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Paisley Museum Receives Major Funding Support from The Hugh Fraser Foundation

Paisley Museum has received a pledge of £200,000 from The Hugh Fraser Foundation towards its transformation into a world-class cultural destination, payable once work is underway.

The Hugh Fraser Foundation, which is based in Glasgow, has for over 50 years supported a broad range of charities throughout Scotland. Dr Kenneth Chrystie, a Trustee of The Hugh Fraser Foundation said, ‘We are very aware of the sterling efforts being made to transform and enhance the art and cultural attractions of Paisley. In this context, the Museum’s initiative is hugely significant and when completed it will ensure the Museum’s rightful place as a centre of excellence and a national treasure and attraction for many years to come. The Foundation was delighted to be able to offer support‘.

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, Chair of Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd, said, ‘Investing in our venues is key to our recovery from the pandemic, as it will create jobs, support new and existing businesses in the area, and drive new footfall to our town centre. We are delighted The Hugh Fraser Foundation has pledged its support towards the redevelopment of Paisley Museum. The Museum has been beloved by generations of Renfrewshire people and this brings us a step closer to realising our ambitions of radically transforming this prominent symbol of Paisley’s past for future generations‘.

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