VISITOR NEWS

 

PAISLEY MURAL AT GILMOUR STREET STATION
Local artist Caroline Gormley and co-artist Sandy Guy have completed a mural featuring iconic people, places and historic moments from the town’s past – everything from a mill girl, a burning witch and Gerry Rafferty, William Wallace and Fulton Mackay, the Russell Institute and the Hillman Imp car. Being inside the station, a valid ticket is required to see the mural. Click the above picture for a larger image.

 

ROYAL MOD BID 2021
Following its successful hosting of the Royal National Mòd in 2013, Paisley had lodged a bid to host the celebration of Gaelic culture in 2021. Royal National Mòd is Scotland’s premier festival celebrating Gaelic language and Gaelic music, dance, drama, arts and literature.

 

PRIDE OF PAISLEY
July 2016: During the summer of 2016, Paisley witnessed its first ever free, family friendly public art trail, Pride of Paisley, took to the streets. 25 creatively designed lion sculptures showcased Paisleys heritage trail infusing pride, colour, art and creativity into Paisley town centre. Click HERE for a video featuring the lions.

 

METHODIST CENTRAL HALL: Paisley's historic Methodist Central Hall will receive a GBP250,000 make-over, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will allow urgent repairs to be carried out on the building which opened in 1908. It has an auditorium on two levels, and can seat 750 people. There are other rooms within the building that are in use for various other church purposes. The new funding is part of a block of cash given to distinguished church buildings throughout Scotland.