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This weekend sees two major events in the Paisley calendar.

On Friday, 31st October there will be a first for Paisley when the Paisley Halloween Festival takes place in the centre of the Town. The event starts with a Halloween Parade down High Street, led by Spark! LED Drummers which culminates in a Fire Garden Festival in Abbey Close. There will also be loads more street entertainment around the Town Centre and in the Town Hall from 6pm till 9pm.

The following day, Saturday, 1st November is the Town’s annual fireworks extravaganza. This year’s theme for the fireworks show is Space, but before that there will be a whole host of entertainment on offer.

As well as funfair rides and street entertainment there will also be a Radio Clyde1 Roadshow on the main stage in Gauze Street.

Entertainment on Stage will include Scottish boyband, 1st Stage, local band Dogtooth and 16 -year old Emily Middlemass who recently appeared on X-Factor. There will also be dance group Loonique and a showcase by Create Paisley before Spark! LED Drummers perform on stage

before the Fireworks display takes place at 6pm.

 

Both events promise to be very popular so get there early for two fantastic free events in the Paisley calendar.

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HISTORY

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Paisley is the largest town in Scotland. The town  has a rich history; from it’s 12th century Cluniac Abbey, it’s world famous Paisley Pattern Shawls, and its position at the forefront of the Thread Industry all of which brought great wealth and prosperity to the Town, enabling it to build it’s inspiring Town Hall, Museum and Art Gallery, Observatory, Schools and numerous fine Churches.

Paisley is surrounded by many historical towns and villages and is also ideally situated as a gateway to the Highlands and Islands, with Loch Lomond only 20 minutes away and Edinburgh a mere 45 minutes, and with the airport within 2 miles of the centre of Paisley, it really is the ideal base for visitors from near and far.

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