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The Great Tapestry of Scotland coming to Paisley

The Great Tapestry of Scotland coming to Paisley.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition will run from 3rd May until 8th June, open 10-6pm Tuesday to Sunday and till 8 Wednesday/Thursday. One of our members Ian Rae kindly sent in some photographs of the Great Tapestry of Scotland on a recent visit to Edinburgh, this will be displayed in the atrium of Anchor Mill which is a fitting place to view such a wonderful part of Scottish History.

You can also follow the progress of the exhibition on one of our partner websites Paisley Patter which is based at the Paisley Thread Mill Museum. Thank you to Ian Rae for sending in these excellent photographs.

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Paisley Fireworks Photographs 2013

Paisley Fireworks Photographs 2013.

The Paisley Fireworks event this year was on probably the wettest night of the year but luckily the event didn’t become a damp squib. There were rumours on social media of the event being cancelled during the day, so after a frantic flurry of phone calls and social media postings we managed to inform as many people as possible that the event was still on. The referee at St Mirren Park didn’t get the memo though as the game between St Mirren and Ross County was abandoned, just around the same time that Renfrewshire Council officials confirmed the display in Paisley would still go ahead.

Photographers from Paisley on the web were still in town braving the non stop rain to capture some excellent photographs of the days’ events, hosted by Clyde 1’s Gina McKie and including some great young local talent on stage.

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The second set of photographs were taken by Alex Slaven for www.paisley.org.uk

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Renfrew Town Hall

Renfrew Town Hall

Renfrew Town Hall

The newly refurbished Renfrew Town Hall was well worth a visit on Doors Open Day, money very well spent on this landmark building. The photos show the Main Hall and the Lesser Hall and the building is available for hire for weddings and other events. The modernised Renfrew Museum is also housed in this building and some of the displays change regularly.

All photographs taken by Anne McNair and allowed for use on www.paisley.org.uk

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Renfrew Trinity Church

Renfrew Trinity Church

Renfrew Trinity Church

The memorial stone for this building was laid by Sir Peter Coats in 1864 it was opened for worship the following year. In the 1970’s the colourful glass bricks replaced some of the existing stained glass windows and several items in the church were gifted by the organisations which met there.

All photographs taken by Anne McNair for www.paisley.org.uk

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Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Formerly The Laigh Kirk, Paisley Arts Centre in New Street was very busy on Doors Open Day providing activities for the children through drama and handcrafts. The café was also open, serving snack lunches and coffees on a lovely sunny afternoon.

All photographs taken with parents’ permission, by Anne McNair for www.paisley.org.uk.

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Paisley Farmers Market moves to new location

Paisley Farmers Market

Paisley Farmers Market moves to its new location at the Cenotaph.

Paisley Farmers’ Market features a wide range of stall-holders offering quality fresh produce, straight from the farm to the shopping bag, such as meat,fish, cheese, fruit and veg, and chocolate.

The market is operated by Ayrshire Farmers’ Market and Renfrewshire Council, and the decision to relocate came after consultation with traders and shoppers.

Photographs taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk you can find all our photographs on our Flickr page here http://www.flickr.com/photos/paisleyorguk/

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Paisley 10k Photographs 2013 Finishing Line

Paisley 10k Photographs 2013 Finishing Line

Photographs from today (Sunday 25th August 2013) of the Annual Paisley 10k Road race.

All photographs taken for Paisley on the web by Tracey Clements. If you would like the full resolution please use our contact page to request the photograph.

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Paisley 10k Photographs 2013

Paisley 10k Photographs 2013

Photographs from today (Sunday 25th August 2013) of the Annual Paisley 10k Road race.

All photographs taken for Paisley on the web by Tracey Clements. If you would like the full resolution please use our contact page to request the photograph.

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Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013

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Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013

Watch some of the best pipe bands from across the country do battle!

From Milngavie to Manchester, they’ll be coming to Paisley town centre to play for you and compete for some prestigious prizes before ‘marching past’ together.

Pipers will be marching down the High St from noon for judging in the main arena in County Square.

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Now in its fourth year, the competition is a major staging post on the way to the World Pipe Band – don’t miss it.

Saturday 20th July County Square Paisley 12pm – 6pm

All Photographs taken by Anne McNair for http://www.paisley.org.uk

You can also view lots more by visiting our Facebook Page 

Information from Renfrewshire Council.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli Indian Takeaway Paisley Review & Photographs

Hardeep Singh Kohli Indian Takeaway Paisley Review & Photographs

The following review is by Peter Greenwood for Paisley on the web..

“When it comes to curry, the British can’t get enough” smiles Hardeep, from behind his pots and pans. And from the smell wafting up through the crowd as he cooks it’s not difficult to know why.

Hardeep Singh Kohli is known for many things. Comedian. Author. TV host. But tonight, as he steps out onto the stage at the Paisley Arts Centre his primary role is “chef”.

His live show, Indian Take Away, has toured the length and breadth of the UK for the last two years and now he’s hitting his home away from home, Paisley. Barely a minute out on stage in a very fetching kilt and Lion Rampant shirt combo, and he’s already captured the audience with a slightly modest “I haven’t done anything yet!”

The show begins as Hardeep takes us back through his childhood, to the dishes his mother (who was late to her own son’s show) made when he was younger, in a time when money and tolerance were scarcely found among Glasgow’s west end. He tells a story about attempting to become a tree to avoid bullies and how it was a rare occurrence when he wasn’t chased for his differences. But for all there was back then Hardeep is so happy and proud of where we are now and he wasn’t afraid to tell us many instances, good and bad, from his past which brought us right back to the present as he starts cooking. Almost.

First of all, before anything can begin, he had a phone call to make. Placing the call to a local takeaway is a part of the show; Hardeep will call what he feels is the best Indian restaurant in town, order a delivery and while it’s arriving he’ll prepare his own take on a dish. Tonight we‘re treated to a Lamb Jalander from the Indian Scene Take Away.

As he cooks, he tells us some more stories about his family and what inspired the tour, with the true answer earning an “aww” and a smattering of applause from the audience as he tells us it was his mum. “With mum in the house, no matter what I do with divine intervention it’ll always be the second best curry in the house” he says. “I can’t wait for her to tell me what I’m doing wrong tonight!.

Dish prepared, delivery delivered, with the audience sharing around poppadoms, Hardeep invites three members of the audience up onto stage to try a blind taste test. His vs. the Take Away.

However there‘s doubt in Hardeep‘s eyes, he‘s tasted the local dish and he mouths to us quietly how good theirs is. But no, those gathered onstage take the test and Hardeep is declared the winner – by one point! A narrow victory, but still one he’s delighted with.

Indian Takeaway was a great night out, there was a great atmosphere as Hardeep chatted with members of the audience, offering advice to young Liam in the crowd and even taking the time to introduce his mum and dad to us all.
And the dish Hardeep made? Delicious.

Paisley Arts Centre Photographs

Photos from Saturday night in Paisley Arts Centre, all photographs taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk

To find out more about the tour and dates please visit www.hardeeplive.com