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Paisley on the web will soon be launching a competition to win tickets to the Glasgow or Greenock shows, we will let you know the details as soon as we can…

The Extreme Stunt Show Live..

The most exciting, exhilarating and fastest growing motorsport event in Europe is heading your way. From monster truck mayhem to back flipping motocross, the Extreme Stunt Show has it all, live & unbelievable.

extreme-stunt2013 is bursting with anticipation, as the log awaited return of over 140 towns buckle their seatbelts ready for the thrill of a lifetime.  Extreme Events Europe prides itself on delivering quality family entertainment with a difference.  Monster stunts have been perfected and the stuntmen are sure to bring Extreme to your hometown & making Extreme a state of mind.

The Extreme Stunt Show Arena is home to all the favorites including our very own monstrous trucks Extreme and Lil’ Devil (Guinness World Record).  Drivers Glen Wise and Mark Glover will show you how to handle a 2000 plus horse powered mammoth machine.  These mean machines have been in Extreme’s Monster Garage getting a full MOT before returning for the 2013 Summer Season.

Look to the horizon as you witness our motocross madmen fly through the air Dave Wiggins and Josh Grindrod will reach new heights as they perform their death defying FMX stunts. This isn’t for the faint hearted – our daredevil duo don’t believe in boundaries and you are sure to witness the impossible, ad to this the PRO BMX Trials and Mountain Bike Riders of tomorrow

Our trained professionals are typical showman.  Ignoring all fundamental forces and defying gravity, these guys will be flying through fire, turning themselves into a human inferno, jumping ramp to ramp on quads and buggies and putting anything with four wheels onto two wheels.
What are you waiting for, come and join other like minded Extremists witness the unimaginable!

www.extremestuntshow.com
BIGGER, BADDER & BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Due to high demand new dates have been added.

 

The show will be appearing in:

Thursday 4 July   PERTH
McDiarmid Park Crieff Road, PH1 2SJ
7.30pm

Friday 5 July to Sunday 7th July ABERDEEN  
Queens Links, Beach Boulevard, AB24 5EF
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday  6 July  5pm   6pm
Sunday  7 July 2pm   3pm

Tuesday  9 July   FRASERBURGH
North Links AB43 9BB
7.30pm

Wednesday 10 July   NAIRN
Showfield Inverness Road, IV12 4RY
7.30pm

Thursday 11 July   TAIN
The Links, Shore Road,IV19 1EH
7.30pm

Friday  12 July & Saturday 13 July   INVERNESS  
Caledonian Thistle FC Stadium Road, IV1 1FF
Friday  12 July 7.30pm
Saturday 13 July  5pm   6pm

Sunday 14 July   FORT WILLIAM
Lochaber Rural Complex Torlundy, PH33 6SQ
3pm

Tuesday  16 July   OBAN
Mossfield Stadium Glencruitten Road, PA34 4PU
7.30pm

Wednesday 17 July & Thursday 18 July  CUMBERNAULD
Broadwood Stadium Atholl Drive, G68 9NE
Wednesday 17 July 7.30pm
Thursday 18 July  7.30pm

Friday 19 July   LOCH LOMOND SHORES
Balloch, Ben Lomond Way, G83 8QL
7.30pm

Saturday  20 July   GREENOCK
Battery Park Eldon Street, PA16 7QG
6pm

Sunday  21 July  ARMADALE
Stadium Bathgate Road, EH48 2PD
3pm

Tuesday  23 July   AVIEMORE
Highland Resort, PH22 1PN
7.30pm

Wednesday 24 July   MONTROSE
East Links,  Trail Drive, DD10 8SW
7.30pm

Thursday 25 July   ARBROATH
Victoria Park King’s Drive, DD11 5BL
7.30pm

Friday  26 July   FALKIRK
The Stadium Stadium Way, FK2 9EE
7.30pm

Saturday 27 July   DUNDEE
Caird Park DD4 9BX
Saturday 27 July 6pm
Sunday 28 July  3pm

Tuesday 30 July   COWDENBEATH
Racewall, Central Park Chapel Street, KY4 9QQ
7.30pm

Wednesday 31 July   KELBURN
Country Park Largs, Fairlie, KA29 0BE
7.30pm

Thursday 1 August & Friday 2 August AYR  
Racecourse Whitletts Road, KA8 0JE
Thursday 1 August 7.30pm
Friday 2 August  7.30pm

Saturday  3 August & Sunday 4 August  MOTHERWELL
Strathclyde Country Park Hamilton Road, ML1 3ED
Saturday 3 August 6pm
Sunday  4 August 3pm

Tuesday  6 August   GLASGOW
Queens Park G42 8DA
Tuesday 6 August 7.30pm
Wednesday 7 August  7.30pm

Thursday 8 August   GLASGOW
Victoria Park G14 9NN
7.30pm

Friday  9 August   EDINBURGH
Ocean Terminal Leith, EH6 6JJ
Friday 9 August 7.30pm
Saturday 10 August 5pm   6pm
Sunday 11 August  2pm   3pm

Glasgow Airport MD awarded OBE

Glasgow Airport’s managing director, Amanda McMillan, has been recognised by the Queen for her services to business and tourism by being named on the 2013 Birthday Honours List.

Ms McMillan, who was appointed managing director of Glasgow Airport in 2008, has received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her success in steering it through the worst downturn in aviation history.

During this time she has succeeded in growing passenger numbers and fostering positive relationships with the airport’s city and national partners, with whom she has worked to further strengthen Scotland’s connectivity. This has included the introduction in June 2012 of Emirates’ second daily Glasgow to Dubai service.

Commenting on her achievement, Ms McMillan said: “Not only is receiving an OBE a tremendous honour, it is both humbling and wholly unexpected. To be recognised by the Queen in this way is a source of great personal pride but I truly believe it is in recognition of my team, who work tirelessly to ensure Glasgow Airport continues to deliver for the city and for Scotland.”

Earlier this year, Ms McMillan unveiled details of an ambitious £17 million investment programme which will see key parts of the main terminal building undergo a major makeover in 2013. This includes international arrivals which for many will be the gateway to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

http://www.glasgowairport.com/

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Glasgow Airport puts health & safety in the frame

Glasgow Airport is putting health & safety firmly in the frame with the launch of a new initiative which will highlight the importance of maintaining a safe working environment.

As part of its Safety First campaign, Glasgow Airport’s assurance team has produced a DVD which demonstrates the very real risks of ignoring potential hazards. The DVD will be rolled out to the 4,500 people who currently work on the airport campus and will encourage staff to challenge or report anything they believe to be unsafe.

The Safety First campaign is the latest in a long line of initiatives undertaken by the airport which has received a host of awards for its excellent health & safety performance. In 2012, it received a Healthy Working Lives Gold Award, an International Safety Award, and a Gold award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Gillies Crichton, head of assurance at Glasgow Airport, said: “The health and safety of our customers and staff has always been our number one priority and whilst we are extremely proud of our track record in safety, it is important we do not rest on our laurels. We have a well framed and well managed health and safety policy which has improved performance levels across the business and our Safety First campaign will help us to build on this.

“We want everyone who visits or works at the airport to be safe. Not only will our DVD promote good working practices, it will hopefully embed a safety culture whereby every member of staff has the confidence to take preventative action and reduce the risk of accidents.”

George Adam MSP for Paisley added: “Glasgow Airport continues to be a beacon for best practice.  I think most people in Renfrewshire are aware of the way those employed by the airport go about their business, in the most professional way.  This new safety campaign continues the good work that has won the airport so many safety awards over the years.”

www.glasgowairport.com

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Airport samba stunt celebrates funding for Glasgow Film Festival

More than 20 samba musicians and dancers welcomed passengers arriving at Glasgow Airport to celebrate the arrival of the ninth annual Glasgow Film Festival, which this year includes a focus on Brazilian cinema.

The event also marked the fact that the airport’s FlightPath Fund has awarded £7,500 to the organisers of the Festival, which will pay for a series of outreach events in Clydebank.

The Glasgow Film Festival Doon the Clyde project will take the GFF into areas that lie outside the city boundary, and introduce new audiences to the Festival through a series of screenings and workshops for school pupils, students and over 50s.

Glasgow’s own Samba Ya Bamba brought energy, colour and atmosphere to the airport’s domestic arrivals area with a ‘flash mob’ type stunt and quickly drew a large crowd of passengers and airport staff. A video of the performance is available to watch online at http://bit.ly/11TerZC

The group blends Brazilian beats with other musical styles such as ska, hip-hop, funk and reggae and its members have been honing their skills in front of audiences in Scotland and Europe for more than 15 years now.

Glasgow Film Festival Doon the Clyde – which it is hoped will become an annual event – will reach more than 700 people through three school events, three Silver Screenings aimed at over 50s, and an event for budding filmmakers at Clydebank College.

While Glasgow Film already runs a successful school programme at Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), transport costs are often prohibitive and the Glasgow Airport funding will allow them to take the festival to Clydebank instead.

The festival has already run a series of screenings at Clydebank’s Empire theatre for local school groups. German film Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods is a gentle, witty introduction to the history of the Vikings.

Biancanieves, which played to rapt audiences of secondary school pupils, is a clever Spanish retelling of the story of Snow White, in which the heroine goes off to live with a group of bullfighting dwarves.

The Silver Screening events, also at the Empire, target an intergenerational audience at an affordable price. The Happy Lands, a new Scottish film telling the stories of mining communities in Fife, plays on Monday 18 February at 11am; glossy new Brazilian drama Prime Time Soap will be shown the same day at 11:15am, and the James Cagney classic Love Me Or Leave Me on Wednesday 20 February at 11am.

At Clydebank College, Glasgow Youth Film Festival ran a workshop called Hang ‘Em High with Scottish short film director Michael Callaghan targeted at teenagers and young people who want to make their own short films but don’t know where to start.

Allison Gardner, Co-Director of the Glasgow Film Festival, said: “We are extremely grateful to Glasgow Airport for making these events in Clydebank possible. Part of our mission is making great cinema accessible to the widest audience possible, and with Glasgow Film Festival Doon the Clyde, we hope to reach an even broader range of people and spread our love of the cinema-going experience even further across the region.

“We selected particularly exciting European films for our schools events, and the response from the young people was amazing. We also hope that our Clydebank College event will encourage the students to pursue careers in film.

“Our Silver Screenings offer up a really diverse range of experiences at a great price: some good old fashioned James Cagney nostalgia, a genuinely moving look at the struggle of ordinary working people in Scotland in The Happy Lands, and a slab of gorgeous, glossy escapism from Brazil in Prime Time Soap.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Glasgow Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year and the organisers never fail to come up with an interesting programme. Their Samba performance in the terminal was amazing and brightened up an otherwise quiet February evening for our passengers and staff!

“The festival is the type of event that helps to make Glasgow such a great city, both for those who live here and those visiting, and we are therefore delighted to support these new events in Clydebank through the FlightPath Fund.”

For more infor please visit www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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Scotland’s only direct flight to Guernsey announced for summer 2013

Channel Islands Travel Group today announces the launch of a new air route from Glasgow Airport to Guernsey for summer 2013.

It means Scotland will be served by a direct link with the island, which lies just off the coast of Normandy, for the first time in several years.

The service will operate every Saturday between June 29th & September 14th 2013 using a 46 seat ATR-42 aircraft with a flying time of two hours.

guernseyThe route will be sold exclusively by C.I. Travel Group’s well-established consumer brands that include Airways Holidays and GuernseyTravel.com. It will also be used by Guernsey hoteliers who wish to offer their own clients from the Glasgow area a direct flight to the island.

Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director of the C.I. Travel Group, said: “We are delighted to have concluded negotiations for the launch of a new service from Glasgow Airport to Guernsey for summer 2013.

“C.I. Travel has always had a strong presence in Scotland but it has been some years since Scottish visitors were able to travel directly to Guernsey. We believe that this new opportunity to visit the Bailiwick for a holiday and fly direct from Glasgow will prove very popular.”

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Guernsey is a popular destination among Scottish travellers and it is therefore great news that they will be able to fly direct from Glasgow Airport next summer instead of taking a connecting flight.

“We look forward to working closely with C.I. Travel to make their 2013 flight programme a success.”

Holidays can now be booked exclusively through C.I. Travel Group’s website www.guernseytravel.com or via travel agents in the UK.

For further information regarding the contents of this news release please call 01534 496644 and speak to Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director C.I. Travel Group.

Find out more from Glasgow Aiport www.glasgowairport.com

Glasgow Warriors scrum down with Glasgow Airport in new partnership

Glasgow Warriors will have the chance to attract an army of potential new supporters after it was today confirmed they are to join forces with Glasgow Airport in an innovative new partnership.

Some seven million passengers travel through the airport every year and the Warriors will now be able to tap into this mix of travelling Glaswegians and visitors as part of the partnership agreement.

Glasgow Airport will display good luck messages to the Warriors team throughout the terminal area when they fly out for matches in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup, and will also provide lounge access for key coach and commercial meetings.

To enhance the partnership, Warriors players plan to stage skills drills and signing sessions in the terminal, the first date intended to coincide with the airport’s Best of Scotland campaign which is currently showcasing the best of what Glasgow and Scotland have to offer.

 

The partnership was announced as the Warriors prepare to take on Exeter Chiefs in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at Millbrae, home of Ayr RFC.

Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys told www.glasgowwariors.org: “We’re delighted to welcome Glasgow Airport as an official partner of Glasgow Warriors.

“Nearly every weekend of the rugby season Glasgow Warriors and opposition teams and supporters travel through Glasgow Airport to destinations across Europe as part of our schedule in the RaboDirect Pro12 and Heineken Cup.  As we grow and achieve greater success in these competitions, more home and away supporters will be travelling through Glasgow Airport to watch the Warriors.

“With the move to our new home at Scotstoun Stadium, increased investment in our squad from Scottish Rugby, and record season ticket sales, we believe that we are on the verge of achieving something that has never been done before at Glasgow Warriors and give Glasgow and the west of Scotland a successful and thriving professional rugby team.

“But we know we can’t achieve this without support, and Glasgow Airport’s official partnership is a great example of a business seeing the opportunity to get behind what we are trying to achieve.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “The Glasgow Warriors are regular travellers through the airport, as are their many competitors and legions of supporters, so it is a natural fit for the two of us to come together in this way.

“With Gregor Townsend at the helm and the move to the fantastic Scotstoun Stadium complete, this season promises to be an exciting one for the Warriors and we are looking forward to working with Nathan Bombrys and his team as they strive to bring more success to Glasgow.”

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend and back-row star Peter Horne were today on hand to get the partnership off to a flying start when they took to the tarmac at the airport.

The Warriors’ sponsor stable includes such renowned companies and brands as Canterbury of New Zealand, QBE, The Famous Grouse, McCrea Financial Services, The Malcolm Group, The Greenbelt Group and Hotel du Vin and Malmaison.

w: www.glasgowairport.com
t: twitter.com/GLA_Airport 

 

MAGGIE REILLY AT THE LIMELIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL.

10 – 12 March Tron Theatre Glasgow.                                                      All performances 7.30pm

In support of Limelight Music, Maggie Reilly will be performing her first Scottish concerts in over 20 years,  beginning a European tour with her new band for 2011 at the Tron Theatre Glasgow on the 11th and 12th March .

From her early days with iconic Glasgow band Cado Belle, the internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Maggie Reilly has written and performed on such major international hits as “Moonlight Shadow” and “To France” with Mike Oldfield, written the chart topping USA hit “Family Man” for Daryl Hall and John Oates and most recently Maggie won industry awards for the most played song on American radio when her European hit “Everytime We Touch” again reached No.1 in the USA.

“I have been a supporter of Limelight Music for over 20 years and I’m delighted to perform at The Limelight Music Festival”             Maggie Reilly Feb 2011

Limelight Music:
Limelight is Scotland’s first professional music production company run by people with impairments.  We are the UK’s leading producer of high quality Inclusive music and specialise in raising the profile of disabled artists in the mainstream music and theatre industries. We are Scotland’s first generation of multi award winning professional disabled musicians who run fully accessible recording and rehearsal facilities at Limelight Studios in the centre of Glasgow. From our base in the Trongate we collaborate with mainstream theatre companies, musicians and music producers to compose, record, write and direct music productions for theatre, film, television, and dance.

“I Feel Alone” single release:
Limelight Musicians have recently recorded the song “I Feel Alone” on which Maggie sings lead vocals at the Limelight Studios. The song is also part of the soundtrack for the feature film “Fast Romance”.
“I Feel Alone” will be available for download March 2011.

Limelight Artistic Directors

The Limelight Music Festival is artistically directed by Gordon Dougall (who is known to Tron Theatre audiences as the director and co-writer of the famous Tron Panto) and Sally Clay the Panto’s composer/musical director. Audience totalling over 10,000 have seen their work at The Tron, since 2003.

“I’m sure our Panto audiences will be delighted with all our Limelight Music Festival concerts and will enjoy a fab post panto night out”:      Gordon Dougall Feb 2011

“I’m really looking forward to showing off the cream of Scotland’s disabled talent to the world…Which includes me of course!”                         : Sally Clay Feb 2011

If you would like more information about the event, or to schedule an interview with Maggie Reilly, Sally Clay or Gordon Dougall please contact:

Limelight Music Contact: email: nigel.rock@gmail.com 07920 269181

or Maggie Reilly Contact:  info@maggiereilly.co.uk or tel: 07770 211555

http://www.tron.co.uk/event/the_limelight_music_festival/

From Renfrewshire to Delhi: Local representative set off for bootcamp ahead of Commonwealth Games handover ceremony

Renfrewshire’s Provost wished good luck to an excited group of Renfrewshire representatives as they headed off for three intensive weeks of bootcamp, before taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Flag Handover Ceremony in Delhi next month.

Nine people from Renfrewshire, six dancers and three community sports ambassadors, have been selected to join representatives from across Scotland taking part in the performance, at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October 14.

Before they go, they are taking part in for three intensive weeks of Bootcamp in Glasgow, where they will rehearse a mass choreographed dance routine for the ceremony.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson said: “I am delighted that this talented group will be representing Renfrewshire, performing in front of a capacity crowd of 60,000 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. This is an amazing opportunity and we are all very excited for them. As well as taking part in the ceremony they will return to Renfrewshire and share their training and experience with local schools and communities, helping to build Renfrewshire’s legacy as the Gateway to the Games 2014. I am sure they will make us all proud.”

The Flag Handover Ceremony is the event that concludes the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and it will be the first public statement to the world that Glasgow will be the next Host City, inviting the world to Glasgow in four years time.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive John Scott said: “We deliberately developed an innovative recruitment model that would ensure that people from a range of communities and diverse backgrounds from all over Scotland would have the opportunity of a lifetime to proudly represent Scotland as part of the 346-strong Cast who will perform the eight minute performance.

“Glasgow Life who have managed the project worked closely with existing Scottish education, sports, arts and volunteering networks to recruit the Cast Members. This wasn’t the easiest route to take, but it was the one with the greatest potential to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for people from across Scotland. After the Handover Ceremony, cast members will become Ambassadors for the Games in their community, and will be involved with the Games for the next four years, leaving a positive and direct legacy that is Scotland-wide.”

Aileen Stevenson, 25, Kilbarchan said: “Going to Delhi is pretty awesome. It’s a good opportunity to see the world. It’s very exciting but I think it’s also going to be a lot of hard work.”

The Closing Ceremony will be broadcast in the UK on BBC2 from 2.30pm with the Flag Handover Ceremony starting at approximately 3.30pm.

Laura Savage, 23, from Foxbar, said: “I don’t even know where the boot camp is! I’m really excited and looking forward to it. It’ll be good to go and learn some choreography.”

The six dancers have been funded by Renfrewshire’s Local Area Committees for this project.

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From: Glasgow Airport

Please attribute to a BAA spokesperson:

We regret the uncertainty this vote has already caused our passengers and airlines.

We hope that the union will engage with us quickly to conclude an agreement.

Fewer than half of those people eligible to vote have done so and we do not believe this result provides a clear mandate for strike action.