THOUSANDS flocked to Paisley's annual Sma' Shot Day which is one of the world's oldest workers' festivals.

The event, held on Saturday, July 6, celebrates the historic 19th-century industrial dispute victory of the town's weavers.

People participated in a day of live entertainment and activities which kicked off with the Sma' Shot parade, coordinated by Bridgeman Arts in collaboration with local community groups, performers, and musicians.

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Parade participants, clad in vibrant costumes, performed along the route from Brodie Park to the town centre, led by the Charleston Drum.

Upon reaching the main event site at Abbey Close and Bridge Street, visitors watched the traditional Burning of the Cork, a highlight of the Sma’ Shot Day celebrations, by spoken word artist and Tannahill makar Shaun Moore.

Abbey Close also hosted a full afternoon of live entertainment.

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Performances included reenactments of the Paisley weaver's struggles from PACE Youth Theatre, as well as acts from the Rock Us choir, cover band Proposal, Sharon Martin, Evelyn Laurie, and Caitlin Bonner Dance Company.

Additionally, free family activities such as face painting, balloon modelling, arts and crafts, and a sports day hosted by Furry Murry's Adventure Playground.

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The Browns Lane Makers’ Market at local upcycling business Restoration and Creation provided live music and the opportunity to purchase unique items from local makers.

Sma’ Shot Day is organised by Renfrewshire Council.