The day the Mods marched on Ferguslie Park

The march of the Mods ended up at Ferguslie Park, at the weekend.

The Tannahill Centre event was arranged by Project Z, an arts and culture group made up of 12 to 20 year-olds from Ferguslie Park.

The day the Mods marched on Ferguslie Park

There was an exhibition of award-winning photographer, Wullie Marr’s March of the Mods pictures from the Mods previous get-togethers in Paisley and Glasgow.

And the highlight of the day was a performance by Mod musician, Darren Kent, of the Kent Collective.


The event was free, but proceeds from the on-the-day sale of Project Z’s third graphic novel, called Class Dismissed were donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. A collection was also taken for the charity.

This event has been supported by Paisley 2021, as part of Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021

Project Z meet every week in the local library for arts-based activities using culture and creativity to help deal with social issues the teenagers face.

The group has recently been exploring the culture of live music in Paisley over the years looking at the history of the original Bungalow Bar, Silver Thread and some of the big names that performed in the town.

The teenagers have also been researching the Rock against Racism concert, which was held in Ferguslie Park, in 1979. The group also plans to create a fanzine to document this exciting time in Paisley’s music history.