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Sma Shot Day 2019

A crowd of thousands enjoyed an all-day family spectacular of parades, performances and pyrotechnics as one of the world’s oldest workers’ festivals took over Paisley town centre on Saturday.

The annual Sma’ Shot Day event turned the town into a hub of activity as the sun shone, with more than 50 events taking place across 20 outdoor stages and venues.

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The event – which celebrates the victory of Paisley’s weavers in a 19th-century industrial dispute – celebrates the town’s rich textile heritage and had the theme ‘let’s party like its 1856’.

The fun began with the colourful parade – featuring colourful characters, floats and costumes and led by the Charleston Drum – from Brodie Park to the town centre.

This year’s event was taking place in a new event site in the streets around the town’s historic Sma’ Shot Cottages.

Sma Shot Day 2019

Huge crowds gathered at Paisley Arts Centre for the spectacular pyrotechnic Burning of the Cork, featuring an effigy of one of the middlemen who demanded payment from the town’s weavers for the Sma’ Shot – the unseen thread which held together the Paisley Patterned shawls.

The outdoor stages saw performances from groups including PACE Youth Theatre, Right2Dance, Starlight Music Theatre and a drumming finale from the Charleston Drummers School of Rock.

Families enjoyed kids’ activities including an outdoor beach, circus skills and carnival workshops in the streets around New Street, Shuttle Street and Brown’s Lane

The pubs and clubs along Shuttle Street opened their doors for the day to join in the fun – with The Bungalow hosting a family ceilidh with local group Fèis Phàislig and kids workshops in Faction nightclub.

Local businesses across the town have been throwing open their doors for the Creative Craft Trail, with designers from Renfrewshire’s InCube creative business incubator showing off their skills at various venues around the town today and tomorrow.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron, who joined the parade on the day, said: “Once again, there was a wonderful family atmosphere along the parade route and at the event itself as we celebrated this important part of Paisley’s heritage.

“The new event site worked really well and helped spread the activity and benefits throughout the town centre.

“We were delighted this year to work with many of the pubs, shops and cafes to make them venues for event activity and drive footfall directly through their doors.”

Sma’ Shot Day is part of Renfrewshire Council’s major events programme which last year brought around 160,000 attendees and an economic boost of around £4.7m to Renfrewshire.

Katherine Pentney and Lynn McGrady

It’s an annual celebration which harks back to the time weavers and their families would traditionally take their holidays.

And this year, alongside all the music, dance and theatre on show, local businesses will be getting involved in Sma’ Shot weekend by opening their doors to members of the public who are keen to learn new skills.

Katherine Pentney and Lynn McGrady

Bars, restaurants and businesses on the stretch from Gauze Street, onto Shuttle Street and Brown’s Lane, and up to the High Street, are preparing to host bespoke creative workshops and classes from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July.

The classes are pit stops on the Creative Craft Trail – an initiative which gives members of the public the chance to meet designers from InCube, Paisley’s creative business incubator.

The Bungalow, The Lane, Bar Pre, and Faction in Shuttle Street; The Cave in New Street; Bianco e Nero, Blend and Brew; Fairfull Café, Helen’s Haberdashery, and TaTa Bella’s Café on the High Street; and The Workshop in the Old Fire Station, will all be hosting activities across the weekend. Sma’ Shot Cottages and Paisley Abbey will also be involved.

Katherine Pentney

The venues in Shuttle Street and The Cave will provide food and drink at their events.

Classes and workshops will include jewellery-making, knitting, weaving, embroidery, sewing, painting and pottery.

Textile artist Katherine Pentney (also known as The Canny Squirrel) will be running classes in free motion embroidery at Helen’s Haberdashery on the High Street on Saturday 6 July.

Katherine said: “It’s great to be involved in what’s going on creatively in Renfrewshire at the moment. People are definitely more interested in crafting now and activities that develop creative skills are really making a resurgence.

“To be hosting these workshops in Paisley, home of the famous pattern, and an area with such a rich textile history, is a fantastic opportunity and I’m really looking forward to meeting the students.”

Lynne McGrady, sales assistant at Helen’s Haberdashery, said: “The Sma’ Shot festival is a massive event for Paisley and these creative activities will help shine a spotlight on local businesses.

“It’s so important for us to raise awareness of what Paisley businesses are providing for the people of Renfrewshire, and to encourage people to buy from local entrepreneurs to keep Renfrewshire’s economy healthy.

“We’re very proud to be involved in this year’s activities and look forward to being at the centre of what’s happening on the High Street.”

The main Sma’ Shot Day party will take place on Saturday 6 July between 12pm and 5pm, with around 50 events taking place across 20 different venues.

Festivities will get underway when the parade leaves Brodie Park at noon, heading for Paisley Arts Centre, led by the tuck of the Charleston drum.

As the fun progresses, the streets around the historic Sma’ Shot Cottages in Paisley’s town centre – Shuttle Street, New Street, Witherspoon Street and Brown’s Lane – will come alive with music, theatre, poetry, crafts and lots of family friendly activities.

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GAMING fans will battle it out to be crowned Scotland’s first video game champ.

The Scottish Gaming Championships are being held for the first time during the massive PLAY Expo 2019 event at intu Braehead, on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9.

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A trophy and a bundle of video gaming prizes are up for grabs for the winner of the hi-tech tournament. But whoever becomes the top gaming gladiator will have to beat off competition from scores of other contenders over a series of different video games.

This year’s PLAY Expo – the country’s biggest and longest-running gaming event – is almost twice the size as previous shows and the Scottish Gaming Championships are being held over two days during the event.

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Described as an Olympic Decathlon of gaming, the tournament is open to everyone and the final will be streamed live around the world on Twitch and the internet.

The first rounds take place on Saturday, June 8 with contestants taking part in five classic retro games at any time during the day, with points scored being shown on a giant leader board.

The games are Nintendo NES’s Balloon Fight; PC Engine’s Super Star Soldier; PlayStation 2’s Burnout 3; Playstation’s Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo and the Sega Megadrive Super Hang On.

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The top 16 scorers will then take part in double elimination knockout round the following day, with contestants going head-to-head playing from a list of ten randomly chosen video games.

Event organiser Andy Brown, of Replay Events said: “There are many talented gamers in Scotland, but we want to find out who really is the best.

“It’s going to be a tough challenge and if you pardon the pun, the winner will really need to be on their game.”

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Andy added: “It’s a bit like an Olympic Decathlon event because contestants will need to excel at different types of video games to win and not just the particular one they favour and play all the time.”

“As well as being intense for those taking part, the tournament will be an exciting spectacle for the audience watching the gamers battle it out.”

Anyone who reckons they are good enough to be crowned Scottish Gaming Champion should register for the tournament on the opening day of the show.

As well as filling the giant Arena at intu Braehead, the event this year also takes over the site of the adjacent curling rink at the retail and leisure destination.

For the first time, this year’s show also features live entertainment with Australian comedian, John Robertson hosting his hilarious game show, The Dark Room, which sees members of the audience being trapped inside an imaginary retro video game.

Log on to for more details and to buy tickets that start at £16 for adults and £10 for youngsters.

More than 16,000 people turned out to enjoy a two-day feast of delicious street food and live entertainment at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

The fifth annual event, which took place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April, attracted crowds from Renfrewshire and beyond to the town’s Abbey Close for one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals.

Visitors were able to tempt their taste buds as more than 40 traders and vendors served the finest street food and drink, alongside fascinating cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, children’s workshops and more.

The party started on Friday evening with Glasgow’s award-winning Gin71 bar hosting two expert gin tasting sessions, while the popular Rum Shack provided a Caribbean flavour with music from their resident DJs.

Glasgow’s popular PLATFORM independent street food market went out on tour to Paisley Food and Drink Festival for the first time, bringing along a range of delicious street food traders for foodies to enjoy across the two days, including British Street Food Awards finalist Ginger and Chilli, Brigston & Co. Artisan Hot Dogs and delicious desserts from Crema Caravan.

Festival-goers could unwind with cutting-edge cocktails in the giant Kata tee-pee tents, packed with colourful furniture and tunes from the PLAFORM DJs.

Hilary Goodfellow, Project Manager for PLATFORM on Tour, said: “We’ve had an absolutely brilliant weekend being part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. The feedback has been brilliant with so many people embracing street food and enjoying trying some new foods.

“We love taking our traders out on tour, especially to events like this with something for everyone to enjoy. It was great to see people turn out in their numbers. The vibe at the festival was just fantastic.”

Paisley Food and Drink Festival ensured there was something to suit all tastes, with gluten-free and dairy-free options and a brand-new vegan and vegetarian zone at this year’s event.

Other street food stalls included Babu Kitchen, Scozzese Pizza, POKE, Edin Burger, Flip n Fast Crepes and There’s No Catch, while the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van and Dispensary Bar also returned to delight the crowds.

Local resident, Beth Miller, said: “The festival has been brilliant. There’s so many different choices of food and drink – and they’re all really tasty! There’s lots of great music and things for kids too.”

The popular cooking demonstrations were back at this year’s festival, with celebrity chefs, Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, Matt Pritchard, star of hit MTV series Dirty Sanchez and BBC TV’s Dirty Vegan, and baking sensations Three Sisters Bake all on hand to offer their top tips.

The cooking demonstration tent was sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, who provided advice on how to avoid wasting good food.

Chef Gary Maclean said: “I was so happy to be part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. It’s a fantastic event and an amazing place to hold cooking demonstrations.

“For me, the festival is all about the people of Paisley and I love the fun I have with Paisley’s cooking enthusiasts when I’m here. It really is one of my favourite places to come to.”

Families were able to enjoy top music and entertainment all day on Saturday at the Main Stage, sponsored by Paisley’s The Bungalow music venue, and the Burger and Keg tent.

An interactive show from kids favourites Sprog Rock, tributes to the music of Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Steps by Princesses of Pop and ska sensations Esperanza were just some of the highlights on the Main Stage, while a number of local acts showcased their talents in the Burger and Keg tent.

Beer enthusiasts could take their pick from over 70 craft conditioned ales and craft beers at the Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Beer Tent on both Friday and Saturday.

Other highlights of the weekend included children’s pizza making workshops with Glasgow’s Tennent’s Training Academy and Chocolate Making with Limetree Larder, food, science and games sessions with children’s entertainer Captain James Tea Cook and gardening workshops with Renfrewshire Growing Grounds Forum.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival is the first major event in Renfrewshire Council’s popular events calendar. Other fantastic events taking place this spring and summer include, The British Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 18 May, Sma‘ Shot Day on Saturday 6 July and the annual Renfrew and Barshaw Gala Days on Sunday 2 and Saturday 22 June.

To find out about more upcoming events in Paisley and Renfrewshire visit:

the bungalow
🎪The Bungalow are proud to announce that we are sponsors of the Paisley Food and Drink Festival Main Stage 2019🎪

We are delighted to be part of this brilliant family festival this year and will be entertaining you with a variety of live music from 12 till 9 pm on Saturday the 27th April

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This festival is a must do, it’s free and suits all ages! See more

 — with Little Mix MagicStepz,SPROG ROCKMandulu & HephzibahUncut,EsperanzaThe Audiorayz and Simply Ariana.

scottish pink floyd

The Scottish Pink Floyd are a fantastic 9-piece tribute based in Glasgow.

Originally formed years ago for a one-off charity gig at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands, the founding members of the band decided to make it an on going project.

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The band has went through numerous personnel changes throughout the years and has grown from strength to strength with the inclusion of additional backing singers and saxophonist.

The band continues to grow and is known throughout the Scottish music scene as the most exciting tribute to Pink Floyd,

Pink Floyd’s very own friend and roadie – Chris Addison who can be heard on Dark Side of the Moon album referred to the Scottish Pink Floyd as “Bloody Fantastic” upon a visit to the studio one day

Friday, 26 July 2019 from 19:30-01:00 at The Bungalow.

the asuras

The Asuras supported by Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves

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The Asuras are a Scottish rock band hailing from Glasgow consisting of members Connor Hepburn (vocals), Wredd Ferry (guitars and backing vocals), Nick Georgiou (drums), Max Campbell (guitars) and David Small (bass). They have played an array of shows around Scotland from performing 2 consecutive years at Party in the Palace as well as securing a support slot with Scottish legends Big Country. They have achieved great success on Spotify for an unsigned band with over 100k streams under their belt spanning over 50 countries.

Taking inspiration from The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams & Stereophonics, Mark Sharp – accompanied by his Bicycle Thieves – released debut EP ‘Lost Cause’ in December 2017, which received critical acclaim and was launched with a sell-out show at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint.

During 2018, the band SOLD OUT headline shows at Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh), Midnight Breakfast Club (Bathgate) & King Tuts (Glasgow), before tickets for Glasgow’s Garage Attic were snapped up in less than 5 hours, prompting a venue upgrade due to ‘phenomenal demand’ where the upgraded G2 show also sold out.

Venue: The Bungalow 24th May 201919:30 – 23:55

Tickets by Eventbrite
the south martins

The Southmartins have carved themselves a unique niche in the tribute scene since forming in late 2009. Playing fast and loose with the back catalogues of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South (and the occasional foray into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s more recent hits) the band manage to not only bring the sound of these two hugely successful British bands to their shows but also pull off the neat trick of making many of the songs their own with energetic, soulful interpretations and playful arrangements.

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Very much a band to involve the audience along the way, expect a great big singalong to classic hits such as Happy Hour, Good as Gold, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Caravan of Love and many more. With a voice as close as you could hope for to Mr Heaton himself in lead singer Andy (Paul says “They’re really good”) and a super-tight band the band have honed their shows at increasingly large music venues across the UK including playing several times at Paul Heaton’s Kings Arms in Salford.


See more by visiting The Bungalow page here.


For all you Spice Girls fans out there, we have an AMAZING COMPETITION running for the next 4 days!!!

We are offering the opportunity for you and 3 friends to enjoy a great selection of gifts for an afternoon, evening and night on us!


4 x Vouchers for the Gin 71 Tent at Paisley’s very own Food & Drink Festival on Saturday the 27th of April🥂

4 x Meals And Cocktail Vouchers for Paisley’s Burger & Keg with their exciting refurbishment and tasty new menu!

4 Tickets to the Girlpower & Spice World show here at – The Bungalow #PaisleysVenue on the evening of Saturday 27th April


Well here’s what you need to do for your chance to win:

1. Click into the event page below and click ‘interested’ in the event.

2. Tag the three friends you’d take with you then tell us your favourite Spice Girls song in the comments section of the event page.

Winners will be announced on Saturday 20th April 2019.


Click here to enter.

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