Alcohol Demotivator

Abbeycare Launches Updated Alcohol Demotivator – What Will Your Next Drink Really Cost?

Erskine-based addiction clinic Abbeycare have unveiled their latest campaign in helping prevent alcohol abuse.

Alcohol Demotivator

The “Alcohol Demotivator” is an online tool that aims to deter people from abusing alcohol when triggered or stressed.

We all occasionally turn to a coping mechanism like food, shopping, or TV, but it’s worth thinking twice about making alcohol a regular go-to.

By illustrating the stark consequences of a drinking habit, including long term impacts on finances and health, the Alcohol Demotivator aims to de-incentivise turning to alcohol as a habit.

Results from the Alcohol Demotivator are personalised, as the feedback it provides, is based on an individual’s daily alcohol consumption.

The goal is to make people think twice before they drink. Abbeycare also utilise the tool as an alcohol deterrent, which forms part of a larger toolkit including therapeutic help and community support.

To make smarter choices about drinking, try the tool on Abbeycare’s site, here:

Beast Decoys

It’s been a fantastic Spree so far and for local venues Spree for All has been a huge success. Paisley has been buzzing since it started last Thursday and hasn’t slowed down and there is more to come starting with Hells Bells at The Bungalow tonight. Hell’s Bells are in their 20th year of rocking out! They are the UK’s finest and most entertaining tribute to the great AC/DC. For those about to Rock, HELLS BELLS we salute you. Tickets are on the door at £12 and doors are at 7pm.

Beast Decoys

Baby face and The Beltin Boys will be playing tomorrow afternoon from 2pm in place of The Byres Road Big Band who had to pull out. They are an authentic Americana, Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country and much more. They played outside The Bungalow on Shuttle Street during the summer and attracted a lot of attention and this time they are onstage inside which will make them sound even better.


Tomorrow night The Beast Decoys play in Paisley for the first time. Beast Decoys are as would guess a Beastie Boys Tribute act and are Europe’s number one tribute to Beastie Boys. The Beast Decoys’ members all hail from Blackpool UK, and have over 20 years performance experience within the Hip Hop Scene. DJ Scott Rogan provides the platform for the performance and is a turntable veteran and Hip Hop purist, his knowledge has been key to keeping the performance on point and his attention to detail is the backbone to Beast Decoys stage show. All 3 MC’s are established recording artists in their own right and have shared the stage with the likes of DJ Premier, The Mouse Outfit, Jurassic 5 members Chali 2na and Akil, Rahzel, Skinnyman, Kalashnikiv, Ugly Duckling, Krafty Kuts, DJ Wood, DJ Format & Abdominal, Rodney P and Chuck Mosley from Faith No More to name a few. The Beastie Boys are without doubt one of the most inspirational Hip Hop acts of all time and it’s the Beast Decoys mission to bring the unforgettable energy of the Beastie Boys to the UK crowd for a full live experience. Doors 7pm and tickets are £10.

On The Beat a Youth Music Project from Loud n Proud showcases young talent from 2pm on Sunday. It is free entry. After the youngsters Fred MacAulay and Bruce Morton two of Scotland’s best know comedians are on stage from 7pm and tickets are £10.


CC’s have Killer Instinct and support on tonight. It is a free gig and doors are at 7pm CC’s. Drty Luv are at The Anchor on Sunday from 4pm.

You might recognise the name Sophie Davis from gigging at Fairfull’s Cafe during the Summer and busking at The Cross. Tonight she will be singeing from 8.30pm at Zambretto and Rock Choir Musical Director Charlene Gordon starts from 8.30pm. Dizzy Corner will be at Harvies from 9pm tomorrow night.


One of the most energetic and talented young bands around The Best Bad Influence are at The Cave from 9pm. Tomorrow there is a double header starting with Drty Luv at 6pm Followed by The Black Triangles at 9pm. The |Jim Keilt Blues Jam Sessions back on Sunday from 6pm. Anyone is welcome to turn up and sing or play along in what has got to be the best around.


Absolute Unit will be starting at 9.30pm tonight and going on till late at The Keg. Warren Capaldi the younger brother of the well known Scottish singer Lewis will be playing at The Keg from 9.30pm.


The Swan has a Live Acoustic Session from 5pm and tomorrow Blackout are playing in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ from 4pm tomorrow followed by Kirk Strachan at 8pm.The Casual Swans will be back on Monday for some jamming and entertainment from 4pm.


The Paisley Open Mic sessions are: On Monday Dunky Hunter will be the host at The Abbey from

8.30pm. On Tuesday it is Stevie D at Gantry starting at 9pm, The Keg on Wednesday with Johnny

Barr from 8.30pm.

Glasgow Airport

– AirFrance/KLM Group’s Transavia to launch Glasgow Paris Orly route next April –

Glasgow Airport welcomes the announcement of a second route to Paris Orly Airport in a week with AirFrance/KLM Group’s low cost airline Transavia.

Glasgow Airport

The low-cost carrier will operate three services per week to Paris Orly Airport from Thursday 14 April.

Operating each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, the new service will bring an additional capacity of more than 12 000 seats on the route.

Matt Hazelwood, Commercial Director for AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow, said: “Route announcements are this week following the old bus adage. We don’t have any for a while due to the pandemic and now we have a second Orly service in a week.

“The demand for Paris from our passengers has always been high, so we are really pleased to be able to deliver even greater connectivity not only to the French capital as a city destination, but Orly is also ideal for passengers heading for Disneyland Paris.”

Nicolas Hénin, Chief Commercial Officer of Transavia France, said: “We are delighted to open this new route from Glasgow to Paris-Orly. This new service will allow travelers from Scotland to enjoy their vacations in Paris during summer while benefitting from a quality low-cost offer. We look forward to welcoming our Scottish clients who are eager to travel to the French capital.”

The one hour 50-mintune flight will be operated using an Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats each.

Flight schedule

Paris Orly to Glasgow

  • Tuesday : 9:55- 10:35
  • Thursday : 14:10-15h20
  • Sunday : 16:20-17:00

Glasgow to Paris Orly

  • Tuesday: 11:20-14:05
  • Thursday : 16:05-18:50
  • Sunday :17:45-20:30

To book visit:

Glasgow Airport enquiries:

Media enquiries from journalists can be sent via email to

Please note this email is monitored between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

You can also contact the media team between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and during out-of-office hours by calling 0141 465 1931.


There is an otherworldly air to the bosky, half-forgotten Leethland Estate, tucked away like a hidden treasure on the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city, and now being brought to market by Baird Lumsden, the rural property specialists at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors.


Eight and a half rolling acres of mossy and mature trees, studded with brooding ruins and criss-crossed by meandering burns, glassy pools and tinkling waterfalls are being offered, remarkably, for the price of a one-bedroom flat in nearby Glasgow.


The former historic estate is being presented as a residential development and investment opportunity, and while its buildings are now in a state of terminal dilapidation, it is surrounded by open countryside and fringed on two sides by the Patrick Water.

It lies in the heart of the Green Belt at Elderslie, Renfrewshire – birthplace of Scottish warrior William Wallace, and in a county in which house prices have soared as a consequence of the pandemic and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax holidays.

The only remaining structures at Leethland are the remains of a once-grand estate house built in the Thirties which ran to 21 rooms, a ruined lodge house and the remnants of what was once a gardener’s cottage.

Leethland was bought in 1931 by James McMurchy Greenlees, a wealthy coal exporter and his wife Grace McFarlane Darling. Greenlees was related to the J&P Coats dynasty of Paisley. The rambling villa, in an L-shaped plan, was built by architect Harry Cook, of Paisley.

Leethland was previously listed but the listing was removed in 2019 by Historic Scotland. It is not the subject of any biodiversity or landscape designations. It does, however, contain many mature trees, which may limit the scope of development on the site.

Because the site is in the Green Belt, this also limits its development prospects. However, as a previously developed site, it does have potential, and the extent of this can be discussed with Renfrewshire Council, or by contacting Paul Houghton, Director of Planning at DM Hall.

Offers over £175,000 are invited and should be directed to Jennifer Campbell, of Baird Lumsden at DM Hall.

Mirren Court Three

A bright 470 sqft top-floor office to let at Mirren Court Three on Renfrew Road in Paisley! The office comprises two rooms and has central heating, double glazing and lots of natural daylight. Car Parking, 24 Hour access, On-Site Management, All-inclusive Deals, Flexible Lease Terms!

Mirren Court Three

Call on 0141 843 4211 or email to get more details.

Tel. 0141 843 4211

Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre

BRAEHEAD has been named Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre for their on-going partnership with the national charity, Alzheimer Scotland.

Staff at the shopping and leisure destination have been trained by the charity as Dementia Friends, so they can make life easier and more comfortable for people living with dementia when they visit the centre.

Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre

The team running the Braehead Centre have also placed coloured mats at the mall’s entrances instead of black mats, as they can appear as a hole in the ground to someone with dementia

The Alzheimer Scotland Purple Alert app has been downloaded on to staff phones and linked to the Braehead Centre’s control room, as a vital tool in finding someone with dementia who is lost.

And one modern wash hand basin tap in each toilet has been replaced with a traditional pillar tap, as it is more recognisable to someone with dementia. Signage in the centre has also been placed at eye level.

Staff from Alzheimer Scotland were given free mall space at Braehead every day last week between Monday, October 4 and Friday, October 8 to let people know about the many services they provide and how they can help people with dementia, their carers and families.

Dementia awareness-raising sessions were hosted by Anne McWhinnie, from Alzheimer Scotland in the mall’s central atrium every day.

Anne said: “Hats off to Braehead for everything they are doing and being hugely supportive. They are now officially the first Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre in Scotland.

“We’re really excited about what Braehead is doing for us and it’s fantastic. A recent survey we carried out showed that people living with dementia still want to go shopping and Braehead will give them a positive experience when they visit the centre.”

Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown said: “We aim to make everyone’s visit to Braehead as comfortable and safe as possible.

“And we’ll do all we can to make sure people with dementia can enjoy the shops, cafes and restaurants like everyone else does.

“The staff have enjoyed their training from Alzheimer Scotland gaining more awareness of what they can do to make life easier for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends when they come to Braehead.”

Alzheimer Scotland’s 24-hour helpline is available by calling 0808 808 3000.

Five Pound Message

Save money and grab yourself a bargain in Paisley town centre with great £5 offers from our local businesses as part of our October FiverFest Fortnight! 

Paisley is joining with hundreds of High Streets across the UK, and thousands of independent businesses, to put on special £5 deals across two weeks, starting this  Saturday, as part of the Totally Locally FiverFest Fortnight! 

Five Pound Message

We have a great range of £5 offers across the town’s retail shops, food and drink venues, and beauty salons. 

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by going for lunch, buying that gift or treating yourself to some pampering, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses. 

Shop Like Your High Street Depends On It

Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, said: “Get your Christmas shopping started early or enjoy a day in town with friends, or treat the kids during the October school holidays.  

“Our independent shops and businesses are what helps to make Paisley town centre special. These offers are to say thank you to the community for their support during these challenging times and to show just what great value our local businesses are. 

“Spending just £5 every week in Paisley town centre can make a big difference to  our local businesses and helps keep our town centre alive!” 

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So, come and show Paisley town centre some love and take advantage of our great FiverFest offers! 

October FiverFest runs from Saturday 9th – Saturday 23rd October 2021. 

Pick up a FiverFest leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks in the Paisley Centre or the Piazza Shopping Centre or see the full deals online at

Love Local, Love Paisley!  

More details on all Paisley First projects and events can be found at or follow Paisley First on social media @paisleyfirst

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Go Glamorous Beauty is based in Renfrew, Renfrewshire near Glasgow.

Deborah the owner started Go Glamorous over 12 years ago and has steadily built a very successful business in beauty therapy within Renfrewshire.

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Specialising in luxury treatments such as CND Shellac, Acrylic nail enhancements, lash extensions, LVL Lash lift, waxing, threading & spray tanning.

Go Glamorous are stockist’s for Environ Skincare™️ offering advanced Facial and body treatments, also Advanced Nutrition programme™️ stockist for beauty and wellbeing premium supplements.

Go Glamorous are all about enhancing what you have and looking after your skin,  nails and lash health with expertise and care for you.

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To make appointments it couldn’t be easier with the Go Glamorous app available to be downloaded with all treatments listed,  online booking is 24/7 this provides a more convenient service for you. You can also call me to book if that is your preference and happy to help assist with any questions.

My salon is also Covid secure and all safety is in place followed by Scottish government guidance.

These are some links to my online booking system and my social media pages.

paisley first halloween

There’s plenty of Halloween fun to be had in Paisley town centre this October with our Paisley Witches and Wizards Halloween Trail!

Just follow the trail around town and name all our Witches and Wizards for your chance to be entered into our Spooky Spectacular Prize Draw!

paisley first halloween

This free, fun Halloween Trail will be running in the town centre from Friday 8th October until 31st October – just pick up a leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks inside the Piazza Shopping Centre or the Paisley Centre.

Or if you prefer, you can download a copy of the leaflet from the Paisley First website HERE.

Remember to pick up your free Halloween activity sheet too from our leaflet racks for even more fun!

All the witches and wizards will be on display inside business windows so it’s the perfect activity to help the kids have some fun whilst getting some fresh air in Paisley town centre, especially during the October school break and Halloween weekend.

And if you are dressing up, don’t forget to send us your pictures via our social media channels.

Whilst we can’t promise the sun will always be shining, we will do our best to make sure everyone has a great day out so please come and show our town centre businesses your support this October.

More details on our Paisley First projects and events can be found on our website HERE or follow Paisley First on social media @paisleyfirst

activity camp

YOUNGSTERS can enjoy a variety of sports and fun activities if they come along to Renfrewshire Leisure’s October Activity Camps.

Running from October 11 to 15, between 10am and 3pm during the school holidays, the camps for Primary school-aged children – run by Active Schools Renfrewshire – are jam-packed with various sports, games, arts and crafts and dance classes.

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They are taking place at the ON-X, in Linwood, Johnstone Community Sports Hub and The Lagoon, in Paisley.

The multi-activity camps at the ON-X feature sessions in various activities, including archery, bushcraft, orienteering, dodgeball, rounders and many more sports and fun activities. An early drop off at 8am and late pick up at 5:30pm is available.

A football camp run in partnership with the SFA and Renfrewshire Leisure Sports Services is being held at Johnstone Community Sports Hub, during the school holiday week.

These camps are suitable for all primary-aged youngsters, no matter what their football experience and are organised by qualified SFA coaches, in line with the National Player Pathway.

The camps aim to improve skill level, teamwork, fitness and communication. Players will improve through a combination of coaching, skills challenges and small-sided games, all based around enjoyment and having fun.

Johnstone Community Sports Hub hosts a dance and movement camp featuring a variety of styles from street dance, disco, cheer to lyrical, ballet and jazz.

The sessions will be delivered by experienced dance coaches at UKCC Level 1 and 2, using fun games, activities and routines.

Movement will range from stretching, conditioning, floor and vault skills. General skills will be based around rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round off, bridges, walk over and progressions.

An Active Families Disability Sport and Activity Club for Primary-aged children is being held on Wednesday, October 13 at 3:15-4:15pm and 4:15-5:15pm, at the ON-X, in Linwood; and on Thursday October 14 between 4:30-5:30pm,at the Lagoon Leisure Centre for young people of secondary school age.


Attendees will be able to take part in a club where two bouncy castles will be on offer, as well as the opportunity to take part in sports activities led by qualified coaches. These will include: boccia, archery, football, basketball and frisbee golf.

This family club is available to any family with a young person with a disability and/or sensory impairment and siblings are welcome.

A parent or guardian must stay with the participant for the duration of the club and are actively encouraged to take part.

When a rest is required, soft drinks and snacks will be available. This hour-long club allows all the family to take part in fun activities.

Mark Tokeley, Head of Leisure and Community Services at Renfrewshire Leisure said: “We’ve got something for everyone to enjoy during the school holiday.

“The activities we provide for the young people are not only great fun, but they are beneficial to their health and fitness.

“These camps are a great opportunity for youngsters to keep active, learn new skills and meet new friends at the same time.”

Go to for more information on the camps and details of prices and to book go to