Mirren Court Three, 123 Renfrew Road, Paisley

The beautiful open plan office to let at Mirren Court Three on second floor perfect for 6/7 people with 2 car parking (with others available to let).

The office has fluorescent lighting, power, central heating and natural daylight.The rent is inclusive of fair use of heat/light and service charge costs. Meeting room hire is also available.

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Call 0141 843 4211 to get more details! More offices are available on our website www.dpgroup.org.uk

A unique event staged by intu Braehead shopping centre that allowed youngsters to find out what it was like to be an adult for a day has won a top national award.

The free Mini City activities event staged at the centre has won a prestigious Purple Apple Award for an event in the 2018 retail marketing Oscars.

The Mini City activities allowed four to 12 year olds to become adults and perform tasks from daily life in an environment adapted to their size.

Youngsters got hands-on experience of becoming a police officer, building worker, doctor, or working in a restaurant and supermarket.

Staff organised interactive role-play for youngsters, giving them an amazing insight into adulthood. Everyone taking part was given a Mini City clock-in card and ‘employees’ who visit every workstation were rewarded for their hard work.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: “We realised youngsters like role-playing especially when they can act like grown-ups, so we created various real-life scenarios for them to experience.

“The team here at intu Braehead are always looking at new and innovative ways of engaging with young people and families and we aim to put a smile on the faces of everyone who visits us.

The Mini City was one of the most popular events we’ve had in the centre and we’re chuffed to bits that intu Braehead has been recognised by the Purple Apple Awards for creating such a compelling experience.”

Sewing2gether is an inclusive organisation that seeks to provide life enhancing opportunities
for those who would be positively impacted from participating in their workshops. Thanks to
some generous funding from Santander, Sewing2gether is now able to offer a new FREE
weekly Sewing Workshop in Paisley.

This class is to support and teach those with English as a second language, or non-English
speakers; predominantly those who are new to the UK and would appreciate the opportunity
to engage with others in similar situations.

So much of modern activity doesn’t have a physical end result. Sewing can make you any
number of items from homeware, clothes, toys and gifts. Sewing is a visual experience so
verbal communication is secondary as we use step by step demonstrations and can
incorporate multi language flash cards.

Sewing2gether specialises in textile upcycling using unwanted or discarded fabric, saving it,
transforming it, giving it a renewed purpose and uncovering the value that was there all
along, taking something that was labelled as damaged goods, rubbish, useless, unwanted,
unloved and hopeless, and giving it a new lease of life with all it's amazing flaws!

 Learn to use a sewing machine
 Practice your sewing skills
 Make things for yourself and your family
 Take home a finished item every week
 Produce extra items to sell at craft events
 Repair damaged clothes

We begin on May 16th 2018 and will meet every Wednesday at 9.30am. Hot drinks and a
light lunch will also provided. Bus fares may also be reimbursed.

Mossvale Community Church, Mossvale Hall, 60 Greenock Road, Paisley PA3 2LE
By bus take the McGills 747 from Paisley Town Centre to Gockston Road.

If you work, support or live near individuals you think would be suitable to attend please
enquire about referrals by calling 0776 385 5072.

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has urged constituents to buy Fair Trade Easter eggs this year and show their support for farmers in developing countries.

Last week, Mr Newlands met with the staff of Rainbow Turtle to find out how they were preparing for Easter.

The Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North bought his Easter gifts at Rainbow Turtle, and in doing so, encouraged local constituents to consider buying Fair Trade products this Easter.

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“Many in Renfrewshire will be well aware of the fantastic work that Rainbow Turtle do to support Fair Trade. They’ve been in the town for over 15 years and their work has been crucial in Renfrewshire being awarded Fair Trade status in 2009.

“Easter is just around the corner, so it was good to meet with the staff to find out how they’re preparing for the busy time ahead. I was also able to pick up my Fair Trade Easter eggs and would encourage others to do so as well.

“Fairtrade chocolate makes a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 179,800 farmers in the developing nations. It’s a simple and easy way in which we can help those less fortunate than ourselves.”

Jamie Scott, winner of Masterchef the Professionals 2014, will run a series of cooking demonstrations sharing his top cooking tips at Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

The chef, who runs the stunning The Newport restaurant overlooking the River Tay in Fife, will deliver three, free cooking demonstrations on Saturday 28 April to show audiences how to create top-class and delicious dining experiences at home.

The demonstrations will cover tasty recipes such as a how to get creative with your Sunday roast leftovers – delivered in association with Love Food Hate Waste, a mouth-watering vegetarian dish of cauliflower fritters and a fantastic spiced pork dish.

Chef, Jamie Scott, said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. Events like this are a great way to get insight into local producers, suppliers, restaurants and cafés.  It’s a great way for people to get involved with food particularly those that take an interest in cooking.”

Love Food Hate Waste will provide advice on the day on making the most of your leftovers and the best ways to avoid food waste.

Ylva Haglund, Food Waste Campaigns Manager, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “With Scottish households throwing away more than 600,000 tonnes of food every year, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign wants to inspire everyone about what they can do with their leftovers, including making a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy.

“We can all do more to tackle waste and to demonstrate, we are delighted to be teaming up with Chef Jamie Scott who will be demonstrating easy to make recipes that will provide people with new ideas for how to make the most of our food.”

Baking sensation Three Sisters Bake will also run a demonstration on the day for those keen to get some expert tips on creating some sweet treats.

This year’s festival will take place over two days for the first time ever from Friday 27 to Saturday 28 of April when the very best of Scotland’s producers will showcase their wares to visitors in Paisley’s iconic Abbey Close. Visitors on the Friday night can enjoy street food from Pitt Street traders, expert tastings with Gin 71, a Rum Shack Bar and acoustic music performances. On Saturday there will be a full programme of children’s workshops and entertainment, farmers’ market, craft market and plenty of delicious street food to enjoy and traders to purchase foodie gifts and goodies from.

The festival will run alongside Paisley’s Beer Festival which will take place from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 April run by the Renfrewshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, which attracts people from all over Scotland and beyond. The group will also run an outdoor bar on the Friday and Saturday.

Although the demonstrations are free spaces are limited so please book places in advance. You can find out more about the event and the demonstrations here: www.paisley.is/cookingdemos/.

The theme for this year is musical instruments. So many unused instruments are languishing in lofts and cupboards. The idea is to collect these and pass them on to organisations who will use them.
LEAP will be a collection point and we will be partnering with Music Broth a new Glasgow based charity, who lend out musical instruments.

Beautiful open-plan office of 916 sq ft to let at Mirren Court on Renfrew Road in Paisley. The office is perfect for 6/8 people.

Call 0141 843 4211 to get more details!


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People in Renfrewshire are being warned to be careful when buying last minute Christmas presents due to a rise in the number of fake goods becoming available.

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Renfrewshire Council Trading Standards experts have warned that counterfeit goods, such as toys, make-up, perfumes and hair styling appliances may not have undergone safety testing and could be dangerous to the people buying or using them.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board said:

“Every year, we see people being injured by faulty goods bought online or items from markets supplied by untraceable sellers.

“Our Trading Standards & Licensing team are continually keeping an eye on products but we still see unsafe products on the market.

She added: “The last thing we want is for Renfrewshire residents to have a ruined Christmas and I would urge people who are seeking out bargains to be extra vigilant at this time of year. Put safety first rather than price.”

Further advice from the Trading Standards & Licensing team includes checking labels, logos and instructions and only buying from reputable, authorised dealers.

Ensure that any toys you buy are CE marked and suitable for the relevant child. Check for age restrictions and hazard warnings and ensure instructions are adhered to.

Customers buying online should always check reviews and feedback on the seller and be wary of goods advertised as ‘seconds’ or ‘rejects’.

For further advice on goods you have purchased, you can call the Trading Standards team on 0300 300 0380 or send an e-mail to ts.es@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Parents are getting the chance to do their Christmas shopping without worrying about keeping their children occupied.

In the busy run-up to Christmas, Drop ‘n’ Shop activity camps are being run by Renfrewshire Leisure at local sports centres.

This means parents can take their children along to the Drop ‘N’ Shop and then head off on their own to buy this year’s Christmas presents for family and friends.

And while mum and dad hit the shops, youngsters will be having fun and games with Renfrewshire Leisure staff during the activity sessions between 10am and 3pm.

The first Drop ‘n’ Shop activity day is being held at Johnstone Community Sports Hub, on Saturday, December 9 and the following Saturday, December 16, the activity camp moves to Renfrew Leisure Centre.

On Sunday, December 17, Drop ‘n’ Shop is at the ON-X, in Linwood; Thursday, December 21, at Erskine Sports Centre and on Friday, December 22, at The Lagoon, in Paisley. The activity camps cost only £10 per child.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “With a million and one things to do at this time of year, preparing for the big day can be very stressful for the grown-ups.

“And asking your kids to trail round the shops might not be the favourite activity for youngsters.
“So, we’re giving parents the chance to drop their kids off at one of our leisure centres where they’ll have loads of fun and games with our fully-trained leisure staff, then the parents can get on with the serious work of Christmas shopping.”

WM. Phelps Butchers are a family run business selling quality dry aged scotch beef pork and lamb to the people in and around paisley since 1965 #positivepaisley#shoplocal.

Why not pop along to 41 Causeyside Street, Paisley and bag yourself one of their fantastic special offers; their very own traditional black pudding only £1.60lb, special recipe pork links only £1.80lb or beef olives at only £0.50 each.