Welcome to Paisley First

Paisley First is the non-profit organisation set up to deliver a BID (Business Improvement District) in Paisley Town Centre in an effort to revitalise the town centre and strengthen the town’s business environment.

Paisley First works for and on behalf of Paisley businesses to help create a better business environment, a more attractive town centre for residents and visitors and a safe place to work and live.

Paisley First comprises of more than 600 businesses from within Paisley town centre made up of commercial tenants and property owners, investing their hard earned cash in promoting business development and improving the area’s quality of life.

Jurassic Bricks has arrived in Paisley town centre!

Paisley First presents Jurassic Bricks – a free, interactive LEGO® Brick Dinosaur Trail!

Happening right here in Paisley until Sunday 12th August, your mini explorers can enjoy a great expedition hunting down the names of all our LEGO® Brick dinosaurs – there are 12 dinosaurs to find as well as five baby dinosaurs!

Plus can you spot Jessie our Jurassic Friend?

Enjoy making your own creation – visit the Bright Bricks Graffiti Walls at both the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centres plus grab a selfie with our Megalosaur in the Piazza too!

Name all our large dinosaurs and tell us where you spotted our baby dinosaurs for your chance to win prizes!

See a sneak peek of our trail map and get some clues HERE

We are giving you the chance to win £250 of Paisley town centre gift vouchers every week this summer!

The Golden Ticket Competition is underway now with a large number of Paisley First BID businesses participating in this special summer competition with six lucky winners each winning £250 worth of Paisley town centre gift vouchers this summer!

Customers will be given a Golden Ticket with their receipt in participating outlets; all you have to do is complete the ticket with your contact details and post in one of our Golden mailboxes located within the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre.

One lucky winner will be chosen every week for six weeks, each winning £250 of vouchers to be spent within town centre businesses.

Each winner then gets to choose where in the town centre they wish to spend their vouchers! Good luck!

Heading to Paisley for Jurassic Bricks this summer, don’t forget to download our Paisley town centre loyalty app for Love Paisley deals, discounts and special promotions in a wide range of town centre businesses all year round!

Paisley First has teamed up with LoyalFree – the digital loyalty app – to help promote local Paisley businesses.

More than 80 Paisley town centre businesses are offering a variety of deals, discounts, offers and loyalty promotions with more being added every week, get a flavour of what’s on offer HERE.

As well as offers, there’s a Local Guide for Paisley too, giving you the low down on everything from the weather to parking to What’s On!

To take advantage of all your Love Paisley offers, download The LoyalFree app for free at www.loyalfree.co.uk/download

Graeme McGowan of MSM Solicitors in Paisley has been elected the new Chairman of Paisley First. Graeme was elected following the decision of Ian Henderson, of Henderson Properties, to step down from the role after two years in charge.

Ian Henderson said:”It has been a pleasure to serve on the Board of Paisley First and I would like to take this opportunity to record my thanks to you all for your support.

“I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.”

Speaking after his election to Chairman of Paisley First, Graeme McGowan said: “I would like to thank my fellow Directors for electing me as Chairman of Paisley First. I would also like to pay tribute to the tremendous contribution of Ian Henderson during his period as Chairman.

“Ian took on the chair at a difficult time for Paisley First and has significantly strengthened the organisation while delivering projects like the Pride of Paisley and Winterfest. I hope that we can continue to build on these achievements and ensure that every business in Paisley town centre benefits from the work of Paisley First.”

Paisley First is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data.

As part of this commitment, we’re updating our privacy policy to meet the high standards of the new European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To view our Privacy Policy To review the updates to our Privacy Policy please refer to our updated PRIVACY POLICY

Paisley Retains Purple Flag Status

Paisley town centre has successfully retained its Purple Flag status following an application for interim renewal.

Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 5.00pm and 5.00am.

The award is seen as the benchmark for good night time destinations – areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and local residents.

Recent projects have included the Paisley Purple Flag Student Discount card.

Read the full story HERE

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Spotlight on Paisley’s Vibrant Businesses…

Paisley town centre has a wealth of shops, eateries and service companies to cater to your every need.

From bars, restaurants and coffee shops to hair and beauty salons, independent boutiques, jewellers, gift shops and two shopping centres not to mention services and outlets for everything you may need for your home.

In addition, there is a range of professional service companies from dentists to plumbers and financial experts.

Paisley is also known for its rich cultural heritage and has a great theatre and live music scene.

With the stunning Paisley Abbey and the highest number of listed buildings in Scotland outside of Edinburgh, Paisley really does have it all!

See our videos below for a taster of what’s on offer…Rediscover Paisley today!

Business Improvement Grant

Paisley First’s Shop (or business) Front Improvement Grant is still open for applications, so if you are thinking about improving the front of your business now is the time to do it.

We have allocated £20,000 for this improvement project and our application process is quick and easy to complete.

To apply for your grant, all you have to do is let us know what improvements you plan to carry out, obtain two quotations for the proposed work and we will let you know within 14 days if we can support your improvements.

To find out more please click here or download the application form here.

Have you visited our Mural Trail?

Following on from the success of our recent murals in the town’s Johnston Street, Storie Street, Lawn Street and Lady Lane, we are now moving to Incle Street.

The wall at the side of Elma Whyte School of Dancing is one of the most prominent locations in the town as a main thoroughfare for traffic in and out of the town.