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Paisley has a roaring good time bidding farewell to town’s lions

Paisley’s County Square was packed with lions, kids and families as the Pride of Paisley bid fond farewell to the town.

Huge crowds turned out at the weekend to catch all 25 Paisley lions together for one last big party before they are auctioned off for charity.

Paisley has a roaring good time bidding farewell to town’s lions

During their three month stay in Paisley, the lions were a big draw for kids, families, shoppers and visitors to the town.

The massively popular public art trail was brought to the streets of Paisley by business regeneration group Paisley First, taking place as part of the push towards the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

The Pride of Paisley project was inspired by Paisley Museum’s famous Buddy the lion and each lion featuring a unique aspect of Paisley’s heritage and history.

Wild At Art events elsewhere in the UK are bringing a boost in shopping centre footfall by around 25 per cent, a sales hike of almost 20 per cent and a 39 per cent increase in the number of visitors.

Accord and St Vincent’s hospices will both benefit from the money raised at the Pride of Paisley charity auction on Friday 21 October.

The auction takes place in the Normandy Hotel and tickets (£36) include a three course meal and entertainment from Scottish legend, Andy Cameron, Clanadonia, Clyde, Iain Forbes and Cat Caldwell. 

Tickets and Advanced Auction Bid forms are available at the Paisley First website.