Accord Santa Dash

Paisley Events – ACCORD Santa Dash

ACCORD Hospice are hosting a Santa Dash in Barshaw Park on Saturday 9th December 2012 from 10am,

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Paisley photographs of Paisley Christmas lights 2012

Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Christmas Lights 2012

Paisley was transformed into a winter wonderland as the town’s spectacular Christmas lights celebration took place on Saturday.

Chart stars Stooshe were the grand finale to a fantastic day as a record crowd of 38,000 crammed into the town centre.

Cold temperatures and rain showers didn’t put families off enjoying the full day of events, kickstarted by Buddie’s Elf Parade from the Piazza Shopping Centre at noon.

All Paisley Photographs taken by Scott Williamson and has kindly given permission to paisley.org.uk to use them.

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Paisley Photography Competition. Win a Limited Edition Canvas Print

Paisley.org.uk have teamed up with 1021Photography to offer all our fans & supporters a chance to win a Limited Edition canvas print worth £79.99, so if you would like to win all you have to do is head over to 1021 Photography Facebook page. Then click the ‘like’ button and comment on their page, saying “I’m a positive paisley winner”.

The competition will run until the 7th Dec ’12 at 8pm when the lucky winner will be picked at random, just in time to hang the canvas on your wall for Christmas. Also as an extra bonus anyone who books a wedding or photo shoot and had entered the competition will receive 15% off. http://www.facebook.com/1021photography

 

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LtoR Alex Hamilton_ Joanna Boddy_ Liz Snodgrass and Bob Leslie

Renfrewshire social worker wins top award

Liz Snodgrass, from Renfrewshire Council, has won the first ever Wilma MacDonald Mental Health Officer (MHO) of the Year Award.

The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) set up the award in honour of Wilma MacDonald, a Mental Health Officer who worked in the East End of Glasgow for many years. Wilma died in 2010.

LtoR Alex Hamilton_ Joanna Boddy_ Liz Snodgrass and Bob Leslie

Liz was nominated by her colleagues in the MHO Service at Renfrewshire Council. She said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to receive this award, especially as it’s supported by the MacDonald family. Working as an MHO can be very challenging and the support and understanding of colleagues is an essential ingredient in making sure the decisions reached help the individual service user.

“There is a lot of work to do in the area of mental health, not least to try and minimise the stigma of mental illness and to continue to improve the quality of life, and the lifespan, of people who suffer from mental illness. MHOs can and do make a difference in society and it’s great that the SASW has taken the first steps in recognising this.”

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Community and Family Care Policy Board, said, “This is welcome recognition for Liz personally and for Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work Service.

“Liz is a passionate advocate for the people who use our services. She goes the extra mile to protect people’s rights and puts the individual at the centre of her work. She is an excellent team player and a supportive colleague.

“Importantly, Liz is also keen to pass on her knowledge and best practice. She has been a tutor on the MHO training course and is currently a Practice Assessor. Renfrewshire Council’s goal is to ensure that the Social Work Service is staffed by well qualified and well motivated people and Liz is a shining example.”

Liz’ nomination highlighted an example of her work in dealing with an elderly man on a Guardianship Order. His benefits had built up while he was in hospital but his care home had claimed the money in fees. She navigated a complex system and sought the help of the Office for the Public Guardian, the Care Inspectorate and the Mental Welfare Commission to make sure the care home repaid the money.

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Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Christmas Lights Switch on 2012

Paisley on the web volunteers were in almost every area of the town for photographs, covering everything from the Santa Claus Parade by the Piazza Shopping Centre to travelling on the open top bus, giving a quite unique angle to the town. We also covered all the events on stage and got some unique shots from the Piazza roof later on during the Lights Switch On. All Paisley Photographs were taken by Alex Kyle for www.paisley.org.uk 

You can find more photographs on the Paisley Facebook Page by clicking here, or to find out more about Alex please click here.

cenotaph memorial

Paisley Photographs of the Paisley war memorial commemoration to the fallen.

Volunteers from Paisley on the web were at the Cenotaph this morning to give our respects along with schoolchildren, politicians, members of the public and members of the armed forces serving and served to commemorate all those lost in all conflicts and wars over the years. Lest we forget.

TOMORROWS VETERAN

When I am old
With my medals on my chest
Will you be grateful
That I did my very best

When I am old
Will those words still haunt me
‘We shouldn’t have been there’
Even though, I helped keep you free

When I am old
And tears for my comrades fall
Will any of you understand
Side by side, we stood proud and tall

When I am old
Will you forget about me
Because if today you don’t acknowledge us, then….
Tomorrow our parades, you won’t want to see!!

Author: Di G ©

All Paisley Photographs taken by Ian McDonald for www.paisley.org.uk of the Paisley Remembrance Parade 2012

Paisley Christmas Lights 2012

Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2012

Paisley was rocking today when Gina McKie from Radio Clyde hosted the main stage in Paisley Town Centre for the Paisley Christmas Light Switch On 2012. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Singing Kettle entertained the families who turned out in huge numbers when the Pop Group Stooshe switched on the lights for 2012.

The photographs below were taken by Cameron Pollock for www.paisley.org.uk showing the stage area and also the Christmas Lights, set up beside the town’s Paisley Abbey.

To see more of Cameron’s Photographs on Facebook click here.

Paisley Photographs Santa Parade

‘Santa’s Parade Paisley Photographs

If you have any photographs you would like to see on this website please send them in to us and we will credit you for your photographs.

 

 

Paisley Photographs of the Santas Parade 2012

The winners of the Piazza Shopping Centre’s competition to ride on the open top bus were Kodey McDonald and his mum Lisa Townsley.

The parade was a great success and as you can see from the photographs below they featured not only Santa Claus but an old style Tunnock’s Teacakes truck, Buddie the Lion mascot, the Rockettes, Brazilian Samba band and lots more. Keep coming back to the website for more photographs from around Paisley today.

Photographs of the competition winners and ‘Santa’s Parade’ taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk

If you have any photographs you would like to post on here please send them in, all photos will be credited to the photographer.

Santa Parade 2012

Santa’s Parade Paisley Piazza Shopping Centre

What a fantastic day it was in Paisley with the Christmas lights being switched on earlier this evening, Paisley on the web were out in force to capture the day. It started from the Piazza Shopping Centre with ‘Santa’s Parade’ starring Buddie the Elf, a parade of vehicles including an open topped bus and a horse and cart with a huge following crowd, and ended with the lights being switched on by Chart Toppers Stooshe. We have all the Paisley Photographs and will be posting them up during tonight and tomorrow. Below is our first batch of photos taken by Ian McDonald for www.paisley.org.uk

If you have any photographs you would like to post on here please send them in, all photos will be credited to the photographer..

Keep coming back to the website for more photographs from Paisley today.