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Motto: Lord, let Paisley flourish by the preaching of Thy Word

The Paisley tartan was designed by Allan C. Drennan who created it in 1952 when it won a first prize at Kelso Highland Show as the Paisley district tartan. The designer worked for Anchor Mills in Paisley. It has since also come to be regarded as a family tartan for those of the name Paisley.  He also designed the Duke of Edinburgh in 1955.  

Paisley (Scottish Gaelic: Paislig) is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.  The town is situated on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde.  

The town came to prominence with the establishment of Paisley Abbey in the 12th century, an important religious hub in medieval Scotland which formerly had control over the other churches in the local area.  It is generally accepted that William Wallace was educated here.  King Robert III was buried in the Abbey, but his tomb has not survived.  

By the 19th century Paisley had established itself as a centre for the weaving industry, giving its name to the ‘Paisley Shawl’ and the ‘Paisley Pattern’.  

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