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Paisley Natural History Society Talks at Paisley Museum

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Paisley Natural History Society Talks at Paisley Museum

Plants, the real silent witnesses

Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Dr Jennifer Miller (Director of the Dickson Forensic Bio-Archaeology Unit, Northlight Heritage) on Thursday the 3 October at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum.

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Locard’s Principle states that every contact leaves a trace. When applied to fingerprints, drops of blood or firearms discharge, this concept is easily understood and recognised.  However, plants and soil surround us whenever we step outside our door, ready to adhere to clothing and tools; to shed traces into or grow through a clandestine grave. Forensic Botany now has an accepted role in criminal investigation. This presentation will outline the various ways in which plants contribute to the investigation of serious crime, giving case examples to help illustrate salient points.

The talk is free and open to everyone, just come along.

Paisley Natural History Society

Paisley Natural History Society was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong. The aims of the society are simple:

1. To encourage the study of natural history in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

2. To support the conservation of wildlife and habitats; and

3. To maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.

Regular indoor meetings are held in Paisley Museum on Thursday evenings during the winter months covering a variety of natural history topics from butterflies and birds to fungi and fossils and outings are organised during the summer months visiting sites throughout Scotland.

You don’t need to be a member to come along to the talks, they are open to anyone with an interest in natural history.

Copies of the winter talks programme can be obtained from Paisley Museum and the talks are also listed on the Renfrewshire Council website.

www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk

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Historical Adventures Youth Theatre blog

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Historical Adventures Youth Theatre blog

Hello all! Welcome to another addition of the Historical Adventures Youth Theatre blog, letting you know about the different classes we have running and what shows we’ll be doing!

We have new classes starting on the 18th of September at the Hunterhill Community Centre!  The first class starting at 3.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm.  This class is our juniors class and is for children between the ages of five and seven.  The second class begins at 4.30pm, still at the Hunterhill Community Centre and finishes at 5.30pm.  This class is for children of ages eight to twelve and both classes will cost each participating child £3.00 for each session.

historical-adventuresOur other Youth Theatre class which takes place in the Foxbar Community Centre on Amochrie Road is still going strong and they are having such a busy time of late, doing a small performance for the East Renfrewshire Witch Hunt (more information on that later) and are working hard for the Christmas show as they do their own rendition of ‘Beauty & The Beast’.  This class is for children ages eight to fourteen, starts at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.00pm and will cost each £3.50 for each child taking part for every session.

The Renfrewshire Witch Hunt will take place on Saturday the 5th of October and our Foxbar Youth Theatre will be doing three small performances at the times of 1.00pm, 2.30pm and finally 3.55pm, these will be situated in County Square just outside of Paisley Gilmore Street.  The children will take you back into the past to show a sample of what life was like for the people back in the 1600s with some helpful narrators to lead the way for you as they learn and discover just what a ‘Witch Hunt’ is.

Please be sure to watch this space as we will have more news of upcoming after school clubs in the near future!

Find out more by visiting their Facebook Page www.facebook.com/HistoricalAdventuresLtd

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Alexander Wilson and the Cape May Warbler: A Tiger’s Tale

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Alexander Wilson and the Cape May Warbler: A Tiger’s Tale

Paisley Natural History Society is starting up its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Tom Byars on Thursday the 5September at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum.

Alexander Wilson (1766 – 1813) was born in Paisley, but is known as the “Father of American Ornithology”. He named the Cape May Warbler, after the site in which he first recorded the bird, in New Jersey, America in 1811. However, in June 1977, this American species was discovered singing in Glen Park – remarkable but true the story has come full circle.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the death of this important local hero, Tom Byars will provide an insight into this remarkable little bird.

The talk is free and open to everyone, just come along.

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Paisley Natural History society

Paisley Natural History society was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong. The aims of the society are simple:

1. To encourage the study of natural history in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

2. To support the conservation of wildlife and habitats; and

3. To maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.

Regular indoor meetings are held in Paisley Museum on Thursday evenings during the winter months covering a variety of natural history topics from butterflies and birds to fungi and fossils and outings are organised during the summer months visiting sites throughout Scotland.

You don’t need to be a member to come along to the talks, they are open to anyone with an interest in natural history.

Copies of the winter talks programme can be obtained from Paisley Museum and the talks are also listed on the Renfrewshire Council website.

 

Contact:

For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit our website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk or contact Lesley Hill (Club Secretary) on 0141 884 3352.

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Football for all

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Disability Football Team needs new members

East Renfrewshire FC  are looking for new members to join their football team, if you would be interested then please see the contact info at the bottom of this article.

The team is called East Renfrewshire FC , and meet every Monday night from 7.15pm – 8:45 pm at Carlibar School, Barrhead. They not only need new members but other teams to play against.

Fee per player is £5.00 each to cover hire of park , unfortunately at the moment they are unable to accommodate wheelchairs.

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For more information please contact Michael McEwan via email michaelmcewan43@gmail.com