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UK-based sports club software developers Coacha has introduced a new tool that should help sports, recreational and pastime clubs of all sizes adhere to new government re-opening guidelines. As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, it is important that all businesses are doing everything in their power to prevent new transmissions. Thanks to Coacha’s new Track and Trace tools, people that have come in to contact with a COVID positive member of their club can be identified and notified quickly and efficiently.

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How the Software Works

Many sports clubs up and down the country employ some sort of membership management software to help them control those with access to their venue and classes there. Coacha develops software to help with this management, so it only made sense for them to then introduce a new Track and Trace software for grassroots clubs of any type to also use.

In particular, sports clubs in the UK re-opened on 25th July after several months of closure. This is a massive step forward, but the UK government has introduced many guidelines to help keep members safe as they return to their clubs.

All members who attend the clubs need to be recorded for a minimum of 21 days. There needs to be particular attention paid towards who else they come in to contact with at the club whilst attending any classes or sessions. Should a member test positive for COVID-19, this will be recorded in the software and an alert can be sent out to any of the other members who may have come into contact with them.

This Track and Trace functionality is going to be crucial in getting clubs open again. The data needed by authorities can easily be downloaded from Coacha in just a few clicks and quickly passed on. This all helps to prove to members, parents and local authorities that their clubs are serious about creating a safe environment as we come out of the crisis.

Supporting the Smaller Clubs Too

Coacha has always had a strong ethos of helping out smaller grassroots clubs to help them meet their full potential. Their membership management software with added Track and Trace functionality costs just £25pcm, but they understand that this can be quite an ask for the smaller clubs.

Due to this, they have developed Coacha Lite, a free version of their advanced software. This software is free for life and includes the use of the Track and Trace features. If a club chooses not to pursue Coacha Premium once the free trial is over, they will automatically be switched to Coacha Lite.

These tools can securely store the details of up to 50 members, including their medical info and next of kin details. This information already exists and so there is no risk of breaking GDPR regulations. It will also allow clubs to organise classes and events – including taking attendance – in addition to helping with Track and Trace. These new features will be crucial in ensuring that grassroots clubs are able to meet important government re-opening guidelines.

Worldwide Support

Though Coacha is based in the UK, they have already launched versions of their membership management software across the world. Sports clubs across the EU, Australia, the US, and Canada are now able to take advantage of what the Coacha system is offering them. This only helps to strengthen Coacha’s commitment to grassroots cl

braehead drive in movie

It was a full house when drive-in movies came to the boardwalk at intu Braehead for the first time last night. (Wednesday, July 29)

Grease was the first film shown and it was the one that everyone seemed to want as 150 cars packed with movie fans turned up to watch the iconic film featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

And as a thank you for their work on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic, anyone who works for the NHS was given free entry to the first screening.

Later during the second show, which was family favourite, Back to the Future a similar amount of cars were parked up in the boardwalk in front of a giant screen.

The Arena at intu Braehead has teamed up with the Catherine McEwan Foundation charity to help raise much-needed funds to help people living with Crohn’s and Colitis get better care, treatment and quality of life.

There will be two films shown on a giant screen every night and four movies this weekend, with the audio broadcast via a frequency that car radios can be tuned to.

Tickets are still on sale for the drive movie screenings that go on until Sunday, August 2 and the movies being shown are Grease, Jurassic Park, Mama Mia, Goonies, Finding Nemo, Lion King, The Lost Boys, Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing.

Refreshments are provided on site by the UK’s top street food operator, The Big Feed.

Derek McEwan, who launched the Catherine McEwan Foundation after his mother, Catherine passed away after years of suffering from Crohn’s Disease said: “It’s great to be at the iconic Braehead Boardwalk raising funds to help children and adults battling Crohn’s and Colitis.

“Our first night has been great and the fact that we could give a little back to our NHS superheroes tonight made it a bit special.”

Scott Martin, intu Braehead Leisure general manager added: “People seemed to move like greased lightning to snap up the tickets when they went on sale.

“It’s a novel way to have a good night out with the family and there are still a few tickets left for some of the drive-in movie showings during the rest of the week.”

Tickets costing £35 per car plus booking fee are on sale from


A night at the casino – what better way to spend an evening if you are looking for some sophisticated entertainment and a chance to show your inner James Bond, or indeed Vesper Lynd? In Paisley we have the Vegas-style Alea Casino a short drive up the road with views over the Clyde, and the indications are that it will be able to reopen in the coming weeks. 

But do we really need to venture out at all anymore? The lockdown period has demonstrated that there are all sorts of things we can do just as easily online, whether it is mobile banking or Zoom partying. But when it comes to gaming, the best live casinos are arguably even better than the real thing.


What is live casino?


Online casino platforms have boomed in popularity over recent years. They offer all the games you can play in a real casino, and more besides. But a downside is that playing on your laptop or phone does not offer the same experience as sitting down at a blackjack table or standing around the roulette wheel.


Live casino goes a long way towards addressing this. When you join a live gaming table, there is a real human croupier or dealer waiting for you and he or she will deal the cards or spin the wheel in real time. You keep up with all the action as it happens on webcam, and you can even talk to the dealer via a chat box. 


A choice of games


A virtual casino can base its live games in any location and is not constrained to the dimensions of the casino gaming floor. This means you will typically find far more live tables than there are in a physical casino. Naturally, the most popular live games are the casino classics like blackjack and roulette. Most casino platforms offer different variations of these games, as well as different table limits, so you’ll find what you need whether you want to play for coins or are a high roller.


There are also some less common games that you might not have tried before. These include the likes of Sic Bo, a dice game that is immensely popular in Asia, or games that are based on TV shows, for example Deal or No Deal. You will also find plenty of poker variations, from three card poker for beginners to high stakes Texas Holdem for the real hustlers! 


Why play live casino?


The live casino experience has been around for a while, but has been even more popular during lockdown, and that popularity is unlikely to wane any time soon. After all, even when the real world casinos reopen, there will be strict social distancing rules in place. 


Play online and you don’t have to worry about facemasks or keeping your distance. There is also no need to think about who gets to be designated driver, or facing that dreaded bar bill at the end of the evening! 


Safety the priority as Renfrewshire Leisure has to wait for “green light” on leisure service, including gyms and pools.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Thursday, 30th July) confirmed a further delay before gyms and swimming pools can reopen, with opening now identified as likely to be allowed on 14th September. That timeline is dependent on maintaining low levels of virus in the community as well as ensuring that all social distancing and hygiene protocols are followed, although the First Minister held out the prospect of particularly favourable conditions perhaps permitting an opening date at the end of August.

Chair of Renfrewshire Leisure, Councillor Lisa Marie Hughes said: “We really do value the support of our members and the wider public and know how much people in Renfrewshire have missed these services. These centres are important parts of our communities, playing important roles in helping our health and wellbeing. We are looking forward to welcoming people back and working with them to ensure their return is both safe and enjoyable.” 


Victoria Hollows, Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, said: “We know how eagerly the community is waiting for news on a date for reopening our leisure facilities, not least of all because of the vital part they play in ensuring we can get everyone active again after a long period of closure during lockdown. 


“With reopening now no earlier than the end of August, and perhaps not until mid September, we will continue to use the time before then to refine our procedures – continuing to reflect that our first priority for opening will be the safety of our customers and staff.”


Renfrewshire Leisure will also be working with Renfrewshire Council’s education department towards the recommencement of its Active Schools programmes from the start of the new school term, as well as working with local sports clubs and teams to make earliest possible use of courts and pitches after confirmation that these can commence from specified dates in August.


The market in CBD oil in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland is booming. Hailed as one of the most important breakthroughs in the health and wellness supplement market in the last few years, CBD and the ever-expanding range of products made to contain the substance can now be found in supermarkets, high street chemists and health food stores around the country.

Today, you would be hard-pressed to find a major health product manufacturer in that land not looking to cash in on what many are claiming as a miracle treatment for an almost impossibly large range of common health conditions.

While consumer interest in CBD is currently in overdrive, leading manufacturers to churn out a range of products that gets more innovative by the day, the most popular CBD product remains the most basic form: CBD oil.

In this post, we will explain a little more about CBD and what it actually is. We will then take a look at some of the most common uses for CBD in Scotland and the rest of the UK. If you want to shop for CBD oil locally, this Glasgow buyer’s guide is a great start. If you’re not in a hurry and can wait a few days, shopping online makes the most sense for all your CBD products.


CBD: The Lowdown

The first place to start in any discussion about CBD oil is to take a look at what it is and where it comes from. CBD or cannabidiol is one of the most abundant chemical compounds in the cannabis and hemp plants known as cannabinoids.

In total, there are 113 of these cannabinoids that have been found to exist. Probably the best known of these is THC, the substance that is famous for producing the ‘high’ sensation experienced by recreational cannabis users. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects when ingested.

CBD, THC and the other cannabinoids interact with the body through something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Discovered in the early 1990s by scientists investigating the effects of cannabis on the body, the ECS is made up with a network of receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems which communicate with each other via neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids. These scientists were shocked to find that the bodies of humans (and indeed all mammals!) naturally produce cannabinoids which are remarkably similar to those found in the cannabis plant.


CBD Oil: The Potential Health Benefits

There is increasing scientific evidence to indicate that taking CBD and other cannabinoids can strengthen the body’s ECS. But how might this help to boost overall health? The NHS wrote a great piece on medical cannabis.

The answer lies in the central role that the ECS is thought to play in maintaining its natural balance. Although experts are still trying to understand the complex functions of the ECS, there is a large amount of convincing evidence that it works to put out fires that emerge when the equilibrium in certain bodily functions is disturbed. Among the bodily functions that are thought to be controlled by the ECS are pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function.

Taking CBD oil regularly is known to stimulate the ECS, strengthening it over time and helping maintain control over bodily functions more effectively to boost health and prevent illness.


What Are People in the UK Using CBD Oil for?

People in the UK and beyond typically use CBD for a wide range of reasons. Some use it to treat the symptoms of chronic immune diseases, while others use it simply to boost overall health. Here are a few of the more common uses of CBD oil in the UK today.

  1. Anxiety

Probably the most common use of CBD oil among Brits is to treat the symptoms of anxiety-related disorders. Although more research needs to be done into how it works, there is some evidence that CBD is effective at reducing the incidence of worried and anxious thoughts. This may make it effective in reducing insomnia and panic attacks.

  1. Pain and Inflammation

CBD has proven anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This makes it effective in the treatment of a wide range of autoimmune diseases that manifest in swelling and chronic pain. Again, more research needs to be done, but the early indications of research are promising with regards to the role that CBD might play in the treatment of diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease.

  1. Neuroprotective

Recent research has linked deficiencies in the ECS to a number of degenerative neurological diseases. This has led sufferers of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s to add CBD to their treatment plans. Similarly, many people with a genetic predisposition to these diseases are now taking CBD as a preventive measure against early onset.

  1. Skincare

CBD is known to possess significant antioxidant properties. These properties have led to its increasing use in cosmetic and skincare products such as body and face creams, moisturisers, facemasks and many more.



Since it has very few known side-effects, is safe to take in high dosages, and is available over the counter, CBD oil is being experimented with by the sufferers of an increasing number of conditions and diseases. Although research into CBD is still in its infancy, early findings are offering hope to people who struggle with symptoms of pain and inflammation on a daily basis. Over time, it looks likely that we will see CBD usage increase, and we could soon see it being prescribed by GPs.



Work to transform the future of Paisley’s much-loved town hall is due to restart – with construction workers due on site at the start of August.

The project will create 21st-century facilities inside the striking Victorian landmark while delivering improvements essential to keep the town hall at the heart of life in the town – and is taking place as part of a wider investment in Paisley’s historic venues by Renfrewshire Council.


No work has taken place on the town hall in recent months due to the coronavirus lockdown – however with restrictions on construction sites being relaxed, workers can now safely go on site in line with national guidance.

The contract for the advance construction works on the town has been awarded to Morrison Construction and is expected to run until December.

The main construction works are expected to start next year, and while the exact impact of lockdown on the original timescale is still unclear, the project is expected to be complete before the end of 2022.

Other planned investments still being delivered in the town centre by the council include the work to transform Paisley Museum into a world-class destination showcasing the area’s unique and globally-significant story and collections, on which construction is due to start in the new year.


And construction work is due to resume soon on the site of the new Learning and Cultural Hub on Paisley High Street, which will be the town’s new home of library services.

Cllr Lisa-Marie Hughes, chair of Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd, which operates the town hall, said: “We are pleased work is able to resume on Paisley Town Hall, which is another positive sign as the area’s economy starts to re-emerge from lockdown.

“Although the council faces a very challenging financial outlook, the town hall, museum and learning and cultural hub projects are all well under way – with years of work having already taken place on each – and we intend to see those projects through.

“In the town hall’s case, the work being planned includes investment in 21st-century facilities which will help drive new footfall to the area in the years ahead, as well as essential replacement of outdated infrastructure without which the building would not have a long-term future.

“The completed buildings will be crucial to Renfrewshire’s long-term economic prospects – our vision for Paisley town centre remains one in which we promote its unique cultural and heritage offer to bring people here.

“And while coronavirus has disrupted that work we hope our continued investment in the town hall and other venues will help the area’s economic recovery from lockdown and give confidence to our local businesses.”

The investment in the town hall is aimed at bringing new activity and vibrancy to the town while ensuring the building has a long-term future. It is planned to include:

– a complete and essential replacement of the old and outdated electrical and mechanical systems;

– the preservation of the unique architectural features within this A-listed Victorian gem;

– an expanded capacity in the main hall allowing bigger and better events and driving more footfall to the town centre, boosting the local economy;

– unused spaces brought back into use and entirely new rooms and facilities created including a new café-bar with views over the river, increasing the range of events the building can host;

– a much-improved audience experience including improved staging, lighting and seating with better views, and improved access making it easier for everyone to move around the building.



Instagram has grown in leaps and bounds, and the number of active accounts on this platform indicates its success rate. However, businesses should post relevant content to impress existing followers and get new followers. Do you know what contributes to the success of Instagram? 

Using Instagram Insights to evaluate your posts and stories is a popular option.

Know Instagram Insights

Before you know how to utilise Instagram Insights, you need to know what it is. Typically, Instagram Insights is a tool that provides the data you need on demographics and your content. With the help of the information you get through Insights, it becomes easy to compare content and evaluate marketing campaigns. If you are keen to use Insights, you should have a business account. 

Finding Insights Data

You will come across Instagram Insights data in different places of the app. While accessing the data from the account page, you have to tap the bar graph present on the top right of the screen. If you want to check the analytics for an individual post, try to move to the post and tap View Insights on the bottom left. Now, you also get the opportunity to buy Instagram followers from reliable sources. 

Exploring the Demographics of Followers 

You need to reach the Followers section on the homepage of Insights and check the report of follower demographics. From the age group, gender, and location, you can view everything but only when you have about a hundred followers. With the help of this information, you can learn more about your followers and their origin to know if they are your target audience.

Viewing Data about Posts

Instagram Insights allow you to view data related to varied or single posts. The data you can measure multiple posts include the following.

  • Rate of engagement through comments or likes
  • Studying the ratio of engagement to reach
  • Reach and impressions
  • Content and their performances

Similarly, you can also measure date from individual posts such as.

  • The accounts that follow your profile 
  • Number of times people view your profile
  • Number of clicks to your link present on the business profile description

Tracking Instagram Stories

You can also obtain data from Instagram Stories from the homepage or directly from the story post. When collecting data about stories from Insights homepage, you can view the stories for a couple of weeks in the past. You can get comprehensive data on this page and not the individual posts to find out what resonates with the audience and the things that make them exit.

Paid advertisements and promotions

One of the most significant aspects to track through Instagram Insights is measuring your expenses for Instagram ads and promotions. The good news is that you can get this date from the home page of Insights. Precisely, you can check the promotions that are still active. Besides, you can also create new ad campaigns. 

When looking at the previous paid promotions and advertisements, you can track the kind of promotions that synchronise with your business. Through Insights, you can become familiar with how they received likes or comments. Apart from this, you can also learn more about those ads that increase engagement, and you can plan how to spend money on advertisements. 

The final thoughts

Instagram Insights helps in analysing your content and allow you to understand your audience better. While companies today buy likes from reputed websites, the Insights data helps businesses know the types of contents engaging them and the strategy to choose for spending money on advertisements. Therefore, you can go ahead and get data from Insights to revamp your Instagram account.


Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020.

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:

  • to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
  • as many times as you like

You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.

The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.

Participating establishments may include:

  • restaurants, cafés, bars or pubs
  • work and school canteens
  • food halls

All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.

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The monthly rent is £625 (no VAT) + share of electricity + BID + rates + water rates + property management fee.

To get more details please contact us on 0141 843 4211.

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Paisley First is offering a fun, family “Safari” to help give families a safe town centre story-trail this summer, whilst supporting the NHS.

Will you accept the challenge to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes?

Using only smartphones, the Safari allows you to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story, and superpowers.

Once all 10 MonsterHeroes are found, a free e-book that tells the story of their first team-up will be unlocked.

The Safari works by utilising contactless NFC technology and QR codes, without the need for players to download or sign up to anything.

To play, simply tap or scan the Let’s Go posters or MonsterHero Safari window decals dotted around the town centre, and make a donation of £2, or more if you wish, to the charity NHS Together.

As we all adjust to the new normal, it’s hoped this outdoor trail will bring some family fun to Paisley town centre, where visitors can enjoy fresh air and wide-open spaces, and hopefully bring a smile to visiting children.

MonsterHero Safari is an outdoor only trail and a great way to help people get some fresh air whilst having fun and raising money for such a worthwhile cause too.

As more and more of our local businesses are reopening, families can be assured that we are all working together to implement COVID-19 safety measures to Keep Paisley Safe.

More than 100 areas across the UK are taking part in this summer’s MonsterHero Safari project with the aim of raising over £100k for NHS Charities Together.

Paisley town centre’s trail has been sponsored by Love Local, Love Paisley ❤

To learn more about the story-trail please visit our website.

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