A Tale of Two Towns

Whether you enjoy Paisley pattern of Glasgow patter, there can be no disputing the clear similarities between Paisley on one hand, and, on the other, Glasgow, despite how jealously these two towns’ respective residents might guard their differences. Both share a similar social demographic, particularly when it comes to considerations of deprivation. However, nowadays, in the aftermath of recession, one wonders which cousin town is faring better, or worse, and sadly there is evidence tending to suggest Paisley is the poor relative.

Renfrewshire is smaller (population, approximately 175,000, compared with Glasgow City, 593,000), yet a 2012 survey concluded …

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