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The Scottish town of Paisley east of Glasgow in Renfrewshire was historically associated with weaving in the industrial age and later ship building, but its roots go back to the foundation of a chapel in the sixth century.

The town is known for its shawls and world famous pattern that bears Paisley's name, although nowadays no thread is produced in Paisley. Competition from the far east changed the nature of the industry in Scotland, scaling it down irrevocably.

Places to visit in the town include the medieval abbey, town museum and art gallery and the conservation area of Oakshaw, west of the White Cart river. Other buildings of note include the nineteenth century Coats Observatory and the older 15th century Stanely Castle. People from Paisley include the actor David Tennant, and TV presenter Andrew Neil.

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