Category: News

  • New History Cafes / Workshops & Talks

    New History Cafes / Workshops & Talks

    We are pleased to reveal new History Cafe Sessions, Workshops and talks between the end of February and April 2023. We also have have a new venue! We will be holding our new events at Restoration & Creation at 6 Browns Lane, Paisley, PA1 2JH. housed in historic buildings on one of Paisley’s last surviving…

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  • February to April 2023 Walks

    February to April 2023 Walks

    Our heritage walks for February to April 2023 will be available to book early January. The image below lists the scheduled walks.

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  • Halloween & Witches of Renfrewshire 1629 -1650 Online Talk

    Halloween & Witches of Renfrewshire 1629 -1650 Online Talk

    Halloween is coming on us fast this year. At the end of September our window display at Allan’s Fish & Chip Restaurant on Storie Street will be getting replaced with a display on the Witches of Renfrewshire. To accompany this we are launching a pre recorded history cafe session for anyone interested in the subject…

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  • June/ July Update

    June/ July Update

    June has been a busy month which incorporated a short break on Bute exploring some of the archaeological and historical sites on the island. over the next few weeks you may spot a few posts about places visited and connections to Paisley and Renfrewshire. On the 24th June we are leading a heritage walk “Linen…

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  • There was a jovial beggar

    There was a jovial beggar

    I’ve just been reading the THE DIARY AND GENERAL EXPENDITURE BOOK OF WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM OF CRAIGENDS, Commissioner to the Convention of Estates and Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire which was kept between 1673 and 1680. The time period falls directly into the Covenanting time period, which was also subjected to harsh harvests leading to impoverished…

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  • Paisley Notebook: The White Cart and Jail

    Paisley Notebook: The White Cart and Jail

    Our Second notebook features an image of the River White Cart and the old Paisley Jail. Inside you will find 120 pages of white lined paper ready for you to write down those memories of Paisley or your own secret thoughts of the day. You can order your new notebook right now on Amazon for…

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  • The Paisley Notebook

    The Paisley Notebook

    We are launching our new 120 page, lined Paisley Notebook range. The first two versions are now available to purchase on This first notebook has a purple cover and features an image looking down church Hill towards New Street and Saucel Hill. Inside the pages are white with black lines. You can order a…

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  • Year of Stories  – blog 1

    Year of Stories – blog 1

    Today, 10th January 2022, I should have been delivering a zoom talk to the Ontario Genealogical Societies Scottish Interest Group on Paisley Weavers. Unfortunately, I have had no voice for the last 5 days and the talk has been rescheduled for late February. Hopefully the voice returns soon, but it hasn’t stopped me reading or…

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  • 2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

    2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

    Advance warning of our heritage walks for the first quarter of 2022. Booking for these walks will be available from Monday 29th November 2021.

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  • New for 2022

    New for 2022

    Launching in late 2022 we have our first in person course since early 2020. We will be using a new venue – Paisley St George’s church on Causeyside Street in Paisley which is close to bus roots and has a car park at its rear. The first course will start on Monday 24th January at…

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