Nativity scenes will go on display
More than 100 nativity sets belonging to the late Methodist preacher Audrey Bland will go on display at the Rainbow Turtle shop on Gauze Street.
The sets were a lifelong labour of love and feature some quirky designs including nativity scenes set inside a pineapple, a pomegranate, an owl and even a tiny walnut.
The collection has been amassed from Asia, Africa, North and South America and many represent traditions of countries, showing how Christmas is celebrated all over the world.
Audrey’s daughter, Liz Cotton, who runs the Rainbow Turtle Fair Trade shop in Paisley, said: “Christmas was always a special time of year for mum, when she opened her home to many people who were far from their own homes or without family and friends close by.“
She went on:“She was both a Methodist and a keen supporter of Fair Trade and so the bringing together of this collection by these organisations is a true tribute to her and two of the causes close to her heart.”
The display will be open tomorrow from 10.30am to 2.30pm and entrance costs £2.50, which includes tea, coffee and cake.
Children can attend for free and there will be activities organised