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Paisley wins bid to host Gaelic festival

Paisley has been named as the official host town for the Royal National Mod 2013, one of Scotland’s biggest music festivals.

It is the first time the town will have hosted the event after previously losing out to Stornoway in the 2008 race.

The Western Isles capital will host the event in 2011, while this year’s Mod will take place in Caithness in October.

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Today’s announcement follows an ambitious bid submitted by Meur Phàislig, in partnership with Renfrewshire Council.

Council leader Derek Mackay said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Paisley and Renfrewshire as a whole. “The Mod is a huge, much loved festival which will bring the focus of Scotland and Gaelic music lovers across the world on our historic town.”

The eight-day festival is famous for celebrating Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, including Gaelic music and song, Highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.

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