The 2011 UK Sons of the Desert Convention is coming to Paisley. This will bring Laurel and Hardy fans from all over the UK to Paisley for a weekend of all things related to Stan and Olly. Although based in Paisley for the first weekend in May (still to confirm dates), there are trips planned to various places across Scotland.  The Bonnie Scotland Tent (each fan club is named after an L+H movie; and the name Sons of the Desert refers to the club that Stan and Olly were in, in the movie of the same name). The venue in Paisley is the Watermill Hotel.

The local Sons of the Desert meet at the Tartan Rose pub in Broomlands Street, Paisley on the last Wednesday of every month -showing movies from 7:30pm onwards.

If you are interested in the event please email for more info


Paisley Author Lizzie McGlynn has a new book on sale you can find it on Amazon by clicking here, Or by Tesco by clicking here.

Book Description:

To the outside world, Lizzie McGlynn’s father was a model citizen. To little Lizzie he was a violent and depraved monster.

For years, Lizzie was raped and beaten by her father, whilst her alcoholic mother stood by, helpless. She eventually found the courage to report him and her father was imprisoned – but 12 weeks later he was allowed to return to the family home and continue his reign of terror. He seemed to be above the law.

Battered and violated, Lizzie knew she had to stay alive to protect her two little brothers. She went on to escape her father’s evil clutches, but the physical and mental scars continued to haunt her.

Then, as her father lay dying, she summoned the strength and courage to forgive the man who had caused her so much pain.

Link of interest Sunday Mail.