Paisley’s MSP has secured the removal of the graffiti from one of Paisley’s historic buildings. The former Territorial Army building and drill hall on the High Street has been empty for a number of years and a spate of vandalism has created an eyesore next to the town’s university and the Coats Memorial Church.
Speaking on the clear-up, George said:
‘After a number of weeks working on the issue I was glad to see that Colliers International have kept their promise to me by removing the graffiti. This not only removes the eyesore from the people that live in the town but also shows off their potential development free of spray paint. The next step is to get something done with the building, hopefully investors will take a new look.
‘I have said before, if we the people that live in and care for our town don’t make a stand then nothing will get done. It is important that we make sure that our town is shown off at its best, promoting all that’s positive about the town. That is the only way to make Paisley the best it can be.
‘The TA building is a category B-listed property and planning permission for flats has been granted. I hope that with the clear-up of the property there will be more interest in the development opportunity. I believe that flats in such a building, in that specific part of the High Street would be snapped up by house hunters. We need to encourage the development and promote our town to encourage the development. Part of that is to show the building off in the best possible light.’