NS4864 : Mural at Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

taken 2 years ago, near to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Mural at Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Mural at Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Artists in dark suits at work on the new "Welcome to Paisley" mural in the passageway between platforms 3 and 4.
Mural at Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
The Welcome to Paisley mural is located in the corridor between the platforms. It was created in June/July 2017, commissioned by the Paisley First group LinkExternal link , with support from the station owners, the ScotRail Alliance, which is a partnership between ScotRail operator Abellio and Network Rail.

The mural is the work of local artist Caroline Gormley, who was assisted by co-artist Sandy Guy.

Describing the mural, Caroline said, ”First port of call is getting on the train that brings you to Gilmour Street station, the gateway to Paisley and its vibrant culture, which will definitely give you something to write home about.”

“It’s a celebration of Paisley people, their vision, enthusiasm, positivity, determination, humour and hard work.”

“Paisley wouldn’t have heritage if it wasn’t for the people of the town, this has been the case throughout our history and it continues today. The use of the postcard was to add an element of humour, also the postcard may be seen as a thing of the past when it comes to communication but people have to look to their past in order to create a better, brighter future.”

“Today now is tomorrow’s history.”

The mural prominently features a Scotrail Class 380 train (380 011 if you are interested) surrounded by various Paisley icons, including people (famous and not so famous) and buildings. These are (clockwise from top/left) William Wallace, Paisley Abbey, Robert Tannahill, a mill girl, Anchor Mill, Paisley Pattern, Gerry Rafferty, the Russell Institute, a Hillman Imp car, Fulton Mackay, a "Buddie" (Paisley person), Paisley Museum and a burning witch.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NS4864, 1146 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 3 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4832 6422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.8358N 4:25.4547W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4832 6422
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image Type (about): inside 
This page has been viewed about 46 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register