Barshaw Gala 22

Paisley residents are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s annual events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns next weekend.

The popular free event will be on in the park between noon and 4pm on Saturday 27 June, with a range of fun activities planned.

Attractions include live music on the main stage provided by the Erskine Music and Media Studio.

Elsewhere in the park there will be: fairground rides, kids’ entertainers, magicians, face-painting, music jam sessions, pizza-making workshops and arts and crafts.

There will also be a selection of stalls from various local groups from throughout the community.


Visitors will also be able to pay a visit to other attractions in the park such as Pets’ Corner, the BMX track, the Rowantree Café and the boating pond.

The long-running event has been a long-running fixture in the park – which celebrated its centenary in 2012.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said: “We are fortunate to have some outstanding green spaces here in Renfrewshire and Barshaw Park is one of the finest examples.

“Barshaw Gala Day is always a popular family favourite and is still going strong after many years.

“There are loads of attractions planned for the day and I am sure there will be something for everyone so I would encourage residents to come down and join the fun.”

Other big family events coming up in Renfrewshire include Sma’ Shot Day, which will be in its usual place in the town centre on Saturday 4 July.

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