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Any Day that celebrates who we are is welcome and none greater than St Andrews Day which is now becoming a huge event worldwide and since this website already has a global audience we would just like to say wherever you are in the world right at this time, just take a minute out of your day and remember your roots and where you hail frae, and dont forget yer a buddie at heart.. A’ the best… and enjoy your day

Oh and if your not Scottish then dont dismay, we are not fussy about who joins our party, as long as you have a guid time then yer aw invited.

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We now have our very own Paisley Photographs shop up and fully running, you can now easily purchase any of our images, the unedited or edited versions and have a choice of black and white, colour or sepia to choose from as well as different sizes.

Our prices are very competitive and will make an excellent present for Christmas, all orders will try and be fulfilled for Christmas depending on the last postal dates of course, but you also have the option of downloading the full size jpeg so that you can print it yourself.

To visit our online shop go to

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We are an amateur drama group based in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. We perform two major shows a year – a Spring Musical and a Pantomime in December.

2008 Panto:
Johnstone Phoenix are proud to take you back to a land of wizards, knights and dragons in this years magical Panto ‘King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’.

Dates: Saturday 29th November ’08- Saturday 6th December ’08

Tickets – £8.00 Adult / £7.00 Concession

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I have noticed on some old Internet browsers “Internet explorer” the website, especially in the message board area can look somewhat different to what I intend it to look like so I would urge and recommend people to update their browsers, not only to view this site properly but to make sure you have the latest security releases and that you are protected online.

I use firefox which is superb and much faster than Internet explorer Firefox can be downloaded here.

Or if you prefer Internet explorer “your in denial” then please update your browser to the new version by clicking here.

Or another free browser is Google Chrome which is actually very nice and its fast too..

Remember all browsers are free to download and install.

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I was although briefly at the launch of the new Visit Renfrewshire initiative yesterday with Visit Scotland, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and the council as well as contributing partners.

They have been awarded something like 150k to promote Renfrewshire its attractions and events as well as promoting the area as a tourist destination, I think its a great idea and one that should be welcomed. has been launched in conjunction with the initiative and there are a lot of our images being used to help promote the town of Paisley.

I only have one drawback to this process as they seemed to have overlooked one of the only websites out their to promote the Largest town in Renfrewshire, Paisley… yes us

I wonder why big business think they can just seem to think their ideas are the only ideas and everyone else should heed thier line and not listen to other ideas or at least even look to see what other people are doing.

We have been promoting the town of Paisley in a positive light for near on ten years now and without the budget this organisation seems to have for their 3 year plan…

Passion & pride costs nothing…..

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We are looking for local business’s to help support the Paisley Community Website, we are here to promote the town and local area so therefore helping your business, if you help support us we will make sure all our visitors know about you and your products and promote you to the best of our ability.

We are in no way affiliated or supported by Renfrewshire Council who seem to at every turn try their hardest to hamper our best efforts to promote the town.

There are no minimum terms but even just coming on board and saying you agree or like what we are doing then please drop me an email using our contact page by pressing here.

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Renfrewshire Council for Voluntary Services (RCVS) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to help community and voluntary groups in any way we can for the greater good of Renfrewshire’s citizens. From securing funding, training staff and running events to handling payrolls, printing and the creation of promotional films, we aim to help local groups no matter what their needs are. We have a new website with the services we can offer and the ways we can work together for the better of all. It can be found at:

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The Paisley Christmas lights were switched on today by none other than X-Factor winner Leon Jackson and Scottish singer Sandi Thom, of course Paisley on the web were around town today taking various pictures of some interesting sites and wonderful lights and fireworks.

We have to hand it to the organisers of the event and for the weather staying so good, it has been the best Christmas light switch on for many years.

We have started uploading loads of the images from today to the gallery (click here to go straight to the gallery) hope you enjoy them.


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Don’t forget this Saturday is the big switch on for the Paisley Christmas lights 2008.

It is an all day event starting at 10am till 5.30pm in Paisley town centre with the lights being switched on by no other than X factor winner Leon Jackson and also starring at the event will be Sandi Thom who will be on stage from 2.45.

Events for the day are as follows:

  • 10am – 5pm Craft Fair in County square
  • Accord Hospice inflatable fun day 10am – 5pm at Paisley town hall
  • Street entertainment at 12 noon
  • Santa’s parade at 12 noon in Gilmour street
  • Radio clyde stage starts at 2.30pm
  • Sandi Thom 2.45
  • Leon Jackson will be performing at 4.15
  • Christmas Lights switch on will be 4.15pm

Lets hope the weather is kind and that everyone has a safe and happy time…

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A Poppy for your mobile

The ever-popular Poppy Download returns for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Make a £1.50 donation using your mobile phone by texting Poppy to 80848, of which 90p goes to the Poppy Appeal (excluding Virgin), and you’ll receive a poppy for your mobile phone wallpaper. Just text POPPY to 80848. Tell your friends!

You can also make a donation via mobile internet at, with a choice of £1.50, £3.00, £5.00 and £10.00 donations with an option to add Gift Aid.

Service provided by The Royal British Legion, Customer Service, 0844 884 5050. By using this service you agree that we may contact you for future campaigns, unless you send STOP to 80848. Suitable for WAP enabled phones only. Not available on i-phones.


Show your support by adding a message of support to the bottom of each email you send. This year individuals as well as companies can register. Visit

Buy The X Factor Finalists’ Hero single

The 12 finalists of the popular TV programme The X Factor have produced a cover version of Mariah Carey’s 1993 hit Hero and proceeds from its sale will be divided equally between Help for Heroes and the Poppy Appeal. So look for a copy in your nearest Woolworth, Tesco, Asda or Sainsbury’s, as well as music retailers such as Zavvi and HMV or order the single online.

Auctionair online auction room

Bidding for the specially designed Poppy Brooches has closed but there are other bargains available. The Royal British Legion Auction Room, operated by Auctionair, has a hand picked selection of items and £1 for every bid is donated to the Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Bond – save and donate

Coventry Building Society has teamed up with the Poppy Appeal to bring you a great way of earning interest on your savings, while at the same time helping current and former members of Britain’s Armed Forces and their dependants. When you open your Poppy Bond everyone benefits. You’ll receive a competitive rate of 6.25% AER/gross pa fixed until 31 December 2009 and the Coventry will make a donation equal to 0.25% of the balances invested direct to the Poppy Appeal. This donation is in addition to the interest you’ll earn. So, for example, if you invest £20,000, we’ll make a donation of £50. Apply for a Poppy Bond now.

Give a virtual poppy on Facebook

Raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal by giving poppies to your Facebook friends. You can add the application to your own Facebook profile by visiting:

Make a Donation

Buy a poppy from a Poppy Collector during the Remembrance period or make a donation to the Poppy Appeal online. Click here for more details.

Support our Campaign

The Royal British Legion is calling on Government to increase payments to elderly people below the poverty line. Find out how you can help at

Give your Time

Become a Poppy Collector, a volunteer caseworker, a hospital/housebound visitor or participate in fundraising events. Click here to find out more.

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Thursday 6th November 2008
Hannah and Harvey, Paisley Arts Centre, Hannah’s world is her bedroom; she loves to paint and dream. Dad doesn’t know what to do – until one day he arrives in a big rabbit shaped package. Tel 0141 887 1010 or visit for further information. 7pm tickets £8.50 conc £5

Friday 7th November 2008
Neil Wilson, Carrick Centre, Houston, Tickets are available at the door on the night. Tel: 01505 690907. Further details log on to 8pm tickets £8 conc £7

Friday 7th November 2008
A Tribute in Poem and Song,
Paisley Abbey,
Choral works and poetry set to music combine in this concert being given on the eve of Armistice weekend. Under 16’s free with paying adult. £12.50

Saturday 8th November 2008
Annual Scout Firework Display, BAE (RO)Car Park, Station Road, Bishopton, Cost £1 per person payable at the gate hot dogs, toffee apples etc. A great family night. 7.30pm

Saturday 8th November 2008
‘Brunch & Browse’, St Fillan’s Hall, Moss Road, Kilmacolm, Home made soups, home baking, tea, coffee, books & lots of stalls. Great value! Disabled Access. 10 am till 2pm £2.50

Saturday 8th November 2008
Paisley Farmers Market, County Square, Paisley – next to Gilmour Street Train Station,
Get your hands on some of the best fish, seafood, organic vegetables and meat products in the West of Scotland. An early arrival is recommended. Call 01655 770217 for further information. 9am till 1pm

Saturday 8th November 2008
Michael Marra, Paisley Arts Centre, One of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters, and a much loved and respected figure in the entertainment business. Tel 0141 887 1010 or visit for further information., 7.30pm, £10 (£7.50)

Saturday 8th November 2008
Antique Fair and Coffee Morning, Kilmacolm Village Centre, Kilmacolm Friends of Ardgowan Hospice welcome everyone. In addition to the Antique Fair, there will be baking and fancy goods stalls. 10am till 12.30pm

Monday 10th November 2008
Renfrew Horticultural Society, Renfrew Town Hall, The speaker will be Mr Hamish McKelvie from Houston and his subject will be Cactus and succulents in the garden. All are welcome., 7.30pm

Wednesday 12th November 2008
Houston and Crosslee SWRI, Compass Centre, Houston, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue will give a talk on fire prevention at the meeting. 7.30pm

Wednesday 12th November 2008
Senior Citizens, Cargill Hall, Bridge of Weir, 7.15pm

Wednesday 12th November 2008
Me and My Girl, Johnstone Town Hall, Ludovic Square, Johnstone, Adults – £7.50 Concs/Children – £7
15% Discount on Block Bookings of 20 or more on one night.
Tickets are non-returnable.
Contact Mrs Wendy Young on 01505 320554 or Linda Rae on 01505 342433.

Wednesday 12th November 2008
Parking Lot in Pittsburgh,
Paisley Arts Centre, This play will make you laugh, cry, cringe and despair at the family in-fighting that occurs. Tel 0141 887 1010 or visit for further information 7.30pm £8 (£7)

Thursday 13th November 2008
Cheese & Wine and Craft Evening, Kilbarchan West Church Hall, Shop early for Christmas and avoid the last minute rush, 7.30pm – 9.30pm £5

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Paisley Abbey at Night is this months new Desktop wallpaper click the image to see the larger size then simply right click and set as desktop wallpaper..