In Paisley, a memorial on the banks of the River Cart at the Hammills waterfall and a statue in the grounds of Paisley Abbey, commemorate Wilson’s connection to his home city. The memorial is inscribed ‘Remember Alexander Wilson 1766 - 1813. Here was his boyhood playground.’ Despite those early years in Scotland, it was America where he found his true calling and his ‘raison d’être’. Wilson’s connection with the town is being commemorated this year by the installation of a Historic Environment Scotland plaque on the outside of Paisley Arts Centre, to mark the place where he was baptised. Items in the Alexander Wilson collection have been digitised and are available to view in the Heritage Centre currently at Paisley Central Library. Paisley Museum is earmarked for a major refurbishment and extension. Visitors will be able to continue to get access to select items via a Museum on the Move project. For more information on Paisley Museum, visit renfrewshireleisure.com or tel: 0300 300 1210.