Gonnae No Dae That – Mhairi Black Calls Out the Bigots

In 2015 Paisley and Renfrewshire south elected the youngest ever MP in the democratic history of the Houses of Parliament. At just 20 years old the young Mhairi Black, then still a student, defeated shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, and became the fresh young face of politics for a new generation of independence supporting Scots. Since then Mhairi has gone on to national recognition and is famed as an irreverent

In memory of Dale Winton

The relationship we have with the people on our television screens is one that can be hard to illustrate. More often than not, we don’t know them, we never have and never will meet them, they’re just there on the tele. Yet being so present on something we focus our attention on for hours at a time per day ends up meaning something. It’s why I find myself feeling some

History is Being Sewn at The Paisley Thread Mill Museum as The Tapestry of Renfrewshire is well Underway

In the eyes of tapestry stitching coordinator, Paula Reynolds, the old county of Renfrewshire is a brightly coloured portrait of many historical firsts, including the global reach of its once thriving thread industry. During the late 19th century, 98 per cent of the world’s thread was made in Paisley and the town was home to a huge repertoire of textiles – the Paisley Pattern, shawls and woven fabrics. Inspired by

Why spend a fortune buying a dress when you will only wear it once? 

An affordable dress shop has been opened by three young sisters in Elderslie, taking the cost out of the weekend by providing party wear to rent. The Dress Library aims to prevent the unwritten rule of ‘outfit repeating’ by renting out party dresses and outfits for as little as £10. Hannah, Rachael and Erin Boyle opened the store in December – renting out dresses for nights out, graduations, proms, balls

Wool, Witches & World War 2

On the seventh of December 2017, Paisley lost its City of Culture bid to Coventry. Although this was disappointing to all involved in the campaign, it was not a fruitless endeavor. The people of Paisley and surrounding areas were made aware of – as Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, puts it – the “rich and fascinating creative history” the city has to offer and highlighted that although 2021 will not

The Ethereal Illustrations of Lucy Turner

About the artist:   Lucy Turner, 35, is a self-taught artist and mother of two, based in Paisley. Her works often feature surreal looking faces with large, enchanting eyes, accentuated by a beautiful, yet subtle, watercolour palette. Lucy uses a number of mediums for her art, including Winsor and Newton Watercolours, gouache paint, ink and coloured pencils. Fond of the subject at school but without any formal training, Lucy began

Renfrewshire CAMRA’s Paisley Beer Festival this month

Renfrewshire CAMRA’s Paisley Beer Festival returns to Paisley Hall Town for the fourth year running, from Wednesday 25th until Saturday 28th April.  Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale, (CAMRA) the festival will feature Scottish, UK and international ales and lagers to suit all tastes. There will be over 250 beers from breweries in Scotland and the rest of the UK.  Tickets per head cost £6 for general public and

VOTE: Journalism students write articles on the rail sector and want you to vote for your favourite

Glasgow Clyde College’s journalism students have been challenged, by top rail contractor QTS, to write an article on some of the main issues affecting the rail sector today. The group, of talented second year HND students, who are based at the college’s Cardonald campus, were given three topics to choose from: Women in rail, an engineering skills gap in the rail industry or developing the young workforce. Each students article

Model Rail Scotland event

Model Rail Scotland is the biggest model railway event held in Scotland and is a must for every rail enthusiast. The event has been very successful in the last few years of it running and came back bigger and better this time at the SECC from the 23th to the 25th of February 2018. This year the show was held over three days as it has been done since the

Paisley Comic Con

Paisley Comic Con is coming back to Paisley Town Hall on April 14th for the grand finale to Paisley Comics Festival, a week of fun filled events all about comic books. The convention last year had over 2,000 people in attendance, all enjoying various events celebrating the art and culture of comics. This year’s edition gives you the opportunity to explore and discover new and exciting comic creations, as well