Still Game actor Scott Reid backs the bid

Still Game actor Scott Reid has thrown his support behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The 23-year-old spoke of his pride at growing up in Paisley and sharing a platform with iconic Buddies like Gerard Butler, Gerry Rafferty and John Byrne in a special video recorded for BBC Timeline.

Still Game actor Scott Reid backs the bid

Scott shot to fame as hilarious character Methadone Mick in the BBC comedy series and instantly became a favourite among fans.

In his guide of the town, the former Paisley Grammar pupil takes you on a tour of his old school, the stunning Paisley Abbey and its neighbour, the Paisley Town Hall.

He also showed off his creative side with a visit to Blue Cat Studios, where he rehearsed with his band The Angies, and PACE Youth Theatre.

Scott is among a number of illustrious former members to come through the PACE Youth Theatre, including James McAvoy, Paolo Nutini and Richard Madden.

The actor was just eight years old when he first joined PACE and is quick to talk about how the group had a massive effect on him.

He said: “The brilliant thing about PACE is it’s about giving young people an opportunity to come to a safe environment to grow in confidence, learn communication skills and become part of a family”.

Scott also showed his support for Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 by tweeting: “Paisley for the win! #Paisley2021.”

You can watch Scott’s tour of Paisley here.