Hi, just wanted to give you an update on what’s been happening with the website, https://www.facebook.com/groups/facebay.free.paisley/

The website is doing really well with now over 880 fantastic members and still growing, so it has been a success.

We have been overwhelmed with donations to help us on our way with our Sponsored Walk on Sunday 8th April 2012 (Easter Sunday) for MacMillan Cancer Support. We hope to see as many people as possible at Barshaw Park, setting off at 1.00pm

We have had the support of George Adam and his lovely wife Stacey who will be at the event and I’m really looking forward to meeting them again.

We have had donations for the raffle from: St Mirren Football Club; Boots in the Paisley Centre; Totally Gorgeous; CK Salon, Renfrew; Archie’s Barbers, Renfrew; Co-op, Renfrew;

Hamishes Hoose, Paisley; W H Smith, Paisley and the girls from the Central Cafe in Gilmour St, Paisley also donated gifts for a raffle.

We have also had donations for a raffle from very generous people on the website who also want to help support this FANTASTIC CHARITY.

We have people asking to buy raffle tickets now!

One of my admins Nikki has made 4 bracelets, three of which have been auctioned on the website and fetched a very generous £41.50.

Another member of the site, Jean-Marie, also made a bracelet to be auctioned on the site and there are bids on it at the moment, the auction ends on Saturday 7th April at 6pm and Nikki’s other bracelet ends then too.

Some people have even given me cash for the MacMillan Cancer event and I would love to say a VERY BIG THANKYOU as I know it will mean so much to MacMillan.

We have people also donating on the website which takes them to my Just Giving page, http://www.justgiving.com/freeinpaisley4macmillan  So far we have been given £27.

I would like to thank everyone who has donated gifts, sponsored, donated cash on my Just Giving page and helped spread the word about this event.

Please help Easter Sunday be a good day for MacMillan Cancer

PS. An Easter Egg would be fantastic – would anyone like to donate as it’s for a good cause?

Thank you,

Irene McDonald

Scotia are an exciting, dynamic and energetic ceilidh band based in the west of Scotland. 

We aim to make your night, whatever the occasion may be, an unforgettable success. From complete beginners through to the most experienced ceilidh dancers, we cater for every kind of audience and with our fantastically entertaining MC Jim, we guarantee to have everyone up on their feet.

Our award-winning musicians have been playing together for just under 10 years now and will provide a night filled with a fantastic range of traditional & contemporary Scottish music – as well as some classics that will have everyone singing along.

Website: www.scotiaceilidh.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scotiaceilidh

t: 07595175099

e: enquiries@scotiaceilidh.com

We would like to welcome our newest advertiser on www.paisley.org.uk. If you would like to find out more information about advertising please follow this link.


Abercorn Heating are giving TWO YEARS FREE SERVICING with any boiler installed with referrals from the Paisley website this summer, call 0141 887 0308 for a free quotation.  Abercorn Heating are based in Abercorn Street and have been supplying and installing commercial and industrial heating since 1981 in the Paisley area, they are gas safe registered and offer a full range of gas and oil fired boilers and warm air heaters.

Abercorn Heating Ltd,
107 Abercorn Industrial Estate,
Abercorn Street,

Telephone: 0141 887 0308

Website: www.abercorn-heating.co.uk

It will be two years this month since at the age of 22 I opened Tuckerbox. On a shoestring budget but with masses of ambition, I wanted to build a local business for local people to enjoy decent food at great value prices but most importantly with amazing customer service. We’ve stuck strongly to these principles and though the first year was very difficult, I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.

The Box is a great place to eat, and a great place to work! Lots of people say it’s Paisley’s best kept secret – though slowly but surely the secret is getting out! So if you haven’t yet been in maybe it’s time you came by to see what it’s all about :)


26 Bridge St
Paisley PA1 1XN

0141 848 0134

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Hi everyone,

I am working on behalf of the Paisley.org.uk team and I would just like to say a big thank you to all users for completing the survey posted on the site.

The time and effort you gave to the survey is invaluable, providing us with information and ideas on how to improve the website and ensure we continue to promote Paisley positively and effectively. Your responses are really appreciated and it is wonderful to know that other people are enthusiastic and passionate about the town of Paisley.


Thank you

Rebecca Park


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This is an April Fools joke sorry….. :-)

Great news not long after the queen had enounced this years entries for towns with a certain criteria for them to be announced the newest Cities in Great Britain in conjunction with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.

Paisley is to be awarded city status after all, which is welcome news to the town.

The announcement came today not long after the queen read popular website www.paisley.org.uk after reading all about the Sma Shot cottages and the wonderful work these ladies do, and prince Charles has already visited recently.

So Paisley is no longer a town and from today onwards we shall be able to say welcome to our City.

A representative from Renfrewshire council confirmed that indeed it was a lovely week.

We thought we had been forgotten about this year but it seems not, well done to everyone involved in this bid and because we have City status Glasgow Airport will change its name in 2013 to Paisley Airport in time for the Royal National MOD arriving in the City.


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For one day only we are going to let any business in Paisley post one ad on our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/paisleyscotland


Tomorrow Friday the 30th March 2012 only.

Please add something like this:

Your Business Name

What you do i.e. services

Where you are

When you’re open if its appropriate

Your Website or Facebook page or both

Your twitter name if you have one

and of course your contact details and address

Don’t make the ad too big, you can promote yourself in just one or two paragraphs of text, please don’t over do it, keep it straightforward and think of your customer.

We may make this a regular thing, we have over 2,000 people on the page and it also gets sent to twitter to about 7,000 people too.

Anyone abusing it will simply be removed and an email won’t be sent to warn you.

Remember go to http://www.facebook.com/paisleyscotland tomorrow and advertise free..


So sell your business to the people of Paisley free of charge for one day only.

Don’t forget, we have advertising packages on  http://www.paisley.org.uk/advertise/ with great rates and lots of extras…

Make the most of it, let’s promote the businesses of Paisley!  If you’re tweeting use the hashtag #paisleybusiness and if you’re posting just put this at the end of your post too… Don’t worry if you don’t know what that’s about… Just promote your business to new and existing customers.

Looking to have some family fun on April Fools Day? Why not join Jogging Buddies at Barshaw Park for the Mad Hatters Fun Run. You can walk, jog or run!

There will be a 3K at 11am open to anyone over age 9 and a 1K for all ages/abilities at 11.45am.

All participants will receive a medal and Easter Egg and their will be a special prize for the maddest hat!!

Entry fee £5.00 for 3k & £3.00 for 1k (£13 for family of up to 2 adults & 2 children). Call the race hotline 0141 880 9096 for an entry form or enter on the day from 10am.







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2012 Sees the return of the Paisley & District Annual Duck Race.  

This year will bring a larger array of entertainment and activities for all of the family making it truly bigger and better than ever before-probably just as well, as a few of the ducks have grown up and will be in a race of their own this year.

The Duck Race will be held on Saturday 12th May with the fun starting at 11.30am with the corporate sponsors race starting at 2.30pm and the main race starting at 3pm along the stretch of the River Cart from Morrison’s Bridge at Thread Street to the Mill Street Bridge.


The Race will be started this year by June Brown – more commonly known as Dot Cotton from Eastenders.

There will also be music throughout the day provided by Paisley School of Rock including the Glee Club and The Rock Choir. Cameron McKennor, Scottie McClue and Steff Mac as well as Nurse Ducky- Jan McLaughlin.



This year we have decided you can adopt a duck for the race for the price of £2.00 or adopt a family of 3 ducks for £5.00. Both these options will be available from every Beaver, Cub, Scout Explorer, Networker and Leader within Paisley & District.

All of the money raised from the race this year will be split equally between Paisley & District Scouts, Accord Hospice and the St. Vincent Hospice, both truly well deserving charities from the local area.
Accord and St. Vincent Hospices provide palliative care for people living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Both of these hospices rely on donations to carry out their day to day work and care. Through raising funds for these charities we can help them provide much needed care and support those people who require it.