Media releases issued by the Paisley.is team are available from this section of the website.

Any media enquiries or requests should be directed to:

Lucy Adamson
Media Relations Manager
0141 618 4707
lucy.adamson@renfrewshire.gov.uk

 

Media releases issued in 2018

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

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
Blogger
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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