Author: Bob McWilliam

Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-on 2018

The 2018 Paisley town centre Christmas Lights switch-on is on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 6.00pm and as a result of this event, there will be a number of road closured around Paisley town centre. The closures begin on Friday 16 November at 1.00am and will remain in operation until 8.00am on Sunday 18 November.…

Paisley gets Great Town award

PAISLEY achieved the ‘Great Town’ award at the Academy of Urbanism awards ceremony in London, beating off competition from shortlisted Barnsley in Yorkshire and Chelmsford in Essex. Paisley is the first Scottish town to win the Great Town title since the inaugural awards in 2006. Voted on by Academy members, five awards are given out…

Paisley Halloween Festival 2018 success

Paisley celebrated Halloween with a spectacular series of outdoor arts performances aimed at highlighting Paisley’s historic connection with witches with ‘The Paisley Halloween Festival 2018’ on Saturday 27 October. Thousands of people lined the procession along New Street, Causeyside Street, Gauze Street to Paisley Abbey and Paisley Town Hall, where there was an aerial performance…

The Paisley Halloween Festival 2018

On Saturday 27 October, 2018, Paisley Halloween Festival will be a ghoulish wonderland with flying witches, giant pumpkins, breath-taking aerial displays & a spine-chilling parade. It all takes place in and around Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JF from 11.00am until 9.00pm.  Be there!

The Spree 2018 opens in Paisley

Paisley’s annual music and arts festival is upon us once more, and this year’s line-up features legends of Motown, rock and dance. The headline act for this year is Martha Reeves & The Vandellas who will play a show in Paisley Town Hall on Saturday 20 October 2018. These Motown legends, famous for hit songs…

Paisley 10K Run & Fun Run 2018 this Sunday

This Sunday, 19 August, Paisley will be filled with hundreds of people taking part in the 2018 Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run. Please be aware of road closures this Sunday, 19 August 2018 as runner pound the roads of Paisley to benefit many good causes across Renfrewshire. Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire Leisure advise…

Care home seeks unwanted garden furniture for residents

Jenny’s Well is a new care home in Paisley located at Hawkhead Road, constructed by Scottish charity Royal Blind. Jenny’s Well offers nursing care to older people with vision impairment, including those that may have other medical needs such as dementia.  Staff at the care home are seeking any unwanted garden furniture like tables, chairs,…