Scottish Government Debate
Fiona Hyslop S5M-07862
Recognise and Support Paisley's 2021 UK City of Culture and Dundee's 2023 European Capital of Culture Bids
That the Parliament recognises the significant contributions that the communities of Paisley and Dundee make to Scotland’s rich tapestry of cultural life and the local, national and international boosts that Paisley's 2021 UK City of Culture and Dundee's 2023 European Capital of Culture bids will bring; fully supports both bids, which will promote Scotland's cultural and creative talent and showcase its inspiring building design and places to UK and European partners; notes that the Paisley bid will deliver a spectacular year-long cultural and events programme inspired by the rich textile heritage of the city and will be inclusive, accessible and appeal to a range of local, national and international audiences; recognises that the bid is part of broader heritage and culture-led regeneration plans seeking to transform Paisley into a vibrant cultural destination, growing the cultural, creative and visitor economy, and re-positioning Paisley as a place recognised for cultural excellence; further recognises that Dundee is on a pioneering journey with culture and creativity driving the continuing regeneration of the city and its waterfront, which includes a world-class design museum in the V&A; supports Dundee’s plans to build on its UNESCO City of Design status, learning from other European cities' approaches, and supports the valuable role that the bid will have in promoting Dundee’s rich cultural heritage and exciting future.
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