New Online courses

We have just launched our new online courses website.   Later this year we will launch our first online courses on the history of Paisley and Renfrewshire, allowing the Paisley and Renfrewshire Diaspora world wide to learn more about their homeland. For now we have put a very short, free sample course online – Paisley: An… More New Online courses

Paisley People Heritage Walk

Tannahills Statue d UH2018 HWsept23 –Paisley People 23 Sept 1.30pm      

History Cafes restart 2nd October 2018

Fast on the heels of our new heritage talks starting on the 1st of October – our History Cafe sessions restart on Tuesday 2nd of October at 10am in Blend Coffee Lounge on Causeyside Street. We will then meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 in Blend. See /history-cafe for full details.

Short Courses

New for October 2018 – we are relaunching our short courses and talks. On a Monday night between 7 and 9pm you can join us on a regular basis in Paisley Thread Mill Museum where you can learn about Paisley and Renfrewshire’s amazing history and heritage. Our initial talks on the 1st and 7th of… More Short Courses

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 

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