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.

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Glasgow Airport and Emirates will make Scottish aviation history with the first arrival of the A380 aircraft, which touched down at 19.45 on Tuesday, April 16.

Last week saw the first the time world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft which has been introduced to scheduled service in Scotland. Glasgow Airport has invested more than £8m upgrading its infrastructure to welcome the iconic aircraft, including the introduction of Scotland’s only triple airbridge.

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Video of the Aircraft arriving via social media on our Facebook page.

 

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lease join the RL Arts Team for the launch of POP! (in the old Post Office unit in the Piazza Shopping Centre, Paisley.)

We’re hosting two afternoons of free drop-in family-friendly activities, community conversations, local music and film workshops.

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It would be great to see you there. Pop along any time between 12 – 4pm on either Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th May.

Please also forward this invitation on to anyone else that you think might be interested!

Rukeri Lorry with Lisa

Spring has officially sprung, and it is safe to say that staff at Rukeri have a spring in their step as they are well and truly ready for the new landscaping season to kick off properly. Rukeri grow and supply premium lawn turf from their fields at North Arkleston Farm, Paisley. A lot of time is spent throughout the year preparing and maintaining the many acres of fields to ensure that the lawn turf they supply is green, healthy and sure to delight their customers.

Rukeri Lorry with Lisa

Rukeri, a brand of Salt and Grit Solutions Ltd, has been growing and supplying turf for 6 years. The company has an expanding customer base that includes house builders, landscape gardeners and house holders. Rukeri has been in a fortunate position to expand year on year and now offers a full range of landscaping products – everything you need for your landscape project. Other products on offer include organic soils, colourful decorative aggregates, barks and sands, paving, fencing and decking. Tools, fencing hardware and other landscaping accessories are also available to purchase from their store.

 

Lisa Taylor, Business Development Manager at Rukeri says, ‘Both Salt and Grit Solutions and Rukeri are very seasonal arms of our business, and as we move into each season we are prepared and ready to go with gusto. This year we have invested in a new Rukeri curtain sider lorry with a colourful branded print on the side, and have designed new marketing material – including brochures, flyers and advertising campaigns. Keep an eye out for Rukeri about town!’

 

All products available from Rukeri can be viewed from their yard in Paisley. A colourful display area has been created to showcase the landscape products in mini garden concepts, giving a real-feel for how they will look in situ. Rukeri will be open this bank holiday weekend (excluding Easter Sunday) making it an ideal time to visit and get ready to transform your garden in time for summer.

 

For more information contact Rukeri on 0141 8891455 or visit www.rukeri.com .

PAISLEY 2021 Food festival MFG

Visitors will be able to learn valuable cooking tips from the professionals to reduce waste and help protect the environment at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

The festival, which is one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink events, will host a range of cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, on Saturday 27 April.

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of how doing easy, practical things in the home can reduce food waste, save money and benefit the environment.

Top chefs, including 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 will teach their tricks of the trade and show how making small changes in the kitchen can have a big impact.

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Love Food Hate Waste will be on hand to provide advice at the festival to help prevent good food ending up in the bin.

Ylva Haglund, Food Waste Campaigns Manager, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “A massive £1 billion worth of food is binned from our homes in Scotland every year. Most of this is good food that could have been eaten and enjoyed had it been used up in time. Food waste also contributes more to Scotland’s carbon emissions than any other type of waste.

“To make it easier for people at home to tackle this, we’ve teamed up with leading chefs at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival, who will share tips and tricks to show just how simple it can be to save food from the bin.”

Ahead of the Festival, Love Food Hate Waste will also work with local community groups, including The Tannahill Centre, ROAR: Connections for Life, Erskine Music and Media Studios, Our Places Our Families and Active Communities, to host a selection of free to attend workshops across Renfrewshire.

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The daily two-hour Love Food Hate Waste workshops aim to provide further advice on how to reduce food waste at home and will take place with the following groups:

  • Young Mums – The Tannahill Centre – Monday 22 April – 10am – 12pm
  • Older Adults – ROAR: Connections for Life – Tuesday 23 April – 2pm – 4pm
  • Erskine Community Hub – Erskine Music and Media Studios – Wednesday 24 April – 3pm – 5pm
  • Our Places Our Families – Our Places Our Families – Thursday 25 April – 1pm – 3pm
  • Feel Good Project – Active Communities – Friday 26 April – 10am – 12pm

Ms Haglund added: “Our popular Love Food Hate Waste training sessions are delivered to many community groups, businesses and local authorities across Scotland every year.

“They are fun, free, interactive sessions which will provide those attending with practical knowledge around the simple things we can all do to stop wasting food at home and save money in the process.”

Apple Oils Ltd will also be collecting waste cooking oil from participating traders at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival, which will then be transformed into sustainable biodiesel.

The Glasgow-based company will filter the cooking oil and use a chemical process to turn it into biodiesel which can be used to fuel vehicle engines.

Paisley Food Festival

Alexander Macdonald of Apple Oils Ltd said: “We are delighted to be participating with Paisley Food and Drink Festival and support any actions that reduce waste and help save our environment. We collect waste cooking oil from all over Scotland and sell new to a selection of our customers.”

Paisley Food and Drink Festival takes place over two days on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April and will see more than 40 vendors from across Scotland in the stunning surroundings of the town’s Abbey Close.

This year’s line-up will also feature delicious street food with traders from PLATFORM on Tour – the independent street food market who reside at Glasgow’s Argyle Street Arches, expert tasting sessions with the award-winning Gin71, the popular Rum Shack and the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent.

There will also be live music and entertainment on the Main Stage, sponsored by Paisley’s famous The Bungalow music venue, including Sprog Rock, Princesses of Pop and Esperanza – perfect for adults and kids alike.

Smaller portion sizes will be available for children and there’s something for all foodies with a range of halal, gluten free, veggie and vegan options also on offer.

Find out more about what’s on at the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019, visit https://paisley.is/featured_event/paisley-food-and-drink-festival/

Free for Three Pilot Project

Paisley First is calling on the public and members of the local business community in Paisley town centre to get behind their Free for Three campaign, as they launch a petition calling for a pilot project.

Free for Three Pilot Project
The Business Improvement District for Paisley town centre is calling for free parking for three hours for visitors to the town centre and is now looking to Renfrewshire Council to implement a pilot project to test the scheme.

Members of the public and local business community are being invited to join the launch of the petition on Wednesday 24th April at 11am outside Paisley Town Hall. Paisley First believes that free parking for three hours will bring the optimum benefit to
those businesses in Paisley who currently lose out to retail parks such as Braehead and Silverburn, and very soon, the new Wallneuk development.

Paisley First Chair, Colette Cardosi, said: “We appreciated the opportunity to join and contribute to Renfrewshire Council’s working group on parking in Paisley and we were pleased at the positive response to our campaign from the other external
stakeholders who attended as well as local councillors. “However Free for Three is a crucial campaign for the future of the business
community we represent in Paisley town centre and those who visit or would like to visit the town on a more frequent basis.
“With visitor attractions such as Paisley Museum and Paisley Town Hall now closed for a number of years for refurbishment, it is crucial that the negative impacts felt by
local businesses as a result of these closures are mitigated against as soon as
possible.”

Colette added: “The public response to our Free for Three campaign has been fantastic and shows that many more people would visit Paisley to shop and socialise if there was an element of free parking on offer.”
Paisley First is calling on Renfrewshire Council to implement a Free for Three Pilot Project before the start of the summer school holidays at the end of June.
The petition will be available to sign on the Paisley First website from next Wednesday as well as in local businesses throughout the town centre.

For more details go to www.paisleyfirst.com

perfect blinds

At perfect window blinds, Paul and team share many years experience in the industry. We aim to work with our customers on a face to face approach, this means cutting out any middle men. We carry out all the measuring and fitting ourselves as a team so you know who you are dealing with at all times, using good reputable suppliers to ensure you have the best blinds in the business.

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Browse our range of fantastic blinds then either come and visit our showroom in Johnstone, or let us come to you by arranging an appointment.

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iconic. – not just another gym. At iconic they help create an active and healthy community.

I’ve been asked in the past year “Mhairi, with so many gyms around, why do you go to iconic.?”

There is not one definitive answer. The reasons are many why I choose this diamond in the rough.

I may go off on a tangent, so please bear with me…….

Fiona, female gym owner. Marathon runner. Personal trainer. A mother. A friend. Motivator. Enthusiastic. Conscientious. Redefining the idea of working out in Paisley town centre. Designing a lifestyle brand to turn an exercisintoto an enjoyable routine. The right attitude and lots of energy!

Harry, James and Martin. Personal Trainers at iconic. All extremely focused, committed and knowledgeable. Notable results. Observing, learning and inventing new ways to challenge, inspire and bring fun and excitement in an ever expanding fitness market.

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iconic. members. All ages, shapes, weight, sizes, goals and reasons for being there. Non-judgemental. Motivate, praise and encourage. Ignore how disgusting I look (and smell!) post workout.

On a very personal note, I started back training at the end of 2017 after being quite ill for a number of years. Exercise and strength training had always been my “go to”, my “sanctuary” but being poorly meant I could no longer escape. After being given the all clear from my consultant in Nov 2017, I started at iconic. and I’ve never looked back. I’m back to the old me. The me I’d never thought I’d ever find again. My health has improved. I’m on less medication. I’ve lost weight. I’ve gained a new sense of me. Gained friends, knowledge and a belief. These are all things money can’t buy.

So, this is my snapshot of “why I go” and also “why I’ll stay” at iconic. Yes it’s not quite the finished shiny gym that you see popping up ten a penny. Yes it got things that could be better. But that’s part of the appeal and charm. This coupled with the knowledge that I know Fiona is in this for the long haul. She has a vision and is committed to delivering it. It’s not a “one size fits all” attitude. It’s a determination and energy which is also reflected in the whole iconic. team.

I would recommend iconic. in a heartbeat to anyone looking to improve their fitness goals with a dedicated and knowledgeable team.

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As some of you know, Love Street Vets are on the move! In less than two months, we are moving into new premises so we can continue to grow and improve our great wee community practice to support the pet owning community in Paisley. So I’m on the lookout for a new registered veterinary nurse to join our ranks and it was my job this week to write a job description. It also got me thinking about the role of veterinary nurses within our profession and especially, the roles my team have on a day to day basis.

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I was horrified recently to read recently in an article that shareholder and director of one of the largest corporate veterinary groups in the UK suggested that nurses should only get the ‘mudane’ work in a veterinary clinic, suggesting that they are not qualified, driven or educated enough to manage anything more. I am very quick to educate anyone who mutters the word ‘just a nurse’ and here is why-

In order to become a veterinary nurse, the candidate will often study at college for 1-2 years to obtain an animal handling and care qualification. Then it’s on to either another specialist college or university to study for up to 3-4 years. But before they even obtain a placement, the student will need to undertake several hundred hours of work experience within a veterinary clinic. Often, this is made up of essentially working full time in a vet clinic whilst juggling other part-time work and family life. Once qualified, a veterinary nurse becomes a member of the Royal college of veterinary surgeons (RCVS) who regulate the veterinary profession through the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to ensure the welfare, continued education and protection of our animals.

But what are the roles of a veterinary nurse? A veterinary nurse plays a crucial role in the veterinary team. They provide expert care for sick animals as well as a vital role in educating the public on animal care and welfare. In one day, a veterinary nurse will be an anaesthetist, help scrub in on operations to help the vet, take X-rays and administer medication and fluids to patients. They will carry out a range of diagnostic tests for example blood, faecal and urine samples.
They will call owners, chase up lab results, complete insurance forms and make sure the rest of the team runs smoothly. The nurse will comfort and support our patients and clients. Often, the nurse is the first port of call if an owner doesn’t understand information or needs some reassurance and support during difficult times.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the duties of a veterinary nurse. But perhaps you can now see why I take exception to anyone calling them ‘just’ a nurse! They are an incredibly valued and vital part of a veterinary team and the work they undertake is anything but mundane. I am honoured to be able to work with these amazing people and our vets, pets and owners are lucky to have them

Online casinos are immensely popular in the UK and Australia. Unfortunately, some players don’t know the best strategies for playing and winning slots. Still, others place maximum stakes hoping they will yield greater returns. This post will describe five effective strategies that players can use to improve their chances of winning.

Grab Free Spins & Offers

Whenever you sign up with a new online casino, chances are you’ll get no deposit bonuses. So take advantage of free spins to kick start your online gaming. Many online slots sites are generous with regards to bonuses and offers.

 

That’s not the case with traditional roulette where players have to hop from casino to casino to find a bonus. And even if they do, you will find the wagering requirement to be ridiculously high.

 

The Prime Slots UK site offers new players up to 100 free spins. That’s just one among a long list of Australian and UK casino with mouthwatering offers. So should you come across online slots that have bonus offers, grab everything you can and use them to your advantage.    

Choose the Right Games

With so many games available, it’s easy for a new player to get overwhelmed or carried away by emotions when playing slots online. You’ll find games with different levels of variance. The games that you choose will depend almost entirely on your playing style or habits.

 

Some games will be low, some medium, while others are high. Low variance games pay out regularly but the win amounts are small. Medium variance slots come with a good number of small wins and some larger wins too. High variance games come with life-changing wins, but payouts and far and few in between. So you may have to wait longer to get a win, but if it comes, it’s going to be really big.

 

Go for the low variance online slot in case you have a limited bankroll that you want to wager in bits or just want the reassurance of smaller but regular wins. On the other hand, go for large bankrolls if you enjoy slots with higher variance or if you don’t mind waiting for a longer period for that big win.

 

Set a Staking Plan

You’ll need more than guts or instinct to win with online pokies in Australia and beyond. That’s where a staking plan comes in. It will help you with bankroll management. This is something that many players struggle with. Without a sound staking plan, you’re bound to squander your bankroll wins.

 

Plans can be fixed or variable. A fixed waging plan is good for you if you intend to bet the same amount for every game. On the other hand, a variable staking plan lets you wager a varying amount from time to time. Lest we forget, risks are also part and parcel of online casinos.

 

So your plan won’t just help you manage your bankroll but manage risks as well. For instance, you can create a reward versus trade off that suits your wagering needs. If you’re a risk taker, choose a high-risk and reward, but if you’re averse to it, a lower risk and reward tradeoff will work for you.

Play Online Slots that are Worth It

Online slots come in all shapes and sizes. There are hundreds of them with thousands of games, whose names you may never fully grasp. And just in case you’re wondering how they came about, read this article  to see how they became a big hit on the internet.

With that hindsight, you should now be well aware that not all online slots are worth your time. So don’t waste time wagering on slots that aren’t tried and tested. Identify and play slots with trusted online casinos. Check reviews online to see what players have to say about them.

Retain your Wins

Gambling is meant to be a fun pass time, but some make a mockery of it by wagering all their wins. The rule is to keep as much of your winnings as possible. In other words, quit while you’re on a winning streak. The temptation to spin a second or third or a fourth time is high because you’re thinking you’ll maintain your wins. But you’re going to lose and unfortunately, that’s what every online slot just wants you to do.