Ope Doors at Renfrewshire. 8.9.18

Intrepid members of the public are being given the chance to experience a piece of medieval archaeology up close in celebration of Renfrewshire’s history and heritage.

Ope Doors at Renfrewshire. 8.9.18

To mark Doors Open Days 2019, experts from Guard Archaeology will lead guided tours of the historic Abbey Drain on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

Ope Doors at Renfrewshire. 8.9.18

The expedition down the drain follows on from the success of the tours as part of Doors Open Days 2018 – and as places on the tours will be in high demand, spaces will be allocated via a ballot.

The 100m long underground passageway, thought to be more than 700 years old, was unearthed in the 19th century and rediscovered in the 1990s.

This summer, an eight-week excavation – the Big Dig – unearthed a well-preserved 14th century archway marking where and how the drain met the River Cart, around three metres from the banks of the present-day river.

Archaeologists can now pinpoint the end of the drain and the boundary wall of the monastery, which informs what we already know about the infrastructure and layout of medieval Paisley.

The dig was managed by Renfrewshire Council, run by Guard Archaeology with help from Renfrewshire Local History Forum volunteers, and supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “The Abbey Drain tour is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in Paisley’s architecture, archaeology and heritage to experience a medieval structure first-hand.

“I’ve been into the inner workings of the drain myself and it was a fascinating experience.

“There will be plenty going on all over Renfrewshire as part of Doors Open Days. I would encourage people of all ages to get out and about across the weekend and support local businesses while learning more about our heritage and culture.”

To be in with a chance of going down the drain, visit https://paisley.is/listing/win-a-tour-of-the-great-medieval-drain-in-paisleys-abbey-close/ and fill out the ballot form. The ballot will close on Friday 23 August.

Tours will run between 10am and 4.30pm on both Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

Participants must be aged 12 or above.

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REMODE EVENTs

ReMode ReLocate – Sale Night

After a fun year at UWS we’re moving on to pastures new as our programme in Paisley grows and develops.  Come along for a Sale Night & Social and pick up some bargains as we say goodbye to the space and share our plans for the future. Take a look at the £1, £2 and £3 clearance rails!

Friday 9th August 6.30pm – 8.30pm   ReMode@SAUWS, Storie Street, Paisley

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Redress Programme Launch 

Old friends or new to ReMode, we’d love you to join us for this event where we’ll be sharing more details about our programme of work for the coming year.  There will be film screenings plus rails of ReMode and Upcycled clothing to browse. And some refreshments too! 

Saturday 31st August  7pm – 9pm, ReMode Lochwinnoch

 

Meddle & Make

A regular set of make, mend and upcycle workshops led by experienced designers and makers. Bring along a garment you would like to adjust to a new size, mend with some beautifying embroidery, adapt a hem or add a new zipper.  Or maybe you have an ambitious make project you’d like some advice about?

Once we’ve helped you get started, feel free to come back and carry on your project at one of our drop in sessions!

Thursday 8th August 7pm – 9pm Brew Paisley, 3 County Place PA1 2BN*

Wednesday 4th September 7pm – 9pm Remode Lochwinnoch

Thursday 3rd October 7pm – 9pm Brew Paisley, 3 County Place PA1 2BN*

 

* The café will be open throughout the workshop

 

Make Workshop: Fashion Jigsaws

Join us for this 2 session course in colourful and creative upcycling.  You will be shown how to design and make a one-of-a-kind garment using ‘jigsaw’ elements from donated garments.  Select from sleeves, collars, pockets and cuffs to combine in your own unique design. I

t’s free to take part.  You can either choose to leave your creation with us to be sold in our shop, or take it away with you for £20. (or use membership tokens as part-payment)

Thursday 22nd & Thursday 29th August 6.30pm – 9.30pm Brew Paisley

 

 

Make Workshop: Bomber jackets

In this 2 session course, you will work alongside our specialist designers to learn how to make an on-trend bomber jacket.

Using upcycled fabrics you’ll be shown how to work with a pattern to create and sew a lined and stylish jacket. 

It’s free to take part.  You can either choose to leave your creation with us to be sold in our shop, or take it away with you for £20. (or use membership tokens as part-payment)

Places limited – booking essential

Thursday 19th & Friday 26th September 6.30pm – 9.30pm ReMode, Lochwinnoch

 

 

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Aesthetic Suites are delighted to introduce our latest treatment!

AQUALYX

Fat dissolving treatment

PURPOSE

Aqualyx can be administer by injection in the face and body; chin, jowls, stomach, muffin-top, bingo wings,  buttocks and knees

RESULTS
Aqualyx is a water-based solution that is injected into fatty tissue, surrounds the cell and destroys them. The remains of the fat cell are excreted by the body safely as waste.  This treatment is used for people who want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat in their faces and bodies and is clinically proven for these purposes.
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CAUTION!!!
Must ONLY be administered by fully trained medical professionals, this solution contains local anaesthetic

Aqualyx requires a particular injection technique that must be administered correctly to attain extremely good results.

Introductory offers available for chin area £150

Please note: Aqualyx is not a substitute for diet and exercise; Consultation required by our highly trained nurse-led team

Phone: 01412371750
Location: Mirren One, 119 Renfrew Road, Paisley
paisley pirates

Reigning SNL Playoff champions Paisley Pirates have commenced the assembly of their  squad for the new season by announcing the return of influential player/coach Adam Walker.

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This will be his third season as a Pirate and brings a wealth of experience to the Paisley side having played at the top level for a number of clubs including Fife, Guildford, Cardiff, Manchester, Braehead/Glasgow and Telford. He then took over coaching duties with Dundee Comets and was then recruited for the Pirates two years later

The Fifer, who ironically made his professional debut as a 14 year old against Paisley Pirates some years ago, said, “I’m more than happy to be part of the Pirates organisation. Before I joined, they always looked a well run club which does things the right way, and that feeling was confirmed when I came on board. We’ve got better year on year, have a fantastic history and always strive to put a very competitive side on the ice. I’m happy to play my part in their success story, and while I certainly enjoy the coaching side of my role more than the playing, I still  get a lot of pleasure from the latter, and I’m happy to continue doing so for as long as it’s necessary.”

Head Coach Ian Turley commented, “Adam is a key member of the bench and is extremely  influential for both the experienced and young players we have at the club. As a coach, he brings a lot of new ideas to the table, and on the ice the players look up to him.”

 

Keep up to date with the latest news on the website or through our social media accounts.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/paisley.pirates/

https://instagram.com/paisleypiratesofficial?igshid=hebepu793shq

stvincents-walk

With less than one month to go until their Step Up sponsored walk event, St. Vincent’s Hospice are looking for as many people as possible to put their best foot forward to support their charity.

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Step Up for St. Vincent’s takes place on Sunday 1 September at 11am, the day has both 10k and 5k accessible routes available and is perfect for families (including the dog), taking in some of the gorgeous scenery of Lochwinnoch.

Fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Laura McDade said: “As well as giving you the chance to squeeze a little bit more summer out of 2019 by taking part in our 3rd Step Up event, enjoying a walk through some breath taking scenery, this is a fantastic way to support our Hospice.

“Step Up isn’t just a clever pun, it’s what we want as many of you as possible to do: To step up and support our Hospice! Every year, more than 50% of all of our funding comes directly from the generosity, time and effort of so many people across the community. It is no exaggeration to say that without this support, we couldn’t offer the service and care we have for thousands of people across Renfrewshire over the last 30 years.”

The event costs just £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s to participate. While there is no minimum sponsorship, the Hospice are encouraging all adults to set themselves a target of raising £100, which will make a huge difference to the lives of patients and families who are affected by life-limiting conditions.

Laura added: “Our nursing staff walk an average of 5k every single day. By doing this just once, you will be doing something truly special for people all across the community who need our support. Please, sign up today and Step Up for St. Vincent’s!”

For more information, or to sign up, visit: https://www.totaltickets.org/e/99968/stepup or call 01505 705 635.

Paisley Grammar Exam Results 6.8.19-2522

Pupils from Paisley Grammar and Johnstone High schools are celebrating after receiving As in their exam results.

Aiming for careers in STEM, law and product design, the students were thrilled their hard work paid off.

Paisley Grammar Exam Results 6.8.19-2522

More than 4,000 Renfrewshire pupils completed SQA courses this year and results show another successful year.

Baillie Kerr, 18, from Johnstone High, is heading off to study at Glasgow University after gaining As in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Higher Psychology. She said: “I want to be a counsellor after I finish university. I know people who suffer from poor mental health and I want to change perceptions about mental wellbeing.”

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Budding product designer, Ross Allan, 17, from Paisley Grammar, is heading to university next month. He said: “I needed to get three As and one B to get in and study product design at Strathclyde University. I’m so proud of what I achieved.

“Solving problems is a huge part of product design and I like that it is a creative job with practical implications.”

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Millie Spence, 16, from Johnstone High, is also looking to study product design. She said: “I would prefer not to work behind at desk all day. I’m going to go to university after I finish S6.”

Looking forward to a career as a radiotherapist, Stephanie Tavendale, 15, from Johnstone High, said; “One of my favourite subjects is physics and I want to use what I learn to help people with cancer.”

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Holly Hamilton, 16, from Paisley Grammar, is also interested in STEM subjects. She said: “I really enjoy science subjects and maths. I haven’t yet decided exactly what I want to study at university, but it’s likely to be a STEM subject.”

After being introduced to criminal cases during his work experience, Danny McNeill, 16, from Paisley Grammar, is on his way to become a lawyer. He said: ““I really enjoyed watching how lawyers presented their case at court and the increasing use of video and audio evidence.”

Joshua Campbell, 16, from Paisley Grammar, also wants to study law, but also finds sound engineering to be fun. He said: “I first started volunteering as a sound technician for my school plays and now I also support the Renfrewshire Schools Orchestra. It has made me consider if I want to do it as a career instead of business law, but I have still to decide. I will not be going to university for another year or two.”

With ambitious to teach primary school children, Jemma English, 15, from Paisley Grammar, isn’t sure what path she will take to become one but will be going to university. She said: “I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher. I like being hands-on and helping children learn through being creative.”

Mabel Wylie, 16, Ellie McGarry, 17, and Lewis Deighan, 15, all from Johnstone High, are not ready to choose what they will study at university. Mabel said: “I will probably study maths at university and go onto work in equity analysis, but I am not sure yet. I have a year to decide.”

Headteachers Janice Levens, Paisley Grammar, and Lynne Hollywood, Johnstone High, were equally delighted with the results.

Janice said: “I am absolutely delighted for those pupils who achieved the successes they were looking for today.  This is a stressful day for teachers and families as well as for the pupils opening their exam results, so it’s a huge relief to see them achieve their exam goals.  Teachers and pupils have worked so hard all year and it’s a great feeling when things work out well.  There will of course be pupils who are not feeling as pleased, but it’s all about learning from what we have achieved and building on that to move to bigger and better things.”

Lynne added: “Baillie, Ellie, Mabel, Millie and Stephanie have done a brilliant job and we are delighted that all their hard work and dedication has paid off with these fantastic sets of results.  All year we have been impressed with their determination and commitment to their studies and felt sure that this would be rewarded with outstanding grades – we couldn’t be prouder of them. I’d like to thank the Johnstone High School staff who go the extra mile to prepare the pupils for the SQA exams, and also a huge thanks to our very supportive parents who work so closely with us for the benefit of our students.

“I am, of course, extremely proud of all the Johnstone High School pupils who worked hard all year through their National and Higher courses and exams. The SQA envelope through the door is the recognition of everything they have achieved during their 11 or 12 years of formal education in Renfrewshire.  Whether our young people go to university, college, a job or an apprenticeship, these qualifications alongside the skills and values they have learned will open the door to the next stage of their lives. Whatever our young people go on to do next, I am confident that they will be successful and continue to be a credit to their family and local community.”

For support and advice on exam results, call the Skills Development Scotland helpline on 0808 100 8000.

Iconic Fitness

The benefits of exercise are well documented, mental and physical health, stress relief, weight loss, toning and strengthening the body to recover from injury and prevent escalation of existing conditions, all of these are great reasons to exercise and to get, and stay, fit.

Iconic Fitness

Of course you can do all of these without joining a gym, you tube now has millions of video tutorials that’ll lead you through countless exercise routines and Amazon will deliver everything you need to turn your lonely bedsit into a fully equipped workout zone.

 

Apparently there are even yoga classes online, some of them are even interactive where the teacher can see your down dog and offer suggestions on your padangusthasana that you can ignore in the privacy of your own bedroom.

 

So why even leave your house, journey to a gym, expose that feeble unexercised body to the silent critique of everyone else in the room, why put yourself through that?

 

Simply, because it works.

 

The support network in a gym is fantastic, the shared knowledge you receive from fellow members and staff is amazing, and mostly free.

 

At Iconic we have a wide range of equipment that allows you to tone and strengthen every part of the body, the fully adjustable kit can take you from feeble noodle wristed beginner to vest ripping strongman in no time, whether you prefer resistance machines or heavier plated rigs the choice is yours.

 

And as for company, the theraputic benefits of exercise within a class session are well documented, the support you receive from fellow class members to spur you on to achieve you best results is worth the entry fee alone, combine this with the training being offered from experienced, trained instructors and it’s a no brainer, the wide variety of classes on offer at Iconic ensures you’re never going to run out of inspiration to push yourself to your limits, and maybe push those limits too.

 

And video yoga?

 

It’s ok, not as good as the real thing though.

 

Full details of memberships, class times and prices are available on our website:

 

www.iconic.fitness/schedule

 

Hope to see you all soon.

PAISLEY BOOK FESTIVAL

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
PAISLEY BOOK FESTIVAL

Festival Dates: 21st February – 1st March 2020
Contributor Proposal Deadline: 1st September 2019
Programme Deadline: 14th October 2019

PAISLEY BOOK FESTIVAL

Introducing the Paisley Book Festival
Paisley has always been filled with brilliant political thinkers and creatives. In 1820, The Paisley Radicals were agitating for better wages and conditions for workers and their form of activism led to the brave defiance of an oppressive government. They forced political reform and paved the way to the wider democracy we now enjoy, 200 years later.

We need radical voices and radical ideas more now than any time since 1820. Climate change, new political forces, striving for greater equality are challenging old ideas and ways of thinking. It is radicals who will help us create a more equal, sustainable future for the whole planet. We want to let their voices be heard. In celebration of their efforts, the new Paisley Book Festival will focus on grassroots rebellion, revolution and activism. It will also celebrate Paisley; a place where people value their unique rich history – while also looking forward with energy and creativity.

WHAT THE FESTIVAL AIMS TO DO.

Renfrewshire Leisure’s Libraries and Arts Teams led a vital community consultation on the aims and contents of the Festival.
Local contributors said the Festival should:

●    Increase visitor numbers and make Paisley a destination
●    Be inclusive and accessible
●    Include family events, adult events, industry events
●    Develop local creative talent
●    Involve Paisley’s people

How can you get involved?

●    Be a venue – are you a local business owner with a space that could host some Paisley Book Festival events?

●    Be a group host/contributor – are you a local community and/or cultural organisation, project or initiative that has an idea for an event to be part of the Paisley Book Festival programme?
●    Be a professional contributor – are you a Scottish artist / creative / organisation with an idea or current strand of activity that fits the remit of the Paisley Book Festival as described above?

If so… read on book lover…

To make a proposal, please provide the following: Idea / Project Summary (300 words)
A biography of you/your group and what you do (500 words)

Venues
If you are interested in being a venue, then please let us know:
1.    Where you are
2.    What kind of business / space you are (if you are already a venue then please include opening hours and license information)
3.    If you already host events, what are they?
4.    What kind of programming do you think you would be interested in?
5.    Audience capacity

Please email completed proposals to 
artsteam@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Deadline: 5pm on 1st September 2019

Doors Open Days 2019

From medieval underground structures and buildings steeped in history, to allotments, fire stations and music schools, there will be plenty to celebrate about Renfrewshire at Doors Open Days (link is to 2012 photos enjoy) 2019.

Doors Open Days 2019

On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, venues all over Renfrewshire – many of which do not normally allow access to what’s going on behind the scenes – will throw open their doors and invite people to delve deeper into their history.

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, old and new. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Doors Open Day nationally, with more than 1000 buildings set to open across the country.

This year in Renfrewshire, more than 50 venues will welcome people of all ages across the weekend.

Many of the old Doors Open Days favourites – including Sma’ Shot Cottages and Paisley Abbey – are getting involved again this year, and a few new venues have stepped up to share their stories.

There will also be the opportunity to see inside Paisley’s medieval Abbey Drain. Look out for more detail on that in the coming weeks.

Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron is encouraging people of all ages to get involved across the weekend.

Doors Open Days Lamont Farm

Provost Cameron said: “We’re so lucky here in Renfrewshire to have such a fantastic array of beautiful, historic buildings, but we don’t often get the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes.

“Doors Open Days is a great opportunity for people of all ages to find out more about these buildings and to hear stories about our culture and heritage which will help inform our future.

“Venues have organised a brilliant range of activities across the weekend and learning will definitely be fun.

“Major events like this are great for the local economy as they get people out and about and spending money with local traders.

“We should be very proud of our history and heritage here in Renfrewshire and I hope that people of all ages take time out to get involved.”

Activities will be taking place in Paisley, Renfrew, Linwood, Johnstone, Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir, Houston, Erskine and Inchinnan.

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

A full list of venues can be viewed online at www.paisley.is

For a look forward to what’s coming up across Renfrewshire visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or www.paisley.is

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(EXCESSIVE SWEATING)

Treating Hyperhidrosis – Addressing a common but not so familiar problem

There are some health issues which, while not being serious, are widely known and offer clearly defined treatment paths. Then there are conditions like Hyperhidrosis
..despite affecting between one and three in every 100 people in the UK remains largely unknown and leaves patients struggling to identify viable solutions.
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This is a condition that causes people to sweat excessively, It can also become a huge source of embarrassment, stress and anxiety when left untreated. Although it most commonly affects your underarms and the palms of your hand, it can afflict the entire body and leave people struggling to live their everyday lives.
At aesthetic suites our medical experience and training enables us to fully recognise this condition allowing us to deliver a suitable treatment for sufferers. This is how it works:
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You will attend an initial consultation to discuss the extent of your condition and to ensure that you’re suitable for treatment. We’ll also make sure that you’re not allergic to any substances that we use as part of the treatment plan.
Similar to our anti-wrinkle treatment, we’ll then superficially inject Botulinum Toxin Type A into your underarm region.
You may begin to notice that excess sweat production has ceased within one week of treatment, while a single set of injections will deliver results that last for up to 6 months.
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This simple treatment is both clinically safe and effective, with a personalised plan of action laid out during your initial, no obligation consultation.

THE SCIENCE

Sweating is just the human body’s way of cooling down known as thermoregulation.
A normal adult will sweat from the eccrine glands up to a maximum of around 2_4 litres per hour or 10_14 litres per day, dependant on exertion and hot weather, which will cause people to produce more sweat than normal inactivity and a cooler environment. Unfortunately, in some people this mechanism of thermoregulation is broken and becomes overactive, with the body sweating 4 or 5 times more than needed as it attempts to cool down .