Fan­fare start to Pais­ley’s bid to be­come UK City of Cul­ture 2021

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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