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Paisley Abbey An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

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Paisley Abbey An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm
in the Abbey

alexander-mccallTickets £10 (to include glass of wine/soft drink)
from Paisley Abbey Shop or by phone 0141 889 7654

An hour in the company of Alexander McCall Smith is an hour of sheer delight. The creator of the much-loved Precious Ramotswe and The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is one of the world’s favourite authors.  He is delighted to visit Paisley Abbey as part of the 850th anniversary celebrations. Join him as he talks about his life and work and introduces a new, stand alone novel  – Trains and Lovers: The Heart’s Journey.

www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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Paisley Abbey – Saturday Recitals

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PAISLEY ABBEY

SATURDAY RECITALS

at 12.30pm

paisley0abbey-85017 November Edward Taylor – organ
(Asst Carlisle Cathedral)
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22 December Lawrence Gargan (trumpet)
George McPhee (organ)

Tickets £5 on sale at the door

www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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Positive Paisley Day 2012

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The Positive Paisley campaign aims to provide people who care about the town and have connections through business, work or home, with a focus through which to improve its public image.

Too many bad stories have been promoted over the years that have detracted from all the wonderful history, culture and opportunities offered by the town and the friendliness of the ‘buddies’.

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Through a ongoing campaign of positive messaging using all the various media available to us – online and offline – we hope to gradually change perceptions and show a truer picture of this fine town and restore confidence and optimism to its communities, both business and resident.

Come and join us: all you’ve got to do is keep talking about the good things happening in the town – not the negatives!

You can download the Positive Paisley logo to add to your website, Facebook, Twitter accounts from this site and please use the#positivepaisley hashtag on your Tweets. There is also a Positive Paisley Linked In Group which you can join.

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Paisley 2013 Calendar

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Views of Paisley available to buy now in 2013 Calendar

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that the new calendar, ‘A Tale of Two Decades’, is now on sale.

This fascinating calendar showcases a selection of nostalgic photographs of Paisley, dating from 1960 to 1979. Featuring well-known locations such as the Town Hall, Paisley Abbey and The Watermill Hotel, this year’s calendar is sure to evoke memories for locals who lived in the town during or around that period.

Each of the photographs originate from the archive collection held at Paisley Museum. This collection comprises of over 20,000 historical images dating from the 1850’s up to the present day and features pictures relating to Paisley and other parts of Renfrewshire.

Earlier in the year, when preparations for the 2013 calendar first began, Renfrewshire Arts and Museums enlisted the help of their Facebook followers to help shortlist the huge selection of pictures we had to choose from. As a result, the image of the Christmas Lights over the River Cart from 1979 emerged as the clear favourite and the perfect choice for the front cover of the calendar.

The archive collections are available to view in either Paisley Museum or Paisley Central Library. Copies of images from the historical photographic collection are available on request. A range of postcards and prints are also available to buy from the Museum shop.

A Tale of Two Decades’ is available to buy from Paisley Museum and Paisley Arts Centre now, priced £7.99. www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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The Red Shoes – Paisley Events

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Paisley Events

Please come and support this event at Paisley Arts Centre tomorrow night. Tues 23rd. It will be an interesting film and after show discussion will address film makers perspective, dance, pressures of celeb culture and ‘suicide’

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Renfrewshire
Film
Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1948, 133m, U

A beautiful landmark of dance cinema, The Red Shoes is a cautionary tale about creative obsession. The film stars Dunfermline’s own Moira Shearer as an aspiring ballet dancer manipulated by a Svengali figure. One of Martin Scorsese’s favourite films, the screening will be followed by a dance performance from Reid Kerr students.

Venue Information
Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, PA1 1EZ
Event Information
Tue 23rd
Free
Free / No booking required – Information: 0141 887 1010
7 – 9.30pm

http://www.mhfestival.com/

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St Vincent’s Hospice – New Paisley.org.uk Partner

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St Vincent’s hospice

We would like to welcome one of our new paisley.org.uk partners St Vincent’s hospice. Set in a tranquil location on the outskirts of Howwood, Renfrewshire, St Vincent’s hospice, provides specialist palliative care and support for people throughout Renfrewshire.

st-vincents-hospiceSt Vincent’s is open to all who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and other progressive conditions, and have specialist palliative care needs.

We see many more people in the community and other settings than we do at the Unit: caring for the family as well as the patient is one of our main aims and we offer home respite, and brief arranged admission to provide breaks for carers.

Visit St Vincent’s hospice on the web www.stvincentshospice.co.uk

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Statement from Glasgow Airport regarding an incident

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Here is a statement from Glasgow Airport regarding an incident earlier this morning.

Aircraft operations have restarted, however we are advising passengers to check with their airlines as there has been some disruption.

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Glasgow Airport“At approximately 07:45 flight LS177 from Glasgow Airport to Alicante was forced to make an emergency stop on the runway just prior to take off.

“The 737-800 Jet2.com aircraft was forced to curtail take off due to smoke in the cabin.

“All 189 passengers were disembarked. Glasgow Airport had to suspend flights until 10am when the runway was reopened.

“This has resulted in delays and passengers are advised to check with their airlines.

Update 10:54am
Six inbound flights were diverted –

2 to Edinburgh
2 to Manchester
1 to Prestwick
1 to Aberdeen

5 flights were cancelled –

2 inbound – 1 x London City and 1 x London Gatwick
3 outbound – 1 x Dublin, 1 x London City and 1 x London Gatwick

14 flights have been delayed.

http://www.glasgowairport.com/

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Clean bill of health for Renfrewshire Chamber Exports

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Renfrewshire Chamber recently received its full independent BCC audit of its export documentation procedures – a key service that the Chamber delivers to 70+ clients and accounts for 50% of income processing in excess of 15,000 docs a year – more than any other Chamber in Scotland.
renfrewshire-chamber-commerceThe audit concluded that the Chamber is doing very well with export documentation and awarded the export licence for a further 3 years – allowing the Chamber to continue to process docs. The audit complimented the Chamber on the fact that 5 of 8 staff are certified including Euan Keltie, the UK’s youngest docs certifier at age 18.

For more info please visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

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100th business signs up to Invest in Renfrewshire

Sarkar Defence Solutions of Hillington has become the 100th local business to sign up to Renfrewshire Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire programme.

The company, which manufactures and exports body armour products, received its certificate at a recent Invest in Renfrewshire business breakfast hosted by Council Leader, Mark Macmillan at Reid Kerr College.
The Invest in Renfrewshire programme encourages Renfrewshire businesses to recruit and train local unemployed young people. In return the council can provide support for the businesses in the form of employment subsidies, training support and business loans and funds to help the businesses grow.

Since the scheme was launched in June, a wide range of businesses have signed up, from new enterprises to established multi-million-pound companies such as Steel Engineering of Renfrew.

Sam Sarkar, Managing Director of Sarkar Defence Solutions, said, “As a business that started up in this area, we’re pleased to be supporting the Invest in Renfrewshire programme. We’ve recently taken on a local graduate intern under the scheme and they will be working on some of our marketing projects over the next seven months. Working with a global company like ours will give them a lot of valuable experience.

“The council’s Invest in Renfrewshire team has been very helpful in helping us with our plans to develop our factory in Hillington.”

Council Leader, Mark Macmillan, said, “It’s great that local businesses like Sarkar Defence Solutions are supporting Invest in Renfrewshire. There are clear benefits for the business and for local young people who are struggling to find work at the moment. I would encourage all local businesses, big and small, to sign up to the programme.”

For more information on the Invest in Renfrewshire programme, go to www.investinrenfrewshire.com or call 0300 3000 144.

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New Recruit for Renfrewshire Chamber

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New Recruit for Renfrewshire Chamber The Chamber has been supporting Renfrewshire Councils, The Recruit since it started in 2010. Based loosely around the BBC’s The Apprentice, a number of secondary school leavers under take a summer of business related challenges.

The Top Recruits win real paid jobs for a year – with the Chamber offering the position of Management Trainee. This year’s winner was Alison Fraser from Elderslie who went to Johnston High.

renfrewshire-chamber-commerceCommenting on her Recruit experience, Alison said “Throughout The Recruit programme I made many new friends, gained various different skills and greatly improved my confidence. And of course I won my job in the Chamber – which I still can’t believe I got! Being at the Chamber for a month, it has opened my mind to many diverse aspects of work and I have been introduced to many influential people who have put given me great advice.

Throughout my year here I hope to meet many more fascinating people, hear about their businesses and how they have achieved their success. After my year at the Chamber I plan on going to The University of the West of Scotland to study Social Sciences.

For more info on the Chamber visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

Photographed – Recruit host George Bowie, Chamber job winner Alison Fraser and Chamber CEO Bob Davidson
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