Due to heavy lorry traffic, the stainless steel horseshoe has been twisted off the bronze tondo at Maxwellton cross, we are appealing to your readers, in addition to the readers at this website to help us locate it. We are offering a £50 reward and a Glen Cinema DVD for its return. The S/S Horseshoe cost £375 to manufacture it is this expensive as normally horseshoes are made of cheaper iron or aluminium.

Our Colleagues in the roads department of the council have deduced that the torque exerted when a heavy lorry is turning from George Street into Maxwellton street is responsible for the loss.

The disappearance was first notice on a Friday morning by one of our members whilst out for a walk.


So any indications of where it might be before too much bad luck returns to Paisley would be gratefully received as would donations to help with the cost of replacement.

As part of our future plans to re-enact the witches story we will be raising awareness of the horrific story of their deaths by laying a horseshoe shaped wreath on the Gallow Green, where they were tortured and burned. The laying of the wreath will be on the 313th anniversary of their deaths in 1697 on Thursday the 10th June at 1.30. Our message on the wreath will be the same as is on the Bronze Tondo at Maxwellton ‘Pain Inflicted, Suffering Endured, Injustice Done’ this is in acknowledgement that the folk of Paisley and Renfrewshire were wrong in our actions a that time. This event turned out to be the last mass execution for witchcraft in western Europe.

Her is a link to a previous story the PDE ran and also a link to wikipedia.

Hope that you can help bring their plight to a wider audience.

Warm Regards

Piero Pieraccini


Paisley Development Trust



We would like to say welcome to our new partners at Let It are now one of our valuable partners at and have the very best reputation, and we at could not recommend them higher.

‘Let It are Scotland premier letting agent. With offices in Paisley and our Head Office in Glasgow’s Vibrant Merchant City, we cover most of the west and central Scotland. We have just recently opened a new branch across the border in Grays, Essex and hope to expand across the country over the next few years. We look after our Landlord and tenants and are always looking into ways of improving our services. We are a tailor fit agency and treat every landlord and tenant as an individual as we understand that everyone’s circumstances and needs are different. We are an ARLA registered company for the safety of landlords and tenants alike.’

Let It now have a brand new website in place and you can visit it by going to or by calling them on

Let It Paisley
51 Moss Street
Paisley PA1 1DR
t: 0141 848 7727
f: 0141 889 5611
email us >
Let It Glasgow
123 Stockwell Street
Glasgow G1 4LT
t: 0141 552 7728
f: 0141 552 1244
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Let It


Bentley Chauffeur Drive have been long time supporters of the website and this is just a wee bit of information if anyone is visiting London, please use their services, fellow Buddies will get a nice discount and a fantastic service.

Bentley Chauffeur Drive is a long established company, offering chauffeur-drive services to clients throughout the UK. The company, is located in Chalfont St. Giles, was established in 1985 and the owner has many years experience in the Vintage Car Hire sector.

Bentley Chauffeur Drive chauffeurs all hold Institute of Advanced Motorists qualifications. All chauffeurs have served many years within the emergency services so therefore are highly skilled and professional. Bentley Chauffeur Drive is a well respected company and satisfied clients include many influential business leaders and politicians.

Contact Marty by email Marty supports lets support our friends..


Our very own Gerard Butler is number 1 Born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, Gerard Butler was raised along with his older brother and sister in his hometown of Paisley, Scotland. He also spent some of his youth in Canada. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by their mother…

And number five is our very own David Tennant too….

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For more famous people from Paisley, Scotland check out this page


Are you the next
Paolo Nutini or Leona Lewis?
We are looking for the following under 25s
Solo Vocalists
Solo Instrumentalists
Vocalist Groups (no bands)
Fantastic prizes for the winners!
You MUST be available for the heats:
6 – 9 pm Friday 14th May
1 – 4 pm Saturday 22nd May

Application form right here..


Lets get ready to Go! Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire residents are being invited to take part in two-week festival to celebrate the great outdoors of Renfrewshire.

Over the course of the two week festival it is hoped to that people will walk, run, cycle , row or horse-ride the equivalent of the 66 mile boundary of Renfrewshire many times over.

Go! Renfrewshire 2010 will be the area’s first ever outdoor activities festival.

As well encouraging people to get out and have fun, the aim of the festival is to promote what Renfrewshire has to offer and how it can be enjoyed responsibly using the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

A packed programme of activities has been organised including walks, cycles, horseriding, picnics, treasure hunts and even Tai Chi.

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “GO! Renfrewshire 2010 is a two week festival to celebrate Renfrewshire’s great outdoors. We want to see as many people as possible getting out and getting active as part of the festival so have a huge range of activities on offer. Events are taking place throughout the area and to suit people of all abilities so there really is something for everyone.”

Go! Renfrewshire 2010 kicks off on Saturday 22 May with a launch event including music and activities in County Square, Paisley. A group of walkers will then lead a walk from Paisley town centre to Elderslie to join the village gala day parade.

Other programme highlights include a Paisley Mystery Tour, a walk to the old Barytes Mine at Clyde Muirshiel, an introduction to horseriding at Ingliston Equestrian Centre in Bishopton, a picnic on Gleniffer Braes, and Tai Chi.

There are also a number of groups aiming to walk or run the equivalent of Renfrewshire’s 66 mile boundary in the four weeks leading up to the festival and during the festival itself.

As well as Renfrewshire Council, other local groups taking part include, Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership, Paisley District Scouts, Lochwinnoch and Paisley Kayak Club, Castle Semple Sailing Club, Clyde Muirshielf Regional Park, Finlaystone Estate, and Ingliston Country Club.

The Go! Renfrewshire programme is available in council buildings, libraries and leisure centres. You can also see what’s going on by logging on to

download go renfrewshire  pdf


The sights, sounds and tastes of the Tunisian bazaar come to Paisley from Thursday 15 April till Saturday 17 April

Nearly 30 stalls will have hundreds of exotic offerings on sale from hand made ceramics to spices from the orient. The market is open from 9am till 5.30pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy cous cous, crepes and paella as they look around the stalls.

The Tunisian bazaar and continental market has been organised by the Paisley Vision Board as part of the partnership approach to regenerating the town centre. The market is one of a programme of events which has already seen the hugely successful Fireworks Night and Christmas lights switch on draw 20,000 strong crowds.

Renfrewshire’s Provost, Celia Lawson, said, “Shoppers will be able to experience exotic tastes, stunning traditional clothing and fabulous ceramics when the Tunisian bazaar and continental market comes to town.

“There will be hot food with dried fruit, nuts, olives and sweets. There will be Tunisian leather-ware, handbags, ceramics, wall-tiles, tagines, lamps, pots, carved wooden ornaments, jewellery, art, music and traditional Tunisian clothes. There is even a stall selling slippers – perfect for Grandpa’s Christmas present!”

The following products be available:

  • Handmade leather goods including slippers, handbags and belts
  • Hand made ceramics, pottery lamps, tiles and tagines
  • Fresh olives and spices
  • Olive wood carved ornaments
  • Hand made fashion clothes
  • Silver frames, jewellery, glass ornaments and mirrors
  • Clay drums (tamtam)
  • Hand knitted table covers
  • Freshly cooked cous cous
  • Tunisian cakes (patisseries)
  • Dry fruits and nuts
  • Spanish paella
  • French pancakes
  • Pashminas and scarves.

Press Release by Renfrewshire Council


Just a wee update, for all our existing volunteers and anyone wishing to have their very own email address.

Please contact and tell me you would like a brand new email and I will set you up as soon as I can..


Please read the following below from Jennifer who is championing our town and country to further afield, I think its excellent to see and from all at we wish Jennifer all the very best. (please follow Jennifer’s Facebook group)

Jennifer Welford

Hi there,

My name is Jennifer Welford I am 23 years old. I was born in Paisley and have lived in our town for my entire life. I was a student at Castlehead High School and after years of training at Bonnie and Sharon Barr’s School of Dance at the YMCA in New Street I gained a taste for the limelight and last year decided to enter the international beauty pageant Miss Universe. The contest is owned by American Tycoon Donald Trump and has entrants from all over the world who are not only beautiful but intelligent, aware and ambitious young women who become great role models for a younger generation and ambassadors for charities worldwide.

The selection process is tough. After submitting your original entry and photographs, suitable girls are selected for a semi final interview followed by a regional final. At the interview you are given an opportunity to prove that you are the perfect candidate for the role. After the interview I had to wait for about a week before I knew I had been chosen for Miss Universe Scotland but when the letter arrived at my house I can’t tell you how excited I was, the feeling was incredible, however, I knew I was going to have to work hard to get a top three spot and qualify for the British final. The regional final was held on the 27/2/10 and I can’t say the night went without a hitch as during a catwalk I tripped and landed on the judges table. I knew I had all my friends and family cheering me on and I was willing to let all the hard work go to watse so, in true Buddie style, I picked myself up and got on with it which resulted in my coveted top 3 spot. I am now through to the final of Miss Universe Great Britain where one special young lady will be selected to represent our country at the international final.

In the run up to the contest Miss Universe Scotland Contestants were given the opportunity to work with and raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity which helps grant the wishes of children and young people fighting terminal illness. I jumped at the chance to use my involvement in the contest to make a difference and organised a sponsored 5k held on the 20/2/10 along with Glasgow Parkrun. It was freezing on the day of the race but my group and I soldiered on and for our efforts raises a whopping £1817 for the chairty!! The next round of the contest has chosen the Joshua Foundation as their charity and I have decided to host a Black Tie Dinner Dance at The Hilton Grosvenor in Glasgow’s West End to raise funds for them. With a fabulous four course dinner, entertainment from esteemed writer, producer and stand up comedian Phil Differ and one of the best ceilidh bands in the business “The Jiggers” it’s set to be a great night. Tickets are £29 and all proceeds will go to the charity.

The final of the contest will be held in Birmingham at the ICC on the 02/05/10 and on the night one girl will be crowned the “Peoples Choice” and awarded 20 extra points onto the judges score. The way she will do this is by encouraging supporters to vote for her. I would love it if the people of Paisley could get behind me and text a message with the words “JENNIFER WELFORD” to 81118 to register a vote for me and help our town gain yet another successful export! You can also join my facebook support group by following this link and clicking the “join group” button at the top of the page –!/group.php?v=info&gid=282025951365

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my mum, Christopher and Evelyn, the Paisley Express and Brian at for helping me so much with my campaign and finally I would like to thank my local sponsor Pro-Life Fitness Centre for chosing to help me through the final. You have all been wonderful.



Team up with your buddies for Paisley 10K

Renfrewshire’s Jogging Buddies network is just one of the groups leading the race to make this year’s Paisley 10k road race the biggest ever.

And Commonwealth Games hopeful runner Claire Gibson joined the group to officially launch online registration for this year’s event.

Renfrewshire girl Claire, an 800m runner and a strong hopeful for a place in the Scotland Team at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October, is encouraging people to get together with their friends, family and workmates to sign up for the Paisley 10K.

The August 29th event, one of the flattest, fastest and easiest courses on the 10K circuit, is aiming to be the biggest in its 11-year history.

This year registration has been opened up to allow groups to register together and the Fun Run will see even more colourfully costumed runners take to the streets.

Claire said: “The Paisley 10K really is the best of both worlds as it’s a largely flat and fast course. This means it’s easier than many other 10K events for people with less experience but it’s also good for regular runners who are aiming to get a personal best time.

“If you have ever toyed with the idea of trying a 10K then this is the one to try and to make it even easier you can now sign up as a group of friends or colleagues and start training together.”

Almost 200 people have already pledged to take part through the website, and now they can officially register.

The Paisley 10K and Fun Run are key events in the Active Renfrewshire campaign which aims to give people of all ages and abilities the opportunities to lead an active lifestyle.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s sports champion, said: “The 10K has become a really big event with everyone from international athletes from Scotland and beyond to friends and family taking part for a bit of fun and exercise. There is also the Fun Run which is shorter and ideal for families or groups of children who want to get dressed up in costumes and run together. They might even win a prize for best outfit!

“Both events take place right in the heart of Paisley town centre only steps away from Gilmour Street train station and there will be free parking on the day so it’s really easy to get to. There are also changing facilities nearby at the Lagoon Leisure Centre.

“One of the key aims of the Active Renfrewshire campaign is to show that taking part in sports or physical activity is fun. Not only are there massive health benefits but it is also great for your social life so get your friends, or your family, or your workmates and get training. The countdown is on!”

To sign up for the Paisley 10K or Fun Run log on to

Or to find out more about how to get involved in Jogging Buddies and for support on training for a 10K go to or call 01505 810936.