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New BARGA bar and cafe opens in Paisley Scotland

New BARGA bar and cafe opens in Paisley Scotland

The long standing Scottish connection with Barga continues

25 New Street Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland is the address of the new venture which opens its doors last night featuring wood fire pizza ovens,  industrial design interior with a hefty dose of pop-culture and kitsch references (think concrete, fish tanks, good quality DJs and neon lights).  Their  announced  aim –  to bring something creatively different and […]

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Luigi Pierotti – Order of the Star of Italy

Luigi Pierotti – Order of the Star of Italy

The Italian Ambassador will confer on him the honour Ordine della Stella d’Italia, or Order of the Star of Italy in Edinburgh today. Born a Scotsman in Barrhead, he even went to the effort to learn Italian so that he could help the many people from Italy who for generations have lived in Paisley and the West of Scotland, as well as to honour his family’s roots in Barga, Tuscany.

To generations of Paisley families he was known simply as Luigi Pierotti, partner in a number of fish and chip shops in the town and latterly as a newsagent in Rowan Street. But, thanks to an honour that is to be bestowed upon him by the Italian Government today, plain Mr Luigi Pierotti will be […]

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New York Tartan week – Paolo Nutini and Michael Lemetti

New York Tartan week – Paolo Nutini and Michael Lemetti

The Barga – Scottish connection is well known but this morning came news of yet another in the long list of links between the two cultures. Once again it was the designer, Mike Lemetti making headlines in some of the UK newspapers with another of his designer tartans. Mike, whose mother Emilia Biagi was born in […]