Paisley Photographs, official Paisley website containing Photographs of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland with some superb videos of Paisley and the town.
Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Christmas Lights 2012
Paisley was transformed into a winter wonderland as the town’s spectacular Christmas lights celebration took place on Saturday.
Chart stars Stooshe were the grand finale to a fantastic day as a record crowd of 38,000 crammed into the town centre.
Cold temperatures and rain showers didn’t put families off enjoying the full day of events, kickstarted by Buddie’s Elf Parade from the Piazza Shopping Centre at noon.
All Paisley Photographs taken by Scott Williamson and has kindly given permission to paisley.org.uk to use them.
Paisley Photography Competition. Win a Limited Edition Canvas Print
Paisley.org.uk have teamed up with 1021Photography to offer all our fans & supporters a chance to win a Limited Edition canvas print worth £79.99, so if you would like to win all you have to do is head over to 1021 Photography Facebook page. Then click the ‘like’ button and comment on their page, saying “I’m a positive paisley winner”.
The competition will run until the 7th Dec ’12 at 8pm when the lucky winner will be picked at random, just in time to hang the canvas on your wall for Christmas. Also as an extra bonus anyone who books a wedding or photo shoot and had entered the competition will receive 15% off. http://www.facebook.com/1021photography
Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Christmas Lights Switch on 2012
Paisley on the web volunteers were in almost every area of the town for photographs, covering everything from the Santa Claus Parade by the Piazza Shopping Centre to travelling on the open top bus, giving a quite unique angle to the town. We also covered all the events on stage and got some unique shots from the Piazza roof later on during the Lights Switch On. All Paisley Photographs were taken by Alex Kyle for www.paisley.org.uk
Paisley Photographs of the Paisley war memorial commemoration to the fallen.
Volunteers from Paisley on the web were at the Cenotaph this morning to give our respects along with schoolchildren, politicians, members of the public and members of the armed forces serving and served to commemorate all those lost in all conflicts and wars over the years. Lest we forget.
When I am old
With my medals on my chest
Will you be grateful
That I did my very best
When I am old
Will those words still haunt me
‘We shouldn’t have been there’
Even though, I helped keep you free
When I am old
And tears for my comrades fall
Will any of you understand
Side by side, we stood proud and tall
When I am old
Will you forget about me
Because if today you don’t acknowledge us, then….
Tomorrow our parades, you won’t want to see!!
Author: Di G ©
All Paisley Photographs taken by Ian McDonald for www.paisley.org.uk of the Paisley Remembrance Parade 2012
Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2012
Paisley was rocking today when Gina McKie from Radio Clyde hosted the main stage in Paisley Town Centre for the Paisley Christmas Light Switch On 2012. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Singing Kettle entertained the families who turned out in huge numbers when the Pop Group Stooshe switched on the lights for 2012.
The photographs below were taken by Cameron Pollock for www.paisley.org.uk showing the stage area and also the Christmas Lights, set up beside the town’s Paisley Abbey.
The winners of the Piazza Shopping Centre’s competition to ride on the open top bus were Kodey McDonald and his mum Lisa Townsley.
The parade was a great success and as you can see from the photographs below they featured not only Santa Claus but an old style Tunnock’s Teacakes truck, Buddie the Lion mascot, the Rockettes, Brazilian Samba band and lots more. Keep coming back to the website for more photographs from around Paisley today.
Photographs of the competition winners and ‘Santa’s Parade’ taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk
If you have any photographs you would like to post on here please send them in, all photos will be credited to the photographer.
Santa’s Parade Paisley Piazza Shopping Centre
What a fantastic day it was in Paisley with the Christmas lights being switched on earlier this evening, Paisley on the web were out in force to capture the day. It started from the Piazza Shopping Centre with ‘Santa’s Parade’ starring Buddie the Elf, a parade of vehicles including an open topped bus and a horse and cart with a huge following crowd, and ended with the lights being switched on by Chart Toppers Stooshe. We have all the Paisley Photographs and will be posting them up during tonight and tomorrow. Below is our first batch of photos taken by Ian McDonald for www.paisley.org.uk
If you have any photographs you would like to post on here please send them in, all photos will be credited to the photographer..
Keep coming back to the website for more photographs from Paisley today.
Pipers bag Glasgow Airport funding for new equipment
Pipers of all ages from across Renfrewshire are set to benefit from money for new equipment through the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund.
Johnstone Pipe Band’s ‘learner’ class now has 30 members, following a successful recruitment drive. The band itself has 36 members, and 20 of these are under 18.
An award of £1,000 from the FlightPath Fund will fund the purchase of new chanters, drum skins, snares and beaters which will help to ensure that the learners are able to progress to playing bandsmen.
Johnstone Pipe Band is run by volunteers and performs at local, national and international events and competitions. The members also work with schools in the town introducing pupils to pipe music, and explaining the disciplines and life skills that can be learned, and the official qualifications that can be achieved by joining up.
Alan McGeoch, secretary of Johnstone Pipe Band, said: “This new equipment will provide a massive boost to both the learner classes and the band. I am also hopeful it will also enable us to attract new members and learners by showing that as well as providing excellent tuition, we have high standards when it comes to equipment.”
Glasgow Airport’s operations director Campbell Mackinnon added: “Johnstone Pipe Band does great work in the community by encouraging people, particularly young people, to learn and perform a style of traditional Scottish music.
“This award from the FlightPath Fund will enable the band to continue its work at a local level, while also representing Johnstone and Renfrewshire at national and international events and competitions.”