About us

Paisley Community Trust is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation founded in 2014 by Gary Kerr and Andy Campbell. Initially focused on delivering a Performing Arts and Film Theatre as part of Paisley’s Heritage Asset Strategy, the award winning Baker Street Paisley project was created.

Now, Paisley Community Trust is realigning its strategy to focus on Community driven economic regeneration of the Town. Working in partnership with many communities of Paisley, PCT aims to gather views, issues and ideas for the future of the town and work in collaboration with the Local Authority and other key stakeholders in Paisley.


PAISLEY COMMUNITY TRUST has an inspired, community focused vision for ‘place-making’ and the creation of a new cultural and creative quarter in Paisley’s town centre. An unkempt wasteland currently greets 7 million passenger journeys passing through the town by rail. The potential to transform this site and in doing so, the perception of the town, is obvious and desperately needed.

Our community focused project has the potential to be a catalyst for the regeneration of Paisley Town Centre, improve social cohesion, create a sense of place for all to enjoy and act as a launch pad for new stage and screen talent.

In 1978, Paisley born singer / songwriter Gerry Rafferty launched his greatest hit ‘BAKER STREET’. No other name provides the connection to Paisley’s rich performing arts heritage and acts as a location name for our proposed development.

Designed by award winning Architects Stallan-Brand, our proposal combines a 500 seat main theatre, 120 seat studio theatre, 5 boutique style cinema screens, a state of the art Performance Academy and along with restaurants, bars and cafe provision, Baker Street Paisley will lay the foundations for a new ‘accessible for all’ creative and cultural quarter in the town.

A signature feature of the new building will be the light cannons, used to gather natural sunlight and bring it down into the main body of the building. 

Located over social, circulation space and housing the flytower, these vertical extrusions are designed to create a new roofline silhouette mirroring the famous Paisley Skyline in a contemporary way.


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Play your part

Paisley is changing and Paisley Community Trust needs you to help us make sure our communities are considered

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Do you have ideas and suggestion on how we can improve our town - We want to hear from you

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We will work hard on your behalf to drive forward the needs of our communities to affect the outcomes we need


Play Your Part – Voluntary Board Opportunities – RECRUITING NOW!

We are recruiting NOW for a number of new board positions. If you interested in joining the most dynamic community driven organisation in Paisley – CLICK HERE for more details