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Media releases issued in 2019

Remembering Paisley’s ‘Black Hogmanay’ (31 December)

Paisley remembers: Glen Cinema Disaster (9 December)

Paisley Halloween Festival wins gold at top tourism awards (4 December)

Commemoration to be held for 90th anniversary of Glen Cinema disaster (21 November)

Thousands turn out for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On event (16 November)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Paisley (11 November)

Step into Christmas at Paisley’s festive extravaganza (6 November)

Thousands turn out for Paisley’s Fireworks Spectacular (2 November)

Green light for £42m Paisley Museum project as planning permission granted (30 October)

Fireworks extravaganza set for Paisley town centre (28 October)

Record crowds roll up to Paisley Halloween Festival (26 October)

First images revealed of Paisley Arts Centre after £2.8m transformation (24 October)

Record numbers attend The Spree festival events across Renfrewshire (23 October)

The circus comes to town for Paisley Halloween Festival (21 October)

Dirty Feet fly high for Paisley Halloween Festival (18 October)

Paisley set for Fireworks spectacular (18 October)

Paisley’s Spree Festival gets under way with tribute to hometown music legend Gerry Rafferty (11 October)

Renfrewshire gets ready for a Spree for All (7 October)

Renfrewshire set for spectacular season of winter events (4 October)

The Spree festival set to bring biggest line-up yet to Paisley (3 October)

£2million boost for Paisley Museum project as economic strategy unveiled (20 September)

Paisley Halloween Festival’s new addition set to be a Thriller (11 September)

Roll up, roll up for one of Scotland’s largest Halloween fright fests (30 August)

First images revealed for £42m Paisley Museum transformation (29 August)

Works starts on Scotland’s advanced manufacturing innovation district (28 August)

Centuries-old mystery of Paisley Abbey medieval tunnel is revealed (19 July)

Paisley gets ready for Barshaw Gala Day fun (18 June)

Glasvegas, Gruff Rhys, Hue and Cry and PP Arnold among headliners for Paisley’s Spree festival (4 June)

Can we uncover a centuries-old mystery? Biggest ever exploration of Abbey Drain gets underway (22 May)

Thousands of pipers descend on Paisley for one of world’s biggest events (18 May)

Thousands of pipers and drummers en route to Paisley for one of world piping’s biggest events (17 May)

Programme revealed for annual Sma’ Shot Day celebration…as event goes on the move (9 May)

Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band tuning up to take on world’s best (7 May)

Thousands turn out to enjoy feast of fun at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 (27 April)

White Cart river can unlock Paisley’s economic potential (26 April)

Paisley set to host its biggest and best Food and Drink Festival this weekend (23 April)

Learn how to Love Food Hate Waste at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 (18 April)

Paisley to welcome thousands of world’s top pipers for British championships (15 April)

Mysteries of Paisley’s medieval Abbey Drain to be uncovered during Big Dig (5 April)

Construction contract approved for innovation district connections (28 March)

Award-winning Gin71 bar to offer perfect serve for visitors to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 (15 March)

Come and enjoy the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 (8 March)

Paisley teams up with PLATFORM on Tour for biggest food and drink festival yet (5 March)

Renfrewshire set for spectacular spring and summer events (1 March)

Media releases issued in 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Weave Festival and Sma’ Shot Day returns with a celebration of the weavers’ holiday (23 May)

Major coup for £42m Paisley Museum transformation as international architects AL_A appointed (21 May)

Thousands turn out for world’s best pipers as Paisley hosts British Pipe Band Championships (19 May)

4,000 of world’s best pipers and drummers en route to Paisley (10 May)

Paisley in the running for national ‘Great Town’ award (1 May)

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award launches for 2018 (1 May)

Thousands turn out for biggest Paisley Food and Drink Festival yet! (28 April)

Paisley Food and Drink Festival set to be a treat for the tastebuds (23 April)

Thousands of world’s best pipers to descend on Paisley for British Championships (18 April)

St Mirren league win to be celebrated with open-top bus parade (17 April)

World’s largest industrial thread manufacturer backs Paisley 2021 legacy (10 April)

Kids can cook up some fun at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 
(9 April)

Former Masterchef the Professionals winner to share top tips at Paisley Food and Drink Festival (28 March)

Paisley confirmed as host of Royal National Mòd in 2022 (23 March)

£500k investment in Paisley 2021 cultural legacy (19 March)

Gin 71 is just the tonic for Paisley Food and Drink Festival (15 March)

Paisley Museum receives £4m Scottish Government funding boost (12 March)

Head of Scotland’s tourism authority backs Paisley’s next step (9 March)

Paisley’s Food and Drink Festival set to be the biggest yet (8 March)

New Artist in Residence at Paisley Arts Centre has plenty of food for thought (19 February)

Paisley retains coveted Purple Flag Status (16 February)

Full line-up announced for SAMAs Paisley Takeover festival  (5 February)

Fascinating Beneath and Beyond exhibit launches at Paisley Museum (1 February)

Paisley sends off cars for start of Monte Carlo Classic Rally 2018 (31 January)

Paisley awarded £250,000 lottery cash to help build town as visitor destination (24 January)

Inspired exhibition opens at Paisley Museum (22 January)

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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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