It’s not long now till the Monte Carlo Classic Car Rally is back again in Paisley on Wednesday 27 January. Hosting the only UK start leg of this world famous event is great for our town, matching the town’s heritage with the fascinating history of this remarkable rally.

It’s always a great event for families and classic car fanatics alike, especially when there are more than 70 magnificent machines on display. From 4pm, there will be lots of family entertainment on Abbey Close and Bridge Street, plus fun for kids inside Paisley Town Hall.

This year some very special cars have been selected to start at John O’Groats on Wednesday morning, which is one of the original starting points for the UK, before joining the rest of the cars heading off to Monte Carlo in Paisley.

As we move forward with Paisley 2021, the town’s UK City of Culture bid, I hope to see more events of this calibre come to Paisley.