In pictures: Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2018

Monday 30th April, 2018

More than 10,000 people turned out for a culinary carnival in the town at the biggest Paisley Food and Drink Festival to date.

The fourth annual event, which took place over two days for the first time on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April, saw locals and visitors enjoy some of the best produce and street food from across Scotland.

All the fun began with a number of activities on the Friday evening, including expert tasting sessions with the popular gin bar Gin 71 and live music in Paisley’s Abbey Close.

Across the two days, 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 annual event is the cooking demonstrations with the celebrity chef – and this year was no different as former MasterChef the Professionals winner, Jamie Scott, dished out his expert tips.

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.

With children’s calzone and cupcake workshops, the Sweet Science foodie experiment sessions, large lawn games, the craft and farmer’s markets and a host of entertainment on the Live Stage, there was something for everyone to enjoy at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2018.

Take a look back on the fantastic event with the gallery above.

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I regularly visit the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and Paisley Arts Centre and try to attend as many of the festivals and events in the town as possible... I particularly enjoy Sma’ Shot Day.

Laura Gray