In 2015 Paisley and Renfrewshire south elected the youngest ever MP in the democratic history of the Houses of Parliament. At just 20 years old the young Mhairi Black, then still a student, defeated shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, and became the fresh young face of politics for a new generation of independence supporting Scots. Since then Mhairi has gone on to national recognition and is famed as an irreverent
Scott Bevan was an entertainer, based originally in Greenock, who travelled the country throughout his youth singing and performing as part of the popular cabaret act, Jackzone. He previously studied Creative Writing and journalism at Reid Kerr college. Scott is Arts and Culture Editor of the Clyde Outside and Pattern magazine and was shortlisted for feature of the year at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards last year. He currently resides in Paisley with his fiancee and baby son.
February at The Cave has played host to an array of talent as band after band have rocked out at the New Street venue to the delight of punters. The Cave has established a name for itself in Paisley as one of the places to be for regular live entertainment in recent times and it looks set to continue this tradition with gigs slated for every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
With Burns Night upon us people across the world indulge in a wee dram and toast the lads and lassies in the name of Scotland’s most beloved poetic writer, but how much do people really know about the man who has become a legend in his native country and beyond? We take a look at 10 things you may not know about Scotland’s national Bard and help to highlight the
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again which, of course, means mince pies, mulled wine, mistletoe and most importantly Christmas movies. As the days get darker and the couch gets comfier some of us here at the Clyde Outside have picked one festive favourite per day to see you through the last twelve sleeps before Ol’ Saint Nick rolls in to town. So stick on those slippers,
Hearts have broken across Renfrewshire as the news breaks that Paisley have failed in their bid to be named City of Culture. The announcement was made at the close of the One Show on BBC One by Arts Minister John Glenn. The bid had given Paisley a morale boost which many fear will now end as this result sinks in. Scottish Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Despite just missing out,
The talent was out in force for the launch of Paisley 2021’s official album on the evening of the 23rd of October, as performers aimed to sway the committee responsible for determining whether Paisley will replace Hull as U.K City of Culture in four years’ time. The launch, which took place in the ‘Spree’ tent, erected outside Paisley Gilmour Street train station, was the culmination of weeks of events in