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St Vincent’s Hospice 25th Anniversary

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St Vincent’s Hospice 25th Anniversary

The launch of the 25th Anniversary and £1m appeal for St Vincent’s Hospice took place on Wednesday 9th January at The Tall Ship in Glasgow. The event celebrated 25 years of care provided by the hospice to local patients and their families in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas and officially began the appeal to raise £1m in the anniversary year.
Names supporting the 25th Anniversary Appeal include broadcaster Shereen Nanjiani, STV meteorologist Sean Batty, and Shadow Foreign Secretary the Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP.

At the launch, hosted by Shereen Nanjiani, a 3 minute film was shown about a local family receiving care at St Vincent’s and a hospice patient, family member and volunteer
Additional guests included Renfrewshire Provost Anne Hall, East Renfrewshire Provost Alastair Carmichael, members of the business community, and St Vincent’s Hospice supporters.

www.stvincentshospice.co.uk

All Paisley Photographs taken for www.paisley.org.uk by Alex Kyle.

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Scotland Sings Mod Phaislig 2013 Photographs

Scotland Sings Mòd Phàislig 2013 Photographs

We were on hand to take some fantastic Paisley Photographs of the Scotland Sings Event in Paisley Abbey on the 1st December 2012.

All photographs were taken by Alex Kyle for www.paisley.org.uk for more information about the event that has already happened see below and also a link to the main website.

Scotland Sings (event already has taken place)

The Gaelic flagship event of the Scotland Sings weekend, which celebrates the joy of singing across Scotland! Come and enjoy an evening of the special music of the Gaels in the historic setting of Paisley Abbey.

An Comunn Gàidhealach, Comunn nan Còisirean agus Mòd Phàislig 2013 a’tighinn còmhla a’ cur taic ri ‘Alba a’ seinn’

Hosted by renowned Gaelic broadcaster Iain Mac’illeMhìcheil and featuring Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association, Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir, Govan Gaelic Choir and Largs Gaelic Choir with very special guests the Renfrewshire Junior Gaelic Choral Association. This is sure to be a very special evening as Paisley kicks off the celebrations as host town of the Royal National Mòd.

Sàr oidhche ann am Pàislig is sinn a’ cur fàilte oirbh uile gu baile a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann an 2013.

http://www.modphaislig.org/events/scotland-sings/

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Paisley Christmas Lights 2012 Paisley Photographs

Paisley photographs of Paisley Christmas lights 2012

Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Christmas Lights 2012

Paisley was transformed into a winter wonderland as the town’s spectacular Christmas lights celebration took place on Saturday.

Chart stars Stooshe were the grand finale to a fantastic day as a record crowd of 38,000 crammed into the town centre.

Cold temperatures and rain showers didn’t put families off enjoying the full day of events, kickstarted by Buddie’s Elf Parade from the Piazza Shopping Centre at noon.

All Paisley Photographs taken by Scott Williamson and has kindly given permission to paisley.org.uk to use them.

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Piazza Shopping Centre ‘Santa’s Parade Winners

Paisley Photographs of the Santas Parade 2012

The winners of the Piazza Shopping Centre’s competition to ride on the open top bus were Kodey McDonald and his mum Lisa Townsley.

The parade was a great success and as you can see from the photographs below they featured not only Santa Claus but an old style Tunnock’s Teacakes truck, Buddie the Lion mascot, the Rockettes, Brazilian Samba band and lots more. Keep coming back to the website for more photographs from around Paisley today.

Photographs of the competition winners and ‘Santa’s Parade’ taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk

If you have any photographs you would like to post on here please send them in, all photos will be credited to the photographer.

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Paisley Photographs

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Here are some Paisley Photographs taken from the roof of the old Glen Cinema by Tom Adleigh before he moved back to Australia, thanks for these Tom. If anyone would like to see their photos published send them into brian@paisley.org.uk hope you enjoy the photos below.

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Paisley 2013 Calendar

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Views of Paisley available to buy now in 2013 Calendar

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that the new calendar, ‘A Tale of Two Decades’, is now on sale.

This fascinating calendar showcases a selection of nostalgic photographs of Paisley, dating from 1960 to 1979. Featuring well-known locations such as the Town Hall, Paisley Abbey and The Watermill Hotel, this year’s calendar is sure to evoke memories for locals who lived in the town during or around that period.

Each of the photographs originate from the archive collection held at Paisley Museum. This collection comprises of over 20,000 historical images dating from the 1850’s up to the present day and features pictures relating to Paisley and other parts of Renfrewshire.

Earlier in the year, when preparations for the 2013 calendar first began, Renfrewshire Arts and Museums enlisted the help of their Facebook followers to help shortlist the huge selection of pictures we had to choose from. As a result, the image of the Christmas Lights over the River Cart from 1979 emerged as the clear favourite and the perfect choice for the front cover of the calendar.

The archive collections are available to view in either Paisley Museum or Paisley Central Library. Copies of images from the historical photographic collection are available on request. A range of postcards and prints are also available to buy from the Museum shop.

A Tale of Two Decades’ is available to buy from Paisley Museum and Paisley Arts Centre now, priced £7.99. www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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Paisley Photographs Gallery

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Paisley Photographs

Below is the gallery of images that people in and around Paisley have been taking today, the gallery will grow as the day goes on, if you would like to add an image to our Paisley photographs gallery then send them in to brian@paisley.org.uk full credit will be given and the photo remains the copyright of its owner. (Please do not use any images without permission)

Paisley Photographs Day

Paisley Photographs Day will take place on Paisley Doors Open day 2012, what better day to offer you a personal photographic challenge?

This is a chance to take part in something unique. We are challenging you to take a Paisley Photograph on 8th September, Doors Open Day. Now the rules for this are pretty simple and all ages can take part.

paisley town hallWherever you are and at any time of day on 8th September you simply take one picture and send it into us with your details. We need:

  • Your name and email
  • Who shot it.
  • Where it was taken.
  • What it is a picture of.
  • Why did you choose this?

I hear some of you saying “But I’m not in Paisley!”  No problem! If you’re from Paisley and have moved abroad, take a photo of wherever you are on 8th September, anywhere in the world. For those of you on different planets, I can’t wait to see the results…

This will be a snapshot of life taken by Paisley folk, wherever they are, on one day and shared with everyone, so capture something that means a lot to you.

We have to have some simple rules and they can’t be bent, however long I’ve know you or if even if you offer me money!

  • Do not take pictures of children, this goes without saying. However if it is your child or a friend’s child and you have permission then great.
  • People must give their consent, street photography is very cool but permission must be asked. Without permission their faces must either not be visible or they are in a group of people. If you are photographing the High Street then use common sense.
  • Rude or offensive material will be binned immediately.
  • I am not against showing negative images of the town as everywhere has undesirable areas. But please don’t go out of your way to focus on that, try to be positive.
  • Make sure your photo does not show nudity, unless it’s of an animal – they’re all naked right?

 

By sending in one photo, we assume your permission to copy the photo to add to our collection of images. All credit will be given, and we shall not use it for any purpose other than for the Paisley Photo Challenge.

So it’s very simple, take a photo and send it in to brian@paisley.org.uk or via twitter or Facebook.

HAVE FUN!

We will be organising photo tours on that day as it coincides with Paisley Doors Open day 2012. For more information on these, watch this space.

This is not a competition, there are no prizes apart from seeing your photo on the Paisley.org.uk website, it is a personal challenge, enjoy!

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Paisley Photographs of the Scottish Cycling Championships

Sunday the 19th August in town we took some amazing Paisley Photographs of the Scottish Cycling Championships which made its return to Paisley town centre. The competition was hard and fast and resulted in a few crashes, hopefully all cyclists were ok. The action however continued and the crowds which flocked to see the event were thrilled by the competitors.

Annie Crawford of Paisley on the web was on hand to take the first batch of photographs, Cameron Pollock was also at the event and we will post up his photos very soon.

These I am sure you will agree are some stunning photographs, Paisley at its best.

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Various Photographs at Paisley Fire Engine Rally

Here are various photographs of the  Fire Engine Rally in Gilmour Street, High Street and County Square, Paisley.

All photos are taken by Mags MacGee for www.paisley.org.uk

Please send any photographs you have in and we shall showcase them to all our visitors.

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Fire Engine Display Paisley Photographs

A fleet of vintage fire engines rolled through Paisley town centre today, the popular Fire Engine Rally began its journey this morning at around 11am. (As photographed by Annie Crawford from www.paisley.org.uk)

The free event will see an impressive fleet of engines, dating from the 19th century to the present day, proceed through the town from the Fire Station on Canal Street to County Square.

There will be plenty of entertainment for adults and children throughout the day, including fire safety demonstrations and giveaways. It is hoped that there will be an opportunity to see some of the impressive fire appliances used at Glasgow Airport.