Why we are bidding
Paisley is bidding for UK City of Culture 2021 as part of ambitious plans to use the town’s internationally-significant collection of heritage and cultural assets to transform its future.
UK City of Culture means a year-long extravaganza of major national events – but it isn’t just a big year-long party. It’s about long-lasting economic, social and cultural change.
Previous winners were cities with similar challenges to Paisley but which had a clear plan to use UK City of Culture status to change things for the better.
A successful bid would raise Paisley’s profile by putting us in the international spotlight and make us a key destination for cultural and heritage tourism.
It will also create jobs, provide new opportunities for local business, and generate footfall for our town centre and High Street.
And it will change perceptions of Paisley at home and abroad, help us build a new sense of pride in Paisley and everything it has to offer, and create a lasting legacy which puts culture and all the benefits it brings at the heart of people’s lives.
We will be rolling out a programme of community engagement soon, which will give everybody who cares about Paisley the chance to help shape the bid.
Read more.. http://www.paisley2021.co.uk
- Creativity improves young people’s well-being28/09/2020 - 6:15 pm
CREATIVITY can improve young people’s well-being and help them overcome loneliness and isolation. That’s the message from youth arts charity, CREATE Paisley which is hosting its second one-day Open Mind Summit, on Friday, October 9. The free online event will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions and workshops, exploring the role of creativity and culture […]
- National comic book tour for Maths Week Scotland Digital events will reach 1,000 pupils25/09/2020 - 12:00 pm
Rossie Stone, director and founder of Dekko Comics will take part in digital events in schools across the country for Maths Week Scotland (Monday 28 September – Sunday 4 October). As part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, Rossie will visit around 1,000 P5-S1 pupils from 12 schools in Aberdeen, Borders, Fife, Glasgow, Highlands, […]
- July and August baby boom in Scotland25/09/2020 - 11:23 am
New parents could get up to £600 Pregnancy and Baby Payment July and August are the months most of Scotland’s babies are born according to figures from National Records of Scotland. Almost 4,500 births were registered in July 2019 while 4,357 were registered in August. This is in comparison to an average of 4,062 across […]
Buying or leasing? Check MOT of car before you do