Paisley Photographs, official Paisley website containing Photographs of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland with some superb videos of Paisley and the town.

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CROPPED WORLD 4K VIDEOS PAISLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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Cropped World 4k Videos Paisley and Surrounding Areas

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Cropped World 4k Videos of Paisley and Surrounding Areas

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Landmarks across the West of Scotland light up for Paisley 2021

Local authorities across the West of Scotland have united in a strong show of support for Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

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The eight local authorities which form the Glasgow City Region joined in with two days of public demonstrations to show their support for the Paisley 2021 bid.

On Monday night, a number of iconic and landmark buildings across the West, lit up in Paisley 2021 colours. The dazzling show of support included The SSE Hydro, Hamilton Town House, Barrhead Foundry, Titan Crane, Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock and Paisley Town Hall.

The symbolic show of support underlines the positive impact of Paisley winning the bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021 would have for the whole City Region. Paisley becoming UK City of Culture in 2021 would attract many thousands of additional visitors and place an international cultural spotlight on the West of Scotland once again.

The Paisley 2021 bid aims to show the breadth and depth of Renfrewshire’s cultural assets, value of its heritage and its potential for economic social and cultural regeneration.

Culture stimulates and reflects economic growth, social confidence and cohesion – objectives mirrored by the Glasgow City Region City Deal’s 26 projects which will be delivered across the three themes of; infrastructure, skills and employment, and innovation and business growth.

This message was further enforced when the Leaders from all eight City Region member authorities gathered in Glasgow City Chambers this afternoon (Tuesday 16th) in a further show of support for the Paisley 2021 bid. The eight member authorities are: East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council, Inverclyde Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council.

Their joint aim is to create a Scottish powerhouse seen as one of Europe’s leading destinations of choice for residents, businesses, visitors and investors. Paisley’s prominent bid to UK City of Culture in 2021 epitomises those strategic aims, as it celebrates its rich textiles heritage while looking forward to a future built on innovation, enterprise, talent and community.

Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council, said: “We would like to thank our City Region partners for this significant show of support and their full backing of Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021. The City Deal will be transformational, changing not only the physical and social landscape but also how we, as partners, work together across the region.

“This commitment to support Paisley 2021 shows this is already happening and delivering benefits for all member authorities. Paisley’s name was once carried around the world by the Paisley Pattern and now, through the Paisley 2021 bid, we can again come to international prominence, helping to attract visitors and investment from around the globe to the West of Scotland.”

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the City Region Cabinet, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Paisley, our neighbour,  in its ambitious and innovative bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

“The UK City of Culture title will bring worldwide attention and a programme of high profile events, creating a wealth of economic benefits and international cultural connections across the West of Scotland region, including Glasgow.”

The Paisley 2021 bid aims to transform the town and Renfrewshire’s future by using its unique cultural and heritage offering as the home of the Paisley Pattern and one-time centre of the global textile industry.

Bids are expected to be lodged with the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport in Spring 2017.

Cllr Eddie McAvoy, Leader of South Lanarkshire Council, said: “We wish Paisley good luck in its bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021. The UK City of Culture title would bring international attention and a programme of massive UK-wide events, creating economic benefits across the West of Scotland region, including South Lanarkshire.”

Councillor Martin Rooney, Leader of West Dunbartonshire Council, said: “As a Council we are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of our communities and improving economic growth. Delivering high-quality arts and cultural opportunities is key to achieving that.

“That’s why we are delighted to back Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021, which will showcase on a national scale the varied and exciting cultural opportunities and rich heritage that our area and its surroundings have to offer.”

Councillor Stephen McCabe, Leader of Inverclyde Council, said: “Paisley 2021 is an ambitious bid and I have no hesitation in supporting it. As our neighbour and city region partner, Renfrewshire Council should be congratulated on building a campaign which can only serve to remind people of the strong cultural connections in Paisley and in the wider city region area.

“I would encourage everyone in Inverclyde to back the bid and show your support for Paisley 2021.”

Councillor Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: “We are fully behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. The collaboration we have between the councils as part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal shows what can be achieved when we work together.

“Significant elements of culture are shared between Paisley and the towns and villages of North Lanarkshire. It’s also important to understand that culture can stimulate the economy across the Glasgow City Region and that is good for everyone.

“I wish Paisley every success and have no doubt at all that the bid will be an outstanding one.”

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We’re delighted to support our City Deal partners, Renfrewshire Council in their Paisley 2021 bid to become UK City of Culture and wish them every success.  Celebrating culture is a key stimulus for growth and Paisley 2021 is entirely in keeping with our wider aspirations and plans across the Glasgow City Region.”

Councillor Jim Fletcher, Leader of East Renfrewshire Council, said: “We wish Paisley all the very best in its bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021. Partnership working is clearly the watchword for all stakeholders in the Glasgow City Region and whatever success Paisley enjoys would be a huge boost to neighbouring local authorities.

“I have been watching the media coverage of Paisley’s campaign with interest and truly believe that not only do they have a fantastic story to tell, but they have great people to tell it.”

For more information on Paisley 2021, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk, like /Paisley2021 on Facebook or follow @Paisley2021 on Twitter and Instagram.

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2016 Paisley Pipe Band Championships Video and Photographs

Now in its seventh year, Paisley Pipe Band Championships will see some of the top pipe bands from Scotland and beyond compete in the heart of the historic town centre – and the Johnstone Pipe Band were crowned winners.

This year’s chieftain is Renfrewshire Depute Provost John Caldwell.

Bands will marched down the High Street, through the final tuning area at The Cenotaph, to the competition arena in County Square.

The massed bands and presentation of prizes was in County Square at 5.30pm.

The event is run by Renfrewshire Council and is in partnership with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch.

Competition judges are Donald McPhee, Ronnie McShannon (piping), Arthur Cook (drumming) and James Campbell (ensemble).

All photographs and video created for paisley.org.uk by Cameron Pollock

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Paisley Pattern Launch SpaceX CRS 9

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Paisley Pattern conquers world…then is launched into space!

The Paisley Pattern has already carried the name of its home town around the globe – now it’s going out of this world.

Andy Campbell takes us through his experience of the Falcon SpaceX Launch the other night.

Read more about this fascinating story and accomplishment, well done Andy…

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Gavin Newlands votes against Trident renewal

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Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, will today (Monday) vote against the UK renewing its fleet of Trident nuclear weapons.

The new Prime Minister Theresa May is asking MPs to vote on whether or not construction work for replacing the fleet of nuclear submarines at Faslane at a cost of up to £205 billion should go ahead.

Trident is opposed by the Scottish Parliament, 57 of Scotland’s 59 MPs, churches, the STUC and civic society, yet the UK Government is intent on basing another generation of nuclear weapons in Scotland’s waters for another fifty years.

cnd marchGavin Newlands said: “My constituents should be in no doubt that I’ll be voting against wasting over £200 billion on this moral obscenity.

“At a time of Tory austerity, when in communities all over Renfrewshire and across Scotland there are children going to bed hungry, it is absurd to waste hundreds of billions on outdated nuclear weapons that we don’t want, don’t need, and could never use.

“I won’t stand by while this government and its supporters treat these families with contempt and spend our money on something completely abhorrent and unnecessary in the modern world.”

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Paisley celebrates its most radical story with two-day festival

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Paisley celebrates its most radical story with two-day festival

Thousands helped Paisley celebrate one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – Sma’ Shot Day – with a weekend of history and heritage.

Costume-clad kids, street performers and families joined the parade led by the Charleston Drum – the traditional means of calling the weavers out for their annual festival.

An afternoon-long party of live music and entertainment took place on Abbey Close – featuring performances from PACE youth theatre and Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 – all building up to the traditional Burning of the Cork.

The festival began in 1856 after the Paisley weavers won their dispute with the manufacturers to be paid for the Sma’ Shot – a hidden cotton thread that held the Paisley Pattern shawls together.

It’s one of Paisley’s most spectacular stories and couldn’t be better timed as a new campaign – What’s Our Story? – is launched asking local people to share what makes Paisley and Renfrewshire great and help transform the region’s image.

The campaign aims to capture the everyday moments and tales that make the area one of Britain’s most exciting and diverse to live in.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall says: “Sma’ Shot Day is a fantastic piece of history for the town and a huge boost as momentum builds on our bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

“In celebrating the struggle of the Paisley weavers to receive rightful compensation from their employers – the manufacturers of the Paisley Pattern shawls – it’s an event that shows we are renowned as passionate, radical people.

“Sma’ Shot is just one of the town’s stories and we know there are lots more the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire have to tell. What’s Our Story? is all about capturing the full, authentic warmth and vibrancy of local people.

“A new brand for Renfrewshire must come from the people who live, work and study here. It is for that reason twe are asking everyone in Renfrewshire for their help.”

The weekend’s entertainment continued with the popular poetry slam and two radical theatre productions – From the Calton to Catalonia and specially-commissioned Silver Threads.

Sma’ Shot Day is part of an exciting calendar of events for Renfrewshire that supports Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The bid is taking place as part of a wider push to transform the town’s future using its unique cultural and heritage offering as the home of the Paisley Pattern and the one-time centre of the global textile industry.

Bids are expected to be lodged with the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport in spring 2017.

For more information on Paisley 2021, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk, like /Paisley2021 on Facebook or follow @Paisley2021 on Twitter and Instagram.

To submit your story about Paisley or Renfrewshire, visit WhatsOurStory.co.uk, share your story on social media using #MyStoryMyTown or complete one of the comments cards.

 

 

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Paisley 2021

Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will use the town’s unique and fascinating story to transform its future – by putting the town in the international spotlight, attracting visitors, creating jobs and using culture to make people’s lives better.

The one-time global textile hub and birthplace of the Paisley Pattern is also home to stunning architecture, an internationally-significant museum collection, Glasgow Airport, University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland, PACE Theatre Company and a thriving contemporary cultural scene.

The UK City of Culture competition is run by the UK Government. The shortlisted cities will be announced in spring 2017, and the winner at the end of the year. Find out more about our story at www.paisley2021.co.uk.

Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day celebrates the victory of Paisley’s weavers over the town’s mill owners in the 19th century.

The owners refused to pay their staff for the Sma’ (small) Shot thread, which was unseen but held together the famous Paisley Patterned cashmere shawls.

A long fight and political battle ensued which the weavers eventually won and renamed the traditional July holiday Sma’ Shot Day

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An Evening with Michael Foale CBE

Live with Paisley Community Trust and Astronaut Michael Foale CBE at Paisley Arts centre.
Jump to 15 minutes in to see the start of the show.

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The Last Man on the Moon Gene Cernan and Michael Foale live in Paisley

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Captain Gene Cernan speaks to the audience at Paisley Arts Centre live from Houston, Texas after the showing of The Last Man on the Moon in the venue.

The questions are hosted by Astronaut Michael Foale and ISSET the evening is arranged by Paisley Community Trust.

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