Covering The Bases: Sports Podcast: Episode Two: Bloomin' Eck

Listen to our second episode of our sports podcast called Covering The Bases. Sports editor Darren McConachie, Ewan Summers and Sean McAngus. The boys are back to talk about the recent appointment of Alex McLeish as Scotland’s new manager as well as a debate over the Winter Olympics, from Pyeongchang to Paisley as we discuss the St Mirren story of this season.

The transition from woman to man, Egyptian to Glaswegian

The story of Adam is an extraordinary one. Not only did he change gender and country. He used his experiences to discover a passion he never even knew he had. Acting. His story, like a lot of Tran’s children, started off with confusing signs that he was somehow trapped in the wrong body. He said: “I dreamt that I was a boy when I was 8/9 years old. In my

Paisley town Centre successfully retained its Purple Flag status

Paisley town centre has successfully retained its Purple Flag status following an application for interim renewal. The town centre first achieved the prestigious award in the beginning of 2017 following an application developed by Paisley First, with partners Renfrewshire Council, Paisley Pubwatch, Police Scotland, Renfrewshire Cabs, Scotrail, Paisley and West Community Council and the Paisley Street Pastors.   The Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar

When fitba' meets soccer

The special relationship between Scotland and the USA hasn’t been as prosperous as it once was due to leaders Donald Trump and Nicola Sturgeon struggling to acquaint, however football is still keeping this transatlantic link buoyant. The year is 1946, Hitler has been dead for no more than a year, the Cold War is still tepid, and a young Hearts winger would do something that would dwarf any of the

Historic walks take place in Paisley

Historic walks in Paisley provided by the Urban Historian will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday at noon from February 17th to June 16th. This Saturday the tour will take you through the Thomas Street Fergulsie Thread Mills Heritage Walk. Where you will get to explore the remains of the thread mills and Fergulsie estate. The walks will set off from the Abbey Nursery. The Ferguslie Thread Works were

Scotland’s LGBT community will be highlighted in a photography exhibition

Scotland’s LGBT community will be highlighted in a photography exhibition that is opening in the University of the West of Scotland tomorrow. Queer Champions, a display of black and white portraits of people within Scotland who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or otherwise under the umbrella of Queer, has been set up by British gay photographer Ajamu X in association with Street Level photography, the Equality Network, and Outspoken

Inventor of the ATM and PIN Technology honoured by neighbor

The Inventor of ATM and PIN Technology has been immortalised in a street mural designed by his neighbour who wants to honour him for his invention. James Goodfellow, OBE, from Paisley, Renfrewshire created the technology behind the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) and Personal Identification Number (PIN) but never saw a single penny after coming up with the idea. At the time, James patented the concept of the modern cash dispenser

Glasgow comedian Gary Faulds coming to Glasgow Clyde College

A Glasgow comedian is preparing for a live stand-up comedy gig organised for students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College this week. Gary Faulds, 30, from Springburn, who has sold out comedy shows up and down the country, is preparing to bring laughter to students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald campus tomorrow. The 30-year-old has sold out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running now,

Le Geek C’est Chic

Deep in the heart of Paisley there is a Café with a 4.9 star rating on Facebook. This Café is not like others. It is a small escape from reality, where people can enjoy live trading card games, Comic book reading and general relaxing. The Café is called Comicrazy. Comicrazy has an extensive range of board games which are free for use by the public when a drink or food

Paisley filmmaker creates film about the town's rich history

Filmmaker Paul Mothersole’s, short film about the history of Paisley entitled ‘My Paisley’ was uploaded to You Tube on the 9th of January of last year and has already gained over 3,200 views. The film is unique in the sense that it took an unfinished film of the same title made by Falcouner Houston that made the original in the 60’s with children he taught. The children in the original