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Paisley Fireworks Video in full

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Paisley Fireworks Video in full.

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Royal National Mòd Torchlight Parade Paisley Video

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Royal National Mòd Torchlight Parade Paisley Video.

Video of the Royal National Mòd Torchlight Parade from Paisley Museum right down the High Street ending at Paisley Abbey, the crowds turned out in their hundreds if not thousands and Paisley was buzzing to the Pipe Band and visually impressive with the school kids and their torchlights, video taken by Brian McGuire.

Another Video  for www.paisley.org.uk showing the end of the parade when the Junior Choir sang.

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Paisley Buddies welcome St Mirren Cup heroes home

Paisley Buddies welcome St Mirren Cup heroes home

Thousand’s of residents of Paisley line the streets to welcome home the St Mirren team that defeated Hearts 3-2 in the Scottish Communities League Cup final on Sunday. BBC Scotland’s Brian McLauchlin reports, with additional comments from Sportscene guest Owen Coyle.

Video and text from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/21825754

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The George Pub fire damage, Paisley Photographs

George Pub Fire

The George Pub fire damage, Paisley Photographs & Video

Fire damage to the George Pub on Causeyside Street / George Street, Paisley.
Fire ripped through the building in the early hours of Sunday 24th February 2013; thankfully there are no reports of any injuries. Firefighters from Strathclyde Fire Brigade are dousing the smouldering shell which looks unsafe, while Reigart Demolition are inspecting the premises in preparation for either securing or the demolition of the building. Causeyside Street and the end of George Street are closed to traffic and to the public until further notice. All Paisley Photographs taken by Brian McGuire.

Video of the Fire Damage:

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Video

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Video of the performance at Glasgow Airport of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra during the September weekend.

RSNO surprise Glasgow Airport passengers with live orchestral performance

Scotland’s national orchestra gave a rousing performance at Glasgow Airport as thousands of passengers took to the skies for the September holiday weekend.

Led by Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, 70 RSNO musicians gave two performances in the departures lounge featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Last year the Orchestra surprised travellers and airport staff in the check-in area with an impromptu rendition of Ravel’s Boléro, an online video of which has been viewed around the world.

The RSNO performance is the culmination of Glasgow Airport’s six week Best of Scotland campaign which has celebrated the best of Scottish food, drink, culture and entertainment.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We are always looking for ways to entertain our passengers but it doesn’t get more exciting than having Scotland’s national orchestra perform live in the terminal.

“Joining forces with the RSNO for this unique event is a fantastic way to round off our Best of Scotland campaign which proved hugely successful. In addition to highlighting what is great about Scotland, the various events over the last six weeks have created a real buzz in the airport.

“The campaign also provided an opportunity to highlight the fact that we have invested millions of pounds in new retail and catering facilities for our customers over the past 18 months.”

RSNO chief executive Michael Elliott said: “In recent years the RSNO has developed a reputation for taking live orchestral music out of the concert venue and into public spaces. It never fails to surprise me how much of an impact our music can have, especially when performed in unexpected surroundings.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see people new to live orchestral music enjoy the experience with so much enthusiasm. Our thanks go to Glasgow Airport for allowing us to present these performances.”

More than one million passengers passed through the airport during the Best of Scotland campaign, which has showcased some of the country’s most iconic brands and successful exports including Irn Bru, Tunnocks, Mackie’s ice cream and Harris Tweed.

The RSNO performance is one of a series of musical, theatrical and comedic events which have helped to create a carnival atmosphere in the terminal during one of the busiest periods of the year.

For more information please visit the Glasgow Airport website. www.glasgowairport.com

For more information on the Royal Scottish national Orchestra please visit their website . www.rsno.org.uk

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Sma Shot Day 2012

Saturday 7th July saw this year’s Sma’ Shot Day parade from Brodie Park to Abbey Close. 

This year the weather played a major part in the event – the night before the event the contractors who were tasked with setting up the many stalls outside Paisley Town Hall had major problems with the wind and had to construct two large marquees instead. The main parade was also hit by the weather when strong heavy rain tried to dampen spirits just before and during the parade but thankfully the parade and its participants all smiled and braved the rain.

Just as the parade started and was heading towards Neilston Road shops, Tony Lawler the Charleston Drummer hit straight through the side of the drum (which dates back to Napoleonic times) cutting his thumb in the process. The parade was temporarily halted but Tony was made of sterner stuff and the parade snaked its way down to Paisley Town Centre to lots of applause from those watching from the side.

The now traditional pint of lager at the Wellington was a welcome distraction for Tony and a welcome rest for the parade as it reached its half way point. As the parade hit Abbey close the crowds gave it a rapturous reception and the participants could relax.

From the pictures above, you can see the parade from start to finish as well as the excellent BMX Stunt Riders “The Clan”. The video below is the journey from Brodie Park to the end point in Abbey Close, you will notice the rain is a feature in almost all the images!

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Weaving musical threads video

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Some video taken by John McIntyre for www.paisley.org.uk on behalf of Weaving Musical Threads, which was a fantastic weekend of music and festival of arts throughout Renfrewshire the 3rd and 4th March 2012.

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Paisley Santa’s Parade 2011

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Video of the Santa’s Parade through Paisley on Saturday the 5th November 2011.

Video sent in by one of our volunteers John McIntyre

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“Mission X” feature film by local film maker

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“Mission X” feature film by local filmmaker screens at the Paisley Arts Centre. For more information please click here.

Video Trailer:

For more information on the Paisley Film Society please click here.

Mission X Blog here

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Santa Fun Run Paisley 2009

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Our roving reporter Westender was out on the streets of Paisley yesterday to take some pictures of the Santa Fun run held in Paisley. Please click on any of the pictures to be taken to the main pictures online.

Also we have a video taken by another one of our visitors John McIntyre who created an excellent video of the “Jingle Bell Fun Run”

many thanks to both our contributors.

Renfrewshire Council Press Release:
Jingle Bell Fun Run

Hundreds of runners in festive fancy dress took to the streets of Paisley this weekend for Renfrewshire’s annual Jingle Bell Run.

Runners donned their Santa hats as well as their trainers to take part in the 3km fun run on Saturday 5 December.

Provost Celia Lawson officially started the race on Abbey Close outside Paisley town hall while inside Accord Hospice ran a Christmas craft fayre.

Provost Lawson said: “This was our second year holding the Jingle Bell Run and it really is a great festive family event. It’s lovely to see all the runners in their Christmas outfits as well as their family and friends out supporting them in Paisley town centre.”

The Jingle Bell Run is part of Renfrewshire Council’s Active Renfrewshire campaign which aims to give people more opportunities to get active.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Champion, said: “There are so many different ways for people to lead active lifestyles and as well as the health benefits the important thing is that they enjoy themselves. Events like the Jingle Bell run are a fun way to take part in a physical activity and it is something that people of all ages can do either on their own or with friends and family. Active Renfrewshire is about making it easier for people to try new sports or keep up an active hobby by providing as many different opportunities as possible.”

Click here for Renfrewshire Councils website.