Residents encouraged to get the ‘feel good’ feeling.

Renfrewshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a free event and get the ‘feel good’ feeling.

Feel Good Renfrewshire will take place in the Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, on Tuesday 25 March.

Residents can drop in anytime between 3pm and 6pm to find out about activities in their area and even try some out.

The event is being staged jointly by Active Communities, Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership and Renfrewshire Council.

Councillor Iain McMillan, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work, Health and Wellbeing Policy Board, said: “Feel Good Renfrewshire will spread the message about all the things available to help your health and wellbeing, and this launch event is a great start.

“Singing, dancing, exercising, gardening – there as all things that make you feel good. Sometimes, you just need to know who else nearby is doing these things so you can get started.”

“Renfrewshire is packed full of clubs and groups for people of all ages, abilities and interests. There are also plenty of agencies in the public and voluntary sectors providing advice and support. This is an ideal opportunity for people to drop in at the Lagoon and find out for themselves.”

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.

Glasgow Airport logo 2013


Passenger numbers up 5.4% in July 2013

Glasgow Airport enjoyed its busiest July in five years after more than 832,000 travelled through its doors, representing an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period last year.

A strong demand from holidaymakers and the solid performance of a number of Glasgow’s long haul routes including Emirates’ double daily Dubai service and United and US Airways’ direct flights to America, contributed to a 3.7% increase in international traffic.

Glasgow Airport logo 2013Domestic traffic, which grew by 8%, benefited from the performance of British Airways’ London routes and Flybe’s UK regional services, whilst Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers against Belfast side Cliftonville also provided a welcome boost.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “The summer season is always a busy time for the airport but there has been a marked increase in the number of people choosing to fly from Glasgow over the course of the past two months.

“We have enjoyed consistent passenger growth since January 2011 which underlines the progress we are making in terms of securing new routes and services. It is particularly pleasing to see our domestic traffic perform so well and with Glasgow hosting events such as the World Pipe Band Championships and UDO World Street Dancing Championship, we are looking forward to a busy August.”

Glasgow Airport is continuing with its £17 million investment programme which will see key parts of the main terminal building undergo a major makeover. This includes international arrivals which for many will be the gateway to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Paisley agency’s new Thistle brand takes off at Glasgow Airport

Paisley creative design and marketing agency Designline Creative has created a new distinctly Scottish brand identity for Glasgow Airport as part of a multi-million pound upgrade for the city’s airport.

After a three stage competitive pitch process, involving branding agencies from across the UK, Renfrewshire’s Designline was chosen to develop the new brand identity.

Designline Creative

The brief for the new brand identity was to create a ‘sense of place,’ positioning Glasgow Airport an international gateway to Scotland, as well as communicating the airport’s key values – friendly, efficient and passionate about its customers and Scotland.

The decision to launch a new brand comes as the airport continues a £17 million upgrade in preparation for the Commonwealth Games being hosted in the city next summer.

The new brand will be seen by around seven million UK and overseas passengers a year.

The new logo features a stylised thistle design, incorporating the letter G, and uses the colours of the Saltire to create a strong Scottish accent.

The supporting strapline ‘Proud to serve Scotland’ articulates the airport’s commitment to customer service and its role as an international gateway, and a champion for Scotland’s economic development.

The brand identity was launched to the press, stakeholders, and passengers on Wednesday 10 July after months of brand value workshops, an inspired creative process and implementation of the new brand on key collateral including digital, print, ambient media and promotional material.

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We are thrilled with the new logo and even more pleased we were able to work with a local agency. The initial brief was to create a strong, identifiable personality, which positioned the airport within the region, reflected our commitment to customer service and provided people with a sense of arrival to Glasgow and to Scotland.

“Designline’s concept captured all of the above and we’re looking forward to rolling the new logo out across the airport in the coming months. For many, Glasgow Airport is their first and last impression of Scotland and Designline has created a logo we will be proud to show off to the millions of passengers who travel through our doors every year.”

Ashley Moore, Account Director at Designline said: “We have worked very closely with the team at Glasgow Airport to explore the vision, values and key messages of the airport and then translate all our findings into a strong and memorable identity and brand design style. The process has been very exciting and we’re proud to serve Glasgow Airport as their dedicated creative agency.”

Kim Maxwell, Creative Director added: “We have been working with Glasgow Airport for over six years, creating a wide range of corporate and marketing materials and tactical campaigns. We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen to create their new brand identity.

“Glasgow Airport is a much loved institution. The people of Glasgow feel that it belongs to them, as their airport. We’ve worked hard to create a brand that delivers a sense of place and articulates why Glasgow Airport is so important to the city and region it serves.

“The client gave us a strong brief but also the creative freedom to devise a new brand which positions them strongly, not only within Scotland, but within the overall travel and tourism market.”

The striking new brand has also been positively received by marketing and business leaders in the city.

Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said “the new branding perfectly captures the dedication shown by everyone who works there whilst reflecting the airport’s deserved reputation as Scotland’s leading business and leisure gateway to the world.”

Stuart Patrick, leader of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Councilor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, have also welcomed the rebrand.

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Cancer Charity Seeks Basket Cases

Macmillan Cancer Support in the West of Scotland is seeking help from local organisations this Easter as it tries to get chocoholics involved in its egg-cellent Guess the Name competition.

The charity is asking local businesses, schools and public service organisations to pick up one of its Easter Bunny Baskets which is choc-a-block with enough Easter Eggs to satisfy any sweet tooth as well as a cuddly Easter bunny, name sheet with 100 names on it and an envelope containing the bunny’s real name to reveal the lucky prize winner.

For a donation of just £1 local people can guess the bunny’s name with the egg-static winner receiving the basket and all the mouth watering Easter goodies inside – and that’s no yolk!

Macmillan Fundraising Manager Susan Selkirk is hoping local organisations will get involved and help encourage people to shell out a little bit more this Easter to help local families affected by cancer.

She said: “We’re looking for shops, hotels, community centres and schools to take one of our fantastic Easter Bunny Baskets.

“This competition is fun for all ages and is a great way for you to engage with your customers or visitors and raise money for people affected by cancer.

“This event helps Macmillan to raise thousands of pounds each year and with your support we will continue to provide medical, financial and emotional support services to those who need it most.”

If you are interested in getting involved then hop over to the phone and call Susan at the Macmillan West of Scotland team on 0141 952 0085 or email

A Poppy for your mobile

The ever-popular Poppy Download returns for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Make a £1.50 donation using your mobile phone by texting Poppy to 80848, of which 90p goes to the Poppy Appeal (excluding Virgin), and you’ll receive a poppy for your mobile phone wallpaper. Just text POPPY to 80848. Tell your friends!

You can also make a donation via mobile internet at, with a choice of £1.50, £3.00, £5.00 and £10.00 donations with an option to add Gift Aid.

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Show your support by adding a message of support to the bottom of each email you send. This year individuals as well as companies can register. Visit

Buy The X Factor Finalists’ Hero single

The 12 finalists of the popular TV programme The X Factor have produced a cover version of Mariah Carey’s 1993 hit Hero and proceeds from its sale will be divided equally between Help for Heroes and the Poppy Appeal. So look for a copy in your nearest Woolworth, Tesco, Asda or Sainsbury’s, as well as music retailers such as Zavvi and HMV or order the single online.

Auctionair online auction room

Bidding for the specially designed Poppy Brooches has closed but there are other bargains available. The Royal British Legion Auction Room, operated by Auctionair, has a hand picked selection of items and £1 for every bid is donated to the Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Bond – save and donate

Coventry Building Society has teamed up with the Poppy Appeal to bring you a great way of earning interest on your savings, while at the same time helping current and former members of Britain’s Armed Forces and their dependants. When you open your Poppy Bond everyone benefits. You’ll receive a competitive rate of 6.25% AER/gross pa fixed until 31 December 2009 and the Coventry will make a donation equal to 0.25% of the balances invested direct to the Poppy Appeal. This donation is in addition to the interest you’ll earn. So, for example, if you invest £20,000, we’ll make a donation of £50. Apply for a Poppy Bond now.

Give a virtual poppy on Facebook

Raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal by giving poppies to your Facebook friends. You can add the application to your own Facebook profile by visiting:

Make a Donation

Buy a poppy from a Poppy Collector during the Remembrance period or make a donation to the Poppy Appeal online. Click here for more details.

Support our Campaign

The Royal British Legion is calling on Government to increase payments to elderly people below the poverty line. Find out how you can help at

Give your Time

Become a Poppy Collector, a volunteer caseworker, a hospital/housebound visitor or participate in fundraising events. Click here to find out more.