The congregation at historic Paisley Abbey are tuning up to raise nearly £350,000 to restore its world-famous organ.
Following consultations with top organ builders, it’s estimated that it will cost £390,000 to repair the instrument, which dates in its original form to 1872.
The Society of Friends of Paisley Abbey have already promised to donate £50,000 to the project and it’s hoped that members of the congregation will make a significant contribution.
There are also plans to apply to Heritage Lottery bosses for a grant to help meet the restoration costs but the organisers of a special fundraising appeal which has just been launched are putting their faith in businesses, local and national organisations and individuals to contribute as generously as possible to the upgrade.
Full story at Paisley Daily Express.