The Sunday Post (Inverness)
Museum wants public’s thoughts
When Paisley’s Free Public Library and Museum opened 150 years ago today, it was with the aim of providing local people with the means of self-improvement inspired by the ideals of the Scottish enlightenment.
It was open to all, but it did have strict by-laws for entry, which excluded anyone “in an intoxicated or unclean condition” or those “in whose house infectious diseases exist” from entering.
Kirsty Devine, Paisley Museum project director, said: “The iconic teardrop motif has long been associated with Paisley’s history and heritage and is an integral part of the museum’s collection.
“We will tell the story of this design, so synonymous with the town, from its Kashmir origins all the way through to its modern-day use by fashion labels.” The public has until May 30 to submit their item suggestions for consideration. They should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. uk or shared on social media using #Showusyourpaisley