Mirren Court One, 119 Renfrew Road, Paisley

A bright ground floor office to let at Mirren Court One in the size of 422 sqft. The suite is ideal as an office for 3/4 people with 1 car parking space (with others available to let). The rent is inclusive of fair use of heat/light and service charge costs. Meeting room hire is also available.

The specification of the office includes:

·         Car Spaces Included
·         Low Service Charge
·         24 Hour Access
·         On Site Management
·         Prominent Location in Period Buildings combined with modern space
·         Flexible Lease Terms


ORGANISERS of this year’s Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run are making last-minute preparations for the popular event on Sunday. (August 19)

And with the deadline of noon on Friday (August 17) looming for entries, people are being urged to sign up before they miss their chance to take part .

The Paisley 10k organising team from Renfrewshire Leisure are expecting to match last year’s record-breaking entry of 3600 runners and if there is a last-minute surge in entries to the race and fun run, that figure could even be overtaken on the final straight.

Macmillan Cancer Support is the Paisley 10k Race and shorter Fun Run official charity partner for the fourth year and the event is sponsored by sports and outdoor retailers Decathlon.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “The route for the 10k and Fun Run is through the centre of Paisley and is relatively flat. It’s ideal for both experienced and novice runners.

“It’s a great route to run as people will pass the town’s famous landmarks and hundreds are expected to line the route giving encouragement to the runners.

“There’s a fantastic atmosphere throughout the day with lots of families, clubs and groups coming along to take part in the fun run as well as the more serious athletes who will be giving their all to be first to cross the line in the big race.”

The activities start in Paisley’s County Square at 9.40am on Sunday with Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron welcoming the runners and their supporters. The Paisley 10k Race warm-up is at 9.45am and the race starts at 10am. Winners will be presented with their medals around 11.30am.

The Fun Run warm-up starts at noon with the starting gun fired at 12.15pm and the presentation if prizes expected around 1pm.

There will also be hoops of fun in County Square during the day as BasketballPaisley will have a basketball stand set up for youngsters to try their hand at the sport.

Joyce added: “This is always a great day for Paisley with a carnival atmosphere showing of the town at its best.”


When you want to play slots online, you want to have fun, and that will not happen when the sounds and animations are sloppy. That is why you need to find an online slot that will give you an experience that you can enjoy.

There are slots with sounds that feel like they are not even trying. If you want to have an immersive experience that will give you fun and no fatigue, find the coolest games. If you are having trouble doing this, then this list by SlotStory should help.  

You probably realize at this point that games from a long time ago, like 2010 and back, does not really have the graphics for it. They appear dated and uninteresting. That is why in this review of the top 5 slots with cool animations and sounds, we look at very new games.

So, here we go:


  • Jumanji


No doubt, you have heard of Jumanji in your lifetime. This fame is not without precedent. That is why the games have done well. The slot game is awesome in terms of music and animation. NetEnt has done a great job on this one.

There are so many animations with the sticky vines, the wild symbols, the monsoon features and various other things happening which all combine to give you a real thrill that will keep you entertained for hours.

The hype is not for nothing. This game has had success as a board game, and now it is in the slot casino world. There is no way that you should miss out on this.


  • Fortunium


This pokie that is playable on the phone is a release of Microgaming, and they have been in the game for a long time. This one has high definition graphics that will immerse you in the whole scenery. Fortunium succeeds on all levels in terms of visuals.

The music is not bad and if you combine that with everything else, it will give you a good time. There are 40 paylines and 5 reels. All these will keep you busy, and you will not have much to complain in terms of visuals.

Fortunium has a vaguely ‘Wizard of Oz’ feel to it in terms of the graphics, and you will find this to be very attractive visually.


  • CashOccino


This is a beverage themed game that has one of the best gameplay ever. The colours of coffee are the themes that you will find on the reels. They drive the game forward. The wild symbol in this one takes the form of a coffee cup that we all recognize.

The other symbols are for the other coffees, and they will include; Café Latte, Mocha Swiss, Espresso, Americano and Bella Roma. The logos themselves have the coat of arms design. This will give you a feel of progress when there is a noticeable change in the animation.

The game excels on so many levels. Get your shots of caffeine now.


  • Poke The Guy


Now here is a slot that redefines the genre. It is different, and it has all the cool stuff that you look for and more. Microgaming made this one too. There is a fork with a force field that has arrows on both sides. This is not all. The game’s graphics are rendered so well.

There are no wild symbols but there is this guy who moves randomly, and all you have to do is throw stuff at him and hope you hit him. He will be moving around what appears to be Las Vegas. There will be landmarks too like Mt. Rushmore and the Eiffel Tower.

It is a fun game with graphics intended to make the game even better.


  • Poltava – Flames Of War


This challenging and visually beautiful title is something that I think you will enjoy if you love slot games. The setting is the beginning of the 18th century in Ukraine. The army of Russia, led by Peter the Great of Russia meets the Royal Forces from Sweden.

This battle determined the power of both these countries. The pokie is simply stunning, to say the least. The battlefield is shown very clearly. The atmospheres are well designed to be awesome. The symbols are all military of course, and this sets the scene for a great game.

The soundtrack is more movie-like than a slot. It is not a pokie that you should pass up. Get ready, pick a side and charge into war.

In Conclusion

Now that we have seen the games that do their job well, it is time you pick one and play it. You have to realize that these are not the only games with cool animations and music, there are more. Happy playing!

Primary One pupils at a Renfrewshire school are learning how to read and write from aptly named teachers – Mrs Reid and Mrs Wright.

Ms Reid and Wright at Brediland Primary School Renfrewshire 15.8.18

As Brediland Primary School in Paisley welcomes its latest intake, the teachers admit that their pairing has raised a chuckle among colleagues.

Maureen Reid, 48, who’s taught at the school for 14 years, said: “Neither of us actually realised at first, it was a colleague who made the connection and he certainly found it very funny.

“I don’t think the younger children will make the connection but I’m sure the older children and parents will.

“We will work very closely together with lots of interaction between the two classes so I’m sure there will be lots of comments.”

Her fellow teacher, Audrey Wright, 40, said: “I’ve been at the school for eight years and this is my first year teaching primary one. I’m really looking forward to it. I think our names will raise a smile from the parents.”

Depute Head Teacher Lisa Robertson said: “The new Primary One children that we welcome to Brediland this session have had a head start.  What better way to begin to learn at school than with a teacher called Mrs Reid and a teacher called Mrs Wright?

“Surely only good things can come from this.”

Schools across Renfrewshire are recording improvements in pupil’s reading, writing and numeracy skills thanks to the innovative projects introduced as part of the Scottish Government’s Attainment Challenge.

One pioneering project between Renfrewshire Council and the University of Strathclyde has led to an improvement in children’s literacy attainment regardless of their background.

The Renfrewshire Literacy Approach, funded by the local authority and the Scottish Government, is a teacher and leadership training programme designed to enhance knowledge and skills in the teaching of reading.

There have been improvements made in pupils’ reading age scores across primary three to seven, while further analysis also indicates that the teaching programme may have had the greatest positive impact on children living in the most deprived areas.

It also shows a positive increase in pupil attainment at all stages, particularly for those children who have previously struggled with aspects of learning to read.


If you’re looking for a new online casino to play at, it’s a good idea to look at some reviews first. These are written to give you an idea of what the casino has to offer, and whether it’s worth signing up to or not. Whatever type of a gambling establishment you’re looking to play at, you’ll find reviews for plenty of casinos that match your tastes. If it’s live dealer games that you’re keen to play, for example, you can easily find plenty of live casino reviews – simply give some a read, and you’ll hopefully decide on a great casino with live games to play at. Some reviews are biased in that they’ll gloss over any negatives and focus on the positives. Lots of reviews, on the other hand, are more fact-based and take into account both the good points of a casino and the not-so-good points. Any good no objective casino review will take into account many different aspects, including the following:


The backbone of any casino is its games. The average online gambling site today has several hundred of them, while there are some that even have over a thousand or so. A no objective casino review will simply comment on the casino’s games collection without really passing judgement on it. The review should tell readers how many games there are (usually a near-exact number is given), as well as what different types of games there are (e.g. slots, progressive jackpots, table games and others) and what providers the games come from (e.g. Playtech, Microgaming and NetEnt, to name a few). The review should also state whether new games arcaded regularly and whether the games collection as a whole is organised in a way that makes it easy for players to find whatever they’re looking for.


A typical online casino has several promotional offers available, along with a welcome bonus for new players. Reviews nearly always cover the casino’s promotions, informing readers of what bonuses are on offer and what requirements and/or restrictions there are to them. Some reviews, however, either just focus on the welcome bonus or omit both the welcome bonus and the ongoing promotions altogether. The reason for this is that many promotional offers only run for a limited amount of time. By the time the review has been written and posted online, promotions that have been written about may well have expired.


It’s very important that casinos are safe and secure. Players should be able to trust that the gambling establishment will safeguard their money, as well as all of their personal and banking details. Reviews should inform the reader of whether or not a casino appears to be safe. All casinos should have an active gambling licence from a reputable third-party authority such as the Malta Gaming Authority or the UK Gambling Commission. Such a licence is a sign that the house has been vetted by an independent organisation and has been deemed reliable and trustworthy. You should always play at a casino with a licence, and a review should always confirm that the casino being reviewed does indeed have a licence. If the entity doesn’t have one, the review should mention this and encourage players to consider choosing a different casino instead.

Customer Support

One of the most necessary parts of an online gambling establishment is its customer support options. Players need to be able to quickly and conveniently get in touch with the staff to solve any issues, ask questions or register complaints. Most casinos offer an email address and have a live chat feature, while many also provide a phone number and social media links. Reviews should summarise what options there are available for customer support, and what the availability and wait times for them are.


Casinos typically accept around half a dozen or so payment methods. The list of accepted payment methods nearly always includes Visa and Mastercard, with other popular options including Skrill, Neteller, PayPal and Maestro. A good review should summarise what options there are for making deposit and withdrawals at the casino – note that at a lot of casinos, some deposit options can’t be used for withdrawals. What should also be covered in a review is how long you can expect to wait for deposits and withdrawals to take place (deposit are usually instant; withdrawals can take several working days depending on the payment method used) and whether there are any fees and limitations.

A no objective review is simply a review that doesn’t have any clear intention – it’s simply written to provide readers with the bare-bones facts of what the gambling site has to offer. The points listed above are the major ones that any good review should cover. Some reviews may go into more depth and cover more aspects, while others may just focus on the most important ones. If you’re stuck on deciding on a casino to play at, check out some objective reviews and see which casinos suit your tastes best.


  • Airline adds extra daily flight to Southampton
  • Up to five flights a day to cruise capital of UK
  • Total of seven winter routes with choice of up to 137 flights a week

14th August 2018: Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has boosted the frequency to its 2018-19 Winter schedule on one of its most popular routes from Glasgow with the addition of a second daily flight to Southampton, recognised as the UK’s cruise capital. Seats are on sale for booking from today (Tuesday 14th August 2018) at www.flybe.com,  effective for travel from 28thOctober 2018 through to 30th March 2019.

In addition, Flybe has increased flights to both Southampton and Exeter over the busy October and February half terms and peak festive season.

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are pleased to add some additional flights to offer our Glasgow customers this winter. The added frequency will better serve those wishing to make convenient day returns as well as for those wishing to take advantage of quick and easy travel to board the many cruises that depart from Southampton in the winter.”


Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “Southampton is an extremely busy route for the airport so the introduction of an additional rotation is fantastic news. An additional flight on this daily service provides even more choice for our business and leisure passengers’

In total, Flybe’s 2019 Winter schedule from Glasgow features seven routes with a choice of up to 137 flights a week.

Renfrewshire SNP Councillors have decided that they will not support changes to the existing parking arrangements in Johnstone and Renfrew after consideration of the outcome of the consultation process.

The proposals included parking controls and charges in Johnstone and Renfrew town centres and they will be presented at Renfrewshire Council’s next Infrastructure, Land and Environment policy board on August 29th. Following a lengthy consultation process and a final presentation from council officers highlighting the recommended outcomes, the SNP administration group have confirmed that they will not pursue any of the proposed changes. 

Renfrew Town Hall taken by Natalie Murie
Cllr Cathy McEwan, Convener of the Infrastructure, Land and Environment Board said:

“When these proposals were first put forward for consultation, we stated that any proposals would clearly need to demonstrate the benefit to the local communities. We have listened and based on the information we have and the feedback received locally, there is no clear consensus for the introduction of parking charges in Johnstone and Renfrew. I am pleased that the SNP group have arrived at this decision collectively and decisively. It is the right decision for the communities of Renfrew and Johnstone.”

Cllr Emma Rodden who represents Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and Lochwinnoch further stated:


“We said at the outset that we needed the consultation process to be thorough and complete. Residents of Johnstone and Renfrew can be confident that we were listening to all the opinions expressed. We sought out your views and we fully considered all the issues in coming to our decision. We are thankful to everyone who engaged with us during the consultation.”

Thousands of people turned out in Johnstone on Saturday to see fire engines, past and present, showcased in the town centre.

The day kicked off with emergency vehicles from across the years parading from Johnstone Fire Station into Houston Square, where they remained for the afternoon, giving everyone the chance to climb on board and learn how firefighting has advanced through the years.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service undertook several demonstrations throughout the day, showing people what the impact can be when a chip pan bursts in to flames.

The event was hosted by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “The Fire Engine Rally is always a highlight of our events calendar and a firm favourite for the people of Johnstone.

“Events like this really benefit the local communities as they bring visitors in to the town and increase footfall to local traders.

Renfrewshire’s packed events schedule continues for the rest of the year, so make sure you check out what’s coming up next!”

For upcoming events in Renfrewshire visit www.paisley.is or www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events.

SHOPPERS must have thought they had walked through the doors of the intu Braehead mall on Saturday and landed in a galaxy far, far away.

They were met with the sight of characters from all kinds of films, TV shows and comics having a look round the shops.

Thousands of sci-fi fans turned out for the Film and Comic Con event being held in The Arena at intu Braehead.

Many fans were dressed in the costumes of their favourite sci-fi characters and they certainly caught the attention of shoppers in and around the malls.

They also flocked to hundreds of stalls set up in The Arena to snap up movie memorabilia and sought-after rare comics.

The event continues tomorrow (Sunday) when even more fans are expected to come along.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, David Lyon said: “Where else but intu Braehead would Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Spiderman and Superman come for a weekend’s shopping when they visit planet Earth?

“This Film and Comic Con is one of the most eye-catching events we have at intu Braehead and we look forward to it every year.

“Shoppers just love to see the fans dressed in their amazing costumes and you just never know who you’re going to bump into!”

Glasgow Airport, as most other airports in UK, saw a massive increase of the passengers passing through. We’re looking at record numbers here. 29 June was the busiest-ever June day, with 38,000 passengers going through the airport.

What does this mean for parents traveling with children? We’re looking at a very busy environment that may trigger anxiety for your kid. Maybe your kid doesn’t suffer from social anxiety and you’re not worried, but you should know that extreme crowds can be overwhelming nevertheless. It’s important for you to stay calm and make your kid feel as secure as possible.

Fortunately, Glasgow airport provides an adequate environment for that. Instead of going unprepared and wondering what to do while you’re waiting, you can simply go through this guide and save yourself and your kid from loads of stress.


  • Keep the Babycare Facilities to Mind


If you need to change your baby and you’d like some privacy during the process, you can get it at Glasgow Airport. You’ll find several baby-changing areas, and all of them are clearly indicated at the airport’s website.

No matter where you are at the moment, you can easily locate such a facility nearby, without the need to change floors or walk too far.


  • If You Have More Time, Benefit from the Play Area


You’ll find puzzle tables on different locations at the airport, so you can easily entertain your kid while waiting. If you want real entertainment, however, it’s smart to go to the children’s play area. The Kids Zone, located right after gate 27 on the west pier, is a soft play area that’s free of charge.

When you allow your kid to have fun while waiting, they won’t perceive the flight as something scary. Plus, play will get them a bit tired, so they will be ready for a nap as soon as they get on the plane.


  • Feel Free to Eat at a Restaurant


Glasgow Airport gives you plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. Most of them will offer high chairs for your kids, as well as kid-friendly menus. If you need to heat your own baby food or milk, just ask for hot water from the catering outlets and they will provide it for you.

From personal experience, it’s extremely important to get some comfort while eating at an airport. I was transiting through Glasgow Airport and I had three hours to spend there, so a restaurant was definitely on the menu. I picked a random one, asked for a high chair, fed the kid, and did my thing writing for a book reviews service while she was taking a nap.

We managed to get a lot out of those three hours, and the comfortable setting made that possible. I recommend planning this part of your trip way ahead. Glasgow Airport gives you a clear list of restaurants and bars at its website, so it’s easy to make a choice beforehand.


  • Bring a Small, Easily Portable Stroller


The umbrella-style, fully collapsible stroller is the perfect choice for traveling with your kid. But it’s quite difficult to fold it on your own if you’re traveling alone and you have to hold the baby while doing that. So make sure to get a really light stroller that you can fold and unfold with one hand.

You’re allowed to take a small foldable stroller with you on the plane, but make sure to inform yourself about the dimensions. Different airlines have different rules. Keep in mind that if it goes over dimensions, the foldable stroller will replace the child’s hand baggage allowance.

As for the car seat, it depends on the carrier. Most flights that leave the UK allow adults to hold children in their lap, if they are up to two years of age. But this is not the safest option, given the fact that turbulence can come out of the blue. It’s important to check the guidelines by the airline and see if you can reserve a seat with a carrycot position.


Traveling with children is never easy. You worry about their safety and comfort, and you constantly get mean looks from the other passengers. Glasgow Airport makes the experience as convenient as possible for you. It’s important to know your options and organize your transit before you get there.

Authors Bio:
Mary Whitman is a freelance writer and freelancer based in Adelaide, South Australia. In her spare time, she enjoys talking about Sustainable Development and Art.