The new stars of Storie Street, Paisley

The Paisley First Walls Series is proving a real hit with Buddies and visitors to Paisley alike with the murals a real talking point.
 
The latest mural has been completed with one local youngster taking centre stage in promoting the town’s proud heritage.
 
Seven year old Eva Rose Ross from Paisley won the competition to be commemorated on the gable wall next to Allan’s Snack Bar on Storie Street, a popular fish and chip shop in the town.
 
Local artist Caroline Gormley and co-artist Sandy Guy have been braving sunshine and snow for the last couple of weeks to complete the “Buddie” artwork.
 
Caroline said: “This mural encourages young people to be curious and to engage with their rich heritage.Hopefully, it will inspire them.”
 
Eva Rose, who attends St Fergus Primary School, said: “I think it looks great and I am proud that I am playing my part in helping to promote Paisley as a great place to visit.”
 
Paisley First Chairman Ian Henderson added: “Both completed murals have received a really positive response and there are more in the pipeline. They really are making a difference in the town and we can’t wait to see the reaction to the rest of the murals we have planned.”
 
The Paisley First Walls Series is part-funded with a grant through Renfrewshire’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund.
 
Paisley 2021 Bid Director Jean Cameron said: "We were delighted to support Paisley First to produce these murals through our Culture, Heritage and Events Fund, which aims to boost the local creative scene as Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is lodged. These murals aren't just brightening up the town centre for residents and visitors, they are also shining a spotlight on some of the wonderful artistic talent we have here, and I congratulate all involved."
 

Paisley Mural