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Paisley Mill
Paisley is the largest town in Renfrewshire. It now forms a continuation of the Glasgow urban area. It was historically a centre of the weaving industry, and gave its name to the "Paisley pattern".

LGBT history

The Paisley Gay Group is thought to have started in the early 1970s. In 1977 the Scottish Minorities Group held a disco in the Clachan Bar, 3 St James St [1]. In 1979 the Paisley Gay Group applied to be the Paisley branch of the SHRG.[2]


  1. Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland BBC TV documentary 30 November 2015