25 June 2022
  • 25 June 2022

Interview: Martin Quinn

on 9 February 2021 0

After performing across stage and screen, actor and musician Martin Quinn tells us about his career and his Paisley roots.  There’s a lot to be said for casting off the expectations of your upbringing in a close-knit, socially scrutinising town to carve out a life in the arts. But for Paisley-born Martin Quinn; Star...

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People: Gus Michael

on 9 February 2021 0

Gus Michael has been a prolifically gigging DJ for over 30 years. Mill meets the man behind the decks. Since buying his first mobile rig in 1986, genial jock Gus Michael reckons he’s worked in every pub and club in Paisley. You wouldn’t expect this groove-spinning night owl to be an early riser, but...

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Interview: Kari Corbett

on 25 January 2021 0

After a five-year hiatus, Paisley-born actor and director Kari Corbett is embarking on her next chapter with a clearer purpose than ever. At a time when the entire planet is in flux, it’d be easy to be jaded to the point of apathy. But as we make introductory small talk in Paisley’s Brew, Kari...

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Tom Urie talks to Mill Magazine

on 25 January 2021 0

Two decades into his on-screen career, Paisley-born Tom Urie discusses his early years, Tutti Frutti, T2: Trainspotting and mental health. You may know his face, but you might not know his story. To the casual observer, Tom Urie is a veteran of the small screen. To others, he’s seen as an inspirational figure due...

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People: Roberto Gelali

on 21 January 2021 0

Although he may be a veteran of his craft, award-winning barber Roberto Gelali is always striving for more. How long have you been in the industry for? I’ve been barbering for nearly 25 years. It seems like a long time, but I’m constantly learning. Fifteen years ago, it wasn’t really in fashion. Now, it’s...

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Interview: John Byrne

on 1 September 2020 0

Now in his 8th decade, John Byrne is still that same man from Ferguslie with ingenuity to spare. Here, we discuss his recent milestones, Renfrewshire’s enduring spirit and much more.  When people from beyond the region’s postcodes, think of Paisley and Renfrewshire, a few things will commonly come to mind. Perhaps they’ve visited for...

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People: John Rush

on 1 March 2020 0

Among the country’s most hotly tipped singer/songwriters, get acquainted with Glenburn’s own John Rush. Hailing from Glenburn, have you always had aspirations of being a songwriter? My Mum was into Marc Bolan and my Dad loved Elvis so I grew up with music, but I think it would be hard not to be inspired...

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Interview: Marianna Palka

on 1 March 2020 0

Renowned for her work both in front of the camera and gazing through the viewfinder, we spoke to Scotland’s own Marianna Palka about her career, art’s galvanising power and more.  As she sits in St Louis Café Bar on Dumbarton Road, Marianna Palka bears none of the hallmarks that you’d expect from someone who...

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Interview: Carmen Pieraccini

on 1 November 2019 0

Fresh from her return to the tumultuous world of River City, we met Paisley-born Carmen Pieraccini to discuss family, finding her feet in the acting world and much more.  On a brisk Tuesday morning, Carmen Pieraccini meandered around Barshaw Park for the first time in years. As her five-month-old son napped blissfully in his...

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People: Emily Trotter

on 1 September 2019 0

Hailing from Linwood, we spoke to modelling prospect Emily Trotter about her journey. How did you get started in the modelling industry? It began at 15 when I was scouted by Elite Modelling agency. At the time I wasn’t the age they were looking for so they were unable to sign me. My dad...

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