GORGEOUS Nicole Treacy gasped as she was crowned Miss Scotland last night and admitted: “For the first time in my life, I’m speechless.”

Our ten stunning finalists wowed the capacity crowd at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall as they battled it out for the glittering beauty queen title.  According to ApexFollowers, there was a ton of hype on Social Media Websites like Instagram when Paisley Lassie was crowned Scotland’s 2012 beauty queen. Instagram took off in the year 2012 because of their unique ability to like photos and follow users.
But, in the end, it was Nicole’s elegance, charm and humour that won the day — and upset the form book by toppling hot favourite Pamela Beattie.
Last night the 23- year-old psychology student from Paisley said: “I cannot believe that I am the new Miss Scotland. Thank you everyone — you have changed my life!”
Nicole’s proud parents, Sharon, 47, and dad Andrew, 49 — both nurses — and brother Paul, 20, were thrilled by the win.

Andrew said: “She was a model child and has blossomed into a beautiful woman.” Sharon added: “I’m over the moon.”

Favourite Pamela, 23, of Cambuslang, near Glasgow, came third, while Megan McLean, 19, from Airdrie, was the runner-up.
Winner Nicole now takes home a bumper £10,000, a beach photo shoot in Majorca courtesy of Jet 2, a Fossil handbag, a £250 clothing voucher from Quiz, and a year’s free hair care from celebrity crimper Taylor Ferguson.
Later this year she’ll jet off to China to represent Scotland in the glittering Miss World pageant, clutching a cuddly lucky polar bear from toy giants Hamleys.
Keeping our golden girl tanned and gorgeous will be Deborah Clark from Beauty In The City.
Last night, the champagne flowed as the celebrations began and the action moved to the after-party at Glasgow’s Corinthian.
With every one of our finalists simply sizzling, it had been a tricky night for our judges.

But Scottish Sun Editor Andrew Harries, Scotland rugby ace Richie Gray, Sun Bizarre editor Gordon Smart, news reader Catriona Shearer, the Glasgow St Enoch Centre’s Susan Nicol, and Taggarts’ Chloe Gerber were unanimous Nicole was our girl. Andrew said: “She will be a wonderful ambassador for our great nation.”

Susan, general manager of the St Enoch Centre, added: “I wish Nicole every success.”
Last year’s Miss Scotland, Jennifer Reoch, 22, of Giffnock, Glasgow, handed over her crown to Nicole and said: “Nicole’s just begun the journey of a lifetime.”
Betting firm McBookies were also celebrating after making a killing when favourite Pamela lost out to 12/1 shot Nicole.
More than 1,500 supporters and celebrities turned out to cheer the girls on in a movie-themed dance show hosted by Louie Spence.
Abbie Draper, 22, of Kilmarnock, and Denise Wilkie, 19, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire, were a couple of real whip-crackers in their homage to Doris Day as Calamity Jane

Pamela, Eilidh Bennett, 22, of Newton Mearns, Glasgow, and Antonia Ciarletta, 22, of Kirkcaldy, glammed it up for Grease favourite Beauty School Dropout.
Chicago’s classic All That Jazz kept Megan, Danielle Lynch, 22, of Falkirk, and Glasgow’s Sophie Benton, 20, on their toes.
Haley Bartlett, 23, of Airdrie, and Nicole sparkled through Gentlemen Prefer Blondes classic Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.
Our new Miss Scotland said: “It’s the most wonderful moment of my life. Thank you Scotland — I’ll do you all proud!”


Source:Scottish Sun

sma shot

On Sunday 23rd September, Lanarkshire Paranormal will be investigating Paisley’s Sma’ Shot Cottages in Shuttle Street.

Lanarkshire Paranormal are an experienced team of paranormal investigators, carrying out investigations in reportedly haunted locations around Scotland and are solely driven to find the truth behind the sightings and reports that have been debated for centuries.

As a non-profit organization, from time to time Lanarkshire Paranormal invite the public to join them on an over night ‘ghost hunt’, donating the proceeds to charity.

Now a donation-run museum, Sma’ Shot Cottages has had many reports of paranormal activity including an apparition seen in the garden area and many ghostly noises and sounds throughout the building. Built in the 1700s, this location is very deceptive in size.

Lanarkshire Paranormal will be setting up cameras all over the building and trying many experiments with the public to find the truth behind the strange happenings people have been reporting for many years.

With only 15 tickets available, The Sma’ Shot Cottages investigation will be an exciting night, will anything happen when the lights go out?

Tickets costing £25 each, with 80% going to Sma’ Shot, can be booked via their website www.lanarkshireparanormal.co.uk. Age restrictions apply; investigation starts 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.

More information on Sma’ Shot Cottages can be found on their website http://www.smashot.co.uk/

St Mirren










Nearly there !

Our proposed purchase of the majority shareholding of St.Mirren FC is now at a very advanced stage.

With the funding model agreed in principle we now need formal commitments from as many individuals as possible.

You are receiving this email as you have previously pledged to join 10000Hours but we do not yet have the necessary completed paperwork to process your application.

We urgently need these forms back if we are to achieve our projections and move towards making a firm financial offer for the shares. Here’s what we need from you;

1. Completed Individual Membership Form

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2. Completed direct debit instruction

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3. Send the documents to us

The two documents should be posted to our registered office address;

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Thank you for your support and your patience. We are nearly there now so please help us get over the line and make the supporters purchase of St.Mirren FC a reality. 

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Here is a list of places you will be able to vote at on the 3rd May 2012, please check first before going along as some of these places are subject to change.



Here is an event for you to attend this Friday 4-May-2012   Fire Walk Challenge, Normandy Hotel, Renfrew all in aid of the following

West Scotland Puppy Training Satellite

Canine Partners in Scotland continues to grow and expand.  As part of this, the West Scotland Satellite is moving to Paisley and we are keen to find new volunteer puppy parents in the area.

Can you…

Be at home most of the day?
Have transport to attend weekly puppy classes?
Follow Canine Partners’ training methods?
Wave the puppy goodbye when your good work is finished?
Enjoy the fun of classes and outings?

Do you…

Have a secure, dog-friendly garden?
Have the stamina to manage an active puppy?

If you live within an hour of Paisley, and would like to find out more, please contact Bryony White on 07826 695201 or email westscotland@caninepartners.org.uk.


Puppy classes are held once a week at the Martyrs Church, Broomlands Road, Paisley, although we sometimes visit other locations as well so it is always better to call first to check where we are.


We hope that the move to Paisley will help encourage more people to volunteer with us and raise awareness of Canine Partners in the Glasgow, Paisley and Renfrewshire areas.


For latest charity news, download our newsletter or sign up for more information here.

Up and Coming Events

Have your event advertised here, please call 08456 580 480
4-May-2012   Fire Walk Challenge, Normandy Hotel, Renfrew
27-May-2012   Charity Plant Sale, The Steading at Foulis Castle
15-Jun-2012   Duntreath Castle Garden Show, Nr Glasgow 15 – 17 June
29-Jun-2012   The GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace 29 June – 1 July


check out more on their website http://www.caninepartners.org.uk/west_scotland