Crowds flock to Paisley Halloween parade

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An estimated 34,000 flocked to Paisley for a Halloween Mardi-Gras style parade.

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The town centre was taken over by the ghoulish extravaganza, which is one of the major events forming part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

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About 500 young people and performers took part in the parade, which wound its way through the town centre.

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A giant animatronic Witch and Cauldron, a Day of the Dead funeral scene, an illuminated Witch and Mushroom Patch and an interactive Pumpkin Patch Man were among the attractions.

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A cast of witches were suspended from Paisley Town Hall, while the crowds were also entertained by performers on the live stage, including the Spark LED drummers.

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A 20-strong Youth Panel worked alongside Renfrewshire Council's events team to design and deliver the programme, while more than 500 took part in a new creative learning programme. This offered the opportunity to participate in all aspects of festival delivery from performance to live event management and technical production.

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