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Brian McGuire

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Saturday 10th May 2008

Rugby Open Day, Birkmyre Park, Park Road, Kilmacolm, Celebrating the opening of the refurbished and extended Birkmyre Pavilion. The opening will be performed by a Scottish International Rugby Player and there will be a presentation from Glasgow Warriors to mark the occasion. Apart from an opportunity to meet some of the big names in Scottish Rugby it will be the first chance for everyone to have a look under the covers of the new Pavilion. 1pm.

Saturday 10th May 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 10th May 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. £2. 10am till 2pm.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Beer Festival, Fox and Hounds, Houston, Live music, marquee, bbq, kids rides, real ale and cider available from throughout the uk.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Pooches in the Park, Barshaw Park, Paisley, Sponsored walk in aid of Accord Hospice. Registration from 2-4pm. Sponsor forms available from Vanessa Scott on 0141 581 2000. Sponsored by The Pet Shop, Johnstone, 01505 327722.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Gourock Highland Games, The Provost will lead Inverclyde’s major annual event.
Events confirmed for the day include highland dancing, pipe band competition, throwing the hammer, shot put, tossing the caber and tug of war. noon till 6pm

Sunday 11th May 2008

Dog Walk Day, Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch, Help raise funds for St Vincent Hospice with a sponsored family friendly dog walk. Contact Lorraine or Jane on 01505 705635 for further information. 10.30am

Sunday 11th May 2008

Glasgow Orchestral Society Concert, Paisley Town Hall, The ‘Oldest Amateur Orchestra in Scotland’ returns to perform a lively programme of Spanish & English music. Tickets £9 (£6) available on the door. 7.30pm

Sunday 11th May 2008

“Pawsitivity” Sponsored Dog Walk, Why don’t you and your four-legged friend do something “pawsitive” for St. Vincent’s Hospice. Join us in the beautiful setting of Castle Semple Park, Lochwinnoch for a lochside day of fun and frolics.
For more information please contact Lorraine Valentine or Jane Cox in the Fundraising Team on 01505 705635 or by email at lorraine.valentine@svh.co.uk or jane.cox@svh.co.uk

The Paisley Development Trust (PDT) was formed to take forward a programme of community renewal through the arts and culture and is focussed on the creation of a Unique Selling Point for the town and the preservation and re-use of redundant buildings throughout Paisley. Through the regeneration of Paisley (Scotland’s largest town) we can also regenerate the whole of Renfrewshire.

The establishment in Paisley of a Scottish Cinema and Film heritage centre would fulfil these aims. The fact that Paisley used to be a town with a strong tradition of cinema going (not too long ago there were 7 cinemas in Paisley) and that Paisley University is recognised for the film and media courses they provide, it was agreed that the aim of the PDT should be to work towards the establishment of such a USP.

To raise awareness of the trust in the wider community a series of events have taken and will take place with the aim of involving as many people as possible in the common aim to promote Paisley in the national and international community.

The first of the PDT events in 2004 was a very successful and exciting exhibition called ‘Cinema Buddies’. This was to commemorate the 71 young lives that were lost in tragic circumstances in the cinema, on Hogmanay 1929. PDT continued with an end of year lantern procession that was featured in the BBC and STV live news for the day as well as a large number of print media. The Glen Cinema story received interest from a film production company and a documentary of the tragic events was created for broadcast on BBC.