Renfrewshire Council

Paisley 2021 ready to take off with Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is one of the most significant private-sector employers in Renfrewshire and I'm delighted the airport team have decided to publicly throw their weight behind Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The airport is a direct link between Renfrewshire and the rest of the world, which makes them the perfect fit for the bid.

Paisley once had connections throughout the globe via the textile industry in the form of the Paisley Pattern and the giant thread mills which followed - and the bid will involve us retelling that unique story to the world.

The years leading up to 2021 will see two massive projects taking place through the Glasgow City Region City Deal which will better connect the airport and Renfrewshire for businesses and travellers alike - the airport surface access project and the Glasgow Airport Investment Zone - and today's announcement firms up that relationship even more.