St Fillan’s Primary School step into the Dragon’s Den for Fairtrade

Pupils and staff at St Fillan’s Primary in Houston are celebrating after achieving Fairtrade status.

The primary seven class celebrated the news with Councillor Brian Lawson, chair of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Steering Group. He said: “I am delighted that St Fillan’s Primary has become a Fairtrade primary school. This is a fantastic achievement and I’d like to congratulate all the staff and pupils for their hard work.” Read more


Now’s the Day and Now’s the Hour!


Bringing Paisley’s History into the 21st Century


For many years, the town of Paisley has suffered from a steady decline. Many of the shops that once dominated the town’s high street and shopping centre have closed. This has left many of the town’s shop fronts empty and unused. In the process, Scotland’s largest town has become rundown and is now a shadow of its former self. Despite this, Paisley does have a proud history. It was home to one of the most powerful and influential monasteries in Scotland. It is said to have had connections with William Wallace. It was the birthplace of Robert II, the first of the Stewart kings, and it was also an industrial power house, which went on to produce the now world famous Paisley shawls.

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St Mirin’s Cathedral. Thursday 15 September from 7:00 pm.

The feast of St Mirin and new English translation.

St Mirin, an Irish Monk, is Patron Saint of Paisley and his feast is celebrated on 15th  September. Most saints and holy people have specially designated feast days. On those days the churches remember these holy men and women in a special way. Anyone is welcome to attend.


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Oxjam Paisley

Oxjam Paisley, a charity music festival raising money for Oxfam. Oxjam is ran by volunteers organising music festivals in different citys and towns all over the UK.

Paisley’s own Oxjam takes place on Saturday the 15th of October at the towns famous arts centre kicking off at 2pm until late. With two stages of live music and artists coming from all over Scotland, its not to be missed.

Tickets are £5.00 before the day and £7.00 on the door and are available from Paisley Arts Centre Cafe and also at the bar. Tickets go on sale Monday the 12th of September.

All day music festival at Paisley Arts Centre with two stages of live music on the 15th of October 2011

With artists coming from all over Scotland to the lovely town of Paisley to raise money for Oxfam.

Already confirmed to play :


  • Squishy Lemon
  • DirtyFace
  • Stonesthrow
  • Jamie Reid
  • Turning Plates
  • Diane Jardine
  • The Toi

and there is plenty more amazing headliners to be announced!!!!

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Paisley Doors Open Day seemed to be a success on Saturday, although it should have been better advertised elsewhere. We seemed to be the only website that didn’t just put a link up to a pdf website (Renfrewshire Council I am looking at you).

Also, the Staff at St Mirin’s Cathedral asked everyone who came through their doors ‘Where did you hear about us having our doors open to the public’, and they all said they had seen it on the Paisley Scotland Facebook Page. Somehow they had been omitted from the brochure and they had put a lot of time, work and effort into preparing for the day. It was a real shame. passed on the information very quickly and we will continue to grow relationships with all community organisations, churches, groups and people to help promote all the excellent things we have going on in our town. Read more

St Mirren

After the enforced break for the International games St Mirren welcome Paisley boy Derek McInnes and his St Johnstone team to St Mirren Park. Danny and the boys will hope to bounce back after the defeat to Celtic and get moving back up the table again.

Saints still have Mooy(Back),Murray(Knee),Barron(Ankle) and McGregor all sidelined through injury.

St Johnstone have Murray & Callum Davidson missing from their squad.Lets hope the rain stays off and the improved crowds turn up in force again.Tickets are still on sale right up until kick off so lets get behind the boys again and hopefully cheer them on to victory.
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Paisley Abbey

Don’t forget that Doors Open Day starts tomorrow, For more information Click Here

Also on this weekend

Saturday Art Class – 10/09/11 at 10:30am until 12:30pm
Club Animate – 10/09/11 at 6:00pm until 8:00pm

For more events simply click here to view our Calendar

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1,600 runners go bananas for Fairtrade

Nearly 1,600 people who took part in this year’s Paisley 10k and 3k fun runs were welcomed across the finish line by a gorilla.

The friendly gorilla was there to provide a much needed energy boost by giving each runner a Fairtrade banana, generously donated by the Co-op.

Liz Armstrong, Co-operative and Membership Officer from The Co-operative Group Scotland and Northern Ireland said: “The Co-operative membership was again delighted to support such an athletic bunch with an ethical munch at the end of the race. Our Fairtrade bananas were well received by all those participating.” Read more

Learn more about all the latest facebook changes and how to get the most out of facebook to help your business / organisation

Delivered by Chamber members fatBuzz and hosted by Chamber member Phoenix in their showroom in Linwood – the New Media Breakfasts are a fast, fun & efficient way to learn & indeed network

The New Media Breakfasts are ran by fatBuzz in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – the Glasgow events now attract > 100 people – showing how good an event they are. This is Renfrewshire’s 3rd New Media Breakfast with fatBuzz

If you want to use facebook to help market your business online – then this event is for you  Read more

Classes are for everyone from the complete novice to the experienced runner!

Jogging Buddies provides you with qualified jog leaders to guide & support you to attain your goals, safety of running in a group and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Read more