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What part of Babcock did you work for? I work for them but didn't realise there was anything based in Paisley.


I was in the Renfrew plant, a surrounding area.

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Great pic Bluto, I'll get a better look on laptop. Even on I pod can see a familiar layout, cheers.

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I was in the Renfrew plant, a surrounding area.

 

Ah, think that's just Doosan now.


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Ah, think that's just Doosan now.


It is indeed. :)

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Agreed! This has to go down for a nominee for "Please Be My Friend Thread Award 2013".


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Ok now mad Max has been very amusing the latest, in order, is

Paisley Airport 5000
RAH. 2300
Paisley Uni. 850

Always seen the airport as a small town on its own, seems I was close to the truth.

If it wasn't for the noise would be quite a nice place to stay. ;)

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Braehead employs "around" 3500, apparently.
Keep your eye on Paisley

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Braehead employs "around" 3500, apparently.


Cheers, anybody got figures/guess for the council?

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8,700 around 2010, not sure what the current figure is.
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Very sad reading folks, very sad indeed.

 

I remember the mills, the car factory and even the carpet field (in Elderslie) all employing many people that I knew and cared about.

 

All the youngsters these days are unemployed,  selling things or working for the government.  No-one is making anything anymore and without manufacturing I simply don't understand how our economy works.  The only exception to that is NSS who feeds the oil workers. 

 

I can contribute with the following people whom I know that are employed in Paisley in the following establishments

 

Reid Kerr 1

Showcase cinema 1

The Bull Inn 4

The Wee Howff 2

The Craig Dhu 1

Paddy Malarkeys 4

Paisley International airport 1

Asda in Linderlsie (Paisley area) 1

Local shop 3

Paisley council 1

Taste Buds 2

Tasty Bites 1

Marks & Spencer 1

The Kibble 1

University of the West Of Scotland - 2

Paisley Golf Club  7

William Phelps Butcher 1

Paisley Sheriff Court 2

Paisley RAH 2

 

 

Sadly I do not know anyone who manufactures anything in our town.  You youngsters are doomed!

 

Edited to add

 

My doctor 1

My dentist 1

My windowcleaner 1

Abercorn Dairies 1

Greenlaw garage 2

The Co-Op funeral directors 2

Malcolms 1

MP Burke haulage 1

Gerry Devlin painter and decorator 1

Paisley fire station 1

McConechys Tyres 1


Edited by TediousTom, 23 October 2013 - 20:06.

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No decent manufacturing in/ around the town Tom?

TBH there was never an abundance in my younger days, after Babcocks I had to travel to Glasgow mainly.

Shame for the size of the town.

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How many do the Big Issue employ in Paisley ?


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How many do the Big Issue employ in Paisley ?


Don't know, how many?

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The local health board has between 35-40000 staff and is I think the largest in Europe. Not sure how many in Paisley area but its a lot more than just 2300 at RAH - think of the large health centres and Dykebar as well as community based staff 

 

ETA of course not all staff are local tongue.png


Edited by tony soprano, 23 October 2013 - 21:43.

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Around 600 at Reid Kerr.
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Don't know, how many?

More than Neilston road chippy , less than Glasgow Airport would be a fairly decent guess !


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McGills Buses employ about 200 but have about 20000 empty seats. So thats why the owners are so keen on Scumgers !! Home from home !


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I was in the Renfrew plant, a surrounding area.

Renfrew is part of Greater Paisley along with Eldersie Johnstone, Linwood  and Barrheadwhistling.gif jerry.gif


Edited by insaintee, 23 October 2013 - 22:09.


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The amount of private employment needs to be improved and worked on in the area. We need decent jobs and decent investors- but the problem is investment from abroad isn't great as they have no loyalty. I work in East Kilbride where Motorola is being demolished and JVC went long ago. Rolls Royce must be a fairly substantial employer too since they moved from East Kilbride to Inchinnan.

 

The council states that of 115,000 people who are economically active in Renfrewshire, 66,100 work in Renfrewshire and 22,400 travel to Glasgow for work. 29,000 people travel into Renfrewshire to work. 



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