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Paisley set for Festive Fireworks Extravaganza 2011


Renfrewshire’s countdown to Christmas will be kicked off in spectacular style this year with a festive fireworks extravaganza.

A full day of fabulous fun and top-notch entertainment will be held in Paisley town centre on Saturday 5 November topped off with a stunning fireworks display to mark the start of the festive season.

The event will see the usual Paisley Fireworks and Christmas Lights Switch-On events rolled into one bigger and better event.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson will be joined on the day by top performers as well as local talent to lead the celebrations. Read more

Fantastic New Fireworks Night Moves to Town Centre


Fantastic New Fireworks Night Moves to Town Centre

Fireworks Night is set to go with a bang this year with Paisley premiering its biggest ever display in the town centre.

This year’s Guy Fawkes Night event is moving from Seedhill Road into the heart of the town with “A Night At The Movies” themed fireworks show taking place over Paisley’s historic backdrop.

Sparkling entertainment will also be provided with former X-Factor contestants The Dolly Rockers performing live, funfair rides and a Radio Clyde roadshow hosted by Gina McKee.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Derek Mackay, who also chairs Paisley Vision Board, said: “Paisley is making a name for itself with fantastic events over the last year such as our hugely successful Christmas lights switch-on which brought in more than 20,000 people into the town. We are planning to continue that success with our biggest and best ever Fireworks Night this year.

By bringing the show into the town centre we are making the night more accessible for everyone to enjoy all the entertainment and the movie-themed fireworks display over the town will be truly spectacular.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board said: This is going to be really different from what we have done in the past which is really exciting. Fireworks Night is a family affair and we are sure that people of all ages are going to enjoy this event.

“At this time of year unfortunately we always here about terrible accidents due to private fireworks and fire displays. What we are saying to people is, this year instead of having your own display why not come and enjoy a fantastic Fireworks show in a safe and friendly environment.”

Paisley’s Fireworks Night is taking place on Thursday 5 November at Gauze Street, by Paisley Town Hall. Roadshow starts at 6pm, Dolly Rockers on stage at 6.45pm, Fireworks at 7.30pm. Admission is free.

Parking on the night will be free at the Piazza Shopping Centre and Renfrewshire Council car parks.

University of the West of Scotland “Name Change”


Around Paisley Feb 17th 08
Originally uploaded by paisleyorguk

The name change from The University of Paisley to the University of the West of Scotland, in Paisley. Some might say shocking move some may even say its progress and progress is good, or as my lecturer says UWS “Utter Waste of Space” I will let you decide…

My thoughts are, we are lucky to have such a fine establishment in our town no matter what its called..