PAISLEY’S MSP WELCOMES EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR STRUGGLING LOCAL MUSIC VENUES AS SNP GOVERNMENT HANDS OUT £2.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS MUSIC

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed news that The Bungalow in Paisley will receive support totalling £21,500.00 from the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund from the SNP Government.

Launched earlier this month, the £2.2 million fund is aimed at providing grassroots live music venues with the emergency funds to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevent closure.

Commenting, George Adam said:

“Paisley’s live music scene has taken a real beating during this pandemic – with most venues having to keep their doors closed since March.

“We all want to see music venues reopen again as soon as it’s safe to do so, but until that’s possible this funding will hand these businesses a lifeline and ease some of the financial pressures they face.

“The Bungalow is a stalwart name in our town and a vital part of our local economy, helping to put Paisley on the map and draw in local and national talent, so it is important we do all we can to ensure its survival. “There’s a long road to recovery here but with the continued backing of the SNP Government and this excellent investment, I’m sure The Bungalow will still be providing Paisley buddies a great night out for many years to come.”