We’re Backing Paisley


Everyone at GD Chalmers is proud to back Paisley for UK City of Culture 2021.


Our Director Paul Morrow:

“GD Chalmers have been in business for over 40 years supporting the local council and town in any way we can, not to mention employing 80 percent of our work force from the area. We feel it’s very important that as a well-known and local company, GD Chalmers support getting paisley back to its best like the important little old town it is”


What is the UK City of Culture?

UK City of Culture is a designation given to a city in the United Kingdom for a period of one year. The aim of the initiative, which is administered by theDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport, is to “build on the success of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture 2008, which had significant social and economic benefits for the area”.


Why we should all get behind Paisley’s bid to win?


Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 is part of a wider push to use the town’s unique cultural and heritage story to transform its future.


What will winning mean for Paisley?


Winning the 2021 culture title will have significant benefits:

  • It will create the equivalent of 4,700 jobs over the next decade and boost the local economy by £172m, leaving a lasting legacy for all of Renfrewshire;
  • It means a programme of major events and world-class culture, bringing an estimated 1.7m attendances in 2021;
  • It will bring much-needed footfall and boost our plans to build a new long-lasting town centre economy with culture, heritage, events and tourism at its heart;
  • Involvement in culture is proven to be good for people’s health and well-being. Our 2021 year will offer culture for all, and create opportunities for everybody in Renfrewshire to access those benefits;
  • Plus, it is already raising awareness of Paisley’s internationally-significant story, helping to transform the town’s image at home and abroad, and building a new sense of pride in Paisley.

2021 will be a great and unforgettable year for local people, especially those in our communities who are vulnerable and less heard.


For more information about events and how you can get involved visit HERE.

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