Press and marketing enquiries

Scottish and local press and media-related enquiries should be directed to:

Colin Orr
Senior Communications Officer
0141 618 7348

UK and London press and media-related enquiries should be directed to:

Nancy McLardie
Press consultant
0141 618 5065

If you would like to discuss marketing aspects of the Paisley 2021 bid, please contact:

Graeme McLatchie 
Senior Marketing Officer 
0141 618 7396

Natalie Houston 
Senior Marketing Officer 
0141 618 5014

Press boilerplate

In a press release, a boilerplate helps journalists and consumers know more about you. If a journalist or blogger is writing about you, a boilerplate can help them easily get the copy they need for their article.

Feel free to add these words to anything you issue to the media:

Paisley's bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will use the town's unique and fascinating story to transform its future—by putting the town in the international spotlight, attracting visitors, creating jobs and using culture to make people's lives better.

The one-time global textile hub and birthplace of the Paisley Pattern is also home to stunning architecture, an internationally-significant museum collection, Glasgow Airport, University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland, PACE Theatre Company and a thriving contemporary cultural scene.

The UK City of Culture competition is run by the UK Government. The shortlisted cities will be announced in summer 2017, and the winner at the end of the year. Find out more about our story at


Brand book

We would love you to formally declare you are part of Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and show your support for Team Paisley.

Our brand book is packed full of information about how you can show your support.

Click on this link to download your copy of the Paisley 2021 brand book

Paisley 2021 belongs to all of us.

Be creative and have fun with it...and tell us if there is anything else you need.

Email us at if you have any other questions about using the brand book.