Here are some photos of the afternoon session with the Fire Engine Rally in Gilmour Street and County Square, Paisley.

All photos are taken by Ian McDonald for

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Carers Picnic: Barshaw Park, Glasgow Road, Paisley, Saturday, 01/09/2012, 1pm

As you may all be aware we are having a picnic in Barshaw Park, Paisley on the 1st September 2012 at 1pm.  We would love to see as many carers and their families there as possible.

We see this as an opportunity for everyone to get together in an informal setting and hope you will join us.  You will need to bring anything you might need for the day including food, something to sit on etc.  We have been offered inside space should it rain, from the local carers centre.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 1st.  If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact;  Kathy Jagger or Katrina Adam

We at Carers Votes Count can accept no responsibility for theft, loss or damage to persons or property which should at all times be safeguarded by the owners.

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Here is the second part of this amazing set of paisley Photographs showing the night sky over Paisley. All photos taken by Gary Chittick.

The ISS has made frequent passes over the Paisley night sky follow us on Twitter @paisleyorguk and we shall keep you up to date with sighting times.

  • First row of images shows the Aurora Borealis (looking West) from Paisley.
  • A selection of night sky, satellites, ISS and Renfrewshire scenery (usually black!!)

All photographs are taken by Gary Chittick and has kindly given permission for Paisley on the web to use.

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Heidi Talbot and Friends play at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 8 Sep.

A remarkable collection of talent share the stage at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 8 Sep.

Heidi Talbot, former lead singer with Irish Folk pioneers, Cherish The Ladies will joined by John McCusker, Kris Drever and Ian Carr for one special night in Paisley.

Kildare singer Heidi is right at home in the twin worlds of Irish traditional and roots music. 2010 saw Heidi nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and record and tour with Idlewild, Eddi Reader, Michael McGoldrick, and Kris Drever. It also saw her play sell-out concerts all over the UK and Ireland and launch her new record The Last Star to rave reviews.

Playing material from her upcoming record, Angels Without Wings, Heidi will be joined by world renowned Multi Instrumentalist/Producer John McCusker, Orcadian Singer/guitarist Kris Drever and the inimitable guitar playing of Ian Carr.

Heidi Talbot and Friends will be playing Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 8 Sep. Doors are at 7.30pm, tickets cost £12 (£10 conc) and can be booked by calling 0141 887 1010 or log onto

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Here is a collection of some amazing photographs taken over Paisley during the weekend of the Perseid Meteor Shower over Paisley.
All photographs are taken by Gary Chittick and has kindly given permission for Paisley on the web to use.

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All images are taken from Glennifer Braes.

  • Image 1  the Perseid Meteor Shower
  • Image 2  the Milky way
  • Image 3  the Big Dipper
  • Image 4  the ISS a Satellite and an Aeroplane all in one photo.

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Well after another great summer of circus skills, murder mysteries and comedy workshops, the time to go back to our regular classes has come.

The Johnstone class will commence on Monday the 20th of August 2012 from 6.00 p.m. till 7.30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s church hall, Tower Road, Johnstone and the Foxbar class will commence on Thursday the 23rd of August 2012 from 5.30 p.m. till 7.00 p.m. at Foxbar community centre, Amochrie Road, Foxbar.

The classes are £3.50 per session and your first night is free. This is suitable for ages 7- 14. We will be starting work soon on our winter 2012 panto “Cinderella” which should be a lot of fun to put together and a lot of fun to watch. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at or phone me on 07812437559.

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Almost 790,000 people travelled through Glasgow Airport in July 2012 meaning passenger traffic during the month was broadly in line with the same period last year.

Demand for long haul and EU scheduled travel continued to rise, with the number of passengers using these services up nearly 20% on July 2011. Emirates, and easyJet all reported year-on-year growth for the month.

Overall passenger traffic was down 0.5% against July 2011 as a result of the school holidays starting in late June this year instead of early July. This shortfall equates to 3,700 passengers.

Over the course of June and July, the two main summer months, Glasgow Airport handled more than 1.5 million passengers. This represents an increase of nearly 30,000 passengers on the same two months in 2011.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We have had a great summer so far and it’s very pleasing to have handled nearly 30,000 more passengers than last year. July’s year-on-year shortfall is only part of the story and directly attributable to the fact that the first weekend of the school holidays fell in June this year.

“The recent introduction of a number of new routes, including Emirates’ second daily service to Dubai and Sunwing Airline’s twice weekly service to Toronto, ensured demand for long-haul travel from Glasgow Airport remained strong during July, which was very encouraging.

“Expanding our route network will always be a priority but the continued economic uncertainty means it is extremely challenging to do so, especially as we enter the traditionally tougher winter months.”


Education and training providers in Renfrewshire are teaming up for an event aimed at helping young people aged 16-24 find out about local opportunities to develop their skills and careers.

FuturesFest will take place in Paisley Town Hall on August 22 from 11am – 4.30pm.

The event is being organised by Renfrewshire Council, SDS (Skills Development Scotland) and Jobcentre Plus.

The aim is to provide in one place on one day, the information and advice needed by 16-24 year-olds on training, education and employment opportunities in Renfrewshire.

Although not a jobs fair, some employers who are about to embark on seasonal recruitment drives will be represented.

In addition to the event organisers, other organisations participating will include Reid Kerr College, UWS, Kibble, AM2PM (Amazon Recruitment), Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, Engage Renfrewshire, and Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union.

“Everyone involved is aiming to give as much practical advice and information as possible to young people aged 16-24 about their future options,” said Councillor Roy Glen, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Employment and Economic Development Task Force.

“Recently there was very encouraging performance by Renfrewshire pupils in the national exam results and advice will be available for those who are looking to build on their exam achievements.

“Equally, we want to assist those who may have been out of school or higher education for some time and want to look again at the opportunities available to them.

“There’s lots of up to date advice available in an informal setting and we’d urge young people to come along.  It could make a real difference to their futures.

“Renfrewshire Council is already doing a lot to assist 16-24 year-olds into employment through the £2.5million Invest in Renfrewshire programme to support and grow the local economy.  FuturesFest is another example of a joint approach which is putting support in place for young people in these difficult economic times.”

Event organisers stressed that no pre-booking is required and that anyone aged 16-24 is welcome to turn up on the day.

In addition to the general guidance on offer, there will also be half-hour sector-based workshops on childcare, hospitality and construction.

Sessions will also be hosted by SDS on social media awareness.  The council’s community learning and development team will also run a workshop to help participants improve their employability.

What’s on Renfrewshire is an independent website which launched in 2012 with the aim of providing both local residents and visitors to Renfrewshire with a friendly, up to date guide to all the latest events taking place throughout the county and neighbouring areas.

The site came about after the success of sister website What’s On East Renfrewshire. We started to get listings for events taking place in Paisley, Erskine etc and as we added them to the East Renfrewshire website, more started to come in, that’s when we made the decision to launch What’s On Renfrewshire.

The website has only been live for a couple of weeks but the feedback so far has been great and we’ve already had quite a number of events added to the site from the likes of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Erskine Events and Walking Tours on Wheels.

It’s completely free to list an event or activity on the website no matter how large or small and as the event gets closer we also post reminders via our social network pages, making it a very effective way of promoting your event!

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Top cyclists from across the country will head to Paisley to compete in a national competition against the backdrop of the historic town centre.

The Scottish Cycling Circuit Race 2012 will be back in Renfrewshire for the fourth year in a row.

Cyclists, ranging from under-eights to the fastest adult riders in the country will compete in their respective categories on this fast and technical course.

The popular event will take place on Sunday 19 August, starting at 10am with the youth events. As well as the races, The Clan cycle stunt team will be showing off their skills, making a great family day out.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said: “This will be the fourth time the Circuit Race Championship will be held in Renfrewshire and the second year in a row that it will be taking place in the heart of Paisley. It’s a challenging course and a great backdrop for all the excitement and fun on the day. This is a major cycling event and a great family day out, so I hope to see lots of people heading into the town to cheers on the competitors.”

The event will incorporate the 2012 Scottish Circuit Race Championships, the Youth Road Race Championships and the West of Scotland Circuit Championships.

Starting on Gauze Street at Paisley’s Town Hall the circuit turns left at Paisley Cross, down St Mirren Brae, left onto Orchard Street, left again onto Bridge Street over the White Cart River, past the Council HQ Building on the right, the historic Paisley Abbey on the left, before sweeping round the final bend and the finishing straight up to Paisley Cross.