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New Online History Cafe Sessions

New Online History Cafe Sessions

Mar 23, 2022

We are relaunching our Online History Cafe Sessions with monthly meetings between April & November 2022. The first session will…

Year of Stories – blog 1

Year of Stories – blog 1

Jan 10, 2022

Today, 10th January 2022, I should have been delivering a zoom talk to the Ontario Genealogical Societies Scottish Interest Group…

2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

Nov 18, 2021

Advance warning of our heritage walks for the first quarter of 2022. Booking for these walks will be available from…

TikTok

TikTok

May 18, 2021

TikTok The Urban Historian is now on TikTok. You can follow us as @urbanhistorian This is our latest post on…

Lockdown January

Lockdown January

Jan 14, 2021

Lockdown January For the remainder of January all of our Saturday Virtual Walks are now £5 Saturday 16th January we…

The Parish of Neilston

The Parish of Neilston

Jun 9, 2021

Today not many people think of Neilston as being part of Renfrewshire. It sits in the modern day council area…

There was a jovial beggar

There was a jovial beggar

Mar 2, 2022

I’ve just been reading the THE DIARY AND GENERAL EXPENDITURE BOOK OF WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM OF CRAIGENDS, Commissioner to the Convention…

New for 2022

New for 2022

Nov 18, 2021

Launching in late 2022 we have our first in person course since early 2020. We will be using a new…

Autumn & Winter Heritage Walks 2021

Autumn & Winter Heritage Walks 2021

Oct 4, 2021

Our autumn & winter heritage walks are back and now being slowly added to our website. We begin on the…

Virtual Walk Preparation

Jan 5, 2021

Out walking and photographing for a virtual heritage walk that’s coming up in February… Paisley Churches. Here we have the…

Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture

Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture

Mar 31, 2021

Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture https://youtu.be/OuTGHxT1wkA

A familiar building??

A familiar building??

Sep 15, 2021

So what is this building in the picture? It is on Paisley High Street, close to two Paisley landmarks, but…

October 2021 Dinner Talk

October 2021 Dinner Talk

Sep 10, 2021

Following our successful dinner talk at Pendulum in August, we have now organised a follow-up Dinner Talk at Pendulum Scottish…

New for autum & winter heritage walking tours

New for autum & winter heritage walking tours

Oct 6, 2021

We now have specialised walking tour headsets available for our Heritage Walks starting from our Old Paisley Walk on the…

Paisley to Sarasota, Florida: The Browning’s – Part 1

Paisley to Sarasota, Florida: The Browning’s – Part 1

Jan 26, 2022

It’s late November 1885, around one 100 Scots are gathering at the docks in Glasgow to board Anchor Lines SS…

Discover Paisley!

Discover Paisley!

Jul 28, 2021

We have just published our Heritage Walks for August to early October 2021. Under the general theme of Discover Paisley,…

Fridays are history days

Fridays are history days

Aug 25, 2021

We have two projects running on Friday’s from the 27th August. The Glenburn Buddies History Skills Project is teaching a…

Online Courses

Online Courses

Apr 22, 2021

Online Courses Have you tried any of our online courses on our courses website yet? We currently have three courses/…

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