Live in Scotland want a course in plastering? Well why not? Plastering has always been somewhat of a dark art as some would have you believe! With hands on training , patience, and a little assistance now and then whilst at our centre you will be able to create a wall, ceiling or put your hand to other areas of our trade it all lies ultimately with the individual.

We have 30 years experience and fully qualified in trowel trades on Scottish soil, We have extensive knowledge of all trowel applications and have a proven track record of success with past students.

Here at plasterclass we have a range of students through our doors who might just fit your needs,looking for a plasterer? do you have a youngster that needs some one on one tuition to get him ahead and be an asset rather than a hindrance!

Come in and let us show you around, see what you could achieve in only a matter of days not years!

Are you a tradesman/woman need to extend your skills, take a Plasterclass Course and be able to plaster those walls that you so often let somebody else get the glory and of course the money!

At plasterclass we use real materials

Plastering Courses are what we provide to help you to a new career or skill. Why not start of your new career with the backing of City and Guilds and work towards a qualification at your leisure or convenience.

Contact Plaster Class

Unit 28,

Riverpark Industrial Estate,
Bridge Street,


Telephone us if you have any problems finding us, 01505 33 77 23

Scotland’s first ever conference for parent bloggers will be held in May

The Parental Circle Bloggers Fest is the first chance for Scotland’s lively blogging
community to come together, meet and learn new skills.

Hosted by Parental Circle, the online help and sharing site, the Bloggers Fest will be
a mixture of learning and socialising.

Parental Circle founder and CEO Christopher McCann said: “For us, hosting the
Bloggers Fest is a natural extension of what we do at Parental Circle. Using the
Internet and social media allows parents to develop social and support networks and
to share experience and advice with other parents.

“Parental Circle Blogger Fest will extend parents’ social media skills as well as
inspire discussion about new ways of using the Internet to support the wider
parenting community. It will be a great fun day and I can’t wait to meet everyone.”

Established bloggers as well as parents who are interested in starting a blog are
welcome at the day-long event, held at Parental Circle’s Paisley headquarters on
Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Speakers will be key figures in the online community and there will be a choice of
workshops and presentations throughout the day. Topics will include internet safety,
photography for blogs, working with PRs and using the major blog platforms.

Christopher added: “We know Scotland has a friendly and varied parent blogger
community, many of whom we ‘know’ online. It’ll be really exciting to meet these
people and, hopefully, to encourage new bloggers to get the bug.”

Parental Circle allows parents to ask questions and share their experience with other
parents. Parents from all over the world are part of the circle and share their
experience, knowledge and news.

Tickets for the event will cost £20 for Parental Circle members (£25 for nonmembers and membership is free). It will run from 9.15am to 4.30pm and includes
lunch, tea and coffee. For more information visit

Dizeo is the first ever safe, social networking site for children in the UK. All 8 to 16 year
olds across the country are invited to join up and ‘do it with dizeo’. With as many as one
in ten children having been solicited online (1), the fully monitored dizeo site
( aims to make the internet a safer place for the under 16s. Dizeo
provides children with their own online social community, giving them an alternative to
other social networking sites which could potentially put them in danger.

Dizeo o!ers users all the features found in other social networking sites while o!ering
parents piece of mind. Dizeo also comes with the added bonus of professional, online
homework assistance and a range of educational videos teaching users useful real life

Dizeo’s Managing Director Christopher McCann said: “Social networking has grown
massively over the last few years and is now part of everyday life with over 45% of the UK
population using a social networking site. However, despite most social networks having
a minimum age restriction of 13, children as young as 8 are known to be using social
networks. In doing so these children are putting themselves at serious risk. Dizeo’s
priority is online child safety and we’ve specifically designed and developed dizeo to o!er
under 16s a safe alternative to the sites they’re currently being using. Throughout
development we conducted several focus groups with parents, children and education
professionals to ensure dizeo meets the needs of UK families.”

“As well as being a social site to encourage sharing and friendship, we’ve also created
dizeo as an educational tool, providing online homework assistance. At our focus groups
we found this was a much sought after service from both parents and children and so
we’ve recruited a team of subject specialist tutors to assist our users should they need
help with any part of the curriculum. The dizeo tutors are available online from 9am to
10pm every day with professional knowledge across the P4 – S4 curriculum. Our tutors
aim to respond to all homework enquiries within the hour, including help with essays to
helping with maths problems.”

“Dizeo also prepares children for the real world by providing a range of short
instructional videos on subjects from learning to play guitar to avoiding cyberbullying. We
have focused on skills we know children want to learn and we let them upload their own
videos so they can share with friends.”

(1) One in ten children have been sexually solicited online: Cox Communications, US Department of Justice

Joyce Fullarton, Psychologist said: “Given the increasing numbers of young people using
social networking sites, dizeo has filled a potentially dangerous gap in the market, by
o!ering a fun, ‘cool’ but, crucially, safe alternative. With dizeo, parents can have
complete peace of mind that their child is safe online.” Dizeo is accessible for free at with users only having to pay for homework help when required.
Homework help is paid for by using dizeo homework tokens which cost 50p per
Twitter: @DizeoNew

Davis Cup Tennis by BNP Paribas
Braehead Arena
8 – 10 July 2011
The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the pinnacle of men’s team tennis and it is coming to Braehead Arena in July.

The AEGON GB Davis Cup team will take on Luxembourg in the tie from 8-10 July 2011 as they aim for promotion out of Europe/Africa Zone Group II. A win for Great Britain would set up a promotional play-off in September.

Featuring some of the top names in British men’s tennis, this is a great opportunity for you to get behind your team and show your support for Great Britain. This really is an event on the tennis calendar not to be missed.

To purchase tickets click here or call the Braehead Arena 24 hour ticket hotline on 0844 499 1700. To purchase in person visit the arena box office Monday to Friday between 12noon and 5pm or on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.

Tickets go on general release on Monday 11 April at 10am


Wee Tait Catering is based just outside of Glasgow City Centre. We offer an event planning service, celebration cakes, all at a very affordable price. All of the food that we provide is freshly made on our premises on the day of the event!

Wee Tait Catering
Managing director – Michelle Estall
Postal Address- 379 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1LX,
Telephone Number- (0141) 427 5974


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Work has commenced on the site of a Gordon Murray Architects designed replacement roof for the B listed Paisley Gilmour Street station.

The refurbishment has been prompted by extensive damage to the undercroft and external fabric of the building, product of years of water ingress.

This necessitated the need for insertion of a new £9m roof across platforms and tracks. Fully glazed it follows the historical form of the multi ridged 1880s original alongside a fully integrated access way toward the east and west extremities of the apron.

The practice, which carried out an award winning refurbishment of Glasgow Central station in its previous guise, conducted an exhaustive feasibility study into the glazed canopy – which should be completed by the end of the year.

As a valued customer of Dobbies Paisley we wanted to reassure you that your local Dobbies Garden Centre will remain open as we expand our roots with the opening of our new Braehead store.
We have an exciting new Spring collection in-store now and will continue to focus on offering quality plants & gardening products with the same expert advice and excellent customer service you have come to expect from your local Dobbies Garden Centre Paisley.

All of our hardy plants carry a 5 year hardy plant guarantee* to give you peace of mind and when you join our Gardening Club you can take advantage of great savings with 10% off all plants everyday and generous loyalty reward points on all purchases over £10.

Helping Paisley Grow

Don’t forget to visit our licensed restaurant where you can meet our new restaurant
manager and enjoy a delicious range of freshly prepared meals, healthy snacks and mouth watering homebakes.

Download our menu by clicking here. Dobbies Garden Centre

There are also a few events for your diary at Dobbies Garden Centre.

  • Pancake week -7th march till 13th march
  • St Patrick’s day- 16th & 17th march, Irish themed menu & cakes
  • Mothers day – 3rd April , menu an cakes
  • Easter bunny breakfast – 22nd April til 25th April for kids, breakfast with the Easter bunny, egg hunt, face painting, and games

Also do you run or do you know anyone who runs any healthy eating initiatives or local produce growers? Then please get in touch Dobbies would like to hear from you. is a valuable way for your organisation or business looking to advertise your latest product or service to a local audience.

Our monthly stats show that we had 1478463 hits on the website for the month of January 2011 that is on average 47692 hits every single day.

Our analytics shows that we have had 14,518 unique page views and 70% of our traffic is new visitors to the site.

A lot of website owners and marketers pay people to create back-links to their website thus improving their overall search ranking in Google if you advertise with you get 2,400 instant back-links to your website and if we promote your website “this is going with past experience” that you can get 90,000 impressions on your URL or product in one month, the rest is down to you.

If you would like to advertise on then please use our contact page, we can help boost instant traffic towards your website instantly. We also use social media to good use too promoting events, business’s and organisations.

Our rates are fair and we have one aim “To Promote The Town Of Paisley” and promoting your business is part of that aim.

We use Paisley Web Design for all our social media marketing and management to find out more about their products and services please visit


New Paisley restaurant opens in Wellmeadow Street

Fancy an Indian? Well the Paisley Mirch Masala Indian Restaurant and Takeaway is now opened for business. Established in 2010, the Mirch Masala is a relaxed restaurant where you will be served by friendly and approachable staff. Where quality is our main priority, we treat everyone like family at Mirch Masala by offering a relaxed and friendly service and good quality food.

Opened 7 days a week 4pm until late, we offer both buffet and a la carte menu as well as offering home deliveries and takeaways. We also can offer outdoor catering for small events, just contact us for more details. We provide authentic Indian cuisine as well as European foods. From turkish kebabs to pizzas, We have a wide range of choice to suit all needs. REMEMBER to take advantage of our weekly offers!

With our qualified chefs with over ten years experience, we take pride in our food and we invite you to come and taste for yourself. Call now for bookings and orders.
28/30 Wellmeadow Street
Paisley, United Kingdom, PA1 2EA
Restaurant: 0141 889 1371
Takeaway: 0141 840 4000!/pages/Mirch-Masala-Indian-Restaurant-and-Takeaway-Paisley/196013407079849?v=info

Major national retailer set for Paisley (news from Paisley Photographs)

A major national retailer is finalising plans to open in Paisley High Street boosting the regeneration of the town centre.

Wilkinson, which has over 330 stores in the UK, is close to reaching agreement to occupy the former Littlewoods store.
Renfrewshire Council and Paisley Vision Board have been working hard to secure the redevelopment of the site which has lain vacant since 2005 and believe a new store could be open within a few months.

Among the benefits of the proposed deal would be:
the creation of an estimated 85 jobs
the reopening of one of the most prominent shopfronts on Paisley High Street
additional access for shoppers to the units in the Paisley Centre,
the enhancement of Paisley’s appeal to shoppers and other potential new retailers, and
a boost to public finances through non-domestic rates revenue of £145,000 per annum.
“To have such a key retail site in Paisley High Street occupied again would be a major vote of confidence in Paisley’s future,” said Renfrewshire Council Leader Derek Mackay, who also chairs Paisley Vision Board.

“The redevelopment would be further proof of the continuing regeneration of Paisley.

“In recent years Renfrewshire Council and our partners prioritised three key projects which would significantly boost Paisley’s appeal as a place to live and do business in.

“The first – the redevelopment of part of the former council hq in Cotton Street for housing – is well underway.

“The second goal – the revival of the iconic Arnott’s site – has seen the creation of an innovative public private partnership to make the site ready for development and attract residential and commercial development.

“What a hat-trick it would be for Paisley if we can help restore the Littlewood’s site in the middle of the high street to its former prominence.”

Tom Johnston, President of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce said: “It’s particularly encouraging that it would be a major national retailer which would be coming to Paisley.

“Having that level of support for Paisley as a strong retail centre can act as a catalyst for the broader regeneration of the town centre as well as its retail sector.”

A meeting of Renfrewshire Council’s Planning and Development Board on Tuesday December 07 will consider a report recommending that the Council supports the deal through an investment of up to £336,000.

The money would help towards the £1.5m plus cost of refitting the store which has a large, complex layout and has lain empty for six years. Council funds would only be awarded if the deal is concluded.

The cost of preparatory works in the vacant store followed by a refit is expected to total £2.5m

Renfrewshire Council’s Paisley Town Centre Action Plan has already identified the need to support the upgrading of property assets to boost retail development.