PAISLEY councillors are set to splash the cash to welcome overseas visitors this summer.


Students from the Danish town of Gladsaxe will be in the town in May and a pipe band from Frankfurt in Germany is coming in July.


Renfrewshire Council will pay for an evening meal for the young Danes at the cost of approximately £1,000 and the band will be treated to a buffet lunch costing £2,200 for around 100 people.


The request for civic hospitality for the pipers has come from Kilbarchan Pipe Band.


The Germans are planning to visit Renfrewshire from July 19 to 30 and hope to participate in the town’s piping championships.


The Danes will include a delegation of 34 pupils and four teachers from Gladsaxe, Paisley’s twin town. They intend to visit Paisley on May 31 for two days.


As Skovbrynet school in Gladsaxe has a particular focus on language, they hope to visit a school in the spirit of co-operation and communication with other schools.


A request has also been received from the commanding officer at The Salvation Army in Paisley for the council provide a civic reception to mark the 135th anniversary of the Salvation Army in the town.


It is proposed councillors agree to provide civic hospitality in the form of a buffet lunch on Saturday, April 22 in Paisley Abbey, costing around £500.


Meanwhile, the 102 Field Squadron, which will mark its 50th anniversary this year, have asked for civic hospitality to mark the occasion.


It is proposed that the council makes a contribution of £500 towards the squadron’s family day on 10 June to be held at their barracks in Hawkhead Road.


This round of hospitality spending, totalling £4,200, will be taken from a hospitality budget of £46,460.