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Lucy Adamson
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Media releases issued during December 2018

Eric Grounds to lead Paisley Museum’s Capital Appeal (6 December)

Media releases issued during November 2018

Go ahead for new bridge to transform Clyde Waterfront (17 November)

Thousands turn out for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On (17 November)

Santa Claus is coming to town for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On (12 November)

Paisley first ever Scottish place crowned best town in UK & Ireland at Urbanism Awards (9 November)

Paisley First WinterFest is returning to town this Christmas (4 November)

Media releases issued during October 2018

Spree festival hailed as ‘biggest and best yet’ (30 October)

Theatre-in-a-truck helps launch Paisley’s Spree festival (12 October)

Paisley set to host scooter spectacular when ModStuff rides out again (9 October)

Spree festival fun set to go Renfrewshire-wide (8 October)

Winter events programme set to go off with a bang with Fireworks extravaganza (4 October)

Bewitching Paisley – Paisley Halloween Festival 2018 (1 October)

Media releases issued during September 2018

Paisley First artwork to herald new arrival at Paisley Gilmour Street (21 September)

Paisley gets set for Wee Spree festival of family fun (18 September)

Young Fathers first band to win prestigious SAY Award twice (6 September)

Paisley gets set to host Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2018 (5 September)

Scottish Album of The Year Award 2018 commission Paisley designer (3 September)


Media releases issued during August 2018

Judges revealed for The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2018 (30 August)

Pyrotechnics, parades and aerial performances at Paisley’s Halloween spooktacular (28 August)

The Scottish Album of the Year 2018 Shortlist Revealed (23 August)

National Whisky Festival comes to Paisley’s Spree Festival 2018 (17 August)

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2018 Longlist unveiled (2 August)

Black Sabbath legend to appear at Paisley’s Spree festival (1 August)

Media releases issued during July 2018

Paisley Halloween Festival secures Year of Young People funding (31 July)

New training scheme will help Paisley welcome the world (30 July)

Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas among top names to play this year’s The Spree Festival (16 July)

Media releases issued during June 2018

Government Culture Strategy head Leonie Bell to lead Paisley transformation (20 June)

£100k boost for creative groups as part of Paisley 2021 legacy (18 June)

Music fans first to know 2018 SAY Award Longlist at special Glasgow gig (18 June)

World-first £56million medicine manufacturing centre to be built in Renfrewshire (15 June)

Councillors asked to approve High St learning hub refurbishment (15 June)

Award-winning architects to lead redesign of Paisley Town Hall interior (12 June)

Paisley 2021 campaign wins prestigious UK-wide PR award (11 June)

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Many urban areas would love to have a measure of the pedigree that this post-industrial conurbation boasts. Aside from its textile legacy, and illustrious denizens, Paisley has an incredible architectural heritage, from the 12th-Century Abbey, with its glorious Edward Burne-Jones windows, to its Victorian Observatory, to the stunning Art Deco Russell Institute.

Gemma Fullham
Reporter, Irish Independent

In a town that sees creeping influences of Mackintosh and Thomson amongst others, it very much extends the structural beauty of Glasgow to its neighbour in the west.

Neil Robertson
Travels With A Kilt

Paisley has the highest concentration of listed buildings in Scotland after Edinburgh. A stroll through the town centre takes you past the ancient Abbey, past the splendid Thomas Coats Memorial Church, past the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. The town also has a thriving arts scene. There is, plainly, a lot going on.

Russell Leadbetter
Senior Features Writer
Sunday Herald

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