Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Ferguslue House

Ferguslie A brief history of the medieval estate to the 20th Century Ferguslie today is seen as a large housing scheme – totally unrecognisable from its medieval origins. The name Ferguslie is most likely derived from “the meadow of Fergus” but who was this Fergus? We will probably never know. The lands that comprise Ferguslie… Continue reading Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet front cover

Peter Burnet The life of Peter Burnet through poem and biography This book explores the life of Peter Burnet, born in America during the Civil War and who arrived in Paisley, Scotland to become a great friend of the Paisley poet Robert Tannahill. During his life Peter was known to the inhabitants of Paisley as… Continue reading Peter Burnet

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From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle Cover

From the Cottage to the Castle Andrew Coats 1887 From the Cottage to the Castle was published privately by Andrew Coats in 1887 telling the history of the family and the story of the growth of J & P Coats, cotton thread manufactures in Paisley Scotland. “If the following sketch should fall into the hands… Continue reading From the Cottage to the Castle

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Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021 Join us as we help you start researching your family history. No experience is required. Over the 12 weeks we will give you the knowledge to start woring on your family tree, the skills required to record the essential information & record where your sources come from. The… Continue reading Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Virtual Heritage Walk: Johnstone – 27 Feb 2021 – 2pm

Johnstone Heritage Walk 2017

Virtual Heritage Walk: Johnstone – 27 Feb 2021 – 2pm Code: UH-HW03 Johnstone a planned village of the 18th Century gew from an older small settle know as the Bridge of Johnstone. This heritage walk will explore the different industries that developed in the town curing the 19th Century. The early induistries of the town… Continue reading Virtual Heritage Walk: Johnstone – 27 Feb 2021 – 2pm

Talk: Clarks & Coats: An introduction to the textile families – 22 Feb 7.30pm

The Clark & Coats families both establised thread mills in Paisley during the early years of the 19th Century, but what do we know of their origins?

Virtual Heritage Walk:  The Threads of Paisley – 18 Feb 2021 – 7.30pm

The Threads of Paisleyof a new heritage walk exploring the different textile industries of Paisley, along with other associated industries

History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire Code: UH-HC003 Renfrewshire has a vast heritage when it comes to the castles & mansions of the old County. From tower houses of the 16th Century through to 19th Century mansions built for merchants we have it all. Using Philip Ramsey’s volume ‘Views in Renfrewshire’… Continue reading History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

Virtual Heritage Walk – 13 Feb 2021 2pm – Kilmacolm

Knapps Homestead, Kilmacolm

Virtual Heritage Walk – 13 Feb 2021 2pm – Kilmacolm – CANCELLED Code: UH-HW26 Our Kilmacolm Virtual Heritage Walk will explore prehistory of the local area and the early development of the village. We will look at sitres such as Knapps Homestead, Ducahl Motte, Duchal Castle and other features of the landscape. DUE TO UNFORESEEN… Continue reading Virtual Heritage Walk – 13 Feb 2021 2pm – Kilmacolm

History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers

Tannahills Cottage

History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers Code: UH-HT12 From pure weaving to weaving poets, this talk will explore the life of the humble Renfrewshire weaver during the late 17th Century through to the early 1800’s. Who were they? Where did they live? What were their lives like? How educated were they? Booking… Continue reading History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers