groups and take part in discussion groups and workshops.

Participants are also being asked to bring along photographs or other items that open up a personal cultural or historic connection with Paisley or the surrounding area.

Councillor Mark Macmillan, leader of Renfrewshire Council and chair of Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership said:

“Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 is a huge opportunity for communities across the whole of Renfrewshire, not only those that are Paisley-based.

“I would urge local community members and organisations to get along to these events to find out how they can back Paisley’s bid and further their own aims.”

Anyone who would like to attend can sign up by calling 0141 618 4168 (9.30am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday) or by emailing communityplanning@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Or book a place online at:

http://paisley2021day.eventbrite.co.uk (Abercorn)
http://paisley2021evening.eventbrite.co.uk (Paisley Town Hall)

Further details of these and other community planning conferences running in May and June can be found on the Renfrewshire community planning website www.renfrewshire2023.com

For more information on Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021, see www.paisley2021.co.uk