What’s On this weekend: 1 November 2019

Friday 1st November, 2019

There’s a packed weekend of events and activities taking place in Renfrewshire – and you don’t want to miss out.

Join us as our What’s On guide takes a look at some of the exciting things to do in the area over the coming days, including a Fireworks Spectacular, live music, sporting events and more.

Scroll down to find out more – plus, remember to stay up to date with events in the area all year round with the Paisley.is team.


Paisley Fireworks Spectacular – Paisley Town Centre – Saturday 2 November – 6:30pm (7pm display)

Wrap up warm and head to Paisley town centre to watch a beautiful array of Catherine wheels, rockets, fountains and sparklers light up the skies above Paisley’s atmospheric Abbey. Gus from Pulse FM will be on hand to welcome the crowds with music and chat from 6.30pm; before the annual display gets underway at 7pm. This year’s Fireworks soundtrack will be packed with 90s classics – so don’t miss it!


Gnoss + Fèis Phàislig Ceilidh Trail – Paisley Arts Centre – Saturday 2 November – 7:30pm

After the Fireworks Spectacular, why not make the short walk to Paisley Arts Centre to enjoy a thrilling night of dynamic folk music. Formed by the award-winning Orkney duo of fiddler/mandolinist Graham Rorie and singer-guitarist Aidan Moodie, Gnoss combine livewire instrumental sets with stirring song arrangement. The line-up is completed by fellow Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alumni Connor Sinclair (flute/whistles) and Craig Baxter (bodhran/stomp). Support on the night comes from the fantastic Fèis Phàislig Ceilidh Trail. Click the link below for ticket availability.


Glasgow Clan v Dundee Stars – Braehead Arena – Saturday 2 November – 7pm

If fireworks or folk music aren’t your thing, then you could head along to Braehead Arena to join in the singing, chanting, and drumming as the Glasgow Clan take on rivals Dundee Stars. Following a narrow defeat on the road to the Stars last Saturday, Clan will get their chance at revenge in EIHL action this weekend. It’s set to be a feisty encounter. Check on ticket availability for the 7pm face-off at the link below.


Look back on… Paisley Halloween Festival 2019

Paisley celebrated its biggest ever Halloween Festival last weekend (Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October) as around 41,000 people flocked to the town to see the spectacular Mardi-Gras style parade, circus and aerial performers, live stage fun and much more. The festival – which is now one of the largest of its kind in the UK – saw the entire town centre transformed into a thrilling Halloween playground. Take a look back on the best pictures from the event with this stunning photo gallery.