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Views of Paisley available to buy now in 2013 Calendar

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that the new calendar, ‘A Tale of Two Decades’, is now on sale.

This fascinating calendar showcases a selection of nostalgic photographs of Paisley, dating from 1960 to 1979. Featuring well-known locations such as the Town Hall, Paisley Abbey and The Watermill Hotel, this year’s calendar is sure to evoke memories for locals who lived in the town during or around that period.

Each of the photographs originate from the archive collection held at Paisley Museum. This collection comprises of over 20,000 historical images dating from the 1850’s up to the present day and features pictures relating to Paisley and other parts of Renfrewshire.

Earlier in the year, when preparations for the 2013 calendar first began, Renfrewshire Arts and Museums enlisted the help of their Facebook followers to help shortlist the huge selection of pictures we had to choose from. As a result, the image of the Christmas Lights over the River Cart from 1979 emerged as the clear favourite and the perfect choice for the front cover of the calendar.

The archive collections are available to view in either Paisley Museum or Paisley Central Library. Copies of images from the historical photographic collection are available on request. A range of postcards and prints are also available to buy from the Museum shop.

A Tale of Two Decades’ is available to buy from Paisley Museum and Paisley Arts Centre now, priced £7.99. www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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Paisley Events

Please come and support this event at Paisley Arts Centre tomorrow night. Tues 23rd. It will be an interesting film and after show discussion will address film makers perspective, dance, pressures of celeb culture and ‘suicide’

red-shoes-tt0040725THE RED SHOES
Renfrewshire
Film
Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1948, 133m, U

A beautiful landmark of dance cinema, The Red Shoes is a cautionary tale about creative obsession. The film stars Dunfermline’s own Moira Shearer as an aspiring ballet dancer manipulated by a Svengali figure. One of Martin Scorsese’s favourite films, the screening will be followed by a dance performance from Reid Kerr students.

Venue Information
Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, PA1 1EZ
Event Information
Tue 23rd
Free
Free / No booking required – Information: 0141 887 1010
7 – 9.30pm

http://www.mhfestival.com/

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Glasgow Airport

Here is a statement from Glasgow Airport regarding an incident earlier this morning.

Aircraft operations have restarted, however we are advising passengers to check with their airlines as there has been some disruption.

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Glasgow Airport“At approximately 07:45 flight LS177 from Glasgow Airport to Alicante was forced to make an emergency stop on the runway just prior to take off.

“The 737-800 Jet2.com aircraft was forced to curtail take off due to smoke in the cabin.

“All 189 passengers were disembarked. Glasgow Airport had to suspend flights until 10am when the runway was reopened.

“This has resulted in delays and passengers are advised to check with their airlines.

Update 10:54am
Six inbound flights were diverted –

2 to Edinburgh
2 to Manchester
1 to Prestwick
1 to Aberdeen

5 flights were cancelled –

2 inbound – 1 x London City and 1 x London Gatwick
3 outbound – 1 x Dublin, 1 x London City and 1 x London Gatwick

14 flights have been delayed.

http://www.glasgowairport.com/

Sarkar Defence Solutions of Hillington has become the 100th local business to sign up to Renfrewshire Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire programme.

The company, which manufactures and exports body armour products, received its certificate at a recent Invest in Renfrewshire business breakfast hosted by Council Leader, Mark Macmillan at Reid Kerr College.
The Invest in Renfrewshire programme encourages Renfrewshire businesses to recruit and train local unemployed young people. In return the council can provide support for the businesses in the form of employment subsidies, training support and business loans and funds to help the businesses grow.

Since the scheme was launched in June, a wide range of businesses have signed up, from new enterprises to established multi-million-pound companies such as Steel Engineering of Renfrew.

Sam Sarkar, Managing Director of Sarkar Defence Solutions, said, “As a business that started up in this area, we’re pleased to be supporting the Invest in Renfrewshire programme. We’ve recently taken on a local graduate intern under the scheme and they will be working on some of our marketing projects over the next seven months. Working with a global company like ours will give them a lot of valuable experience.

“The council’s Invest in Renfrewshire team has been very helpful in helping us with our plans to develop our factory in Hillington.”

Council Leader, Mark Macmillan, said, “It’s great that local businesses like Sarkar Defence Solutions are supporting Invest in Renfrewshire. There are clear benefits for the business and for local young people who are struggling to find work at the moment. I would encourage all local businesses, big and small, to sign up to the programme.”

For more information on the Invest in Renfrewshire programme, go to www.investinrenfrewshire.com or call 0300 3000 144.

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New Recruit for Renfrewshire Chamber The Chamber has been supporting Renfrewshire Councils, The Recruit since it started in 2010. Based loosely around the BBC’s The Apprentice, a number of secondary school leavers under take a summer of business related challenges.

The Top Recruits win real paid jobs for a year – with the Chamber offering the position of Management Trainee. This year’s winner was Alison Fraser from Elderslie who went to Johnston High.

renfrewshire-chamber-commerceCommenting on her Recruit experience, Alison said “Throughout The Recruit programme I made many new friends, gained various different skills and greatly improved my confidence. And of course I won my job in the Chamber – which I still can’t believe I got! Being at the Chamber for a month, it has opened my mind to many diverse aspects of work and I have been introduced to many influential people who have put given me great advice.

Throughout my year here I hope to meet many more fascinating people, hear about their businesses and how they have achieved their success. After my year at the Chamber I plan on going to The University of the West of Scotland to study Social Sciences.

For more info on the Chamber visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

Photographed – Recruit host George Bowie, Chamber job winner Alison Fraser and Chamber CEO Bob Davidson
Regards,

 

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Renfrewshire Chamber for the 2nd year running has been shortlisted with 5 others chambers across the entire UK (from a total of 51) for the prestigious BCC Chamber of the Year.

renfrewshire-chamber-commerceChamber President Tom Johnston, delighted with the official shortlisting commented “once again well done to all the Chamber Team and the Chamber Board.

Renfrewshire Chamber punches way above its weight in the Chamber network – and I am confident this will be recognised nationally. I will be joining members of the team at the official ceremony, when the winner is announced at the end of November in Guildhall, London.”

For more info on the chamber please visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

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The Chamber, at the September networking lunch, recognised a number of key mentors – that between them have mentored, for free, a significant number of local businesses from all sectors.

Linda Perry the Chamber’s Mentoring Exec’ presented 6 mentors with an official mentoring certificate. Commenting on the mentoring programme, Bob Davidson, Chamber CEO said “I encourage all growing businesses to get in touch with Linda and find out how mentoring can help their business grow & prosper.

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You are gaining the valuable experience and views of business men and women from across Renfrewshire and beyond – many of them very senior. It’s a great programme and Renfrewshire Chamber have helped hundreds of companies gain access to a business mentor.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our mentors for giving up their valuable time to help others.” Mentors recognised included:

  • Colin Neill – Diageo
  • David Hoey – BTO,
  • David Scouller – DPS Agency,
  • Gary Ennis – NSDesign,
  • Sheena Kitchin- Scotland by Design and Tina Beales.

For more info visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

or contact Linda Perry at lperry@renfrewshirechamber.com / 0141 847 5458 / 07525 323500

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Brides Make An Extra Special Entrance In Renfrew Town Hall

A group of lovely ladies from across Renfrewshire Council have come out in force to show their support for the newly re-opened and beautifully restored Renfrew Town Hall by donning their bridal gowns one more time for a unique town centre bridal gathering.

 

bridesRenfrewshire brides and bridesmaids who have been married in the town recently to others who are celebrating longer anniversaries all jumped at the chance to wear that special dress again though this time with friends and colleagues in order to help raise awareness of Renfrew’s hidden gem fairytale castle style wedding venue.

 

Sheonna Anderson, Valerie Kelly, Michelle Carslaw, Linsey Matthews, Bobbie O’Donnell , Mary Longwell and Tricia Gault all from various sectors across the Council braved the weather and stopped traffic in Renfrew town centre yesterday as they made their way up the High St in their beautiful gowns.

 

Kathleen Kennedy of Renfrewshire Arts & Museums Service said,’ We were absolutely delighted to have received so much support from our colleagues across the Council, many of whom live in the area, to get involved in our campaign ‘Your Dream Setting Is Nearer Than You Think’ and to raise public awareness of such a beautiful venue which makes for the perfect wedding location. We hope the elegant and classic style of the facilities, which were just restored to their former glory earlier this year will make more bridal parties think of the Historic Burgh of Renfrew as their choice.’

 

Renfrew Town Hall has a rich and varied past dating back to 1670. It has served as a courthouse, an early 19th century jail, a focal point for community and civic activities and more recently of course a wedding venue.

 

The venue was officially opened by deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on 28 January 2012 after a £5.2million programme to fully refurbish and renovate all aspects of the building.

To view the building and take full advantage of the event planning service offered by Renfrewshire Arts & Museums, enquiries and visits can be arranged by calling 0141 887 1007 or emailing ram.els@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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The Jack and Jill Market

What fabulous quality, nearly new items will you buy for your “cheeky monkey” at The Jack and Jill Market for maternity, babies and children (0-9yrs) which is coming to The Meadow Leisure Centre, Meadow Road,Dumbarton,G82 2AA on Sunday 21st October 2012.
jack and jillStalls filled with gorgeous bargains, whether you are looking for Prams, Buggies, Cots, Highchairs, Car Seats, Toys, Clothes. The list is endless…

You really can’t afford to miss this!

https://www.facebook.com/events/386582731391063/

 

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HRH The Princess Royal to attend service to mark 850th Anniversary of Paisley Abbey

On Monday 15 October, HRH The Princess Royal is to attend a service at Paisley Abbey to mark the beginning of the Abbey’s 850th anniversary year.
Following the service, which will feature music especially composed for the event by the Abbey’s Director of Music, Dr. George McPhee, Her Royal Highness will meet members of the Abbey’s 850th anniversary organising committee, unveil a plaque commemorating the visit and receive a gift from 8-year old Stephen Chalk on behalf of the Abbey congregation.

HRH The Princess RoyalAdmission to the service is by invitation and, as well as members of the Abbey congregation, representatives from other churches in the town and the community of Paisley will be present.

Reverend Alan Birss of Paisley Abbey said: “It will be an honour to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to Paisley Abbey for one of the most auspicious occasions in our year of celebration to mark the Abbey’s 850th Anniversary.

“Paisley Abbey has been at the centre of the town’s history and is an architectural landmark for the town and a spiritual focus for the community. Times have changed but the Abbey’s mission has remained unchanged. The events which will take place over the coming months will remind us all of that enduring legacy.”

Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 when Walter Fitzalan, the High Steward of Scotland, signed a charter establishing a ‘house of devotion’ on his lands of Paisley. That ‘house of devotion’ became one of the foremost Cluniac Abbeys in Europe. Religious and secular history are interwoven in the Abbey’s story with Robert II, the first Stewart king, being born here and Princess Marjory Bruce (daughter of Robert the Bruce and mother of Robert II) and Robert III buried here.
After the Reformation the Abbey church continued to serve as a place of worship for the people of Paisley and today is a vibrant parish church of the Church of Scotland.

Details of the Abbey’s 850th anniversary events, which run from 15 September (St. Mirin’s Day) 2012 to 15 September 2013 can be found on the website www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

The service on Monday October 15 will begin at 1.30pm