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284 May 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.

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16 the advertizer Want to start a business but not sure where to turn or how to do it? Business Gateway Renfrewshire can give you practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in Scotland. Contact us on 0141 530 2406 or on Facebook www., or visit the website at New Members at GVRC The club is delighted to welcome two new members to Rotary bringing the membership up to 42, including representatives of the Corporate members! Derek Porter is moving from Kilbarchan to Houston and Hugh Kerr moved to Houston a few years ago. Both are keen sportsmen (tennis and kayaking respectively) and keen to support the community whilst enjoying participating in club events and meeting old and new friends. Prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently. The GDPR places greater emphasis on the documentation that data controllers must keep to demonstrate their accountability. Compliance with all the areas listed in this document will require organisations to review their approach to governance and how they manage data protection as a corporate issue. One aspect of this might be to review the contracts and other arrangements you have in place when sharing data with other organisations. Some parts of the GDPR will have more of an impact on some organisations than on others (for example, the provisions relating to profi ling or children’s data), so it would be useful to map out which parts of the GDPR will have the greatest impact on your business model and give those areas due prominence in your planning process. For full details visit Are you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018? SPEAKER MEETINGS AT THE RIVER INN Wednesday 14th March - Nigel Willis, “The Darien Company” Nigel Willis, introduced by Ross Anderson, had started his career at Scott’s Shipyard and had later worked in transport and oil services. He was known to Ross through his leadership of the fight against windfarms in Muirshiel Country Park. His talk entitled “The Darien Company” recounted the ills and poverty afflicting Scotland in the1600’s. Poor harvests, famine and loss of trade with France and Holland which resulted in the rash incorporation of that Company and the investment of £400K, up to a third of Scotland’s wealth. The venture to establish a trading company in Panama was ill-conceived and poorly planned and was a complete disaster with the loss of hundreds of lives through fever and hostilities with Spain. It resulted in the near bankruptcy of Scotland which brought about the Act of Union with England in 1707. After many questions Chairman Andrew thanked Nigel for a most informative and knowledgeable talk. Wednesday 28th March - Jim Carruth, “Glasgow’s Poet Laureate” Introduced by Bob Armstrong, Jim Carruth grew up on the family farm in Kilbarchan, studied geology and now works in the NHS. He began writing poetry in his thirties and has had several books published, the most recent being “Black Cart”. In 2014 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Glasgow and is regularly commissioned to write poems about matters of the day. Much of Jim’s work is intimately concerned with the landscapes, histories and changing agricultural practices of rural Renfrewshire, starting with his earliest memories of the milking shed as his parents worked. He is a passionate supporter of the farming community. The audience thoroughly enjoyed Jim’s brilliant readings and engaged in lively discussion recalling fond memories of Archie Stewart - Jim’s deceased father-in-law (who many knew). Wednesday 11th April - Andrew Macleman “A Quiz” President- elect Andrew stepped in to fill a gap in the programme and tested the brainpower of the members with a quiz! Dinner meetings are held in The River Inn, Crosslee at 7.00pm for 7.30. If you are interested in Rotary and would to like to attend or help at any of our events please contact the club via the “contact” button on the website deadline date for our june issue - Friday 18th May - You don’t want to miss it!!

may 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: World’s Largest Thread Manufacturer Supports Paisley’s Legacy 17 Plans for Paisley to build a legacy of its UK City of Culture 2021 bid are being fi nancially supported by Coats – the company which made the town the centre of a global empire. In the 1880s Paisley was an economically thriving town and more than 10% of its 60,000 population were employed by the Coats or Clark firms, which came together in the 1890s to form Coats. Members of the Coats Group plc board, including chairman Mike Clasper CBE and group chief executive Rajiv Sharma, made the announcement during a visit to the town. While here, they were given a tour of Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory – both built by the Coats family – and Paisley: The Secret Collection – the UK’s first high-street museum store and home to many of the items the mill owners bequeathed to the town. Coats still retains a presence in the town today through its global Colour Systems Team, which is based in the Mile End Mill building. Members of the Coats board were met at the museum by Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes and by Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron. Cllr Hughes said: “We are delighted to have welcomed the Coats board to the town and thank them for their contribution towards Paisley’s ongoing transformation... Just as Paisley made textiles, textiles made Paisley – many of the most striking parts of Paisley’s iconic skyline grew from the generosity of the Coats family, as did the globally-signifi cant collections in our museums. Rajiv Sharma, Group Chief Executive, Coats said: ‘Coats is extremely proud of its heritage, which is inextricably linked with Paisley. We are delighted to confirm that we remain committed to the financial pledge we made when we backed the Paisley 2021 bid last year. The tremendous energy and focus that emerged during the bid process has created a legacy which we want to support.’ For more information on Paisley, visit www.paisley Primary Schools Refurbishment Will Start This Summer Refurbishment works will start in two Renfrewshire primary schools this summer as part of a continuing programme to improve local schools. West Primary School in Paisley will undergo extensive works to refurbish the building’s roof and windows, while Inchinnan Primary School will have its existing electrical wiring system replaced and CCTV installed. The refurbishment works were approved at Council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board and are part of a programme of maintenance and improvement works for Renfrewshire schools. Local fi rm Clark Contracts Limited were approved as the successful bidders to carry out both refurbishments. Young people looking to get into construction work will also benefi t as the two projects will involve a number of work and graduate placements. Education and Children’s Services Convener for Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Paterson, said: “We have a continuous programme of investment in our schools that ensure our children and young people have the best possible learning environment. “Work on both schools will start during the summer, with electrical works at Inchinnan Primary School expected to be complete by the new school term, and external works at West Primary School expected to be complete in spring 2019.” @GryffeAds

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