James Watt College in Greenock opened its new state of the art recording studio and former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown helped the launch with a surprise gig. He now intends to have a very hands on role at the college, doing workshops for local kids and even recording some of his own music there. Asked by ‘Scotland Today’ correspondent Billy Sloan how his involvement came about, he said: “It came through Roddy McKenna. Roddy’s involved with the place and he signed the Roses back in ’88, kept in touch, stayed friends with Roddy and he phoned me up, told me his involvement in the place, told me what the place was about – did I fancy being a patron. major honour for me.” Scotlandtoday.scottishtv.co.uk has since removed the video.