NS4863 : Gerry Rafferty Mural on Brown's Lane

taken 4 years ago, near to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Gerry Rafferty Mural on Brown's Lane
Gerry Rafferty Mural on Brown's Lane
This gable end mural by Danny McDermott features Gerry Rafferty, who is probably best known for 'Baker Street'. This work is derived from the cover of Rafferty's 1978 LP 'City to City', which was illustrated by fellow Buddie John Byrne.
Browns Lane Murals

Browns Lane is a narrow thoroughfare which links Shuttle Street and Causeyside Street in the centre of paisley. This photo from 2011 NS4863 : Browns Lane shows it to be a dull and dreary place.

Inspired by the Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture bid LinkExternal link and funded by Paisley First LinkExternal link and local businisses, artists Danny McDermott and Mark Worst set about creating murals to brighten the place up.

There are several murals, most of which depict famous Paisley natives, plus a section dedicated to St Mirren FC's Scottish Cup winning team of 1987 (was it really 30 years ago?).

The addition of a canopy of lights ensures that the lane remains bright even after dark.

Several attractive murals are cropping up around Paisley town centre as part of the 2021 UK City of Culture bid LinkExternal link and supported by the Paisley First group LinkExternal link .

Lady Lane mural : Link
Buddie mural : Link
Gilmour Street station mural : Link
Storie Street mural : Link
Lawn Street mural : Link
Kingfisher mural : Link

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Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
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