Paisley Fireworks Event 2013

The town centre of Paisley will be alive to the sound of Fireworks this year when the annual pyrotechnics display comes to town on the 2nd November 2013. This event is extremely popular with families and if last years Halloween theme event was anything to go by then they just get bigger and better…

Time: Entertainment from noon, fireworks at 6pm

Venue: Paisley Town Centre


Don’t miss Paisley’s fabulous Fireworks Spectacular! We have entertainment through the day in Paisley town centre before the fireworks finale.

The day kicks off at noon, with street entertainment including stilt walkers, balloon modellers and face painters, plus puppet shows in Paisley Town Hall.

The Clyde 1 roadshow will provide entertainment all afternoon on the stage in Gauze Street, with live performances from boyband Rewind and kids’ favourites the Singing Kettle.

Running order is as follows: Noon – Clyde 1, 1.30pm – Sweet Injection, 2pm – Clyde 1, 3pm – Singing Kettle, 3.30pm – Clyde 1, 4pm- Nycki Symz, 4.30pm – Clyde 1, 5.30pm – Rewind, 6pm – Fireworks display

The big event will take place at 6pm, when the skies above Paisley will explode with colour during the fireworks display.

In celebration of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, this year’s display will be focused around great sporting music, from the movies to the big sporting events themselves – everything from Chariots of Fire to Rocky!

The event has been increasingly popular in previous years so we advise visitors to get here early, enjoy the sideshows, and get the best view of the fireworks.

Remember, parking is free in all council-metered bays every weekend. There will also be additional free parking at West College Scotland, Paisley Grammar School, Wallneuk Road and Castlehead High School.

Please note there will be extensive road closures in the area around Gauze Street in the town centre, starting from Saturday morning.

Below is a small video from last years event, in the foreground is Paisley Abbey, video was taken by Ian McDonald for

Photographs of Paisley Fireworks

Photographs are taken by various photographers for including, Alex Kyle, Anchor Mill Studios, Ian McDonald, Tracey Clements and Brian McGuire.

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum & Coats Observatory achieves Visit Scotland Award

Paisley Museum has recently been awarded a prestigious 4 star visitor attraction award after an assessment from Visit Scotland which revealed that the programme of positive change to improve visitor experiences developed by the staff on site has been hugely successful.

Over the past year the front of house team have been successful in implementing a series of improvements which have included; the introduction of a ‘welcome host’ on arrival at the Museum, new staff uniforms, an improved schedule of free Observatory tours that all staff are now trained to provide and the introduction of free ‘drop-in’ activities for families.

The team have been recognised for these efforts by Visit Scotland who upgraded the Museum & Observatory to a 4 star rated attraction as they not only scored the venue high on cleanliness, presentation of displays and the information available about the collections but also the welcome, attitude and efficiency of the staff.

Visitors who have not been to the venue recently will be treated to a reinvigorated Pillar Gallery, a bright and attractive museum shop with new products as well as regular tours and planetarium films for all the family.

Paisley Museum

From everyone at we would like to pass on our hearty congratulations on this achievement as we know the staff all work hard to promote the venues to a wider audience and the staff have been fantastic with us too.. All brilliant.. Well done… Brian…


Renfrew Trinity Church

Renfrew Trinity Church

The memorial stone for this building was laid by Sir Peter Coats in 1864 it was opened for worship the following year. In the 1970’s the colourful glass bricks replaced some of the existing stained glass windows and several items in the church were gifted by the organisations which met there.

All photographs taken by Anne McNair for

Renfrew Victory Baths

Renfrew Victory Baths

Renfrew (Victory) baths is an Edwardian building with a 25 yard pool and 1920s layout of cubicles around it, arched doorways and a viewing gallery. In the entrance there is a huge war memorial listing at least 1,000 names of Renfrew men lost in the 1914-18 War.

Taken by Anne McNair

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Formerly The Laigh Kirk, Paisley Arts Centre in New Street was very busy on Doors Open Day providing activities for the children through drama and handcrafts. The café was also open, serving snack lunches and coffees on a lovely sunny afternoon.

All photographs taken with parents’ permission, by Anne McNair for

Johnston Street Party Paisley

Johnston Street Party Paisley

Families having fun at the celebration of the completion of the Causeyside Street pavement improvements. The dogs and handlers were from Greyhound Awareness League, some looking for ‘forever homes’. The lurcher’s name is Echo. All photographs taken with permission by Anne McNair for .

paisley rugby club

Paisley Rugby Football Club now Recruiting over 18’s

Paisley Rugby Club are now recruiting players for their 2013/14 season.

Training is Tuesday and Thursday at 7-9pm

You can find out more information on the poster attached.

paisley rugby



Photograph of Concorde at Glasgow International Airport

We just came across a cracking photograph taken by John MacIntyre for of Concorde on the apron of Glasgow International Airport. Taken on 11th October 1981 and on it’s first visit of Concorde to Glasgow. (Thanks to Allen McLaughlin for the info)


Some Notable instances of Concorde at Glasgow International Airport.

11 October 1981 – The first scheduled flight from Glasgow to London started with a visit by Concorde.

30th August 1983 – The Glasgow – London Super Shuttle service started using the Boeing 757 rather than the older Trident 3. To mark the occasion, Glasgow was visited by 3 Concordes simultaneously.


Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013

Watch some of the best pipe bands from across the country do battle!

From Milngavie to Manchester, they’ll be coming to Paisley town centre to play for you and compete for some prestigious prizes before ‘marching past’ together.

Pipers will be marching down the High St from noon for judging in the main arena in County Square.


Now in its fourth year, the competition is a major staging post on the way to the World Pipe Band – don’t miss it.

Saturday 20th July County Square Paisley 12pm – 6pm

All Photographs taken by Anne McNair for

You can also view lots more by visiting our Facebook Page 

Information from Renfrewshire Council.


with orchestra



Rehearsal: 230pm Performance: 6.30pm
(entry from 2.00pm)


Singers Audience
Adult £10 £8 at the door
Students/school pupils £5

Singer places will be allocated on a first come basis to enable the conductor to achieve as
balanced a choir as possible

NB Scores will not be provided on this occasion.
There will be no formal dress code

Information for singers on how to apply and pay etc. can be had at 0141 848 1392


If you cannot sing, do come along and join the audience at the performance at 6.30pm