"Unsung centre of the Universe - seriously!" Paisley by Paisleypaul

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Welcome democracy, rock 'n' roll.........

Alas, not at all tourist orientated (save for the plethora of airport hotels) my hometown, Paisley, did (1) Give birth to William Wallace (see film 'Braveheart') whose victories led to 1314 "Declaration of Arbroath", blueprint taken in 1776 for American Declaration of Independence by Rev. J Witherspoone (formerly of the Laigh Kirk in Paisley, now Paisley Arts Centre in New St.) one of the 1776 signatories alongside Washington, Jefferson, Adams et al of the American Declaration of Independence, blueprint for world democracy of the 21st Century. Aside from inventing the freeworld, Paisley also spawned rock 'n' roll... Elvis 'Presley' is a corruption of Paisley, the patriacrch's line to his great great great great great great great grandfather, a blacksmith in Paisley.

  • Last visit to Paisley: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Mar 31, 2008
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  • Bennytheball's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    I can't understand why anyone could describe Paisley as the unsung centre of the universe, I'm a regular visitor and to me it appears to be "Chav Central", the only reason I drift into this locality is because it offers one of the best Indian takeaways in the region. When I park my car in Albion Street and walk up Love Street to the shopping centre I have to run the gauntlet of all the "gens louches" lurking outside the Sheriff Court building waiting for their case to come up. If you walk down Moss Street and look up at the semi-derelict buildings you will currently observe the gang slogan "PROBS" which, in my estimation, sums up Paisley, even the beautiful Victorian buildings are dirty and well overdue for some restoration, maybe there is a funding deficit because the Buddies (natives) have neglected to pay their council tax?


  • gildapaolina's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2009 at 7:15 AM

    Hi Paul, thank you for the nice comment about Ichnusa... So from now on you'll always know what you're drinking ;)... nice page on Paisley, hope to visit one day! Cheers! Gil

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2008 at 5:56 AM

    Nice page on Paisley thanks Paul, our forebears were meant to have been from Paisley/near Glasgow. The restaurants sound rather enticing!

  • iaint's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    I thought Kirkcaldy is the centre of the universe; east coast version, maybe

  • Apr 14, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Great page about your home town, especially enjoyed the info about Chivas ;) Did you know here in Spain Whisky is the number 1 spirit?

  • flyingscot4's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 6:48 PM

    Hello Paul. I met a very old man in Paisley who told me the same Elvis story. This was in 1964, and I still remember that rainy afternoon sitting in one of the pubs with this gentleman. I learned that "Scottish weather" is a good excuse to learn something

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 5:49 AM

    Hi Paul. Excellent info here on a lovely place :-) I hope to visit Scotland sometime next year... I do believe the Sheraton at Frankfurt airport is also THAT close...? Greetings from Dubai / Jess

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 1:14 PM

    Nice town. Loved the sound of the menu...makes me hungry! Good tips and I liked your photos...cheers

  • skywalkerbeth's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 3:16 PM

    ooh what interesting info - I will have to visit Paisley

  • Feb 21, 2006 at 2:25 AM

    Neat articulate articles,will visit when in in Scotland

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