YOUNG Owen Macdonald is looking forward to an egg-stra special time this Easter by having a barrow-load of fun at intu Braehead.

The shopping mall and Soar at intu Braehead have organised a host of fun activities for kids in the Easter Gardens that have been created during the school holidays.
And yesterday, the five-year-old from Foxbar, in Paisley got the low down from the Easter Bunny on everything that will be happening there.


The free garden-themed games and arts and crafts are being held in both venues every day between Friday April 3 and Sunday April 19, from 11am to 5pm.
And there will also be visits from the Easter Bunny, puppet shows and storytelling.

Marketing manager at intu Braehead, Lydia Brown said: “We’re really egg-cited about our Easter activities for kids this year.

“There will be loads of fun and games for the youngsters to keep them entertained during the school holidays.”

Log on to for more information on the Easter Garden activities.


Photo Caption: Owen Macdonald, aged five, from Paisley hops along to intu Braehead to find out from the Easter Bunny all the things he can do there during the school holiday.

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Walkers invited to join Easter event

Renfrewshire residents are being urged to use their heads as part of an Easter Eggstravaganza outdoor event.

The council’s Youth and Sport Services has organised an Easter Bonnet walk on Paisley’s Gleniffer Braes on Wednesday 3 April.

Bonnets are not essential but prizes will be given out on the day for those with the most creative seasonal headgear.


The walk – which will take in the lower reaches of the hills – should be suited to all levels of walkers, although suitable footwear should be worn.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sports, Leisure and Culture Policy Board, said: “Events like this can be a fun way to get out about and enjoy the health benefits, as well as being a good way to meet new people.

“I would encourage anybody who is free on the day to go along.”

The walk will start at 1pm at Glen Lodge Visitor Centre, Glenfield Road, Glenburn. For more information, call 0141 842 3000.


Songs of Praise recording at Paisley Abbey on Monday 1st April 2013

Churches, schools, choirs and keen singers from Paisley & surrounding areas are invited to sing hymns in a ‘combined choir’ for a Songs of Praise recording on Monday 1st April 1-5pm at Paisley Abbey. You are also invited to join the congregation for Holy Communion on Easter Day, Sunday 31st March at 10am. This service which we will broadcast live on BBC One.


To apply for tickets for the Easter Monday Songs of Praise recording follow the instructions below. The 10am service on Sunday 31st March is not ticketed but please arrive early and be seated by 9.30am.

  • Via email:
  • Or via post: Songs of Praise (Paisley Tickets), 1st Floor, Dock House, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2LH

Paisley-Poster-2 FINALPlease be sure to include the following:

  • Full name
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address (if applicable)
  • Number of tickets you would like to apply for
  • Whether you would like Congregation or Choir tickets (N.B. for Choir – please also remember to state how many Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass tickets your require)
  • Any access requirements

Deadline for ticket applications is Wednesday 6th March

Please note that our recordings are often very popular and therefore we ask that you only apply for tickets that you will be able to use. We do try to accommodate everyone, but in the event that we are oversubscribed we will allocate on a pro rata basis.

Download the Application Form to take part in Paisley

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