Glasgow Airport

Airport receives British Safety Council’s International Safety Award with a Distinction for second year in a row –

Glasgow Airport has scooped an International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

The airport has won an International Safety Award with a Distinction from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2020 calendar year.

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The airport, owned by AGS Airports Ltd along with Aberdeen and Southampton airports, is one of only 85 organisations worldwide to win a Distinction in the International Safety Awards 2021. The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health.

Graeme Robertson, health and safety manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “The health and safety of our staff continues to be an overarching priority for everyone who works at Glasgow Airport, so we are tremendously proud to have received this award with distinction from the British Safety Council for the second year running.

“It is especially significant to be recognised for our efforts in the year we experienced the onset of COVID-19 – one of the greatest health challenges of our time. Out-with ensuring the safety of our core operational staff who continued to keep the airport open to support vital lifeline services during this pandemic, the greater challenge came from supporting our wider workforce.

“The majority of our people in Glasgow – and across the wider group – have either worked from home due to COVID-19 restrictions or were on furlough for a period of time, so supporting their mental health and well-being while making sure they felt connected with their colleagues during lockdown was absolutely critical last year and this work continues to this day.”

 

The airport also received the NHS Health Working Lives Gold award in 2020 for ensuring a healthy workplace. Staff at the airport and wider group benefit from an extensive occupational health service from trained advisors or physicians including physiotherapy, podiatry and access to mental-health support with each delivered in keeping with all COVID-19 guidance.

During the pandemic staff have also gained access to an employee assistance programme, online training resources to keep their competency skills up to date and a confidential telephone support service for emotional and practical problems, medical and legal information and immediate crisis intervention. Live broadcast mental health fitness and well-being sessions were also available to staff across the AGS Airports Ltd group.

Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Glasgow Airport on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2021 with a Distinction: “The British Safety Council applauds Glasgow Airport and it’s AGS Group-wide Assurance Team on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and hard work to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

“The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means people committed not only to health and safety but also more and more to workplace wellbeing and impelling others to follow suit.”

“Our heartfelt congratulations to Glasgow Airport. All of those working at the airport should be enormously proud of their achievement.”

Now in their 63rd year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill-healthduring the previous calendar year.

 

The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work. To find out more about the British Safety Council here.

kalka mash

KALKA was created by Gillian McCormick and is based in Paisley, Scotland.

It is a brand that was born during a time of great uncertainty when a global pandemic forced the world to slow down. Initially, it seemed our freedom had been taken from us, but it soon became apparent that we were now freer than ever! We had been given the chance to change our world and the way we live in it which encouraged a clearer view of what matters. As a new brand, we welcomed the opportunity for growth and new beginnings which is always a source of inspiration for new designs.

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Based in Paisley, we take great pride in finding inspiration from our surroundings although our designs are not exclusive to the people of our town. We focus on natural influences and make our products from organic fabrics in order to support a sustainable future for our planet.

It is important to us that our customers receive the highest quality of products and excellent service. We encourage people to get in touch and work with us to create original pieces which you truly love to wear.Kalka Designs

You can find us on our website please feel free to browse our products.

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The team at Rukeri have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for the new season. From turf production and maintenance to bagging their customers favourite aggregates, a lot has been happening to ensure a smooth start to the 2021 season.

Rukeri Bags

Rukeri has been growing and supplying turf for 8 years from North Arkleston Farm in Paisley. The company has expanded year on year and now offers a wide range of landscaping supplies that includes organic soils, decorative aggregates (good old garden chuckies!), barks, sands and fencing and decking materials. Rukeri Turf is highly regarded within the landscaping industry, with many customers claiming it to be the best in Scotland!

Like most companies, Rukeri faced a lot of challenges when they reopened after the first lock down. Some products were harder than others to source as manufacturing had reduced dramatically or stopped altogether, and the social distancing measures meant that all business operations had to be looked at and developed to ensure the safety of staff and customers. The upshot this year is that all processes have been practiced and the team are confident of delivering all orders in a COVID secure manner.

Lisa Taylor, Marketing Manager at Rukeri says, ‘Despite the challenges faced last year we are acutely aware of how fortunate we were to be busy and able to still trade. The ‘Stay at Home’ message was heeded by our customers and we are glad that we were able to help transform outdoor spaces during a troubling time. 

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We are looking forward to what is already proving to be a busy season. Our lead time is currently around 5 – 6 days so we urge customers to order early to avoid any disappointment, and we hope that more residents of Renfrewshire will be enjoying their new gardens from Rukeri in time for summer!’

All products available can be viewed from their yard in Paisley. They are on display in a colourful area that gives customers the chance to get a ‘real feel’ for them. Visitors are asked to follow the one-way system on site, follow current social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when in the office. Alternatively, orders can be placed online at www.rukeri.com

easter trail

Spring is here and there’s plenty to look forward to in Paisley town centre with our Easter Animal Trail!

There are 12 animal friends hiding in local business windows around the town centre …. but one of them doesn’t have a name.

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So it’s your job to find our friends and name the final animal to be in with a chance of winning one of two Easter-tastic prizes!

It’s the perfect activity to get everyone out in the fresh air and have some free, family fun at the same time!

Pick up a trail leaflet from either the Piazza Shopping Centre or The Paisley Shopping Centre, or if you prefer you can download your own trail leaflet which is available HERE.

Remember many of our local businesses are still open or operating, see the full list HERE – perfect if you want to stop to refuel or pick up some essentials along the way.

Plus parking is free in all council car parks seven days a week with on-street parking charges applied Monday to Friday only before 6pm.

Once you have completed our trail, just post your entry form in one of the special Easter post-boxes located in either of the shopping centres to be entered into our prize draw.

And don’t forget to pick up your free Spring Activity Sheet when collecting your trail leaflet, or download HERE

Let’s have some Spring Fun in Paisley this Easter!

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Big PACE Night In Flyer
Join us for an amazing evening of performances and chat from a huge selection of PACE alumni and friends, hosted LIVE from Exchange, Paisley.
Our Big PACE Night In promises music, laughter, memories, surprises, and talent by the bucket-load. Mark the ending of lockdown with an unforgettable big night in!
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Featuring performances and interviews from PACE alumni and others including: Darren Brownlie, Dani Heron, James McArdle, Mark Rowley, Martin Quinn, Scott Reid, Erin Hair, Daniel Cameron, Erin Armstrong, Erin Caldwell, Leigh Quinn, Declan McLeish, Laura Murray, Santino Smith, Scott Mackie, Ryan Hunter, Liam Farrelly, Aida Levantaki, Heather MacInnes, Kick the Door, Rebecca Lafferty, Amy Conachan, Alex Robertson and more.

Raising funds for a new theatre dedicated to children, young people and families.
Tickets: Donate-What-You-Can (Suggested donation £15)

www.pacetheatre.com/bignightin

dee dental paisley

 

  • We hope all our patients are doing well as we near the one year anniversary of the pandemic
  • We are working flat out to see all our emergencies, waiting lists, broken teeth as well as we have started seeing our kid patients’ for check-ups! Please bear with us there is only one of me

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  • March offers at Dee Dental Paisley always giving you a little more back!
  • Enlighten whitening- £23/month on finance up to 24 months and a free Dee dental water bottle!
  • Get 10% off every Zo skin kit!
  • Free retainers and free scans with every new Invisalign case

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  • Stunning Invisalign results with a touch of bonding after only 14 weeks of treatment with us check out of our facebook and instagram for our before and afters!
  • Your new smile could be moments away- free non-obligation consultations face to face or virtually – book through our website today or DM us

 

  • The best results with @enlightensmiles available at Dee dental Paisley you won’t find premium guaranteed whitening and no diet change with any other type of whitening so why not contact us today for your makeover?
  • Interest free finance for this at £23/month – apply in seconds! real results

 

  • Did you know we also do fixed braces? Maybe you feel Invisalign isn’t the right option for you we also carry out ceramic brackets and with results like ours on insta and fb you too can achieve amazing results!

-Only ceramic brackets used so no metal train tracks so they aren’t as obvious! Contact us today to see what works for your smile makeover

  • Have you started the best medical skincare out there? A customised ZO skin routine is as easy as cleanse, exfoliate and tone and will transform your skin!
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Tear drop gin
Following on from our success with Tear Drop gin we decided in early January to develop a new product with our distillery.  After sampling 12 different liqueurs all made with our own Tear Drop Gin, we decided on our Raspberry Edition.
Tear drop gin
This is made with fresh Scottish raspberries and is an all natural product.
The product can be described as follows

Tear Drop Raspberry Edition – Limited Edition Batch

An abundance of fresh raspberries with the welcome edition of rose petals, gives this liqueur a burst of flavour in every drop.

Tear drop gin

The natural ingredients combine with our Tear Drop Gin to give this raspberry edition a wonderful colour and a sweet floral taste.

Perfect with prosecco, refreshing with soda or sip over ice.  Enjoy !

It comes in a 50cl bottle and is bottled at 25% alcohol.  It is a limited edition batch.
It is now available to pre order with deliveries from Wednesday 31 March 2021.
We are continuing the local Renfrewshire, Barrhead and Hillington deliveries.
Tear Drop Gin is a Paisley based family run business.  The business was launched in December 2020 by Donald and Louise Boyd and features an innovative direct to glass print of the famous Paisley Pattern.
Airport EV

Bus operator borrows airport’s electric vehicles ahead of own green fleet roll out – 

What began as a spark of an idea during a chat between Glasgow Airport and McGill’s became a lightbulb moment. 

Airport EV

Glasgow Airport’s fleet of three BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric buses, normally operated by NCP to transport passengers between the terminal and the long-stay car park, were parked up as passenger demand dropped due to the pandemic.

When strict travel restrictions were put in place, the zero-emission fleet unexpectedly found itself off the road, sparking discussions with local operator McGill’s Buses. 

Seeing a great opportunity to take three diesel buses off the road, while allowing customers to test out the electric vehicles before the arrival of their own, McGill’s introduced the vehicles onto their 757 service, operating between Paisley and Clydebank, via Glasgow Airport.

Ronald Leitch, operations director at Glasgow Airport, said: “The airport’s long-stay car park was offered to the government early in 2020 as a possible COVID-19 testing site to help support the national effort to defeat the pandemic and is still use today. 

“This meant that our fleet would sit unused for a long period of time and it seemed like a waste of such a fantastic resource. The BYD ADL electric buses have been a fantastic addition to our network and when in operation they helped cut the carbon emissions associated with passenger travel to and from the long-stay car park from 143 tonnes per year to zero.”

 

“We were aware that McGill’s planned to introduce this type of bus to their own transport network and were happy to help McGill’s test the buses on their daily operation ahead of this.” 

McGill’s are awaiting the arrival of 55 Yutong E12s, as well as their own BYD ADL Enviro200EV. Having also ordered 12 BYD ALD E400EVs for the newly purchased Xplore Dundee, by the end of the year, McGill’s will have the largest percent of their fleet zero emissions in Scotland.

McGill’s operation director, Colin Napier said, “Introducing these electric vehicles to our 757 Glasgow Airport service has allowed us to give customers a taste of what is to come.

The feedback from customers and drivers alike has been overwhelmingly positive and leaves us excited for the arrival of our first electric vehicles later this year.” 

The state-of-the-art fleet was the launched in 2019 when Glasgow became the first airport in the UK to introduce electric buses to its operations.

When introduced, it was the first time the BYD ADL Enviro200EV model has been operated anywhere in Scotland and its introduction at Glasgow Airport was made possible thanks to a £450,000 Green Bus Fund support grant from Transport Scotland.

A joint project between ADL and BYD Europe, the new zero-emission fleet combine BYD’s leading electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies. At 10.8m long, each bus has both front and rear access points, 23 seats, three-tier luggage compartments and includes wheelchair provision. 

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Antiques shop, Paisley

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MUM Kelly Tweedle has told how drops of cannabis oil from a company started by two Paisley brothers has changed her life after suffering years of excruciating pain.

Her agonising ordeal began during her second pregnancy when she developed SPD – symphysis pubis dysfunction – a condition that causes a debilitating pain in the hips, back and upper legs.

It was so bad, Kelly, 37,  spent six months of her pregnancy having to use crutches to get around.

Although for many women the condition improves and disappears after giving birth, Kelly continued to suffer the chronic pain SPD brings for nine years after her son, Alfie was born.

Kelly also has a daughter, Ava, aged 12, but she went through so much pain, it even stopped her having the third child she wanted, as she couldn’t bear the agony of severe SPD during pregnancy again.

Neither over-the-counter painkillers, nor stronger tablets that were prescribed by her doctor managed to control Kelly’s pain.

But that that all changed last summer when she started taking half-a-dozen drops of Nutrivive CBD oil under her tongue every day.

Kelly is now free from the pain and has almost completed a training programme that takes her from the couch to running a distance of 5k. She now even wants to take part in a fun run to raise money for charity.

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Nutrivive is a Paisley-based company – launched last year by brothers, John and Harry McDonough – and their premium CBD oil contains cannabidiol, which is the part of the cannabis plant with pain relieving, calming and healing properties.

The oil is legal, safe and non-addictive, as it doesn’t contain the THC compound that gives the ‘high’ associated with smoking cannabis, or taking the drug in other forms.  Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018.

Every batch of Nutrivive CBD oil is triple-tested for quality of content in one of Europe’s top testing facilities.

Some of the best-known celebrities who are said to use CBD oil include Kim Kardashian, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks. Even David Beckham has invested in a company using CBD in its products.

The Scottish Government’s Healthcare Improvement Scotland yesterday (Monday) announced they have authorised the country’s first medical cannabis clinic, in Stirling.

Kelly, a former midwife explains how the crippling pain from the SPD affected her and how Nutrivive CBD oil has had an amazing effect on her life:

“SPD is a condition that is very under-recognised for the amount of pain it can cause.

“I was on crutches after being six months pregnant with Alfie. The pain in my hips was unbelievable. At first I wore a belt during the day to help with the pain, but it got so bad I had no option but to get about on crutches.

“My legs wouldn’t move like I wanted them to and it would take me ages to do something simple and straightforward as get out of bed.

“I would have had another child if it wasn’t for the pain I suffered during my second pregnancy. It’s a horrible pain and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I now wish Nutrivive was around after I gave birth to Alfie.”

Kelly continued: “Even after Alfie was born, the pain never really went away and sometimes it would be just about bearable and I would put up with it. But whenever I’d take part in any physical activity it would flare up again and would last for weeks at a time.

“I’d sign up for a fitness class then have to stop going because the pain would come back with a vengeance. It got to the point where I would hold back from doing anything physically exerting.

“I had physiotherapy, but that didn’t cure the problem. I resigned myself that I wasn’t going to be cured of the pain and tried to accept that I had a dodgy hip.”

Kelly, from Penilee found out about Nutrivive through a relative who used their CBD oil.

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She said: “I did some research and was quite impressed, so I thought I would give it a go.

“After a couple of weeks putting half a dozen drops of Nutrivive CBD oil under my tongue, I noticed I wasn’t suffering as much pain in my hips. And by the time I’d finished my first bottle there was a massive difference and I couldn’t wait to order another bottle.

“I realised it was definitely the Nutrivive CBD that was making me pain-free because I went for a few weeks without taking the oil and my hip pain came back. As soon as I started taking the Nutrivive again, the pain disappeared. That really brought it home to me that the oil was working.”

In May last year, Kelly decided to go on the Couch to 5k Training Plan, but had to give up after a few weeks because the pain in her hips was so bad.

The following month, Kelly started taking Nutrivive CBD oil and now she has started on the training programme again and has almost completed the nine-week sessions pain free.

“I’ve got zero pain and it has given me huge encouragement and I’ve got more confident. It feels great now that I’ve got so far with the training without having to give up.

“I’d now quite like to do a fun run for charity, but before I started using the Nutrivive CBD there’s no way I would be able to do that.

“It’s massively changed my life and I wouldn’t be able to do the things many people take for granted if it wasn’t for the CBD oil.”

Nutrivive co-owner, Harry McDonough expects his company will be one of the first to be accredited by the Food Standards Agency who are bringing in new rules later this year to ensure quality standards of CBD products.

Harry said: “It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that our CBD oil has made a difference to Kelly and many other people’s lives.

“I use it myself and I know first-hand the benefits it brings to me through relaxation, better sleep quality and how it holistically strengthens your mind, and body.

Go to www.nutrivive.co.uk for more information on CBD oil and its health benefits.