Hi, just wanted to give you an update on what’s been happening with the website,

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,  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

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.




The new updated social networking sections of have now been put online.

You can now upload your own pictures, videos and blog. You can also use chat, private messaging and add friends or simply use the message board to air any issues or answer any issues about the town.

Also the Now and Then picture gallery is back online and being updated at the moment so you can view buildings and streets from the past and how they look in the exact same position today. Gallery Link.

Join the Paisley website today and take part in our active website.


To receive the full picture from today’s photographs a deposit to is required. Once the deposit has been received the full image will be emailed to the recipient.



I have introduced the Renfrewshire Business Directory back into the website after deliberating whether or not to, why not I hear you ask? (got great hearing haven’t I) well one simple reason, Business in Renfrewshire who don’t have money to advertise on costly directory’s can add their listings for free and be promoted through the larger website for nothing, free, diddly squat, or they can get a web page up and running for £50 that will give them email and a place to list their business services.

You can visit the website which is the old design “i like it” if your a business owner, don’tforget to sign up and add your business for FREE!!!


This is an enterprising test of the youtube video showing google ads, fingers crossed it works


I met this guy Scott Duncan the other day there and the guy was full of ideas on how renewable energy and environmental considerations can help save business and people money if they just started thinking more about the environment and the problems they cause themselves.

Scott has set up a great blog that has loads of invaluable tips and news on our environment and if you are a business owner maybe you should give the guy a ring, he has some interesting takes on renewable energy and social enterprise ….

You can reach the blog by going to


The site is back on at last no thanks to the wonderful world of 1and1 Internet “tubes” well its back on with the show, getting all the pages ready and fit for people to view, I’m looking for some more volunteers to help with the St Mirren football club section “if anyone is interested please click here” it will go a long way to help the development of the website and enrich peoples life’s with tales of the saints lol…..

come on what you waiting for??


Mechanic vs. Pilot

Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school
diploma to fix one.

After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet,”
which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.

The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and
then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour. Here are some
actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas’ pilots (marked with a P)
and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an


P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That’s what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you’re right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last………………

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding
on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.


A wee joke sent to me today..

The Glasgow, or more properly “Glesga”, dialect is known to be
extremely concise, as so much can be said in so few words.

Consider for example, this exchange between a car-driver, and the
police officer who pulled him over.

Interpretation is provided inside the brackets.

Police officer: Yaw rite? (Are you feeling ill?)

Driver: ‘maw rite. (I’m feeling exceptionally well, thank you)

Yeshoor? (Are you entirely certain of that fact?)

Aye. (Yes)

Zisyoors? (Are you the registered owner of this vehicle?)

Zwitmine? (Which vehicle are you referring to?)

Ris caur (The automobile in which you are presently seated)

Sibrurnlaws (Actually, it belongs to my sister’s husband)

Wers heeren? (Can you tell me where he can be located?)

Raboozers. (He is a guest of the local hostelry.)

Yebeen garglin’. (Have you partaken of any alcoholic beverages, in the
recent past?)

Jissa cupple. (I have consumed only one or two small cocktails, prior
to dinner.)

Yur stoatin’. (It is my considered opinion that you are considerably
under the influence of alcohol.)

Naw’mno’ (I beg to differ.)

Ye urstoatin’. (I believe that my initial observation is correct and
that you are being somewhat deceitful.)

Umnoe. (I swear that I am being entirely truthful.)

Geezyer licence. (Would you be kind enough to allow me to inspect your
driver’s licence?)

‘Vno Goatwan. (I am not in possession of such a document.)

Geroot racaur. (Kindly remove yourself from the automobile.)

Whiffur? (By what legal right do you make this request?)

‘Mapolis. (I am a member of the local constabulary.)

Ommigoad. (I call upon the Supreme Being, witness this moment of
extreme duress.)

Geroot Ren. (Will you now please extricate yourself from your position
behind the steering wheel.

Awrite, ‘mcomin’ (I am proceeding to do so with all possible speed.)

Blawris up. (Are you familiar with the breathalyser test?.)

‘Mgonny Besik. (I believe that I am about to be violently ill.)

Noanme Yurno. (Please exercise a great deal of caution as to the
direction your involuntary emission takes.)

‘Mawrite Noo. (Having ridden my digestive tract of an accumulation of
nausea-inducing substances, I now feel better.)

Getna Paddywagon. (Please be kind enough to accept a short ride in the
humble vehicle provided for my use by the local police.)

Wer Wigaun? (May I be so forward as to make an enquiry as to our
ultimate destination?)

Ra Jile. (To my headquarters, where you will be incarcerated.)

Ohmigoad, rawife’ll murdermie. (Once again I call upon the Supreme
Being to witness this unfortunate turn of events. Incidentally, I must
inform you that my spouse will take my life, illegally.)

Getna Wagon. (May I offer you my assistance in climbing into the back
of my vehicle.)

Aw, Neveragain. Ratsit furme. (I have now learned a valuable lesson,
and I hereby declare total abstinence from all alcoholic beverages
hence forth.)