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Massed choirs give emotional send-off to Paisley 2021 bid

Paisley’s bid to be the first Scottish winner of the UK City of Culture title was given an emotional send-off today – as hundreds of choir singers gathered in the town centre for a mass musical performance. A large crowd joined more than 150 singers from eight local choirs to mark the bid submission at […]

Scotland’s iconic landmarks light up to support Paisley City of Culture 2021 bid

Scotland showed its support for Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 as the nation’s most iconic landmarks lit up in Paisley 2021 colours to celebrate the bid being lodged. Friday was the deadline for Paisley to submit its second-stage UK City of Culture 2021 bid to the UK Government’s Department for Digital, […]

New Council Plan will deliver jobs and opportunity

Creating jobs and opening up opportunities for everyone in Renfrewshire is the aim of a new plan approved by Councillors today (Thursday 28 September), which sets out the five year ambition for the area. Councillors approved the new Council plan titled Thriving Places, Connected Communities, which sets out the Council’s strategic priorities over the next five […]

£45.7m Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 venue investment confirmed

Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 has been boosted by a massive £45.7m town centre investment package to help the town host the title, given the green light today by councillors. A meeting of Renfrewshire Council agreed to set aside funds for major infrastructure projects which support the wider push to transform […]

New figures give Renfrewshire a boost as Recycle Week gets underway

Renfrewshire Council has joined organisations across Scotland in supporting Recycle Week as new figures give a boost to the area’s green credentials. The annual UK-wide campaign takes place from 25 September to 1 October and aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling. The Council is utilising Recycle Week to highlight the benefits of […]

Delight as Paisley Museum secures £4.9m National Lottery funding boost

Ambitious plans to transform Paisley Museum into a world-class destination based around the town’s unique heritage and textile story are in line for a £4.9m National Lottery grant. Renfrewshire Council this year set aside £24.1m towards the proposed £42m revamp – and the news the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have now earmarked funding is a […]

Paisley invites you to help send off UK City of Culture 2021 bid

Paisley is planning to send off its UK City of Culture 2021 bid in style at the end of this week – and everybody is invited to join the party. This Friday is the deadline for the five shortlisted places to submit their final bids to the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and […]