First Ten Paving Stones are Unveiled for Paisley’s Buddie Walk of Fame

Date Posted: 4 Jul, 2024

Stars from the worlds of music, art, TV, film and sport are honoured in their hometown

Paisley, Scotland’s largest town, has been contributing to the world stage for centuries but now Paisley Buddies from the world of stage, screen, music, art and sport – who have made a significant impact on the local community – are being honoured in the Buddie Walk of Fame – a stars in the pavement trail, Hollywood Boulevard-style, on the streets of Paisley.

Featuring the town’s sons and daughters as voted for by the people of the Paisley, the first ten ‘stars’ are being unveiled and include John Byrne, outside Paisley Library, High StreetGerry Rafferty, outside The Bungalow music venue on Shuttle StreetTom Conti, outside newly refurbished Paisley Arts Centre, on New StreetPaolo Nutini, outside Castelvecchi, his parent’s chip shop, on New StreetPhyllis Logan’s is on Causeyside Street, outside Phelps ButchersDavid Tennant’s is on Glasgow Road, close to  his former school, Paisley GrammarGerard Butler’s is outside The Exchange – on Old Sneddon Street – soon to be Scotland’s first purpose-built Youth Theatre. Actor Fulton Mackay’s stone is on Gilmour Street, nearby the train station; local boxing legend, Norrie Sweeney, will have his unveiled on Storie Street, close to his old boxing gym. Paisley’s Mill Girls will have a stone situated on Bridge Street, overlooking the old mill with landmarks, Paisley Abbey and Paisley Town Hall in the background.

Printed copies of an accompanying Guide to the Buddie Walk of Fame will be available soon, you can download a digital version by clicking the front cover below or clicking  HERE.