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Paisley Fireworks show gets ready for blast-off

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paisley is gearing up for an intergalactic extravaganza when the area’s annual fireworks display takes place on Saturday 1 November.

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This year’s fireworks display will be built around a space theme, with a musical soundtrack to match, with the display at 6pm.

The fun starts at noon when Clyde 1 DJs take to the main stage on Gauze Street to introduce an afternoon of music and live entertainment before the fireworks finale.

The star turn will be Scotland’s X Factor star Emily Middlemas, who made it as far as judges’ houses stage in this year’s show.

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The 16-year-old singer-songwriter – a former pupil of Paisley’s Loud ‘n’ Proud, and McCallum School of Music – said: “Most of my musical inspirations came from Paisley.

“I am really looking forward to returning to the town that kicked off my musical career and can’t wait to perform there at the fireworks show.”

Emily will be joined on the main stage by new Scottish boyband 4th State, street dance crew Loonique and local teenage guitar band Dogtooth.

The fireworks will be launched from Cotton Street, meaning the best views for the public will be in the area around Abbey Close and Gauze Street.

The final act before fireworks will be a sonic and visual spectacular from LED drummers Spark! who also play the Paisley Halloween Festival on Friday 31 October.

The timetable is as follows: Noon – Clyde 1 DJs kick off the fun; 1pm to 2pm – Create Paisley showcase; 2.30pm to 3pm – 4th State; 3.30pm to 4pm – Dogtooth; 4pm to 4.15pm – Emily Middlemas; 4.45pm to 5pm – Loonique; 5.30pm to 6pm – Spark! LED drummers; 6pm – Fireworks finale

Other attractions on offer will include a funfair, while there will be face painters and street entertainers out in the town centre during the day.

Residents should be aware there will be a series of road closures implemented from Friday evening onwards in the area around Gauze Street and Cotton Street, with parts of Seedhill Road, Mill Street and Causeyside Street to be closed from mid-afternoon on Saturday until after the event.

Full details are available online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “The annual fireworks display is an established family favourite and usually attracts a crowd of tens of thousands.

“The council’s successful and growing events programme is geared towards bringing people into our town centres, with all the benefits that brings for traders.

“We have another bill of top-notch entertainment lined up for this Saturday and I look forward to seeing another big crowd in the town centre this year.”

The fireworks show takes place on day after the first-ever Paisley Halloween Festival on the evening of Friday 31 October, featuring a spectacular lantern-lit parade with LED drummers, and Scotland first fire garden with sculptures made from flames.

Saturday 15 November will see the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on, which this year will be headlined by chart-topping boyband Union J.

Renfrewshire Council would like to thank the organisations who have provided sponsorship towards this year’s event – Hamishes Hoose, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, Renfrewshire Leisure and intu Braehead.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Paisley Fireworks Video in full

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Paisley Fireworks Video in full.

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Paisley Fireworks and Christmas Light Switch on Bus Routes

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Paisley Fireworks and Christmas Light Switch on Bus Routes.

The town centre of Paisley will be alive to the sound of Fireworks this year when the annual pyrotechnics display comes to town on the 2nd November 2013. This event is extremely popular with families and if last years Halloween theme event was anything to go by then they just get bigger and better…

Time: Entertainment from noon, fireworks at 6pm

Venue: Paisley Town Centre

mcgillsThere will of course be a change to the routes and pick up points for the bus services through the town centre, please see below for all the relevant changes.

Bus Routes and pick up points

Paisley Firework display Saturday 2nd November and Christmas Lights switch on Saturday 16th November 2013
McGills service alterations & diversions

On the above dates Paisley Town Centre will be closed and some of the McGills services will experience route diversions and slight timetable alterations, please see below for details of your route changes…. Any route number not included is an unaffected service…

Service 7 – To Glasgow – Witherspoon St, right into Causeyside St, left into Johnston St, into Gordon St, Mill St then Glasgow Rd and continuing on as normal
Service 7 – To Linwood – Glasgow Rd, Mill St, Gordon St, Causeyside St, Witherspoon St and continuing as normal

Service 10 – TO BE CONFIRMED

Service 20 – To Gallowhill – Witherspoon St, right into Causeyside St, left into Johnston St, Gordon St, Mill St, Glasgow Rd and continuing as normal…
Service 20 – To Johnstone – Glasgow Rd, left into Mill St, Gordon St, Causeyside St, Witherspoon St and onwards as normal

Service 26 – To Paisley (part route service) – Will terminate in Causeyside St / Junction with Witherspoon St. Left into Witherspoon St, New St, High St, Storie St, Witherspoon St and Causeyside St for return journey to Glenburn
Service 26 – To Glasgow – Causeyside St, right into Gordon St, Mill St, Glasgow Rd. Return journey to Glenburn (reverse route)

Service 38 – To Glasgow – Witherspoon St, right into Causeyside, left into Johnston St, Gordon St, Mill St and Glasgow Rd, continuing route as normal
Service 38 – To Johnstone – Glasgow Rd, Mill St, Gordon St, Causeyside St, Witherspoon St and continuing route as normal.

Service 54 – To Paisley – Will terminate in Causeyside St / Junction with Witherspoon St.
(Bus will circle Witherspoon St, New St, High St, Storie St Witherspoon St and Causeyside St for return journey)
Service 54 – To Neilston – Service will commence on Causeyside St (at Cancer Research Shop) and onwards as normal

Service 60 – To Paisley – Will terminate on Witherspoon St, turning left into New St for return journey to Foxbar

Service 61 – To Paisley – Canal St, Left into Causey side St and terminates at Causeyside St / Junction with Witherspoon St.
(Bus will circle Witherspoon St, New St, High St, Storie St Witherspoon St and Causeyside St for return journey)
Service 61 – To Foxbar – Service will start on Causeyside St (At Cancer Research Shop) right into Canal St and onwards as normal

Service 64 – TO BE CONFIRMED

Service 66 – To Paisley – Service will terminate on Causeyside St / Junction with Witherspoon St.
(Bus will circle Witherspoon St, New St, High St, Storie St Witherspoon St and Causeyside St for return journey)
Service 66 – To Dykebar – Service will commence on Causeyside St (at Cancer Research Shop) and continues on as normal

Service 101 – To Braehead – Causeyside St, right into Gordon St, Mill St, Incle St, Weir St, Smithills St, Central Rd and continues on as normal
Service 101 – To Auchenback – Renfrew Rd, Incle St, Mill St, Gordon St, left into Causeyside St and continues on as normal

Service 904 – To Paisley – Causeyside St, left into Johnston St, Gordon St, Mill St, Incle St and terminates at Weir St
Service 904 – To Largs – Service will commence on Causeyside St and left into Witherspoon St

Thanks to Tracey Clements for this information.

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Paisley Fireworks Display build up

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Anchor Mill Studio were on hand to take some photographs of the build up to Saturdays Fireworks Display in Paisley, as you will see it was a fantastic day all round, well done to everyone involved.

Paisley.org.uk would like to announce our new partnership with Anchor Mill Studio. This partnership comes out of the Positive Paisley workshop that we took part in last week as part of the #positivepaisley Day in which over 2005 individual people took part in a 24 hour long promotion of the town.

Anchor Mill Studio also promotes new photography talent.  They took some of their team to the Fireworks Display in town to showcase the wonderful fireworks event which took place.

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by visiting their Facebook page here.

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Paisley Fireworks Display 2012 – Paisley Photographs

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Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Fireworks

Paisley.org.uk were also positioned at various parts of the town with one of our photographers Alex Kyle being positioned just behind the cenotaph with a great view of the Town Hall and the fireworks, here are Alex’s photographs of the evening. There are a lot more photographs to come keep coming back or check our Facebook page or Twitter page for updates.

All photographs below are taken by Alex Kyle of www.paisley.org.uk 

Thanks also to Paisley Skate for accommodating one our photographers yesterday. Click here for their Facebook Page.

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Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Fireworks 2012

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Anchor Mill Studio were on hand to take some photographs of the build up to Saturday’s Fireworks Display in Paisley, as you will see it was a fantastic day all round, well done to everyone involved.
Paisley.org.uk would like to announce our new partnership with Anchor Mill Studio. This partnership comes out of the Positive Paisley workshop that we took part in last week as part of the #positivepaisley Day in which over 2005 individual people took part in a 24 hour long promotion of the town.
Anchor Mill Studio also promotes new photography talent. They took some of their team to the Fireworks Display in town to showcase the wonderful fireworks event which took place.

Below are some of the photographs they took from Saucelhill showing Paisley Abbey, Paisley Town Hall and also the Anchor Mill in the centre of the photographs, stunning I am sure you will agree..

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by visiting their Facebook page here.

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Paisley Fireworks Video 2012

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Here is a video of the Paisley fireworks almost in its entirety shot from right next to the Cenotaph. The video was shot on an Iphone so apologies about the slight shakiness of it but it was fairly cold.

If you have any video or photographs you would like to see on the website or our Facebook pages please send them in to brian@paisley.org.uk full credit will be given.

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Paisley Fireworks and Christmas Light Switch on 2012

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Paisley Fireworks and Christmas light switch on 2012

Double events boost for Paisley
Paisley is set for a double events boost after Renfrewshire Council decided to reintroduce two separate events in November for the Paisley Fireworks and Christmas Lights switch on.

The previous council combined the two events last year.

Abbey foreworksNow Renfrewshire Council has decided to bring them back as separate all-day events to start the countdown to Christmas in style.

The Paisley Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 3 November.

The town’s Christmas Lights switch-on will be held on Saturday 10 November.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said the decision was reached after discussion with the business community and will deliver two “distinctive, cost-effective events” with increased local involvement.

“First and foremost, this council believes that Paisley deserves and can sustain two big events,” said Councillor Macmillan.

“I am sure that the move will be welcomed by Paisley residents and the thousands of visitors who come to the town to enjoy the festivities.

“It’s also important that we maximise the impact of these events as part of the continuing partnership approach to regenerate Paisley town centre. By having two big events with thousands coming in to Paisley throughout the day on two successive Saturdays, local retailers can get ready for a double boost to start the countdown to Christmas.

“We’ve seen several positive signs for Paisley in recent months.  Those include new shops coming soon to the former Littlewoods store on the High street, the announcement of major residential investment in Gilmour Street, the council’s recent decision to introduce free on street parking in the town centre on Saturdays, and our plans to encourage private property owners to tidy up the appearance of their buildings.”

“When I spoke to business leaders on how we could build on those achievements, there was unanimous backing for the council’s plans not only to restore but further boost these events.

“We are in the process of securing commercial sponsorship for the leading performers at the events.  That demonstrates the commitment of local retailers to our two event strategy and our broader programme for the town centre.

“We will also be increasing local participation and involvement in the town centre events. There are exciting plans to showcase local talent alongside more established performers.

“Overall, these plans are good for the community and economy of Paisley and I look forward to announcing more details in the next few weeks.”

Bob Davidson, chief executive of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, said:  “Big events like these are great for Paisley – for businesses and  residents. And with the great turnout that I am sure these events will get, they’ll put Paisley proudly on the map as a great place for hosting events such as The Spree in October and the Royal National Mod next year. The Chamber encourages businesses to plan for these events and maximise the opportunity they bring – they are a great opportunity to attract new customers.”

Maureen Hill, Centre Manager at The Piazza Shopping Centre in Paisley, said:  “There’s a real buzz about Paisley on these big event days as tens of thousands of people come into the town centre.  It’s good news that Paisley will have two big events to launch the run up to Christmas.  I’m sure our stores in the Piazza will be looking to make the most of this opportunity and welcome existing and new customers.”

More details will be announced in the coming weeks on the performers and activities at both events.

To keep up to date with all the details follow @rencouncilnews on Twitter

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Countdown to Paisley’s spectacular fireworks display

 

Special parking and prime viewing sites have been set up for people coming into Paisley for this year’s fantastic fireworks display Nov 4th 2010.

Residents from across Renfrewshire are being encouraged to come into Paisley for the spectacular free event and to make things easier specific free parking areas and viewing areas have been designated.

The key parking areas are at:
– Reid Kerr College
– Paisley Grammar School
– University of the West of Scotland
– The Paisley Centre car park

There is also free parking at the Piazza and council carparks excluding Cotton Street and the Council HQ car park.

Prime viewing areas for the fireworks display, which will each be linked up to the live PA to the Clyde 1 Roadshow are at:
– Gauze Street, at Cotton Street
– Forbes Place, at Dunn Square
– High Street at the Cenotaph

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said: “This is going to be our biggest and best fireworks display yet and we want to make sure as many people as possible can safely enjoy the event.

“Through our sponsors we have agreed hundreds of free parking spaces all round the town centre to make it easier for those coming in from other areas. It’s going to be a busy evening and we’d urge people to go to one of these suggested car parks.

“The prime viewing locations will give everyone the chance to see the fireworks and hear the live PA from the Clyde 1 stage at Gauze Street.

“Fireworks night is a great family occasion and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and be safe so are encouraging people to come to the council’s official fireworks display.”

The event, on Friday 5 November, starts at 6pm with the Fireworks from 7.30pm.

This year’s display has a ‘Songs from Famous Musicals’ theme, including Abba, Grease, Queen, Les Miserables and many more.

There will also be live entertainment from tribute act Paulo Martini and a fabulous fun fair.

The event, organised by Renfrewshire Council and Paisley Vision, is free and is sponsored by The Piazza, KDS Group, Bam Construction, Reid Kerr College, University of the West of Scotland and the Paisley Centre.