A wee (safe} fly on Boxing day across the Hammills and Anchor Mill, Paisley Abbey and the Town Hall to The top of the now abandoned TA Halls where you can see how much damage the roof has sustained also a wee spin around the top of Thomas Coats Memorial. Thanks to Paisley Buddie for sending this in to


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Mirren Business Centres – Paisley, near M8 Jct 27 / Glasgow Airport

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Mirren Business Centres offer great value offices for let with car parking. At Mirren Court and Mirren Chambers your will find the perfect modern space for your business, at highly competitive and affordable prices. Our facilities provide a variety of space for 1-2 persons up to 20 plus.

Mirren Business Centres offer:

–    Great Locations
–    On-Site Parking
–    Good value & choice
–    Variety of sizes
–    Meeting Room Facility
–    Amenities nearby: food outlets, gyms, shops

250 sqft small office space available to let from Marta Lozinska on Vimeo.

815 sqft office from Marta Lozinska on Vimeo.

465 sqft office to let, 41 Gauze Street, Paisley from Marta Lozinska on Vimeo.

Contact details: 

Mirren Court (One)
119 Renfrew Road

Phone: 0141 843 4211

st pauls primary school demolition

The start of the Demolition of St Paul’s Primary School, Foxbar, Paisley October 29th 2018.

The building has been standing for nearly 60 years, the new state of the art campus can be found by visiting this page.

You can also see some photographs from the last night the public were allowed into the building by clicking through to this page.

Video Taken by Brian McGuire

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The nominations are open for @ProvostCameron’s Community Awards 2019.

Who will you nominate in any of the six categories?

Community Volunteer, Community Group, Sporting Achievement,
Carers’ Award, Arts & Culture and Employee of the Year.

Nominate here:


beltane fire society

The Beltane Fire Society is run by a volunteer Board of Trustees who oversee the year-round operation of the organisation. The Society is funded entirely by donations through its membership and from Beltane Fire Festival ticket sales. We receive no donations from any public funds. Beltane Fire Society is a not-for-profit registered charity in Scotland.

The Beltane Fire Society took part in the Paisley Halloween Festival 2018, the video above was taken on the Fire Stage on Cotton Street.

You can find out more about the Festival here.

Paisley Halloween Parade

An estimated crowd of 34,000 flocked to Paisley for a Halloween spectacle this weekend with amazing floats, flying witches and a Mardi-Gras style parade.

Paisley Halloween Parade

The town centre was taken over by the ghoulish extravaganza, which is one of the major events as part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

Around 500 young people and costumed performers took part in the parade, which wound its way through the town centre against a backdrop of historic steeples and spires and the 850-year-old Abbey.

Four enormous floats, designed and constructed by creative company Bridgeman Arts alongside Renfrewshire’s young people, delighted the crowds. A giant animatronic ‘Witch and Cauldron’, a ‘Day of the Dead’ funeral scene, an illuminated ‘Witch and Mushroom Patch’ and interactive ‘Pumpkin Patch Man’ captured the Halloween mood.

Paisley Halloween Parade

It could only have been topped by the spectacular aerial performance with a cast of witches suspended from Paisley Town Hall, while the crowds were also entertained by top-class performers on the live stage, such as Spark LED drummers.

A funfair and cinema screening of horror films added to the packed programme, while families enjoyed workshops including pumpkin carving and costume balls for all ages.

Paisley Halloween Parade

The festival, supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, was significantly enhanced for the themed year with a full town centre takeover.

Young people were at the heart of the Festival’s development, with a 20-strong Youth Panel working alongside Renfrewshire Council’s Events Team to design and deliver the programme, while more than 500 took part in a new creative learning programme. This offered the opportunity to participate in all aspects of festival delivery from performance to live event management and technical production.

Schoolgirl Emma-Lee Campbell, 12, from Paisley, took part in the spectacular aerial display and said: “It’s been great fun and as well as making new friends, I’ve had opportunities to learn new things.”

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Paisley Halloween Festival has really raised the town’s profile and cemented its reputation as a place capable of staging unique, world class cultural events.

“It’s been wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves in Paisley town centre during the two days of free events, while the festival itself has created amazing opportunities for our young people.

“In the Year of Young People, hundreds of young people have been involved in what is now one of the biggest events in Scotland, whether it be actually performing, working behind the scenes or coming along to one of our masterclasses and workshops.

“They took up more than 1,200 creative learning opportunities and have been able to work alongside three of Scotland’s top creative events companies to co-create an event that puts the spotlight on Paisley. Renfrewshire’s young people are the real stars of the show.”

Louisa Mahon, Renfrewshire Council’s Head of Communications, Marketing and Events, said: “This year’s Halloween Festival was our biggest and most spectacular to date and is now viewed as one of the top events of its kind nationwide.

“To have so many of our young people at the heart of the festival’s planning and staging as co-creators made it extra special and we have been delighted to have delivered such a major event in partnership with VisitScotland.

“I’d like to thank all of the young people and everyone else involved in making this year’s event such a huge success, whether by taking part or by coming along and enjoying the festival.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “We are delighted to have supported Paisley Halloween Festival as part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations. The festival provided so many fantastic opportunities for young people to show us what they are made of and those involved should be very proud of what they have achieved. Young people were integral to every aspect of the design and delivery of the festival, highlighting the skills and talent that our young people have and further reinforcing Scotland as the perfect stage for events.”

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ST MIRREN legend Tony Fitzpatrick is offering a unique triple bonus to people who pre-order his soon-to-be published autobiography, Fitzy – The Story of My Life.

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People who pre-order the book before the November 6 publication date will be –

  • among the first to receive a signed copy of the autobiography;
  • entered into a prize draw to win two tickets for a Saints home game with a VIP matchday experience in the St Mirren boardroom;
  • and Tony will personally deliver a copy of his book to the homes of three people chosen at random.

For the first time Tony – who not only won a league title and a Scottish Cup medal with the Saints, but also had two spells as manager and is now the club’s chief executive – is telling his life story in this new book.

Tony Fitzpatrick’s life is more than just a football story.

There are lots of hilarious tales from the dressing room and behind-the-scenes boardroom battles in his autobiography, published by Macdonald Media.

But behind the football banter and bust-ups, there’s an amazing story of being brought up in one of the poorest and most violent areas of Glasgow and how he used his football skills to escape that life.

While at the top of his football career, tragedy struck when his six-year-old son, Tony Jr. died after cancer struck down the young boy. And on the day of his funeral, callous thieves ransacked the family home stealing anything and everything they could load on to a furniture van.

Sir Alex Ferguson, in only his second managerial job, made the teenage Tony Fitzpatrick the captain of St Mirren FC.

But not before Tony’s dad had to phone Fergie pretending to be the family doctor assuring him the young footballer was fit enough to play after suffering pleurisy!

Tony lost a fortune after he put money into Livingstone FC and the club went into administration. But he bounced back and as part of a groundbreaking police initiative, worked with some of the most violent young men in Glasgow’s gangs encouraging them to give up the blade and the gun.

Co-writer of the book, Paisley journalist and author, Norman Macdonald said:

“I was amazed at some of the stories Tony had to tell and the book will touch all your emotions.

“It’s a must-read heartwarming story of personal triumph over adversity.”

Log on to to order your copy today and Tony could be turning up at your door to deliver your book.

It’s game on for some vintage arcade fun in Soar at intu Braehead all this week.

The leisure destination is staging a Retro Gaming event and fans can go back in time to play more than 20 classic arcade machines, 15 consoles and PS4 VR rigs.

But gaming enthusiasts can also play the latest video game craze with a Fortnite arcade machine being installed.

The Retro Gaming event runs every day until Friday, October 12 from 4pm with the final two-hour session starting at 8pm. Tickets costing only £5 need to be booked in advance from the website.

The type of arcade games people can play include Joust, Black Tiger, Pac Man, Star Wars, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ninja Turtles with many more available.

Marketing manager at intu Braehead, David Lyon said: “This is real back to the future entertainment and a great fun event for all ages.

“We’ve an amazing array of retro games to suit all ages and abilities.

“We’re expecting lots of people to come along to find out if they’ve still got the skills to master these classic arcade video games.”

‘Totally wicked’ – that is the verdict from eight-year old Lily Blake on Paisley’s forthcoming Halloween Festival and annual celebration of the spooky and macabre.

Lily is one of over 700 children and young people who are transforming the streets of Paisley into a spectacular illuminated ghoulish wonderland with flying witches, giant pumpkins, breath-taking aerial displays and mardi gras-style parade.

Having listed as a top UK festival in 2016 and 2017, Paisley’s Halloween is back with ‘Something Wicked this Way Comes’ and is set to thrill and chill visitors from all over Scotland. The hugely popular event will be set against a backdrop of the town’s historic steeples and spires and rooted in the town’s history of 17th century witch trials.

The festival, supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, has been significantly enhanced for the themed year with a full town centre takeover, drawing in tens of thousands of locals and visitors – boosting business for local retailers, restaurants and hotels.

Young people are at the heart of the Festival’s development and a 20-strong Youth Panel has been working alongside Renfrewshire Council’s Events Team to design and deliver the festival programme. In addition, 180 young people will take part in a new creative learning programme with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of festival delivery from performance to live event management and technical production.

Kate McBurnie, 15, Youth Panel spokesperson, said: “It has been a great experience to be part of the festival and there are so many creative ways to get involved. I really love music and wanted to work on the soundscapes element of the lighting installations. The Parade has thrown up a lot of opportunities and we have been totally hands-on when the creative companies have asked for ideas. We are getting involved in everything from the technical side and working with aerial artists to creating large props and helping with special effects. I am really looking forward to seeing how everything will work together”.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The opportunities that have been created for local young people around this year’s festival are exceptional and I am delighted to see the confidence and creativity with which our young people have responded. Paisley’s Halloween Festival is a remarkable event, one of the biggest of its kind, and it continues to put Paisley on the map as a destination for major cultural events.

“The programme for this year is the most ambitious yet – and will see two days of entertainment across the town centre, almost all of which will be free.

“Paisley’s young people are the real stars of the show. Through their collaboration with three of Scotland’s top creative events companies, visitors to the town will be immersed in a truly unique Halloween experience that showcases the best of Paisley and invited to step into the darker side of our history”.

Paul Bush, OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Paisley Halloween Festival to expand its offering as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

“Young people will have the chance to showcase their own unique skills and talents while getting invaluable hands-on experience.

“It is a great opportunity for young people to take a leading role in designing and delivering a fantastic event within their local community, further reinforcing Scotland as the perfect stage for events as the creative learning programme will educate the event organisers of tomorrow.”

The parade will set off from Paisley’s Art Centre at 6pm on Saturday October 27, featuring 500 young people and performers in costume, and will make its way through the town passing lighting installations and haunting soundscapes along the way. Spectacular aerial performances will take place throughout the evening with a cast of witches suspended from Paisley Town Hall.

Parade specialist, Noel Bridgeman of Bridgeman Arts has designed and constructed four enormous floats with Renfrewshire’s young people – a giant animatronic ‘Witch and Cauldron’, a ‘Day of the Dead’ funeral scene, an illuminated ‘Witch and Mushroom Patch’ and interactive ‘Pumpkin Patch Man’ which will all be revealed in The Parade, the centre piece of the festival programme. Noel said: “It is fantastic that this year’s Halloween Festival is being designed and delivered with so much creative input from local young people. Their talents and skills will shine through, making this the best Halloween event to date. It’s brilliant.”

Scotland’s leading aerial dance theatre company, All or Nothing’s director, Jennifer Paterson explains, “We jumped at the chance to choreograph a piece involving 50 young people for the Flying Witches performance around Paisley Town Hall and Abbey. Celebrating Paisley’s witchy heritage, it will look spectacular to have witches swarm the Town Hall as aerialists fly 120 feet up in the air.”

The production and pyro experts at 21CC will transform the centre of Paisley using creative lighting, sound and flame effects. Company director, Geoff Crow, explained why they just had to get involved: “We simply love Paisley’s streetscape. The 850-year old Abbey, the Cloisters and the Gardens set the perfect scene for a spectacular lighting and sound spectacle. Creating amazing experiential events and bringing people together in celebration is what drives us and is exactly what Paisley’s Halloween Festival is all about.”

Other weekend highlights include top-class performers Spark LED drummers, Beltane Fire Society and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners on the live stage. As well as big screens around the town centre, a main stage showcasing amazing acts, funfair, and cinema screening of horror films will add to the packed programme. Plus, workshops, pumpkin carving, family-friendly activities and costume balls for all ages.

You can watch the Paisley Halloween Festival 2018 trailer here:

The full programme for the Paisley Halloween Festival 2018 is available at:

The festival is part of Renfrewshire’s programme of winter events which also includes the annual Spree Festival (12 to 20 October) and Paisley Fireworks Spectacular (Saturday 3 November) and Christmas Lights Switch-on (Saturday 17 November).

HUNDREDS of youngsters and their families came together to take part in a mass Baby Shark Dance for charity in the middle of a giant shopping mall.

The catchy song and dance routine – which has more than 1.6 BILLION views on YouTube video downloader free – was played several times on a giant screen at the intu Braehead shopping centre.

And the crowds created an amazing spectacle as they went through the Baby Shark Dance routine led by dance instructor Rachael Keiller.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – had teamed up with intu Braehead to hold the giant fundraising event which saw some youngsters dressed in shark costumes.

The Baby Shark song and dance video about a family of sharks was created by the Korean children’s educational YouTube channel, Pinkfong and it has become a global phenomenon.

Groups and individuals have also been filming themselves doing the dance and posting on social media.

Lydia Brown, intu Braehead’s community development manager said:

“The amount of people who turned up to do the Baby Shark Dance was amazing.

“We always like to give our visitors something different and this was certainly the case here.

“Kids and adults alike had great fun – or since we’re taking about sharks, should that be fin?

“All these people doing the Baby Shark Dance routine in our central atrium really were a sight to behold.”