West Midlands city sees off competition from Coventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea to take title
A Paisley resident reacts to the news of Coventry's win. The town was the only Scottish competitor for the UK City of Culture titleTimes photographer James Glossop. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite…
The competition is held every four years, with Derry-Londonderry the first winner in 2013
PAISLEY has been left disappointed after losing out to Coventry in its bid to be named the next UK City of Culture.
Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture in 2021, it has been announced.
The announcement was made in Hull during the BBC's The One Show, as the current UK City of Culture's year-long celebration there nears an end. But Paisley was the bookies' favourite.