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CALL TO YARNS! – A Community Project


It is time for The Renfrewshire Tapestry

Andrew Crummy, Scottish artist and designer – who drew the panels for the Battle of Prestonpans, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – will be working together with an eclectic group of people to create a tapestry for Renfrewshire. It will be a celebration of the amazing global importance of this part of Scotland, a tourism draw and have its part to play in the City of Culture bid 2021.

Want to know more? Want to take part?

Everyone is welcome to our Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry project launch

On Saturday 20 February 2016

At Paisley Abbey

From 11am until 1pm

Andrew Crummy will be introducing the project, as well as leading a workshop.

You can also:

  • Take part in a textile walk
  • Chat to historians and meet up with a monk, walk with Wallace, greet a gallus Mill Girl…
  • Tell your stories and memories
  • Try your hand at a stitch or more
  • Please also – Donate your tapestry wool – authentic Anchor tapestry wool is needed to sew the tapestry. We are determined the tapestry will only be sewn with authentic Anchor yarn. Please look out any tapestry wool that you have in your households… and bring it with you.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry will reflect the wonderful history of Renfrewshire. Everyone who is involved will be acknowledged in this stepping stone in the continued celebration of the unique status of Renfrewshire.

WELCOME to Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry Launch


Images copyright of Andrew Crummy, Alex Hewitt and Weaving Musical Threads [WMT]

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Ferguslie Park residents asked to have their say

Ferguslie Park residents asked to have their say

Residents in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park area are being asked to have their say on issues affecting the area at a special event hosted by police and council staff.

The Ferguslie Park Community Safety Event will take place in the hospitality suite at St Mirren Park on Thursday 20 June, from 6 until 9pm.

policeOn the night, senior police officers and council officials will give a presentation on the results of a series of fact-finding interviews conducted with residents in the area earlier this year.

The signal interviews sought to discover what residents think about the area, and what they want to see from police and council services.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion over what police and council community safety staff can do to deal with those points.

There will also be around 15 stalls there on the night, allowing residents to access advice and help from staff from a variety of council and other services.

Councillor Tommy Williams, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, said: “Ferguslie Park may have had a few issues to deal with over the years, but one thing that stands out is the community spirit of the people who live there.

“We want people from the area to come along on the night and play their part in that community.

“Visitors will get the chance to hear about the work which is being done locally and to give us their opinions on what they want to see being done.”

Inspector Kenny Morrison, based at Ferguslie Police Office said: “We work closely with the various council staff which are involved in community safety work, such as the wardens service and the anti-social behaviour team.

“Between us, there are lots of things we are doing and can do to help make the streets safer.

“But we are limited in what we can do unless we have the support of the people who are out there in the community.

“Our message to them is that this is your area – come along on the night and let us know what you want from it.”

Organisations who will be represented on the night include the NHS, Victim Support and Engage Renfrewshire, with staff from the council’s trading standards, and welfare reform advice services also among those set to be there.

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Paisley Events – Buddy Beat


Paisley Events – Buddy Beat

Buddy Beat are hosting a Rod Stewart Tribute Night on Friday 17th November at the Beechwood Community Centre in Shortroods.

Acts include:

  • Rod Stewart Tribute Act
  • Nicola Boyle School of Highland Dance
  • Awa Goubiaby of Glasgow African Dance
  • The Buddy Beat

buddy-beatTickets are on sale at only £7.00 or 2 for £10.00. Tickets can be bought from Lee’s Diner within the Paisley Shopping Centre or Email

Money raised goes to Buddy Beat to continue to help more people


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Paisley Events Rod Stewart Tribute Night

Paisley Events Rod Stewart Tribute Night

The Rod Stewart Big Scottish & African Party Tribute Night in aid of The Buddy Beat is taking place on Saturday 17th November 2012 from 8:00pm until 12:00am

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St Mirren 10000 Hours Campaign – Updates For The Weekend

The 1000 Hours Campaign have a few things they would like you to consider this weekend.

First, you can now look at the First Draft of the Articles of the CIC online at and make comments on the forum. Please Read the notes and others posts also.

Second, If you have pledged but not yet returned your Direct Debit and your Membership form then now is your chance. They are close to having enough pledges but these Pledges need to turned into returned forms. No money will be taken at this stage. Forms can be found here

Finally it is a home game this weekend (three points please Mr Lennon!) so this is your chance to ask the folk beside you and around you if they have Pledged their support.

10000 Hours are close to making Community ownership and Fan Governance a reality for the Club, but they are not there yet, so please do encourage all of those you have contact with to sign up this weekend.



Bringing Paisley’s Past Into The 21st Century

Paisley Abbey

Paisley has a long and illustrious history that rivals that of places like Glasgow. The town has strong connections to some of the most famous names in Scottish history, including William Wallace and the Royal Stewarts. Much of the town’s heritage is hidden in plain sight, making the town a prime target for archaeological investigation.

In recent years, work has been carried out on the Great Drain that once serviced the town’s monastery, including the town’s famous Abbey. This project is being carried out by GUARD Archaeology in partnership with the Renfrewshire Local History Forum. The work that has been carried out as part of the Great Drain Project has highlighted Paisley’s archaeological potential. This is where the Paisley’s Past Project comes in.

In recent years there has also been an increased interest in community archaeology. As part of this, the Paisley’s Past Project aims to get the people of Paisley actively involved in the investigation and preservation of local history and archaeology. The project will run for three years, with there being a focus on two sites in Paisley’s town centre, including Saucel Hill, and investigating for potential locations for the monastery wall.

The Paisley’s Past Project will give local people the chance to take part in the excavation and recording of the archaeology of the sites. The public will also have the opportunity to take part in the post-excavation work that will be taking place. This will give people the opportunity to see many different aspects of archaeology, as well as giving those who volunteer the opportunity to gain skills, including speaking confidently in public.

It is planned that an archaeology project like the Paisley’s Past Project will attract people back to Paisley’s town centre, which will have a positive effect on the businesses in the Paisley area. It is also planned that the Paisley’s Past Project will highlight the importance of Paisley’s archaeology on both a local and a national level.

We will also be holding a number of events that will aim to raise funds, with all of the money raised going towards funding the project. This will be another great way to get the people of Paisley to be active in the project. You can also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.

Paisley Abbey

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Vote for Paisley

Can you please help our project and vote for us on the RBS Community page?  We will use the money to help organisations who are trying to do good in the town of Paisley and we will try our very best to help them, but we need the right equipment and right now we have none.

Our project name is Paisley on The Web and it’s located in the Foxbar area on the map – we are now based in the High Street – if you’re looking for it that way however, here is a better way to go about things

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