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With COVID-19 virus rules being relaxed and the unlocking of the ‘lockdown’ as Phase 1 and soon, Phase 2, organisers can start to look forward to their events taking place either at an indoor location or during a summer outdoor event.

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Sma’ Shot Day Paisley, Saturday 4 July 2020 – For the first time, a full programme of online events and activities will take place to celebrate this historical date in Paisley.

The online event will take place on Saturday 4 July – the weavers and their families traditionally always took their holidays on the ‘first Saturday of the Fair’.  The Sma’ Shot holiday takes its name from a famous dispute between the local shawl weavers and manufacturers in the 19th century. In 1856, following a long dispute, the manufacturers backed down and an agreement was reached to pay for the Sma’ Shot, the invisible stitch which bound the Paisley shawls, with a new table of prices published on 1 July 1856. This year’s event will not only mark this important date in the town’s history but will also celebrate our fantastic key workers today.

What’s happening?
The Day will start with a mass drum-off – you are all invited to come together and make noise to mark the start of the day’s celebrations!

There will be a range of activities from film, dance and music, to spoken word performances by members of the local community and online tutorials and workshops.

Aerial dance theatre company All or Nothing will have a dance and music project called Connecting Threads, inspired by the background and history of Sma’ Shot. They’ll be inviting local groups and individuals to get involved, setting creative tasks and asking people to submit videos for a short film that will be published online on Sma’ Shot Day, Saturday 4 July 2020.

Paisley upcycled fashion innovators ReMode will be showing you how to take inspiration from workers of the past, present and future to design and create a costume to wear on the day to get fully-immersed in the day’s events. They’ll also get crafty with pattern to create some fantastic displays to decorate their windows.

Paisley youth theatre company PACE are developing some exciting new work for Sma’ Shot Day as well delivering online drama workshops for young people.

Paisley young people involved with CREATE will be collaborating with Paisley musician Michael Cassidy to produce a piece of music to be included as part of a film showcased on the day.

Renfrewshire Leisure and The Bungalow in Shuttle Street, Paisley are partnering up for the Sma’sh Hits Sma’ Shot special music event, showcasing a selection of local musicians.

And there is more to come…there are more events and activities taking place on Sma’ Shot Day still to be announced, and there will be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved in the lead up to the event. Keep listening to Paisley FM 107.5 for the latest details.

The change to this year’s event does unfortunately mean that the planned Colours of the Cart performance, supported by the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 events fund, managed by EventScotland, is no longer able to take place.


Renfrewshire Libraries Live Lunchtime Quiz

The live quiz starts at 2.00pm sharp!  And it’s easy to take part. All you have to do is:

1. Come to Renfrewshire Libraries Facebook page five minutes before 2.00pm on Fridays as you will need a minute to get set up to take part.

2. Go to the Question & Answers page on your PC, tablet or smart phone

PC & laptops – click the link to the quiz in the live stream post description to be taken to the questions

OR

iPad, tablets and smart phones – scan the QR code in the live stream video with your camera App to be taken to the questions

3. Enter your name and wait for the quiz to start.

You can watch the live scores live on the Facebook page as they happen! You get more points the faster you answer, so try to answer as soon as you know.

Dates: Fridays 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July and 31 July 2020.


 

 

The Paper Shop, 16 Church Street, Lochwinnoch, have made their own hand sanitiser to help the locals in the Coronavirus crisis. Locals are welcome to use it when entering or leaving the shop, and The Paper Shop has ordered more ingredients to make more and to give them away to locals. It is made from vodka, eucalyptus, Melissa and aloe vera.

Community groups in Ferguslie Park, Paisley have united to form the Ferguslie Support Group. Volunteers will provide food, help and support to residents in the Ferguslie Park area who are self-isolating. It is hoped the initiative will help minimize the impact of the coronavirus on local families.

The ALDI store at 41 High Street, Renfrew are to give emergency service workers exclusive access to its store between 8.30 and 9.00am on Sundays. The move is set to be repeated at the chain’s other outlets. In a statement Aldi Scotland said it has never been so important to look after each other.

 Rekz Afzal, owner of RSA Newsagent and Grocers at 27 Moss Street, Paisley, is calling for volunteer drivers to help deliver food to those in self isolation. To volunteer or to donate food, contact Rekz directly at his 27 Moss Street store.

Arnold Clark are making two free, insured rental vehicles available at their 16-30 Murray Street, Paisley Car Hire branch to NHS employees struggling to get to and from work. For more information contact rental.reservations@arnoldclark.com

HRM Homecare Services are creating 150 new carer posts which could provide employment for those who have lost their jobs in hospitality and tourism due to the coronavirus. For more information, call 01236 702713 or visit hrmhomecare.co.uk

Renfrewshire Woman’s Aid will continue to deliver help and assistance to those living with domestic abuse despite the closure of their office. Anyone in need of help can call their helpline on 0800 027 1234 or email info@renwomansaid.co.uk. Anyone fearing for their life however should dial 999.

The St Mirren Charitable Foundation, St Mirren Park, Greenhill Road, Paisley have posted a toilet roll keepie-uppie challenge and a variety of other online videos to keep people active and amused during the current lockdown. To watch the videos visit the St Mirren Charitable Foundation page on Facebook.

Scottish SPCA inspectors and animal rescue officers will still be on duty during the coronavirus pandemic and are offering an animal fostering service due to the suspension of rehoming during the current lockdown. To find out more call 03000 999 999

Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Unit 55 Embroidery Mill, Paisley will continue take new referrals, despite the closure of their office as a result of the lockdown. Anyone wishing to get in touch should call them on 0141 483 5430.

Quarriers are recruiting for extra staff during the coronavirus crisis. Quarriers’ current vacancies can be found online at https://quarriers.org.uk/jobs/   To apply, send an email to recruitment@quarriers.org.uk or text JOIN to 82222. All interviews will be arranged by phone or video call.

Paisley Abbey’s Rev Alan Birss will be offering an online meditation and prayer every day at noon via paisleyabbey.org.uk

The Scottish Episcopal Church, Back Sneddon Street, Paisley will broadcast services at 11.00am every Sunday via Scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-Sunday-worship

The Renfrewshire Corona Response Helpline is open from 10am-10pm seven days a week.  If you need help call 0141 488 2471 or email: help@renfrewshirecoronaresponse.co.uk

Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, Luminate have launched Luminate@home which will feature short films posted online using Luminate’s social media channels and websites.  The films have been designed to inspire creative activity that can be done at home or in a care home. For more info visit luminatescotland.org/

The public are being urged not to put additional pressure on GP surgeries or pharmacies by requesting excessive prescriptions or stockpiling unnecessary medication. Patients should however continue to contact their GP or pharmacy for non-Coronavirus related enquiries. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should consult NHS Inform or call NHS 24 on 111.

Paisley’s Star Project aim to deliver emergency food supplies to minimise the spread of COVID-19. Anyone in need of support or wishing to donate food items should call Heather Kay on 07557 876455 or email heather@star-project.org.uk

Harrods Dry Cleaners at 8 Castle Terrace, Bridge of Weir are introducing a free wash, dry and fold service with a doorstep pick-up and delivery to anyone over the age of 80 in self-isolation. For more information, call 0150 539 1664.

Renfrew’s Reem Gleam Cleaning are offering free deep cleans for self-isolating pensioners. For more information call Ryan Marsh on 07307 586 049 or visit Reem Gleam Cleaning on Facebook.

Erskine Community Council, Bridgewater Housing Association, Erskine area churches and volunteer groups have launched a task force to deliver groceries and healthcare items to assist vulnerable and self-isolating residents in Erskine. To take part or find out more email secretaryecc@hotmail.co.uk or contact Erskine Community Council via Facebook

Donations to the Renfrewshire Foodbank can be handed into their Renfrew Warehouse on Porterfield Road, Renfrew on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am until 12noon. The foodbank are particularly short of long life juice, tinned potatoes and tinned tomatoes. For more information call 0300 102 2500 or email: info@renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk

 

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