The Monastery of Paisley

The Monastery of PaisleyHeritage Walk Our next heritage walk will be on Sunday 26th August at 1.30pm. We will be exploring the landscape of the 16th Century monastery of Paisley. Full details can be found at https://www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/events/the-monastery-of-paisley/ 

The “Newshot”, Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 1943

Today if you mention Paisley ship building to residents or visitors they are very surprised.  Paisley’s ship building heritage has a long history, from building canal boats at Saucel, to numerous ship yards on the White Cart. Fleming & Ferguson has its origins in 1885 when William Y Fleming bought over the Phoenix shipyard of… More The “Newshot”, Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 1943

New for the summer of 2018

Tuesday Heritage Walks June to Sept 2018 Explore Paisley’s history through two heritage walks held alternatively on a Tuesday morning or afternoon.   From mid-June to the end of August walks will begin at either 10.30am or 1.30pm from the front of Paisley Abbey on Abbey Close. 

Heritage Walks July to December 2018

Our heritage walks for the remainder of 2018 are now available.  They will added to our online booking system shortly.

Paisley’s Worthies Heritage Walk 9th June 2019

Join the Urban Historian on an exploration of Abbey Close, Paisley Abbey and the Laigh Kirk’s Graveyards, looking at the burial sites of Paisley’s Worthies. These graveyards are the last resting places of everyday people, thread makers, silk makers, merchants – anyone who made Paisley the town the place it is today. We will meet… More Paisley’s Worthies Heritage Walk 9th June 2019

Tait’s Paisley’s Heritage Walk~ 12 May 9.30am

Tait’s Paisley Heritage Walk will start at 9.30am the west front of Paisley Abbey, Abbey Close. John Tait was a stationer on Glasgow’s High street, and published the first trade directory of Glasgow, Paisley and other west coast towns in 1783. Join us as we explore Paisley’s 1783 landscape, investigating the people who live and… More Tait’s Paisley’s Heritage Walk~ 12 May 9.30am

Sun 20th May – 2.30pm – Johnstone’s Textile Heritage

Join the Urban Historian as we explore Johnstone’s amazing textile heritage. The Walk will start at 2.30pm at Lidl on the High Street, and will end at Morrisons at the opposite end of the town. We would advise parking at Morrisons if you are travelling by car.

Revamp to the website

We are currently carrying out a revamp of our website.   Everything is currently working, and there are few tweaks to carryout over the next few days.  We will also be adding our privacy notice.   We will never pass on any personal information to a third party, and will only use the information given to reply… More Revamp to the website

History Cafe Tuesday 20th March 10am – Blend, Paisley

Our fourth History Cafe will be on History Cafe Tuesday 20th March at 10am in Blend, Paisley.  Our last session on the 6th March was limited by the snow, but we hope to see  a good turn out for this session.  No topic has been set – This time we will chat about anything Historical or… More History Cafe Tuesday 20th March 10am – Blend, Paisley

Saturday 17th March 12 noon – Paisley’s West End Heritage Walk

Join us on Sat 17th March for our second Heritage Walk of the year.   Paisley’s West End is an area not traditionally recognised as of being of great historical importance, but boasting of its own Cross, poets, big houses and more the history of the area stretches back to the medieval era.  See https://www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/product/uh2018-hw2-paisleys-west-end/ for… More Saturday 17th March 12 noon – Paisley’s West End Heritage Walk