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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01272: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to the Paisley 2021 City of Culture bid.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 20 September 2017

I was in Paisley yesterday and made clear the Scottish Government is fully supportive of Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 and endorses the aims, ambitions and outcomes which the bid seeks to deliver.

It is an exciting prospect which fits in well with Scottish Government’s ambitions as we recognise the significant contribution Paisley makes to Scotland’s rich cultural life and the local and national boost this would bring.

Scottish Ministers have been consulted on the plans being submitted by Paisley to support the delivery of the bid and the Scottish Government is including its contribution within its spending review plans, as will National Agencies.