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Paisley Remembrance Parade Photographs

Paisley Remembrance Day

Paisley Remembrance Parade Photographs.

Photographs from today’s Remembrance day parade at Paisley’s Cenotaph Sunday November 10th 2013.

All photographs were taken by Anchor Mill Studio and allowed for use on

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Paisley Farmers Market moves to new location

Paisley Farmers Market

Paisley Farmers Market moves to its new location at the Cenotaph.

Paisley Farmers’ Market features a wide range of stall-holders offering quality fresh produce, straight from the farm to the shopping bag, such as meat,fish, cheese, fruit and veg, and chocolate.

The market is operated by Ayrshire Farmers’ Market and Renfrewshire Council, and the decision to relocate came after consultation with traders and shoppers.

Photographs taken by Tracey Clements for you can find all our photographs on our Flickr page here

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Paisley Remembrance Parade 2012

cenotaph memorial

Paisley Photographs of the Paisley war memorial commemoration to the fallen.

Volunteers from Paisley on the web were at the Cenotaph this morning to give our respects along with schoolchildren, politicians, members of the public and members of the armed forces serving and served to commemorate all those lost in all conflicts and wars over the years. Lest we forget.


When I am old
With my medals on my chest
Will you be grateful
That I did my very best

When I am old
Will those words still haunt me
‘We shouldn’t have been there’
Even though, I helped keep you free

When I am old
And tears for my comrades fall
Will any of you understand
Side by side, we stood proud and tall

When I am old
Will you forget about me
Because if today you don’t acknowledge us, then….
Tomorrow our parades, you won’t want to see!!

Author: Di G ©

All Paisley Photographs taken by Ian McDonald for of the Paisley Remembrance Parade 2012

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Glen Cinema Memorial 2010

Here are some picture of the poignant service for the memory of the 71 young lives claimed in 1929 when the Glen Cinema disaster took place.

The service was presented by the Paisley Development Trust with the leader of Renfrewshire Council Derek Mackay, Provost Celia Lawson, Rev Birss and Bishop Tarttaglia all attending to give their support to the survivor’s to which many attended.

Pictures below is Robert Pope who is laying the wreath at Paisley Cenotaph.

For more information on the Glen Cinema please visit

For more information on the Paisley Development Trust please visit

All pictures taken for by our very own ‘westender’ you can see more photos at


November Flowers


November Flowers

By Allan Mitchell

the Call

& it’s November 1939 & from Inverness to Glasgow, we come in droves (by car, by bus, by train) to answer the call of our allies. & we leave behind our loved ones (sons, daughters, wives) to set foot on foreign shores & stand & fight for future freedom. & we band together (we men, we brothers, we fathers, we sons) & march toward the coastal docks & unite the British freedom force (infantry, artillery, auxiliary). & on the pier, a regiment piper’s lament echoes & echoes into the crisp coastal air. & the off-key droning wail pulsates harshly through the woodwinds & reefs, & through the ranks like the moaning cry of a dying breath. & the piper’s bag exhales & in rhythmic velvety wisps, it pulsates & pitches & squirms to the finger march of the chanter & “Amazing Grace” heaves out of each reed pipe. & the drone of the piper marches to the drone of the men & the drone of the ship & the drone of the war an ocean away. & from the chilly waters of the Clyde, we set sail for tomorrow with whistles & waves of good luck & goodbye & the hope of knowing that tomorrow will soon become yesterday. & I gaze across the great Atlantic divide and imagine marching & fighting & weeping & dying on the battlefields & beaches of a strange and distant shore.

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Medals for all.


This information is taken from the website

Join us in our campaign for equal recognition for all the civilian heroes of the Glasgow Airport terror attack.

On Saturday 30th June 2007 a burning jeep crashed into the terminal building at Glasgow Airport.  Several members of the public intervened to subdue and apprehend the two would-be suicide bombers.  Their brave and gallant actions saved the lives of hundreds of holidaymakers and airport workers.

One of those men, John Smeaton, gave an unforgettable interview at the airport within hours of the attack.  His down-to-earth rendition of the events struck a cord with shocked viewers all over the world and won over millions of fans.  In the past six months he has received a great deal of publicity and is soon to be awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal.

It is very important that such brave actions are recognised accordingly.  Members of the public who act selflessly to protect others and intervene in extremely dangerous circumstances deserve commendations.

Unfortunately, the other civilians who stepped in to thwart the attack have been omitted from the Queens Gallantry List.  They are Alex McIlveen, Michael Kerr and Stephen Clarkson.  Their actions were by no means inferior to those of John Smeaton.  They all played their part in preventing the terrorists from carrying out their atrocities, and they should all be recognised for their brave and gallant actions.

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