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Autumn 2021

Outspoken Arts Scotland is pleased to announce its FREE visual arts workshops based at Artspace33, a new creative learning studio space in Paisley, Renfrewshire.
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We are offering four hour classes in drawing, painting, collages, pastels, textiles, large scale collaborative work, animation and abstract art.  All classes a free of charge.  Participants must register via eventbrite.

These workshops are led by a range of experienced professional artists of all ages.  Free art materials are provided.  These will be held at Artspace33, Unit 33, Sir James Clark Building, Seedhil, Paisley PA1 1TJ

Artspace33 has two large well lit and ventilated studios each 12m x 10m with natural light from full height window on 3 sides. There is level access throughout, a lift to all floors, and disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor. The space has a kitchen with hot and cold water for washing up. Refreshments and lunch can be taken in the space. Participants can be seated spaced 1m apart around large centralised work tables.

Date Artist Workshop Start End
02/10/2021 Lynn Howarth Pastels – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
07/10/2021 Iona Kewney Drawing – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
09/10/2021 Russell MacEwan Animation – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
13/10/2021 Florence Dwyer Textiles – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
14/10/2021 Iona Kewney Drawing – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
15/10/2021 Russell MacEwan Animation – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
16/10/2021 Lynn Howarth Pastels – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
21/10/2021 Marion Gardyne Collages – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
23/10/2021 Iona Kewney Drawing – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
26/10/2021 Marion Gardyne Collages – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
28/10/2021 Payam Beint Painting – BOOK HERE 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
28/10/2021 Payam Beint Painting – BOOK HERE 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
02/11/2021 Marion Gardyne Collages – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
04/11/2021 Florence Dwyer Textiles – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
11/11/2021 Russell MacEwan Animation – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
16/11/2021 Eoghann MacColl Painting/Sculptural – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
18/11/2021 Eoghann MacColl Painting/Sculptural – BOOK HERE 11:00 AM 3:00 PM


The Emmy-Nominated songwriter Rie Sinclair will judge the Corbin Miles Prize this year at the Tannahill Arts Festival. Here’s some more info about Rie:
Rie Sinclair is an Emmy-Nominated songwriter, producer and recording artist with more than a decade of songwriting and music production. Her work includes catalogues of material for major music houses such as ABC’s Fifth Floor Music, Disney, In The Groove Music, Megatrax, and Indie Orange.
ABC has released 2 albums worth of her singles, featuring other indie artists: Caitlin Crosby, Jay Nash, Molly Jensen, Jayson Belt, Piera Klein, & Chris Cox, and several performed by actress Kristen Alderson. Rie has been crafting music for television since 2004.
Her credits include: The Vampire Diaries, Ghost Whisperer, Revenge, Samantha Who, Young & The Restless, Law & Order, and Californication. In 2008, she launched her own label, I Miss You Records.

The Bungalow has another fantastic weekend of live music lined up for you. Tonight it looks like another sell out show by the fantastic Definitely Oasis. The Oasis tribute band areregarded by many Oasis fans and promoters alike as the best Oasis tribute band there is.


With the real Oasis on an extended break at the moment, this is definitely the next best thing. If you have your ticket for tonight you’re in for an amazing show. They are one of the hottest acts to ever play The BungalowThe Bungalow. Doors at 7pm.

On Saturday afternoon the wonderful Leana Zaccarini and the Moonlighters are returning to the stage. This fantastic group of musicians will be playing popular jazz and swing classics that will have you bopping along all afternoon. The band starts at 3pm so come down before they start to get a table and settle in for music, song and love.

The last time the band played there one fan said this about them “Just saw this amazing band at The Bungalow. They are wonderful musicians and Leana is the full package of beautiful voice with a charisma to match” Free entry.

Tomorrow night it’s a double bill of pure power and is shaping up like a battle of who can belt it out the most. On the bill is Status Quo tribute band Heavy Traffic. This is a frantic 4 band that belt out Quo tunes from their classic albums and play a mix of chart hits.

They’re being supported by the very popular covers trio outfit Proposal who have been packing them in since live music started after lockdown. Proposal knows how to get you up dancing. I’ve seen both bands and I think it is a close call who is the most in your face band but whoever comes out on top Jay Fitzpatrick will be in the winning team.

That’s because he is playing guitar for Proposal and drums for Heavy Traffic. Check him out and see how versatile he is. Tickets are still available on Eventbrite so get them while you can or it is £6 on entry. Doors are at 7pm and first band is on at 8pm.

On Thursday The Bungalow Introducing Nights are back. These nights are for emerging talent to showcase their latest material. The line up includes Singer/Songwriters Fallen Arches, Sadie Marie and Leaving Bordeaux. The band have a riff-heavy, postpunk- ish thrash kind of sound complete with hooky choruses. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are £5.

Another sold out gig, this time it is widely acclaimed Gary Barlow tribute act Tony Kay at The Cave. (Seems to be a thing) ‘If you’re no fast yer last’ Tomorrow night from 6pm it is Splendid Suns followed by Sad Ida at 9pm. On Sunday it is a double bill with Blue Horizon from 6pm then Grants AfterParty at 9pm.

Stephen Henry is playing at The Old Swan from 5pm tonight. Tomorrow The Head Hunters are in the ‘Shopping Slot’ at 4pm. The Casual Swans will be on stage and up to some no good from 4pm on Monday.

A celebration of the life of Cat Jones is to take place at Rocknrollas.To honour her memory The M65’s and All or Nothing DJ’s are playing a charity gig at the Paisley venue and all proceeds from ticket sales and raffle tickets will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. Doors are at 7:30pm and you can buy tickets on the door for £10.

The energetic and amazing young band Best Bad Influence will be playing at The Anchor tomorrow from 4.30pm then on Sunday Moonshine Mojo will be kicking off at 4.30pm

Open Mic nights next week are The Keg with Johnny Barr at 8.30pm and The Abbey with Dunky Hunter at 9pm. The Anchor Bar started their open mic session recently and will be on the last Tuesday of the month from now on.

buddie good sweets
Buddie Good Sweets are an online based small start up company run by two sisters from Paisley, who have a love and passion for pick & mix.
They sell a variety of pick & mix products, seasonal items & a number of ‘night in’ bundles for local delivery & UK wide postage.
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china crisis
Saturday 9th July 2022 live at The Bungalow
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China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?

Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in…

Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20.

Natalie Don MSP is backing a campaign urging shoppers to say thanks to Renfrewshire’s retail workers, as a new law giving shop employees greater legal protection comes into force.

The MSP for Renfrewshire North and West is supporting the Don’t Put Up With It campaign, which is funded by the Scottish Government and driven by the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) in partnership with Crimestoppers’s youth programme Fearless and Police Scotland, to encourage greater respect for retailers.

The campaign launched as the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) Act 2021 came into force.

The legislation, which has been widely welcomed across the sector, gives stronger protection to shop staff across Scotland with a new offence having been created for situations whereby a retail employee is assaulted, threatened or abused while engaged in their work.

Natalie Don MSP said: “Along with many people throughout Renfrewshire North and West, I greatly appreciate the efforts of shop workers in all our communities who have supplied essential provisions through the COVID-19 pandemic, and I offer my heartfelt thanks for all their tremendous work during a very challenging time.

“As someone who worked in retail myself, I am pleased to support the Don’t Put Up With It campaign which is urging retailers to report crimes they witness in their shops, as well as urging customers to thank the people who serve them.

“Everyone working in our local shops deserve our thanks and respect, and I encourage people across Renfrewshire to continue supporting our local businesses at every opportunity.”

SGF Chief Executive, Dr Pete Cheema, said: “The simple act of saying thanks can make a remarkable difference to a retail worker’s day.

“Local convenience stores really stepped up to the plate during Covid, making immediate alterations to their stores to keep them open, make them Covid-safe, and service the local communities who needed them the most.

“So, the next time you pop around the corner for some essential supplies, #SayThanks if you’re grateful that your local store has been there during the pandemic. And, if you do witness a crime in a shop, please support your local retailer by sharing information and help bring those responsible to justice.”

Details about crimes should be reported to Police Scotland on 101 and information about those responsible for offences can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more details about the campaign, go to

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A new COVID-19 testing site for people without symptoms of the virus is opening tomorrow in the centre of Paisley.

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The testing site will be open in the Paisley Centre from Tuesday 14 September and aims to help bring down current high rates of the virus by finding people who don’t know they have it.

The facility will use lateral flow tests – which return results via text message within 45 minutes – and anyone can drop in to collect a pack of tests for use at home.

The test centre will be open to everyone, including students arriving in town for the new academic term.

It be open from 10am to 4.30pm each day until Saturday 25 September – apart from Sunday 19th, when it will be closed. The test site will be in Unit 3 of the centre, which can be reached via the High Street entrance.

It is being run by Renfrewshire Council as part of the national rollout of community testing and follows other temporary COVID-19 test sites across the area in recent months.

Council leader Iain Nicolson said: “We still have very high rates of COVID-19 locally and we know one in three people with the virus do not show any symptoms – so regular testing is really important to stop the spread and protect the people around you.

“Anyone living, working or studying locally is welcome to come in to either get a test, or to pick up a pack of lateral flow tests to take home with them.”

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms (new persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste/smell) should book a PCR test at an NHS-run centre instead – the nearest ones are at Bridge Street in Paisley town centre (walk-through site) and at Glasgow Airport (drive-through only).

Anyone who tests positive will be required to get a follow-up PCR test at an NHS site to confirm their result, and to self-isolate while they wait on the result of that.

Financial support is available – you may be eligible for a Self-Isolation Support Grant and can apply for this through the council.

More information is at and more advice on testing and self-isolation is at

rah pond

AN untidy and largely forgotten area in the grounds of the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) in Paisley is about to be transformed into an environmental gem.
Over the next few months, an overgrown pond, hidden out of sight at the back of the hospital, which has little to no access for patients, staff and visitors, will be completely revamped, creating an important resource for everyone at the RAH, as well as the local community.

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Led by the NHS Greater Glasgow Sustainability Team, and using the expertise of award-winning landscape architects Erz, the £245,000 ‘Pond and Beyond’ project – funded by the NHSGGC Endowment Fund and the Green Exercise Partnership – will see a huge range of improvements:

  • Landscaping of the whole site, to make it an attractive, accessible area for all.
  • Maintenance and improvements of the pond and its existing wetland and aquatic habitats.
  • Assembly of a jetty on to the pond to act as a viewing area, with appropriate safeguarding/railing.
  • Creation of a boardwalk and wayfinding over the wetland area to allow for walking and wheelchair access around the pond.
  • Creation of an outdoor teaching area on the south bank of the pond.
  • Creation of new pedestrian and wheelchair access to the hospital site/pond area from nearby Victoria Road.
  • Biodiversity enhancement to help a range of flora, and fauna including bats, nesting birds such as swans, aquatic species and a variety of insects and pollinators.

The work, which gets under way later this month and is hoped to be complete by the beginning of next year, will also see the creation of new habitats such as wildflower areas and the construction of an outdoor eating area. Food growing beds outside the hospital’s dining room, and an outdoor gym area are also planned.
In addition, it is hoped the pond area will eventually be part of a campus-wide network of walking routes, linking indoor walkways and outdoor spaces, so patients, visitors and staff, and the wider community, can all benefit from a stroll in the fresh air.
The project is part of a range of environmental and sustainability projects across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in response to the climate emergency, and allowing the board to meet or potentially exceed, and provide best practice examples for, statutory biodiversity and sustainability requirements.
Gemma Kitson, Greenspace and Urban Realm Officer for NHSGGC – a role part-funded by the Green Exercise Partnership – said: “It has been well known for many years that time spent in the outdoors has huge benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing, so I’m delighted that this work is getting under way.”
:: The Green Exercise Partnership (GEP) is supported by the Scottish Government and is a collaboration between NHS boards, Public Health Scotland, NatureScot and Scottish Forestry. Its aim is to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspace in and around NHS sites – and working alongside experts such as the GEP and Scottish Forestry, NHSGGC can reap benefits both now and in the future.

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A special exhibition is being staged to mark the centenary of Renfrew’s Victory Baths.

People will get the chance to see and hear about the amazing history of the swimming pool, which was officially opened on September 19, 1921 and is now run by the charity, Renfrewshire Leisure.

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The baths were gifted to the town by shipbuilder and government minister, Sir Frederick Lobnitz who, along with his wife, Lady Lobnitz and Lady Blythswood conducted the opening ceremony watched by crowds of locals.

The exhibition opens on Sunday, September 19 and apart from the public holiday on September 24, runs every day until Sunday, September 26.

People interested in seeing the exhibition at the pool can book a tour on weekdays at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 7.30pm as well as during the weekend at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. To book a place on the exhibition tour, call 0141 618 4914.

Following Covid regulations, tours must be booked for Test and Protect purposes and are limited to ten places per tour. Face masks must be worn unless exempt.

To help celebrate the centenary, Renfrewshire Leisure is reducing the charge for swimmers to 100p (£1) per swim and £4 for a family swim at the Victory Baths, on its actual anniversary day, Sunday September 19.

The Baths will also offer extended opening hours of 9am to 7pm on September 20, 21, 22 and 23.

As part of the exhibition, a film called, ‘The Man Who Made Renfrew Victory Baths’ will be screened, showing how renowned architect of the period, Thomas Abercrombie designed the Baths.

Abercrombie was born in Paisley and was responsible for the design of some iconic buildings in the town, including the former Royal Alexandra Infirmary, the YMCA buildings in New Street, Wallneuk Church and the former Paisley Baths, in Storie Street.

The Tannahill Makar for Renfrewshire, Brian Whittingham, has also written a poem, called ‘Back In The Day’ to mark the centenary.

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The exhibition will also feature the story of two Olympic swimmers, William Francis and Hugh Smith who trained at the Victory Baths and competed in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.

And the background will be revealed about former Eastenders soap actor, the late Ross Davidson who played water polo at Victory Baths and went on to represent Scotland. As part of the Renfrew Aqua Water Polo Club he won a Scottish league and cup double in 1975.

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, Chair of Renfrewshire Leisure said: “The Victory Baths is an iconic building in Renfrew and has been part of the lives of people from the town for generations.

“It has a great history with many stories connected to the swimming pool and the people who swam there. I know the exhibition showing the history of the Baths will be of great interest to people of all ages”

“We are delighted to be celebrating the centenary of the Victory Baths, which have been at the heart of the community for 100 years. Renfrewshire Council has recently invested around £100,000 in the essential plant that supports the swimming pool, and we have invested in new internal and external lighting and interior decoration so that the Baths are looking their best for their big birthday.

“Swimming is as popular now as it’s ever been, not just at the Victory Baths, but across all of the pools run by Renfrewshire Leisure.

“Its popularity has increased since lockdown restrictions eased, which has been great to see as we work with people to help with their health and wellbeing, which is so important to our region’s recovery from the pandemic.”

More information about Renfrewshire Leisure’s pools and how to book swim sessions can be found here

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Child Disability Payment opens in Renfrewshire from November

National roll-out date announced for new benefit.

Scotland’s Child Disability Payment will open for new applications to people in Renfrewshire from 22 November 2021.

The full national roll-out follows a successful pilot launched in July across Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and the Western Isles council areas.

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This is the first of the complex disability benefits to be introduced nationwide by the Scottish Government and replaces the UK Government’s Disability Living Allowance for children. The payment provides financial assistance to help meet the additional costs associated with having a disability.

Families of children and young people with a disability or terminal illness can apply to the new benefit administered by Social Security Scotland.

Those already receiving Disability Living Allowance for children do not need to make a new application as we will contact them ahead of their award being automatically transferred. This will happen in a phased approach from mid-October. We aim to have the transfer process completed for everyone in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for children by spring 2023.

We will begin by transferring the cases of those aged 16 or over in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for children and those with a terminal illness. All other clients aged up to 15-years-old will have their award transferred from spring 2022.

Awards will continue to be made at the same rates and on the same payment cycle as their previous Disability Living Allowance for children.

To enable people to apply in the way that suits them best, it will be the first disability benefit in the UK that can be applied for online, as well as being available by post, phone, or face to face (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).

More than 85% of applications were received online in the first six weeks of Child Disability Payment being launched in the pilot areas.

Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said:

“We have developed Child Disability Payment with families involved throughout the entire process, so that we ensure their needs and expectations are at the centre of everything we do. We have learned from the challenges families typically experience in the UK service and have developed a simplified, less time consuming and much less stressful system that treats everyone with dignity, fairness and respect.

“We are committed to doing things differently and making sure that applying for and receiving disability assistance from Social Security Scotland is fundamentally different to the UK system.

“I am proud that we are now in the position to expand Child Disability Payment across the country after thoroughly and successfully testing our processes in the Dundee, Perth & Kinross and the Western Isles pilot.”

Mairi Simpson, Family Support Worker for Parent to Parent in Perth & Kinross, has supported parents completing the new Child Disability Payment form during the pilot.

She said: “The feedback from parents has been extremely positive. Parents felt the forms were easier than they had envisioned and when they spoke to someone on the phone, calls were pleasant and helpful.

“The form did not feel as negative and it felt easier to get parents to put into their own words what they have to do. It did not take as long to complete the forms and it helped not having to put the exact time or minutes it takes to complete a care task, as this can vary significantly.

“A little bit of understanding about living with a disabled child and the reason behind having to apply for disability payment makes parents feel they are doing the right thing for their child.”


  • People can find out more and apply through or by calling 0800 182 2222.

  • Child Disability Payment provides money to help with the extra care and mobility costs children and young people with a disability may have, up to the age of 18
  • Child Disability Payment replaces the UK Government’s Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland.
  • People who currently get disability benefits from Department for Work and Pensions will have their awards transferred to the new Scottish system in stages after the new benefits are introduced. This work is expected to be completed well in advance of the previously announced timeline of 2025.
  • Young people and children in Scotland who are currently getting Disability Living Allowance for children from the DWP will no longer need to apply for PIP when they turn 16. They will stay on Disability Living Allowance to age 18 if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Child Winter Heating Assistance was the first benefit for disabled people in Scotland and was introduced as a new benefit to provide additional support for disabled children and young people. This is an annual £202 payment for children and young people who receive the highest rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance and will help families meet day and night-time winter fuel costs
  • From autumn 2021, Social Security Scotland will administer 11 benefits:
    • Best Start Foods
    • Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment
    • Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment
    • Best Start Grant School Age Payment
    • Carer’s Allowance Supplement
    • Child Disability Payment
    • Child Winter Heating Assistance
    • Funeral Support Payment
    • Job Start Payment
    • Scottish Child Payment (for children under 6 years old)
    • Young Carer Grant
Artist Kevin Cameron, Provost Lorraine Cameron and Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes outside Paisley Town Hall

A time capsule containing memories of life in Paisley has been placed inside the foundations of Paisley Town Hall during the £22m transformation into a landmark entertainment venue for the west of Scotland.

The striking Victorian-era town hall – part of the legacy of Paisley’s proud past at the centre of the world’s textile industry – is undergoing a major redevelopment to preserve it for future generations.

Artist Kevin Cameron, Provost Lorraine Cameron and Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes outside Paisley Town Hall

The project is part of a wider investment by Renfrewshire Council in Paisley’s cultural venues aimed at driving new footfall to the town, including the work to turn Paisley Museum into a world-class visitor destination, retelling the unique stories of the town’s people, Pattern, and more.

Local artist and filmmaker, Kevin Cameron, worked with residents, local schools, and former employees of Paisley Town Hall to collect stories and memories of activities and events that have taken place at the venue.

Provost Lorraine Cameron and artist Kevin Cameron with the time capsule

Inside the time capsule, the memories are contained within a scroll consisting of over 30 pages that can be unravelled, read and easily displayed. The scroll is wrapped around a bobbin as a symbol of the town’s thread-making heritage.

Paisley Town Hall has been a unique landmark at the heart of life in the town since 1884, having been gifted to the town by Sir George Clark, owner of one of the firms which at that time had made the town a global thread-making hub.

Building contractors Morrison Construction are currently on site, with work due to finish in late 2022 and the building due to reopen in early 2023.

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chair of Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd, which will operate the reopened building, said: “Everyone in Paisley will have their own special memories of the town hall and I’m delighted that we have been able to preserve some of those to be shared with future generations.

Primary 7 pupils from West Primary School with the time capsule

“The town hall is a key project within the council’s wider investment in the town aimed at using Paisley’s internationally-significant cultural and heritage offer to change its future.

“Once reopened the town hall will build on the work already done to make Paisley one of Scotland’s key destinations for heritage, culture and events – driving new footfall and visitors to the town centre, day and night, and helping the local economy build back from the effects of the pandemic.

Primary 6 pupils from Williamsburgh Primary with the time capsule

“We look forward to helping people make memories at Paisley Town Hall for many years to come.”

Provost of Renfrewshire, Lorraine Cameron, who added a letter for future generations to the time capsule, said: “Paisley Town Hall is special to so many people and it was important to involve the local community.

Provost Lorraine Cameron with the time capsule scroll

“At a time where our lives are still disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic and normal events have been unable to take place as planned, the creation of the time capsule has given many people a chance to look back on some of those times they hold most dear.

“The scroll includes memories from some of our oldest citizens collected through workshops with ROAR, and stories from some of our youngest citizens, with pupils from Williamsburgh and West Primary Schools contributing accounts of their life before and during the pandemic.

“I am honoured to be asked as Provost of Renfrewshire to contribute a letter and share my hopes for a future Paisley with generations still to come.”

The town hall redevelopment will deliver:

– preservation of its unique 19th-century architectural features while adding 21st-century performance facilities, guaranteeing the building’s long-term future;

– the capacity of the main hall expanded to 1,200, allowing the venue to host bigger and better events and help make the town a stop-off on musical tour schedules;

– entirely new rooms created within currently-unused spaces, including a café-bar, dance studio, and screening room, widening the building’s range of uses;

– new performance facilities, a much-improved audience experience, and a complete replacement of the venue’s electrical and mechanical systems;

To be kept up to date on the use of the building when it reopens, register your interest with Renfrewshire Leisure via

The town hall redevelopment is part of a wider investment by the council in Paisley’s venues and outdoor spaces. Projects due to complete over the next couple of years also include:

– the £42m project to transform Paisley Museum, expected to help drive 128,000 visitors a year, to see the town’s internationally-significant collections;

– a new modern home for library services within the Paisley Learning and Cultural Hub, currently being built in a vacant former retail unit on the town’s High Street;

– work to upgrade Paisley Arts Centre;

– a redesign of Abbey Close to create an expanded outdoor events space set against Paisley’s town hall and 12th-century Abbey, plus work to turn County Square into an attractive hub for small events and provide a welcome showcase for larger events, festivals and attractions in the town.

More information is at


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