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The Travel Day of Action has been arranged to urge government to act now to support the aviation industry and the 1.6m jobs it supports across the UK. Each airport is doing its own activity and we’re arranging the below picture to be recreated on our airfield.

We will be supplying drone footage and still images of the below from 2pm today.


Such is the devastating impact of the pandemic on the industry, in normal circumstances we’d never be able to do something like this on what is a busy airfield.

More importantly, Glasgow Airport alone has lost a third of its workforce across the 100 + companies that make up our campus (6000 people down to 4000).

Aviation is not just about holidays. We’re an island nation that aviation plays an important role in connecting Scotland with the rest of the world – whether for importing or exporting of goods, people doing business, in-bound tourism or reconnecting people with loved ones who live abroad.

Today Glasgow Airport will welcome approximately 3,000 people mostly travelling on domestic routes. During the same day in 2019 it would welcome over 34,000.

Throughout the pandemic our airports have stayed open at a loss of £3m per month to support lifeline services including:

    • flights to the Scottish Islands
    • Air ambulance operations
    • Vital PPE and medical supply deliveries
    • Critical domestic and international connectivity used by key workers and crucial sectors such as oil and gas
    • Military flights

Such is the devastating impact of the pandemic on the industry, in normal circumstances we’d never be able to do something like this on what is a busy airfield.

More importantly, Glasgow Airport alone has lost a third of its workforce across the 100 + companies that make up our campus (6000 people down to 4000).

Aviation is not just about holidays. We’re an island nation that aviation plays an important role in connecting Scotland with the rest of the world – whether for importing or exporting of goods, people doing business, in-bound tourism or reconnecting people with loved ones who live abroad.

Today Glasgow Airport will welcome approximately 3,000 people mostly travelling on domestic routes. During the same day in 2019 it would welcome over 34,000.

Throughout the pandemic our airports have stayed open at a loss of £3m per month to support lifeline services including:

    • flights to the Scottish Islands
    • Air ambulance operations
    • Vital PPE and medical supply deliveries
    • Critical domestic and international connectivity used by key workers and crucial sectors such as oil and gas
    • Military flights
ReMode on Paisley High Street are delighted to announce that they are restarting their popular Meddle & Mend workshops – sessions that are open for all to come along and learn skills in garment repair and upcycling.

The first session is on Monday 12th July 7pm-9pm and the workshops will continue regularly throughout the year on the second Monday in each month.

Do you have a garment lurking at the back of your wardrobe that just a little tlc to bring it back to life? ReMode can help!  With everything from sewing on a button to taking up a hem, adjusting a waistband or fixing a zip, this informal and practical hands-on workshop will show you how to fix your clothes and save them from landfill.

Just bring along the garment you want to work on.  All other materials and equipment will be provided.  No experience necessary.

ReMode’s project manager Jane Dixon said “We’re really excited to be back!  This is the first time we’ve been able run sessions for the public since March last year.  We know that lots of people have rekindled their love of sewing over the last year – or even taken it up for the first time.  These workshops are perfect if you’re wanting a bit of face to face help with a project you’re working on, or if you want a few pointers on how to get started on repairs and mending.”  

With a few simple adjustments ReMode transform their shop into a spacious workshop which allows plenty of room for social distancing.  Numbers are currently restricted due to Covid regulations so booking is essential.  https://remodeyouth.org/tc-events/meddle-mend-12th-july-2021/  . There’s a small booking fee of £3.50 per session to secure a place.  Masks must be worn throughout the session.

This workshop is open to all.  Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
 For more information about ReMode see their website www.remodeyouth.org

Corendon Airlines to launch services to Antalya and Dalaman, Turkey, from Glasgow for Summer 2022


Commencing April 2022 long-established Corendon Airlines will make its debut in Scotland at Glasgow Airport. 

On offer will be direct routes to two of Turkey’s most popular holiday hotspots – Antalya and Dalaman. 


  • Antalya will be served twice weekly from Glasgow on Mondays and Fridays  
  • Dalaman will also operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays  


The new services will be operated by Corendon’s fleet of modern, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800 aircraft.


Matt Hazelwood, Group Commercial Director for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer additional capacity to one of our most popular destinations at the same time as welcoming a new airline partner to Glasgow Airport. 


“The new flights to Antalya offer more choice to reach resorts such as Alanya, Side or Belek, while Dalaman opens up renowned resorts such as Marmaris or the picture postcard resort of Oludeniz.”


The addition of the Corendon Airlines Antalya and Dalaman flights is a welcome boost for Scottish travellers looking to plan ahead for their 2022 escape. This new agreement will provide close to 50,000 seats between Scotland and Turkey for 2022. 


Mine Aslan, Commercial Director at Corendon Airlines, said: “We are very excited to expand our flight network with new routes. We have continued to see demand increasing to Antalya and Dalaman from the UK despite the current challenges faced by our industry. 


“There are many British customers who own properties in Turkey and are looking to stay longer than a typical seven or 14-night holiday. Our new schedule will now cater for this increasing demand. 

“In Summer 2022, we will start our Glasgow operations offering approximately 50,000 seats to Antalya and Dalaman. Our aim in this market is to meet the increased demand for Turkey destinations in the forthcoming seasons as well as to expand to other Mediterranean destinations on the Corendon network.”


Tickets are available to book now at corendonairlines.com or via local travel agents. 


A new school holiday campaign being launched today is urging everyone in Renfrewshire to be alert for any signs of child abuse or neglect over the summer the months.

As Renfrewshire schools prepare to ring the end of term bell on Friday 25 June, the For Kids’ Sake… campaign urges everyone in Renfrewshire to enjoy plenty of summertime fun time with extended family and friends after months of pandemic restrictions.

But Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee’s Chair John Paterson wants people to remember some children will have had a very difficult time in recent months.

He said: “Most children and young people in Renfrewshire are really looking forward to having sleepovers, day trips, staycations and time with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and family friends in the school break.

“Sadly, some of those children will have been through a rough time during the pandemic. It’s only now we are beginning to spend significant time with children we’ve seen very little of during lockdown months, and it’s only now that we might notice or sense that something is wrong.”

In the For Kids’ Sake… campaign, RCPC stresses everyone can play a part to keep children safe. Paying attention and noticing signs a child has been abused or neglected is critical, as is taking action to get some support for that child or children.

And John stresses it’s essential to do something if you’re concerned about a child’s wellbeing over the school holidays.

He said: “We’re simply asking people in Renfrewshire to be alert for clues that harm has happened. Children can take a long time to say anything if they’ve experienced abuse or neglect, but you can listen carefully, look out for signs or pay attention to signals that there’s a problem.

“If your gut tells you something is wrong, it’s important not to ignore it. By raising your concerns you might help something worse from happening to a child you know.”

“It’s always better to say something than do nothing. You shouldn’t ignore signs that something is wrong. Get help and support by contacting Renfrewshire Council’s social work department. Or, if you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police right away.”

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Chemical brow lift £65
PDO face lift £700
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PDO neck rejuvenation £350

Eight-strong airport safety team received commemorative coins from the Scottish Ambulance Service – 

Glasgow Airport’s team of volunteer community first responders have been recognized for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic response. 

Paul Scott, Kevin McGuire, Steven Mitchell, Douglas McShane, Jeanette Paton,

Jennifer Mulligan, Philip Gillespie and Katy Gracey were presented with a commemorative coin from the Scottish Ambulance Service for outstanding dedication and care.

Six of those recognised form the airport’s Duty Safety Team with both Philip and Katy training with the team as part of a career development programme from airport security partners ICTS. 

The Duty Safety Team works around the clock across the airport and an officer’s duties include fire prevention, responding to fire alarms and maintenance of all airport fire suppression equipment – extinguishers, hose reels, fire hydrants and dry risers.

Critically, Duty Safety Officers are also first aid providers, and each is a Scottish Ambulance Service-trained community first responder responsible for the airport’s 4000-strong workforce and the millions of passengers who normally pass through the terminal each year. 

Susan GardnerCommunity Resilience Facilitator (West)Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “Myself and Anne Harrison, West Region Community Resilience Paramedic Team Leader, were delighted to present all the community first responders at Glasgow Airport with COVID Coins as a thank you from the Scottish Ambulance Service for all their dedicated work throughout this pandemic.”

Community first responders are volunteers who are trained by the ambulance service to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work.

Their aim is to reach a potential life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly-skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “Our Duty Safety Team and the other community first responders who have been recognized today deserve huge credit for the first aid and care they provide to both our passengers and their airport colleagues. 

“It is no exaggeration to say they are life savers as all, if not most of them, have been called on to do just that. On any given shift they can deal with anything from a cut finger or a fire alarm to a cardiac arrest, so it’s fantastic to see their efforts recognised by the Scottish Ambulance Service.


“Although the vast majority of our operations were grounded during the pandemic, the airport remained open throughout to support a number of lifeline services and those receiving their commemorative coins today played a key part in our efforts to help keep the country moving.”

If you would like to find out more about being a Community First Responder click here. 

Please note that in the main pic the duty safety team are joined by Susan Gardner from SAS (left) and Glasgow Airport’s Operations Director, Ronald Leitch (right).

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Local businessman Ian Henderson has opened Embiance, a new travel agency at 27 Causeyside Street. Ian said ‘Following the closure of Thomas Cook and Tui we saw a real opportunity to provide Paisley with more holiday options and I expect 2022 to be a bumper year for travel as all of us can’t wait to get a break in the sun’

Embiance is a fully Bonded ABTA travel agency offering all holiday options including JET2, Carnival Cruises, Disneyworld and others. Manageress Lisa Duffy said ‘We aim to deliver an excellent service at the most competitive prices and, whether you are looking for two weeks in the sun or a cruise round the UK, my team will be happy to put together a deal for you. Deals change day to day and right now we have Disneyland Paris three nights for a family of three for £818 and a split centre holiday of Nashville, Los Angeles and Las Vegas with 15 nights for £1199. Right now our prices are just unbelievably low’.

Embiance also specialises in trips to Kenya where Ian has worked for many years. Ian said ‘Our business has a strong presence in Kenya and I look forward to Lisa and our team arranging holidays there so that our clients can enjoy the fantastic scenery, animal life and, above all, the welcome of the Kenyan people. We own the hotels which we use and we employ the staff, drivers and guides so we can offer unbeatable value for money.’

All Embiance Kenya holidays are tailor made using scheduled airlines and Embiance clients have opportunities to visit community projects and local villages as well as relax at the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lake Elementaita or play golf at Kenya’s only PGA rated course at Vipingo Ridge. Ian added ‘I can assure everyone that they will not be disappointed with a visit to Kenya. It will be the trip of a lifetime’.

Over the next decade, ten trees for every man, woman and child in Glasgow City Region will be planted as part of a new urban ‘forest’ to tackle climate change.

The ambitious planting pledge lies at the heart of the new Clyde Climate Forest, which is part of the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network, and it will breathe new life across the eight local authorities in the region.

Around 18 million trees will be planted over the next decade, increasing woodland cover in the region from 17% to 20%.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson visited one of the first projects to be part of the new ‘forest’ with 1,000 trees planted in Barwood Park, Erskine.

Councillor Nicolson said: “Planting millions of trees across the City Region will be a huge boost in our drive to tackle climate change and will make a tangible difference to the environment across the region and I look forward to seeing the benefits in Renfrewshire.

“We’ve set ourselves the brave and ambitious target of becoming become net zero following the declaration of a Climate Emergency in Renfrewshire, so I’m delighted to support the Clyde Climate Forest initiative as one of many projects we will bring forward in the coming years.”

The ‘forest’ is being viewed as an ideal opportunity for Glasgow City Region to demonstrate its commitment to reaching Net Zero, as it hosts COP26 in November.

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council and Chair of the Land Use and Sustainability Portfolio for Glasgow City Region, said: “Trees are nature’s own green lungs, improving the air that we breathe and soaking up harmful CO2 emissions from our environment. Expanding Glasgow City Region’s woodlands to create a new inter-connected forest will provide many lasting benefits.

“There are opportunities for communities, schools, businesses and landowners to get involved in our planting mission. We all have a fantastic opportunity to work collectively to improve our living environment whilst tackling climate change at the same time.”

There are around 29,000 hectares of broadleaved woodland in the region, but they are fragmented due to urban development. The new planting aims to connect these woodlands and help restore nature and boost biodiversity.

Welcoming the launch of the Clyde Climate Forest, Mairi McAllan, Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform said: “This is a significant and well timed initiative showcasing all that is good in tree planting as we approach COP26. It is also a first for Scotland, with eight local authorities working together with government and other partners on a major woodland creation initiative.

“Tree planting is key to tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss and there is tremendous support for it across Scotland. The Clyde Climate Forest taps into this and the benefits will last for generations.”

Working to the principle of ‘the right tree in the right place’, the project team aims to plant trees in areas of deprivation, former coalmining sites, vacant and derelict land, urban streets and other civic places.

As part of the long-term plans, the project team at Clyde Climate Forest is calling on community groups and land managers to help them identify places to plant new trees, or replace ones that have been lost in the past.

Work is also beginning to encourage smaller land owners and local authorities to gear up for tree planting. They are being offered free woodland assessments to help them identify potential new areas to be greened up with trees.

Launching the initiative Councillor Susan Aitken, Chair of Glasgow City Region Cabinet and Leader of Glasgow City Council, added: “This year we have an opportunity to shine a spotlight on Glasgow City Region and showcase how we are planning to adapt to and mitigate climate change while allowing nature to thrive and grow.

New community woodlands, trees and forests will bring multiple benefits to our local communities as well as wildlife. The pandemic has brought into focus like never before the value of local spaces as places to exercise, de-stress and engage with nature and this project can help to deliver the Green Recovery.

“The economic, ecological and social benefits will be extensive”

As part of corporate social responsibility commitments, businesses within the Glasgow City Region are being encouraged to get their staff involved with community tree planting projects.

Businesses and other organisations can invest in the Clyde Climate Forest if they sign up to a new charter which demonstrates their commitment to reducing emissions across their business supporting the fight against climate change.

The majority of woodland planting will be funded through Scottish Forestry’s various grant schemes but also through funding mechanisms that the Clyde Climate Forest can lever. Community groups and individuals can also donate.

Dave Signorini, Chief Executive of Scottish Forestry said: “The Clyde Climate Forest will deliver social and economic benefit to the population of the City Region. It will also provide a place for nature to connect, recover and thrive.

“Planting trees can help us reduce our carbon footprint and strengthen communities. Scottish Forestry is always ready to advise on the range of forestry grants that are on offer so that we can collectively get more trees in the ground.”

The project secured a £400,000 grant from the Woodland Trust’s Emergency Tree Fund as well as £150,000 from Scottish Forestry over the next two years to recruit a project team and kick-start the development of new planting schemes.

The Clyde Climate Forest is being delivered as part of the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network, with support from Green Action Trust, TCV, Glasgow City Region, Trees for Cities, Scottish Forestry and Woodland Trust Scotland.

Individuals and community groups can donate to the Clyde Climate Forest project through www.mypark.scot/ccf and businesses can contact business@clydeclimateforest.co.uk

For more information on the project, visit: www.clydeclimateforest.co.uk

THE diverse cultures of different ethnic groups in Renfrewshire are being celebrated with a series of online events and creative workshops.

The activities – organised by Renfrewshire’s Ethnic Communities Cultural Steering Group – are being staged as part of the national Refugee Week, between June 14 and June 20.

This year’s programme features music, film, food workshops, a photography competition, storytelling and a pen pal project that encourages children from The African School of Cultures to make a connection with Refugee communities.

The Steering Group is made up of leading cultural organisations, community members, Third Sector organisations and academic partners from across Renfrewshire.

The group developed from the work carried out last year to produce a programme of events for Black History Month, called Our Culture, Our Future.

They include Engage Renfrewshire, Jambo! Radio, Pachedu, University of the West of Scotland, Action for Culture and Ethics, The School of African Cultures, Inspiring Families and Renfrewshire Leisure’s Cultural Services.

Regine Bews, from the School of African Cultures said: “It’s important for everyone in Renfrewshire to celebrate Refugee Week

“It is a time to remember that many ethnic communities across the world at one point or another have sought refuge in other countries.

“This is also the right time to acknowledge and value the presence and contributions of ethnic communities and enable community cohesion, celebrate and showcase diversity across Renfrewshire.

“The cultures of ethnic communities in Renfrewshire could sometimes be claimed by others to be intimidating because have brighter colours, spicier flavours, different accents, louder songs and dances.

“Somehow, we will be surprised to find out that our cultures have similarities, our battles are similar and we share the same humanity.

“The ethnic Communities in Renfrewshire will benefit from this event highlighting their cultural activities as it is a great way to show their contributions, presence and integration in Renfrewshire.”

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, Chair of Renfrewshire Leisure said: “When people from the many diverse backgrounds in Renfrewshire come together, it connects communities and creates a rich tapestry of creativity and artistry. We are delighted to be working with the organisations on the Ethnic Communities Cultural Steering Group to deliver such an exciting program.

“Renfrewshire’s culture is enhanced by the traditions and skills refugees and migrant communities bring and we are looking forward to celebrating their contribution during Refugee Week.’

Events planned for Refugee Week include a film being shown on Ren TV – Renfrewshire Leisure’s online TV channel – at 7pm on June 17 called Musicians in Exile – Always On The Move. The film explores how refugees created new music during lockdown and how much that meant to them.

The Sharing Food Experiences Workshop is an event on Zoom between 2pm and 3pm on June 19. It brings together food and poetry and will be led by poet Sean Wai Keung.

On June 16, at 7pm, Ren TV features a storytelling session by Tawona Sithole, who is a playwright and poet who uses creativity-based learning to make connections with other people. This is part of Pachedu’s Cultural Café.

The photography competition being organised by the University of the West of Scotland is based around the theme of ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’. It’s open to people of all ages and entries to the UWS

Musicians from refugee communities in Renfrewshire and beyond will perform at Jambo! Radio’s social distancing studio on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram on June 18 and 19 between 5pm and 8pm.

And during Refugee Week the School of African Studies is launching their Pen Pal Project, which connects children involved in the group with children from migrant communities throughout Scotland.

Go to www.renfrewshireleisure.com/refugee-week for more details about online events taking place, in Renfrewshire during Refugee Week.