Announcement of UK City of Culture 2021
Culture Secretary comments.
Speaking following the announcement that Coventry will be the 2021 UK City of Culture, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:
"Paisley's bid journey has been inspiring. Beginning two years ago with hundreds of people gathered at the picturesque Paisley Abbey for the official launch.
"Since then businesses, cultural and community groups have thrown their support behind the town’s ambitions. A real strength has been the extensive community engagement with more than 30,000 people involved. All helping put together an outstanding bid for Paisley and for Scotland.
"Despite just missing out they can all be immensely proud of their efforts, they have done Paisley and Scotland proud and there is much to build upon."