The fourth annual Paisley Food and Drink Festival was a real hit as more than 10,000 people turned out to sample some of the best produce and street food from across Scotland.
The bumper event, which took place over two days for the first time on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April, attracted crowds from Renfrewshire and beyond for one of the most popular events in the town’s calendar.
For the first time ever a number of activities took place on the Friday evening with two expert tasting sessions from the popular Gin 71 and live entertainment in Paisley’s Abbey Close.
Foodie fans were able to sample some tantalising tastes from the vendors of the award-winning Pitt Street Food Market including Haggisman, Haloumi Hut, Tuk and Bao. Other street food stalls included Babu Kitchen, Japan Street Food, Mighty Mexican, Linton and Co Coffee, Scozzese Pizza and Sharma Street Food offering plenty of flavours to tempt the crowds.
A popular aspect of the event each year is the cooking demonstrations with the celebrity chef – and this year was no different with former MasterChef the Professionals winner, Jamie Scott, giving his top tips.
Other highlights of the weekend included the children’s calzone and cupcake workshops, the Sweet Science foodie experiment sessions, large lawn games, the craft and farmer’s markets and live entertainment.
The event ran alongside the Paisley Beer Festival – Scotland’s largest Real Ale Festival – run by the Renfrewshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale which attracts people from all over Scotland and beyond each year.
Look back on the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2018 with our picture gallery.