The man who will be charged with leading the transformation of Paisley and Renfrewshire says the area’s “fantastic” assets sold him on the job.

Alasdair Morrison will shortly join Renfrewshire Council in the newly-created post of head of regeneration.

While a City of Culture Bid Director will also soon be appointed, Alasdair will lead the council’s contribution to the massive regeneration projects sitting high on the agenda.

Alasdair – originally from Stornoway but having lived in Paisley for a decade – brings more than 20 years’ experience of delivering major projects in the public and private sectors.

He said: “Renfrewshire has some fantastic assets and that sold it to me. Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture will have benefits for the entire area.
And to have this all taking place at the same time as the Glasgow City Deal
is a phenomenal opportunity.”