Fanfare start to Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021
Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021 has been sent off with a fanfare in the town.
A large crowd gathered to wave flags and watch more than 150 singers from eight local choirs perform songs with Paisley roots.
The town, famous for its weaving past, has been boosted by events around the bid with new investment and cultural programmes, organisers said.
Paisley 2021 project director Jean Cameron said: “We launched the bid in November 2015, so it’s great to get to this point and to have had 34,000 conversations with Paisley buddies.”
“Winning this bid would transform the future of this town and bring so much investment to the wider economy,” she added.