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Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

 

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Sean Connery opening Paisley’s Piazza. The superstar was at the height of his fame when he cut the ribbon at the town centre shopping mall in 1970 (Daily Record)

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said.

His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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Jason Connery said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight in Nassau.

He said: “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

“A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.” read more…

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Over the last few decades, the world has started to feel like a much smaller place, as many businesses have either or both national and international operations and there are more flights accessible to more places in the world than ever before.

As a result, venturing outside of Paisley is easy and seeing the world via travelling has become a bigger part of our lifestyles. Even if you don’t travel for business, you probably travel for fun. It may be that your one big passion in life is travelling.

It can be overwhelming because of the globalisation we are experiencing to choose a destination and plan out a trip. 

Especially if you are new to travelling or have planned a huge tailor-made holiday consisting of multi centre destinations. That is when you really need to rely on help.

How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Lost on Your Travels

The crux of the matter is that the majority of travellers know where they want to go, it’s just how they are going to travel there and what they are going to do and where they are going to go when they arrive. 

The good news is that there is a wide selection of different resources that can help.

Apps

Probably one of the most commonplace and easily accessible is the maps on Apps and that come with smartphones that utilise GPS. 

That’s all very well and good, but what do you do when you reach a destination with a poor satellite or even no Wi-Fi signal? 

We take for granted in the first world that these things aren’t commonplace everywhere. 

Maps

In these cases, you need to turn to maps.

Maps are obviously not new, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone can read them. In actual fact, many can’t read a physical map because they have only ever used digital ones.

Generally speaking, most travellers will consult a digital map to see the best way to get there by car, if that’s how they are travelling.

Even if they are travelling any other way initially, they will still need to use maps if they intend on renting a vehicle or just to help them get to the correct hotel.

Maps are often full of useful information and don’t just tell you how far one location is away from another, but come maps will show you the kind of amenities, like laundrettes, restaurants, bars and museums in that area. 

As an aside, we even recommend spending a day out in Paisley with a detailed map. We bet you’ll find things you never knew existed and a newfound appreciation for your home city!

When travelling by car, one thing you really should familiarise yourself with is road maps. You will find these are available at most gas stations and stores on route. 

Some of the important pieces of information you can find out on road maps includes:

  • The straightest and shortest routes
  • The number of miles from one location to another
  • Where tourist spots and local attractions are
  • Where any rest points are

You can use maps alongside a set of instructions, but the latter should not replace the former.

Why Maps Are Still so Important

Why? Often attractions change and different points of interest change too, and if people get off course, the instructions they have are virtually useless.

However, when you have a map and know how to use it, you can find out where you are and how to get your journey back on track.

Reading maps effectively, though, is a skill that you need to work on.

It’s very easy to look forward to where you are heading when you are travelling and as part of the booking process, it’s normal to spend a while finding the best hotel and the right kind of activities you want to do while you are there.

But, if you really want to get the best experience out of traveling, it’s worth putting just as much time into learning and reading maps and understanding them before you hit the road.

 

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Logistics and storage are some of the most important aspects of the modern industry. The amount of planning and time put into it is second to none. If you’re in business, you know that designing a thing and making a thing accounts for only a fraction of what it takes to get it to market. Multiply that by a thousand and you get the white-glove treatment that’s applied to medical equipment. That’s not to say that medical equipment is better or worse as a product. It just means that there is a bit more that goes into storage and transfer than other items. A chemistry analyzer is going to be more fragile than a paperweight. Here we’ll go over how to safely store and transfer sensitive medical equipment. 

Safety Data Sheets

The first thing you want to look at before transferring anything is the SDS. SDS stands for “safety data sheet” and it is present in most medical products. Every online store that sells medical equipment will have these documents readily available. Once you look at the SDS, you can accurately gauge what kind of caution you need in storage and transport. This can often influence cost and courier service as well. Do you think a noxious chemical is more difficult to ship than a box of masks? Of course. It only makes sense. With an SDS you get to provide an outline for everyone from QA officers to Port Authority. 

Expiration Dates

Anything that you handle that’s associated with the medical world has an expiration date. This isn’t exclusive to reagents, either. This is true of all things. Why? It has less to do with whether something inert can decompose or not. It has more to do with the packaging and seal being compromised. If you want to use medical equipment, it has to be sterile. There are very important details associated with keeping a level of sterility in that world. If you have a set of materials, you need to know how long they can be stored before the packaging can be deemed as compromised. If you forward the product to a hospital and it’s expired, none of it can be used. There is no such thing as “oh, it still looks fine” or “oh, it has barely expired”. Using expired materials can compromise a diagnosis and lead to heavy lawsuits. Beware. 

Temperature and Humidity 

Temperature and humidity are crucial for fluid mediums and reagents. If you’re handling anything for chemistry, lyophilisate, or frozen materials, you need to pack them in the specific way that it is intended. Let’s say you have chemistry reagents that need to stay frozen. You’re going to have to pack them in a subzero environment. There are no ifs, and, or buts about it either. If a package arrives at a facility and they see that the product has gone above a specific temperature, they’ll reject it and send it back. When it comes to things like reagents, a single box of a product can be worth a brand new Mercedes. Again, be cautious. 

Medical equipment is both lucrative and educational. But if you want in on this business, you have to heed quality assurance guidelines. If you can do that, you’re on the way to a wonderful future in the medical supply world. Good luck!

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Go Glamorous Beauty my salon is located within Mirren Court One on Paisley road. 

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I started Go Glamorous over 12 years ago and I have build a very successful business in beauty therapy within Renfrewshire. 

Specialising in luxury treatments such as CND Shellac, Acrylic nail enhancements, Lash extensions, LVL Lash lift, waxing, threading & spray tanning.

I am a stockist for Environ Skincare™️ offering advanced Facial and body treatments, also Advanced Nutrition programme™️ stockist for beauty and wellbeing premium supplements. 

 


I am all about enhancing what you have and looking after your skin,  nails and lash health with expertise and care for you. 

To make appointments it couldn’t be easier with my app available to be downloaded with all treatments listed,  online booking is 24/7 this provides a more convenient service for you. You can also call me to book if that if you preference and happy to help assist with any questions. 

My salon is also Covid secure and all safety is in place followed by Scottish government guidance. 

Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi

Paisley & District U3A members will remember this 5 November thanks to guest speaker Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi.  Senior lecturer Dr Mavroeidi from the University of Strathclyde is going to share that it’s never too late to keep your bones healthy whatever your age.  Those watching her live zoom talk at 2pm will be invited to put their own questions and discuss these points further in small breakout rooms.

Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi 

Local U3A chair, Kathy O’Donnell commented: “Many of our members are retired from full time work but not from living a full life.  Dr Mavroeidi at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health has scanned all the latest research about bone density and aging.  The evidence clearly shows that if we spend more time standing up than sitting down as we get older, this will strengthen our bones and help our balance.  This is especially important for older people so that we know how best to exercise during the Covid 19 era.”

Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi remarked: “The beneficial effects of regular weight bearing physical activity on bone health are well documented.  What is currently emerging is evidence that breaking up prolonged periods of sedentary behaviour (sitting time) with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing, also has distinct health benefits for older people.  During this talk, we will explore this topic further with particular reference to bone health.”

For more details on how to watch this free live talk, please visit the U3A website: https://u3asites.org.uk/paisley/welcome

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TUI LAUNCHES WINTER 2021/22 AND SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMMES FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT AS APPETITE FOR TRAVEL GROWS

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13 winter 2021 destinations on sale now
Reintroduction of Naples and Alicante routes for winter 2021
23 destinations on offer from Glasgow Airport for summer 2022
More demand expected for 4 & 5-star all-inclusive hotels with private pools or villas

29 October 2020: TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Glasgow and is set to put summer 2022holidays on sale from 5th November, with thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer. This comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer – reinforcing the growing appetite for future travel post Covid-19.

With on-going travel corridor uncertainty for some regularfavourites this winter, those craving sunshine during the coldest months have already booked for next winter, with strong demand in particular for Tenerife and Lanzarote so far from the extensive range of 13 destinations on sale from Glasgow Airport. The winter 2021/2022 programme will see the reintroduction of flights to Naples and Alicante, as well as four flights a week to the popular Canary Islands and increased frequency to Majorca.

With 57% of customers saying they expect to book a Mediterranean beach holiday for 2021, TUI anticipates greater demand for summer 2022 as people want to ‘make up’ for not being able to go away this year. So far, Greece is the standout destination of choice based on current bookings for next summer, with Turkey and Egypt also popular, and patterns indicate these trends could continue into 2022.

The summer 2022 programme from Glasgow Airport will see 23 destinations on offer, with increased flying to Naples and Cancun, as well as five weekly flights to Turkey and flights to Florida three times a week during the peak holiday season.

TUI is seeing an upward trend in 4 and 5-star all-inclusive hotel bookings for next summer, with over 40% of customers surveyed expressing this preference. This includes hotels which offer the ‘best of both worlds’ with villas or room options with private pools and accommodation as families in particular seek to continue to feel safe in their ‘bubble’. TUI will be offering 233 different options in 155 hotels for this growing category in summer 2021 and expects this trend to continue for summer 2022.

In the same vein, 18% of customers surveyed said they would look to book a villa holiday with car hire included, making social distancing easier on holiday. TUI is offering 150 villas with flights and car hire included for summer 2021 and summer 2022 in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Italy and Florida.  

Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI said: Our latest customer survey and booking patterns for next summer indicate that the great British public are looking forward to future holidays even more so as they may have been unable to take one this year. This is why we have launched our future holiday programmes through to the end of October 2022, so that families and couples alike can plan ahead to next year and beyond to make informed choices about what will make their perfect holiday from the wide range we have on offer.”

Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said:The launch of TUI’s winter 21/22 and summer 2022 programmes is very welcome news and provides a much-needed confidence boost for our passengers and the industry.

“As well as delivering a huge range of destinations, the programme also brings greater choice and flexibility for customers keen to enjoy a well-earned holiday in 2021 and beyond following the disappointment of not being able to travel this year.”

Pumpkin trail

There may be no Trick or Treating allowed this year but why not get dressed up and head into Paisley for some free family fun with our Paisley Pumpkin Trail!.🎃🎃

Just follow the trail around the town and name all the pumpkins for your chance to be entered into our Spooky Spectacular Prize Draw!

Pick up a leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks inside the Piazza Shopping Centre or the Paisley Centre to get started or if you prefer, you can download a copy of the leaflet from the Paisley First website HERE.

All the pumpkins will be on display inside business windows so it’s the perfect activity to help the kids have some fun whilst getting some fresh air in Paisley town centre.

This Saturday also sees the launch of our Christmas Golden Ticket competition!

We’ve joined forces with Renfrewshire Council to offer not one, not two but 14 prizes of £250 of town centre gift vouchers!

Receive a Golden Ticket with every purchase in Paisley town centre, post it in one of the Golden Post-boxes in the Piazza Shopping Centre Paisley and The Paisley Centre and you could be one of 14 lucky winners!

Paisley has a great mix of retail shops, food and drink venues, and health, hair and beauty salons.

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

Remember, the more you shop, the more Golden Ticket chances you will have!

We have everything you need for all your Christmas shopping to please even the fussiest recipient and the majority of our businesses across retail, health, hair and beauty and food and drink all sell gift cards too if you want to give the gift of choice this Christmas.

More details on all Paisley First projects and events can be found on our website HERE or follow Paisley First on social media!

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There are many reasons to block websites on Firefox and many ways to do that. Parental control, in-class student productivity, or fighting off distraction in the workplace—whatever the motive, website restriction is possible. Doing this can protect you and others from harmful content.

Different Ways to Block a Website on Firefox

Firefox is a browser available on different devices with different operating systems. Many users are looking for a VPN for Firefox to access geo-restricted websites, however, this browser also allows you to block sites to improve your web-surfing experience.  Whether you have a computer, an Android device, or an iPhone, there’s a way to block websites! To learn how to do that on your device, scroll down and find the information you need.

Install the Block Site Extension on Your Computer

To block websites on your PC or Mac, install Block Site and follow these steps:

  • Press the icon with three lines at the browser’s top-right corner and select Add-ons from the menu.
  • Search for Block Site in the Find more add-ons search bar.
  • Install Block Site by clicking Add to Firefox.
  • Click Add on the Add Block Site pop-up window that will appear.
  • Tick the Allow this extension to run in Private Windows box on the next pop-up window and then click on Okay, Got it.
  • Re-select Add-ons from the menu of the browser’s icon with three lines and click on Extensions.
  • Click the icon with three dots at the top-right corner of the Block Site extension and select Options from the menu.
  • Enter the address of the site that you want to block in the Block a new hostname bar and click the Add button next to it.
  • To redirect someone to a different site when they try to access the blocked one, fill in the Redirect to box.
  • Go to Master Password and create a password to unblock websites and change settings.
  • Use the Save button next to the Master Password bar to save the changes you’ve made.

Use LeechBlock NG for Android

If you have an Android device, you can block websites by doing the following:

  • Click the icon with three lines at Mozilla’s top-right corner and choose Add-ons.
  • Search for LeechBlock NG in the search bar on the page.
  • Once you find the extension, click on Add to Firefox to install it.
  • Press the Add tab on the first pop-up.
  • Tick the Allow this extension to run in Private Windows box on the next pop-up and click Okay, Got it.
  • Open Mozilla’s top-right-corner menu with three lines and choose Add-ons.
  • Choose Options from the menu with three dots at the top-right corner of the LeechBlock NG extension.
  • Name your block sets and add the addresses of the sites you want to block.
  • Choose when and how to block a website from the options available in the When to Block and How to Block sections.
  • Save your changes by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the page.
  • Create a password in the Password bar of the Access Control section available through the General tab.
  • Click on Save Options and Close at the bottom of the page to save all changes.

More Ways to Block Websites on Firefox and Other Browsers

iPhone and iPad users can block websites in different browsers by enabling Screen Time in Settings and adding the website’s address in Limit Adult Websites. The Limit Adult Websites setting is available through the Content and Privacy Restrictions option.

You can also block websites through the Hosts file on your Windows or Mac computer. Open the file in Notebook or Terminal, type 127.0.0.1, press Tab, and add the address of the site you wish to block.

Using website blocker software is another great way to block websites.

Enable JavaScript in Your Web Browser

Blocking websites improves your and other people’s internet experience by controlling what you browse online. Another thing that enhances your user experience is a programming language called JavaScript. JavaScript helps your browser support, show, and run interactive content like audio and video. If you’d like to learn how to enable JavaScript in your browser, visit www.enablejavascript.com.

Final Words

We hope that you’re at ease now that you know how to block websites on Firefox. Keep surfing the internet happily and prevent unwanted content from reaching your children, students, or employees!

We hope that you’re at ease now that you know how to block websites on Firefox. Keep surfing the internet happily and prevent unwanted content from reaching your children, students, or employees! For more information about how to block a website and make the internet a safer place to hang out, check out https://www.igniteseo.co.uk/ for tips and information.

Plans to open up Paisley town centre car parks for free throughout December are set to be considered by councillors next week.

As part of a drive to support local businesses and encourage people to Spend Local during the festive period, all council-owned car parks in the town centre would be free to park in from 1 December to 3 January.

With the current Coronavirus pandemic causing reduced visitor footfall, Renfrewshire Council is proposing the festive initiative to encourage residents to visit their local town centre and support local businesses.

If the plans are approved, parking would be free in all Paisley off-street council car parks although charges would still apply in on-street spaces.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “At this time, we want to do all we can to support local businesses in Renfrewshire as we recognise the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on them.

“We’re working hard to support them to access the funding provided by the Scottish and UK Government, as well as creating the £1.3million Renfrewshire Coronavirus Business Support Fund which was developed following detailed discussion with 500 local businesses and provides a package of interest free loans and grants for businesses affected by the pandemic.

“Therefore, by providing free parking in Paisley town centre as part of our Covid-19 response, we would hope to encourage people to shop in the town centre and recognise the value of local products, people and produce at this most difficult of times.”

The offer of free parking would build on the current parking pilot running in Paisley town centre which sees people given their first three hours of parking free at six of the town centre’s car parks, and this pilot was recently extended for six months at the Leadership Board in September.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “Our businesses need all the support possible during these difficult times and this proposal would give people further opportunity to visit Paisley town centre and spend locally during the festive period.

“The pandemic has made it hard for businesses as they’ve had reduced income and footfall for a sustained period of time so this proposal aims to make it as easy as possible for local people to visit the town centre and give those businesses the much needed support they require.

“Please continue to follow the restrictions in place to avoid any further measures required for Renfrewshire and ensure that retail businesses can remain open in advance of and over the festive period.”

The proposal will be considered by the Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Paisley First has joined forces with Renfrewshire Council this Christmas for the Paisley town centre Golden Ticket Competition!

Launching this Saturday, 31st October, there’ll be not one, not two but fourteen prizes of £250 of town centre gift vouchers up for grabs!

Receive a Golden Ticket with every purchase in Paisley town centre, post it in one of the Golden Post-boxes in the Piazza Shopping Centre Paisley and The Paisley Centre and you could be one of 14 lucky winners!

Paisley has a great mix of retail shops, food and drink venues, and health, hair and beauty salons.
Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.
Remember, the more you shop, the more Golden Ticket chances you will have!

Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, said: “Local businesses need your support more than ever so we would urge locals to put Paisley first when it comes to Christmas Shopping.

“We have everything you need for all your Christmas shopping to please even the fussiest recipient and the majority of our businesses across retail, health, hair and beauty and food and drink all sell gift cards if you want to give the gift of choice this Christmas.

“So please shop like your High Street depends on it, because it does!”

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “We encourage residents to support Renfrewshire’s town centre traders by considering how they can Spend Local this festive season.

“Money spent in the local economy stays in the local economy, so by supporting local traders we are supporting each other – and that’s never been more important than this year, when our businesses need your help more than ever.

“The Golden Ticket competition is a great incentive to spend money in Paisley town centre and is just one of the many innovative ways the team at Paisley First are helping showcase the range of great businesses and attractions the town has to offer.”

Draws are currently scheduled to take place in early December, just one of the perks of shopping in Paisley town centre this Christmas!

Love Local, Love Paisley!

More details on all Paisley First Christmas projects and events can be found at www.paisleyfirst.com or follow Paisley First on social media @paisleyfirst

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Paisley is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire. It is the fifth biggest settlement the whole of Scotland and is often called ‘Scotland’s largest town’. Located in the West-Central lowlands the town has a border with Glasgow and sits north of Gleniffer Braes. The Paisley population is approximately 77,000. The town is known historically for weaving and the paisley pattern comes from the name of the town.

How to get to Paisley

The town is serviced regularly by busses from Glasgow and other neighbouring towns. If you are coming by train then ScotRail services Paisley from Glasgow.

Things to do in Paisley

There are many things to do in Paisley and the surrounding area. Here are a few tourist attractions, activities and other places you might want to visit when you come to Paisley.

Attractions

Paisley Abbey and the Alien

This abbey dates back to the 12th century and was built on the site of an old Celtic church. The historic Abbey has an interesting past and it is believed that one William Wallace was educated here by monks of the abbey.

If you visit the abbey try to spot the ‘alien’ lurking here. During some restoration work in 1991 most of the gargoyles had to be removed and replaced. Medieval tradition states that every gargoyle should look different. Perhaps the designers ran out of ideas or perhaps they just wanted some fun but one of the gargoyles here has a certain extra-terrestrial look to it.

Fossil Grove

If you have any time in Glasgow while you are visiting you could take in this strange and unique site that is home to fossil tree stumps. They are approximately 330 million years old and preserved exactly where they grew.

Towards the end of 1887 a new path was being cut through a disused roadstone quarry when the stumps were discovered. Luckily they were not destroyed and a building was quickly erected to protect the site. The same building still houses the stumps today.

The Observatory

The Coats Observatory (named after its doner Thomas Coats) was opened in 1883. It features a state-of-the-art Planetarium which can accurately project thousands of stars to represent the night sky. On clear nights the telescope is trained on the moon, planets and constellations and stars. The observatory is open for viewing by the public. Admission to the observatory is free.

Clydebank Museum

This museum is dedicated to the local area and it’s history including The Singer Sewing Machine Factory and houses a collection of the machines dating back to 1850. There are contemporary artworks by Scottish artists displayed in the Garden Gallery and they are also available for sale. The museum also has items of interest relating to the history of ship building in Clydebank.

Activities

The Big Adventure

After visiting museums and the like your children might be ready for some more energetic activities. The Big Adventure is an indoor play area for children. Not just any play area, this is believed to be Europe’s largest! It has five levels containing slides, tunnels, tubes, a helter skelter, mazes, rope bridges and nets, an aerial runway and much more. There are areas for babies and infants to keep them safe and parents are able to relax nearby and watch.
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East Yonderton Farm Fruit Picking

During the summer this small farm can be visited to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. The farm has been here since the 1920’s and has seen many visitors but the real fun comes from the fruit picking. Bring your children here and have fun picking fresh strawberries or gooseberries together while spending a little time in the fresh air. Once you get the little ones interested they will have a great time as long as you can stop them eating all the strawberries!

Restaurants

The Pendulum Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant serving burgers and steaks. They have a range of drinks including cocktails and are family friendly but the main selling point is the view. The view from the restaurant is probably one of the best from a restaurant anywhere in Scotland.

Linwood Farm and Carvery

Another family friendly establishment and very suitable for children. Serving pub favourites, breakfast buffets and traditional carvery this restaurant in the heart of Paisley also features a children’s play area to keep the little ones amused while you relax between activities and touring Paisley.

Nightlife

Paisley has many great pubs and bars and live music is available in some venues. There are plenty of restaurants and some nightclubs too if you want to dance the night away. However if you want a different kid of night you could visit one of the casinos that Glasgow has to offer. The Alea is the biggest casino in the whole of Scotland. 33 gaming tables and over 50 electronic gaming machines like book of dead and other slot machines. Poker, blackjack and roulette are all here as well as other casino games.

Another place to consider might be Genting Casino which has 17 tables and 10 gaming machines. They offer ‘graze and play’ so you can eat snacks and bar food while still enjoying your favourite games.

If you find that after a long day exploring and having enjoyed a lovely meal you just want to relax in your hotel then you can still enjoy the casino experience by using the hotel’s free WiFi and going on to an online casino and playing your favourite card game or a few spins on the slots.

Gleniffer Braes Country Park

Paisley has so much more

There are many more things to do and see in and around Paisley such as Sma’ Shot Cottages and Gleniffer Braes Country Park. You can go for a dip at the Lagoon Leisure Centre and go ten pin bowling in Braehead. There, go karting and visit Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. With Glasgow so close by you won’t be spoilt for ideas regardless if you are single, a couple or travelling as a family.

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If you want to join the country’s cycling community, there are many different aspects you have to consider. The most important is the type of bike you want to use. You ultimately want a bike that offers not only the right level of performance but also the comfort that ensures long-distance rides are not unnecessarily painful. With these points in mind, it’s easy to understand why electric bikes are continuing to grow in popularity.

Growing in popularity

As technology becomes more advanced and a growing number of manufacturers are creating electric bikes, they’re becoming more available for all budgets and situations. Mens electric bikes, women’s electric bikes, budget-friendly options, and luxurious picks – there’s something for everyone.

If you’re still not convinced, however, here are the key reasons to purchase an electric bike.

Go faster, further, and longer

It goes without saying, but an electric bicycle supplies many of the same advantages possessed by a regular bike. Yet due to the added oomph they deliver, an electric version allows you to travel further distances and for longer.

An electric bike also ensures you travel faster than the average cyclist. Plus, if you’re travelling around a major city – aka London – you could even get around quicker than the cars on the road!

Enhance your fitness

If you don’t already cycle as part of your lifestyle, prepare for a massive overhaul to your fitness and health. If you keep up a regular routine of hopping on your bike, it will enhance your lungs, blood pressure, heart, and so much more.

Plus, electric bicycles are a great introduction for those who enjoy the thought of riding a bike but feel it’s not feasible due to their current fitness levels or because of their age or ailments.

Cheaper than commuting in a car

Yes, the standard electric bicycle is going to be more expensive than its standard counterpart. However, these electric bikes are still relatively affordable, particularly when compared to other modes of transport, such as a car.

Not only are they typically cheaper to purchase outright, but electric bikes are also much friendlier on your bank balance in terms of ongoing costs. Cars involve petrol/diesel, insurance, MOT tests, etc. An electric bike, on the other hand, involves the need to occasionally replace consumable parts like chains and tyres. As for recharging the battery for your bike, it’ll hardly show up on your electricity bill.

In the long-term, using an electric bike will also be more affordable – and enjoyable – than using public transport.

Safer than a standard bike

Most on the road bike accidents happen at junctions. This is regularly down to those vital few seconds needed for a cyclist to halt their bike at a crossroad or roundabout. Yet when you have a small motor helping you out, an electric bike ensures you can accelerate out of danger faster.

Due to this acceleration power, you also feel less inclined to jump red lights or maintain your speed around bends and corners. The result? A safer ride than using a regular bike.