Paisley, Renfrewshire Category


Hi there….I know this is a long shot but it’s worth a try…

My 8 yr old son’s bike went “missing” at some point last night/this
morning. Basically, it was taken from our doorstep ( we have a secure
entry system so someone has been let in…..!!! )
It is a mountain/bmx style one and is grey army camouflage in colour
& design. The front reflector is missing from it too – I have that
here as it broke off yesterday and was going to fix it today! It was
his xmas present and he used it daily for going to school as well as
going out to play on it – now he’ll have to walk to school whilst his
friends go on their bikes…

If anyone happens to notice it around anywhere in the top foxbar
area then could you please let me know asap?

Many thanks…

Paul T.



Hello We’re running a community project where we have £2000 to give to a local project and would very much appreciate your input or suggestions.

Please see further information below.
Kind regards, Kat    The ‘Two Pubs’ Community Challenge Two of East Kilbride’s favourite pubs, The Peel Park Freehouse & Carvery and The Bonnie Prince Charlie have joined forces to set a challenge to their neighbours.

Asking locals to nominate projects that need attention, the pubs have promised to tackle and transform these neglected spaces. Promising £2000 towards materials, The Peel Park and Bonnie Prince Charlie will also provide the manpower required to tackle whatever the community throws their way! Suggestions should be sent to and the best idea will be chosen by 9th  June.

The team will then contact the relevant parties and get cracking! The Bonnie Prince Charlie’s General Manger, Billy McLean explains: “We’ve been working hard getting our pubs ready for summer and wanted to help our local communities do the same.  We look forward to hearing ideas from our neighbours and I for one will be rolling up my shirt sleeves and getting firmly stuck in! We’re expecting it to be hard work … but lots of fun too!”

The idea is to get the pubs’ staff making a difference to their local neighbourhood as well as providing a unique opportunity for staff members to work together in teams across all levels of the business.

All ideas are welcome and might include planting a sensory garden at local hospice, painting a kids playground or planting flowers to cheer up bed bound residents at a nursing home.

For further information, or to arrange an interview please contact Flamingo:  Katherine Sparkes T: 0117 968 8090 M: 0796 808 1152 E:

Notes to Editors:     Bonnie Prince Charlie, High Common Road, East Kilbride G74 2AU  T: 01355 237 200   General Manager – Billy McLean    Peel Park, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Strathclyde G75 8LW  T: 01355 222747   General Manger – Martin Howley


Do you have any photos of Barshaw Gala Day you would like to share with the visitors of then please feel free to send them in, I couldn’t make it myself as you can see from the Gallery I have updated it with 150 new pictures as I walked about Paisley.

To send in your images simply contact and we shall send you instructions..


Apologies to anyone who has went into our online store to buy one of our photographs or prints, we had to iron out some flaws in the shop and the good news is it is now fully working so please feel free to browse the store using the navigation at the top of the blog.

you can buy calendars, canvas prints etc check it out now by going to


It is with the wishes of Danny’s son Rikki that We Organise The Danny Kyle Memorial sessions and a final concert to celebrate the life and career of his Father.    The week long festival begins on Friday 27th June at the Paisley arts centre 8pm

The Acts include: The Tannahill weavers, The Ballachullish Hellhounds and This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Paisley folk hero Danny Kyle.  Skelpaig.  Tickets are priced at £8 Available from Paisley arts centre box office

Saturday 28th June will be the first day of the Danny Kyle open sessions This will be held at Redss café bar(the open sessions are by invitation and Musicians who are willing to participate)

Sunday 29th The Tea gardens Open Sessions 3pm admission free

Monday 30th Paddy Malarky’s Open sessions 8pm Admission free    Wednesday 2nd  8pm July Redss Café bar Acts  include; The Doghouse roses, Kenny leckie and Tom Anderson. Admission free

Thursday 3rd July The Bull Inn Open sessions 8pm Admission free    Friday 4th  8pm July Hamishes hoose Acts Include: Jill Leighton, The house of cheese, the Organisers, Chris McDonald and Lucy and Lewis.

Saturday 5th July (Sma’ shot day) On this day there will be two events on this day!  The first  will be held at Redss café bar at 1pm- 4pm Act; Include Maggie and Brian, The Doghouse Roses, Kenny leckie and Maria hall

The second event will be the final concert at the Paisley Town Hall at 8pm  The acts include: Maeve O’Boyle, Dave Arcari, The Doghouse Roses, Maria Hall, Maggie and Brian, Wing and A Prayer The House of cheese plus more…..

Further info: Websites:   Dave Arcari Maeve O’Boyle Doghouse Roses Maria Hall Maggie&Brian

The tickets for the Town hall event are priced at £15/£13/£10 concession!!    For further details: Contact: Mick Daly at


Dear All

If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he
Or she is a company engineer, or telling that they’re checking your mobile
Line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call
Immediately without pressing any numbers.

There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09
They can access your ‘SIM’ card and make calls at your expense..
Forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you
Can, to stop it.

Many thanks for your time regarding this matter, take care and regards.

Phil Corris
Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer


As always on we listen to our visitors and try as hard as we can to either point the visitor in the right direction to the information they require, other times we cant and as far as we were aware there wasn’t a Renfrewshire “independent” Accommodation guide so we set one up…

It is a work in progress at the moment but we have already started putting up some of the local Hotels and guesthouses from the Renfrewshire area and I hope you will agree the website looks brilliant..

But we are now asking for your help, please comment on the aforementioned establishment and give us your views and tell us if they are good, bad or just not worth the money to stay in the accommodation..

so click on now and tell us what you think?

Also we have now jazzed up the Paisley Pub guide so click here to go to the new look Paisley Pub Guide


Did you know we have a Champion in our ranks of Paisley Buddies well look no further than Kevin McIntyre who is the current Scottish, Celtic and British Welterweight champion reading up on Kevin’s career is fascinating he has worked hard to be where he is today. Here is a snapshot of the information we have taken from Kevin’s website

Mar 2 2008 – by Tom Walker

Kevin McIntyre retained the British welterweight title he took from Kevin Anderson in relatively surprising circumstances and against the perceived odds four months ago in Irvine ‘s Magnum Centre.

The Paisley postman again defied the odds by his retention of his title in a packed and atmospheric Kelvin Hall with a unanimous points decision with scores of 115-114, 117-112 and 117-112 from the judges at ringside. I’d venture that the score of 117-112 is flattering as the bout was much closer than that, and it could be argued that scoring depends on what you’re looking for. Is it heavy direct shots to the target or lighter, yet more frequent shots?

In any event when all is said and done, Kevin McIntyre wakes up on Saturday morning with the Lonsdale belt still in his possession and Kevin Anderson wakes up wondering where he’s going from here.

The atmosphere was nothing short of high voltage with the fans of both boxers creating a tension in the terraces, which presumably was fuelled by the same stuff which made them sing so out of tune. No chance of any of this lot featuring on the “X Factor” trying to please Simon Cowell. The Braveheart squad were out in force to support their man, in fact the whole arena looked like a who’s who of Scottish boxing such was the interest in this all Scottish title bout.

The opener had Anderson forcing the pace and McIntyre countering with accuracy from his southpaw lead and the occasional left hook for good measure. The Fifer was trying to KO the Paisley man every time he threw a punch, but it was mighty close and depended on your affiliation as to who got it. click here to read more…. also we will be featuring Kevin in our notable people section very soon. thanks for the link Kevin very much appreciated…


Great news we are in the local newspaper the Paisley Daily Express. Welcome to all the Paisley Daily Express readers and thanks to the express for their great article.

I am pictured with Mhairi and Michael who are both volunteers for the website, some of our volunteers including Victor, Margaret, Jeanette as well as others couldn’t make the photo opportunity unfortunately, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the website.

Also if you feel you would like to help with the website in any capacity be it gathering information or even nominating someone for the notable person or famous person section then please use the contact button on the main website to get in touch.

Once again thanks to all our visitors to the website and especially to everyone who regularly uses the message board “you know who you are”…



CAB Scotland

What is the Scottish CAB service?
The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service is made up of:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS)– a national umbrella body that provides essential services to Scottish citizens advice bureaux
  • Citizens advice bureaux – independent, local charities that are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. Bureaux provide advice and information to people in need in over 200 locations

The aims of the Scottish CAB service
The Scottish CAB service is united by two aims:

  • to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively

and, equally

  • to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.
    CAS and Scottish bureaux work together to achieve these aims.

A service with principles
The CAB service is led by 12 principles that guide the work we do. These 12 principles are:

  • A free service
  • Confidentiality
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Accessibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Community accountability
  • The client’s right to decide
  • A voluntary service
  • Empowerment
  • Information retrieval
  • A generalist service

You can also read more about the CAB Service 12 Principles.

We also operate an equal opportunities policy: the CAB Service is independent and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, sex, age, disability or sexuality.

For more information go to

Or for the Paisley Citizens advice Bureau office

45 George Street, Paisley, PA1 2JY
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Tel. no. 0141 889 2121
Fax. no. 0141 849 7116