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71 Engineer Regiment Open Day 5th July 2014

71 Engineer Regiment shall host an Open Day / Families Day on 5th July 2014 followed by a cocktail party for employers in the evening.

The aim of the cocktail party is to inform employers of the benefits of employing reservists and supporting their career, with attendance by invitation only (focusing on existing employers and Plant/Driver/Artisan focussed employers).

The families / open day shall inform families, public and employers of the equipment and training that is available within the Regiment, other Arms and Services as well as charities. It is designed to be fun and interactive and although this event clashes with the SMA event in Renfrewshire, we hope that it can compliment the event and add to the family themed activities that are happening this day.


Key Timings:
1300hrs – Gates Open
1330-1530 – BBQ available (open to all at small cost)
1530 – Music Set 1 (SCOTS H Band – quintet / quartet)
1630 – Employers / VIPs encouraged to attend
1730 – Music Set 2
1730 – Welcome drinks available in ARC (Army Reserve Centre) for employers / VIPs
1800 – Gates closed to public
1800 – COs intro to employers
1830 – Canapies and buffet
2000 – Sunset ceremony
2030 – End of Cocktail Party

Stands include Plant – LWT, MWT, Engineer Logistics, Combat Infrastructure (Artisan based), Military Engineer Driver, Counter IED – escape from minefield, Signals, First Aid, Fieldcraft, Weapons and Sport. We have a number of invited charities, other units and cadets. We hope the Air Cadets shall bring a flight simulator and can get the 25m range open for firing .22 calibre rounds.

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Lights, camera, action for Recruits in fire film challenge.

A group of young people on a popular youth employment programme turned moviemakers for a day to shoot their own superhero-themed fire safety film.

The lights, camera, action took place as part of the council-run Recruit programme for jobseekers, and saw participants devise, script, act and produce their own mini-movie.

The Recruit is loosely modelled on telly favourite The Apprentice and sees 16-24-year-olds take part in a series of business and practical challenges, with job opportunities on offer for the winners.

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The challenge was set by local training firm Code Red Fire Safety, who visited the Recruits to offer tips on staying safe in the home, and asked them to produce the film.

The 38 Recruits were split into five teams and asked to pitch their ideas, with Team Tenacious chosen as the winners and asked to make their film, assisted by Glasgow production firm Baby Grand.

Their winning idea sees a superhero – Captain Courageous – saving a cat from a tree and an old lady from two muggers, then is caught in a blaze at home caused by leaving his phone charger plugged in – showing even heroes aren’t safe from fire.

Filming took place around Paisley town centre with the completed video to be premiered during the finale of the current Recruit programme, in Paisley Town Hall on March 26.

Recruit Connor McCuaig, 18, from Paisley – who plays the old lady mugging victim in the film – said: “The Recruit is a fantastic programme. It opens doors for you, you do new things and meet new people. It’s also a lot of fun.

James McMahon, director of Code Red Fire Safety, said: “We have been involved with The Recruit for a couple of years now, and it is a pleasure to work with the young people.

“We wanted to set them a task around a fire safety theme which would let them get creative – the video has a serious message but was a lot of fun to make as well.”

Councillor Roy Glen, convener of the council’s Economy and Jobs Policy Board, said: “The Recruit has been in operation in Renfrewshire now for four years and has now seen hundreds of young people develop their skills in a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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“Once again, we would like to thank all the local companies who have provided sponsorship and helped run challenges as part of the programme, as their expertise and support is invaluable.”

The current edition of The Recruit has been running since January and includes a mix of unemployed youths and winter school leavers.

Organisations which have helped run challenges on the programme so far include Tennent’s training academy, the Territorial Army, NS Design, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Car Company and RBS

The Recruit will be back in June with the summer edition, which will feature S5/6 school pupils from across Renfrewshire.

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.

Paisley Remembrance Day

Paisley Remembrance Parade Photographs.

Photographs from today’s Remembrance day parade at Paisley’s Cenotaph Sunday November 10th 2013.

All photographs were taken by Anchor Mill Studio and allowed for use on


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Paisley cross was packed today as Members of the Territorial Army, The Cadet forces along with other organisations laid poppy wreaths at Paisley Cenotaph “pictured here by Westender”.

We should also remember we have members of our armed forces who come from Paisley still serving in War Zones at this time.. Lest we forget..


I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce the official publishing of the ‘Alamo Burns Club’ first ever website. It is a dynamic site that provides information and comment on the life and works of Robert Burns. It also encourages debate as well as outlining the history of the Alamo Burns Club, Paisley.

I would like to invite you to view the site and would appreciate if you could use the link below to connect your organisations site with ours, this will ensure the best transfer for information for Burns enthusiasts surfing the internet.

We always welcome comments so please use the ‘contact us’ section to send the club messages or give feedback on the website.

Best Regards,

Paul Brogan
Junior Vice President
Alamo Burns Club