Our roving reporter Westender was out on the streets of Paisley yesterday to take some pictures of the Santa Fun run held in Paisley. Please click on any of the pictures to be taken to the main pictures online.

Also we have a video taken by another one of our visitors John McIntyre who created an excellent video of the “Jingle Bell Fun Run”

many thanks to both our contributors.

Renfrewshire Council Press Release:
Jingle Bell Fun Run

Hundreds of runners in festive fancy dress took to the streets of Paisley this weekend for Renfrewshire’s annual Jingle Bell Run.

Runners donned their Santa hats as well as their trainers to take part in the 3km fun run on Saturday 5 December.

Provost Celia Lawson officially started the race on Abbey Close outside Paisley town hall while inside Accord Hospice ran a Christmas craft fayre.

Provost Lawson said: “This was our second year holding the Jingle Bell Run and it really is a great festive family event. It’s lovely to see all the runners in their Christmas outfits as well as their family and friends out supporting them in Paisley town centre.”

The Jingle Bell Run is part of Renfrewshire Council’s Active Renfrewshire campaign which aims to give people more opportunities to get active.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Champion, said: “There are so many different ways for people to lead active lifestyles and as well as the health benefits the important thing is that they enjoy themselves. Events like the Jingle Bell run are a fun way to take part in a physical activity and it is something that people of all ages can do either on their own or with friends and family. Active Renfrewshire is about making it easier for people to try new sports or keep up an active hobby by providing as many different opportunities as possible.”

Click here for Renfrewshire Councils website.


At last those in charge have now seen sense and Glasgow Airport is to be renamed Paisley International Airport as from next month, the move has been welcomed by Paisley Buddies worldwide and will be a unique way of putting Paisley, Scotland on the international arena for the first time ever.

Dr Joe King of Glasgow Airport said “Paisley deserves this more than Glasgow since Paisley’s brilliant and Glasgow is ……not as good as Paisley”

We spoke to a representative of Renfrewshire Council and Cllr I P Freely said “the town was awash with rumours about a possible take over of Glasgow Airport, but I can neither say these rumours are true nor are they false but the price of cheese sure is high these days”.

What do you think of the new name change?? please post your comments below and let me know if you think this will benefit the town.