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Flyglobespan and Glasgow Airports future

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Read today on The Sun website that Jim Sheridan has some doubts about the future of Glasgow Airport, read the following post from the Sun newspaper and see what you think, its especially worrying as the Airport is a huge employer for the area and is an economic giant in the area.

THE collapse of Flyglobespan could be the latest pocket of turbulence to hit Glasgow Airport that sees it fall further behind its soaraway rival in Edinburgh.

Glasgow is much more reliant on the holidaymaker flights that the Scots carrier provided before its collapse.

It comes just weeks after the Scottish Government scrapped a plan to build a dedicated rail link to the Glasgow terminal.

And BAA – who own all of Scotland’s international airports – are facing a demand to sell off either Glasgow or Edinburgh to meet competition rules.

Company figures show that Edinburgh is not only larger and busier but it’s also attracting more investment.

Now business and political leaders are expressing their fears over Glasgow Airport.

Jim Sheridan, the Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “There is some concern as to the long-term future as a result of Globespan which follows the decision by the SNP not to invest in the Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL).

“Management at Glasgow Airport assure me that it continues to be a profit-making business, which heavily invests in its infrastructure.

“Flyglobespan’s collapse is awful news and the airport’s thoughts are with staff and passengers, but they stress that out of the 12 destinations covered, 11 are being served by bigger airlines.” read more

Request for more volunteers

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We now have a great bunch of volunteers who help with the Paisley website. All our volunteers have Paisley at heart and are always telling people all about how good Paisley is and that they should visit paisley.org.uk I would like to thank all our volunteers who work tiresely for the website and dont get enough thanks.

I am still looking for volunteers to help out with this website and it does not matter if you dont know much about computers “or even own a computer” it doesnt matter if your physically able or not either, I just need people who are passionate about Paisley and would like to try to raise the profile of the town.

It could be in many forms i.e pictures, history, stories, local information etc

I especially need someone who is great in these areas of expertise.

  • History of Paisley
  • Funding “or form filling”
  • Old pictures
  • Genealogy expertise
  • Promotion and/or leaflet delivery
  • Sales “advertising”

The funding one is critical for the future development of the website and I would be grateful to anyone who has good knowledge of this area and also if anyone could do a few telephone sales and if they are good they could be paid on a commission basis.

Once again thanks to all our existing volunteers you know who you are..