Competition to name streets after St Mirren heroes

St Mirren fans are being encouraged to suggest names for five new streets being built on the site of the club’s former stadium.

Renfrewshire Council has teamed up with Sanctuary Scotland and St Mirren FC to launch the competition #SaintsStreets.

The old Love Street site is being transformed into 132 affordable houses, 103 of which will be available for social rent.

Two streets have been named North Bank and Cairter’s Corner after well-known sections of the ground. Buddies fans have less than two weeks to submit suggestions for the five remaining roads.

Names could be submitted online via the #SaintsStreets link before 4.45pm on Saturday 17 February.

A judging panel including Sanctuary Scotland director Pat Cahill, St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott and celebrity supporter Chick Young will convene to select a final shortlist. The shortlisted names will go to an online public vote, with the five most popular declared the winners.

The judging panel will ensure the shortlisted names are suitable, comply with Royal Mail requirements, and don't clash with any street names already taken. Any players whose surname is already shared with an existing street in the town won't be able to have a street named after them.

Pat said: “We look forward to welcoming Sanctuary tenants to homes in streets named after Love Street legends.” 

Sanctuary’s Love Street project is being delivered in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government.

The remaining 29 houses are available for affordable sale through the New Supply Shared Equity scheme.