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Paisley (Scottish Gaelic: Pāislig) is a town and former burgh located in the west central lowlands of Scotland. Approximately eight miles west-south-west of Glasgow. It is the administrative centre of the Renfrewshire council area. Straddling the River Cart, the settlement occupies the lowland to the north of the Gleniffer Braes.
In the 12th century an Abbey was founded at Paisley. A settlement soon grew around the Abbey. The town became famous during the 18th and 19th centuries for the production of cloth, especially cotton with the distinctive Paisley Pattern.
Paisley is the largest town in Scotland, not counting the four largest cities, and therefore the fifth-largest settlement in the country, having greater population than Inverness or Stirling, which both have city status.
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