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Paisley welcomes thousands as Halloween Festival kicks off

Paisley’s Halloween Festival – one of the biggest and best of its kind in the UK – got under way earlier tonight, with crowds of thousands gathering for the annual spooktacular. The town centre was turned into a gothic playground with specially-created installations, sensational street performers, and aerial acrobats, set against the stunning backdrop of […]

Live Music This Weekend

Following a phenomenal return to the road last year, Hue andCry are bringing their wonderful piano and vocal show to The Bungalow. Fans can expect to hear stunning stripped-back renditions of classics from Hue and Cry’s impressive catalogue spanning thirty-nine years. Tickets are sold out for both gigs so keep a look out on Eventbrite for returns.  Bobby Deans Big Band are playing tomorrow. Doors […]

Paisley u3a learns secrets of ageing well

Senior lecturer in psychology, Dr Louise Brown Nicholls is paying Paisley & District u3a another visit. The University of Strathclyde expert researcher will share current findings into brain health with u3a members on Thursday 2 November. Several studies into older people’s thought processes suggest which indicators may positively impact on everyday lives.  As Director of the Strathclyde Ageing Network, […]

Artist’s Golden City to provide spectacular backdrop to new Paisley Museum

In the late 90s, a golden, idealised version of Glasgow provided an uplifting image for those embarking on international trips from the city’s international airport. The huge, emblematic work by Steven Campbell, was commissioned by Glasgow Airport, before later being donated to Renfrewshire’s civic collection. Campbell was hugely successful and made an extraordinary impact on […]

Paisley set to welcome thousands for Halloween Festival

Paisley town centre is ready to welcome thousands of visitors this weekend when the town’s annual Halloween festival – one of the biggest and best of its kind in the UK – returns. The ever-popular free-to-attend event is on for three evenings between Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 October, from 5 to 9pm each night. […]

Johnstone residents to vote on Christmas event activities

People who live in Johnstone can have their say on how £5,000 is spent at the Johnstone Christmas Lights Switch-On as part of a new pilot project, based on the successful #YouDecide campaign. Last month, Renfrewshire Council asked Johnstone residents for their views on the Johnstone Christmas Lights Switch-On, and over 200 people submitted their […]

Live Music Events at The Bungalow, Rocknrollas, The Cave, The Keg, and The Old Swan

Stranglers Tribute, Straighten Out are playing at The Bungalow tonight. Straighten Out take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest music ever written. Tickets on the door from 7pm. The Divas Soul […]

Triumphant finale for Mòd Paisley as flag is passed to Oban for 2024

The 2023 edition of The Royal National Mòd draws to a triumphant close today, with musical voices from across the country joining together in Paisley, marking the end of the spectacular nine day event. This morning’s Massed Choirs performance saw choirs who have competed across this week gather to sing in joyful unison outside Paisley […]