Category: Talks

Royal Renfrew- History Talk

Royal Renfrew- History Talk

Wednesday 31 March 2021 7.30pm


Folowing on from our history cafe session on Saturday afternoon (27th March), where we looked in depth at Walter Stewart – 6th High Steward of Scotland, we now look at the Royal Burgh of Renfrew, the ancient heart of the County of Renfrewshire. The talk will look at the arrical of the Fitz Allan family, the establkishment of the Castle and the growth of the Burgh overtime. We wil also have a look at some of thr trade and industry within the Burgh concluding with a look at the Lobnitz yard and their contribution to World War 2.

Essential information: The talk will be held on Zoom at 7.30pm on the 31st March. Bookings will close at 3pm on the day of the event, and invites will be sent out shortly afterwards. The cost of the talk is £7 per household. If you register, but do not attend the event no refunds are given, but you may be given the opportunity to view the talk if it has been recorded and placed on the courses section of our website.

Ref: UH-HT17


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Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

Saturday 27th March 2021 3 – 4pm on Zoom


Walter Stewart, the 6th High Steward of Scotland played a part in the wars of independance in Scotland during the 14th Century. Born around 1292 he became a close friend of Robert the Bruce, becoming his son-in-law on his marriage to Marjory Bruce, and later father to King Robert II of Scotland. This short history cafe session will look at his genealogy, life and the part Walter played in the Wars of Independance, the Declaration of Arbroath and other exploits in the name of King Robert I.

Essential information: The talk will be held on Zoom at 3pm on the 27th March. Bookings will close at 11am on the day of the event, and invites will be sent out shortly afterwards. The cost of the History Cafe is £5 per household. If you register, but do not attend the event no refunds are given, but you may be given the opportunity to view the talk if it has been recorded and placed on the courses section of our website.


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The Urban Historian has written a chapter in ‘Conquered By No One’ on Walter Stewart

Paisley Burgh Records

Paisley Burgh Records

& lesser known genealogical resources

Tuesday 16th March 2021 7.30pm

For Genealogists, tracing your ancestors can be hit and miss if you are searching before official registration began in 1855. This talk will explore the records that available for Paisley from the 1600s through until 1855. Some records survive in the Burgh (town council) records while otherscan be found in national taxation records and local chuch records.

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Key Information

Cost £7 per household. Meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 7.30pm. Zoom invites will be sent out at 3pm on the 16th, when bookings close.

Talk ID – UH-HT19

Archaeology and Buildings of Paisley Abbey

Archaeology & Buildings of Paisley Abbey

Thursday 11th March 2021 7.30pm

Bookings have now closed for this talk. It will be re run later in the year.

Paisley Abbey – the most dominant and historic building in Paisley today is only a fragment of the Monastery of Paisley that existed up to the rformation in 1560. Through maps, images and evidence from archaeological excavations we shall have a look at the develoment of the buldings that we know so well today, looking at the architectural details.

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Sedilia of Paisley Abbey

Key Information

Cost £7 per household. Meeting will be held on Zoom on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 7.30pm. Zoom invites will be sent out at 3pm on the 11th, when bookings close.

Talk ID – UH-HT18

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’ we shall explore the landscape of the early 1800s.

Booking for this event had now closed. Please watch for it again in the future.

Key Information: Date Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hours. Cost £7.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Tuesday 16th Feb.

History Talk 8 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Renfrewshire Weavers

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?

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Key Information: Date Monday 8th February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 2 hours. Cost £7.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Sunday 7th Feb.

I was the only boy in the shop, the other hands being plain silk weavers. Reid was a silk weaver also, but he wove a sewed bord and sprig with sewing frame, and required a boy. The others, who were elderly men, wrought a ‘turkey gauze,’ a rainbow and a gossamer

Paisley Weavers of Other Days, David Gilmour, 1876
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History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 7.30pm

History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 2pm

In 1629 Renfrewsire witnessed it’s first case of witch allegations, that were to peak in the late 17th Century with the Bargarran Witch Hunt. This short one hour history cafe session will look at some of the allegations from 1629 to 1650 looking at cases all over the old County of Renfrew – many you will not have heard of before! Records of the Privy Council of Scotland provide tha majority of information in this talk.

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Key Information: Date Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour. Cost £5.00 The Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom Invites will be sent out on the evening of Tuesday 2nd Feb.

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Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Arriving in Paisley about 1781, Peter is one of the first coloured Americans to arrive in Scotland. He trained to be a weaver with the Tanahill family, and lived at the Tanahill home in Queen Street for much of his life. He died in 1847, having seen many changes in world and local affairs, though he is best rememberd for a sad event in Paisley’s history – the death of his friend Robert Tanahill, whom Peter found drowned in the Candren burn culvert which passed under the Paisley Canal at Ferguslie Mills.

This Online History Cafe will look at Peter’s life from his humble beginnings in Virginia to his travels in Scotland.

Key details: Cost: £5 Date: Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm on Zoom. Once registered an invite will be sent by email a day before the sessions.

Bookings are now closed.

Watch this space for information on a new publication coming soon.

The Legacy of Christian Shaw – Thurs 17 Dec 7.30pm

The Legacy of Christian Shaw Thurs 17 Dec 7.30pm

Christian Shaw, better known for her part in the Bargarran Witch hunt of 1696/7, is less well known as the lady who introduced fine linen thread manufacturing into Scotland in the early 18th Century. Within a decade Paisley manufactures had copied her process and were maufactuing some of the best linen yarns in Britain. This talk will explore her early life, marriages and her later life in Edinburgh.

The talk will he held on zoom, on Thursday 17 Dec between 7.30 and 9.30pm. Cost is £7. 

Click the Buy Now button to get you ticket. An Invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent out the day prior to the event.

Christian Shaw buirial site in EdinburghE
Christian Shaw buirial site in EdinburghE

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