Category: Walk

Paisley: Now & Then 2 – Sat 5 February 2022 1pm

Following on from our original Paisley Now & Then heritage walk, we bring part 2, exploring the New Town of Paisley from Smithhills (now Gauze St) out towards Glasgow Road.

We will make use of old images of the area to see what the area used to look like.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

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Paisley Now & Then 2 Heritage Walk

Code: UHHW2021-11 Date: Saturday 5 February 2022 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: West Front of Paisley Abbey, Abbey Close., Paisley

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

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Fergulsie Mills Heritage Walk 29 January 2022 1pm

Join us as we explore the remains of the former Fergulsie mills, and other buildings connected to the Coats family in the west end of Paisley. Several mill buildings survive along with examples of mill housing and the some buildings connected to the Coats family themselves.

We start the walk at the gates into Ferguslie Park on Thomas Street, (beside the Abbey Nursery) and will conclude at the site of the former Half-time School at the junction of Maxwelton Rd/ Maxwelton Street.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

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Ferguslie Mills Heritage Walk

Code: UHHW2021-11 Date: Saturday 22 January 2022 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: Thomas Street, Paisley (just off Fergulsie ( A761).

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

Lochwinnoch Heritage Walk – 22 Jan 2022 1pm

After a few years absence we return to Lochwinnoch for a Heritage Walk on Saturday 22 Jan 2022 at 1pm.

We shall explore the history of the village, from the era through to the planned village of the late 18th Century. We shall look at the textile heritage and furniture making amongst other things.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

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Lochwinnoch Heritage Walk

Code: UHHW2022-14 Date: Saturday 22 January 2022 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: outside of the former Lochwinnoch Parish Church, Church Street, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4HE

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

Paisley & Witches Heritage Walk 15 Jan 2022 Cancelled

DUE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE RELATING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING JANUARY 2022 REGARDING OMICRON THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Our thoughts for this walk turn to a dark period of Scottish History- witch hunting, especially so close to the anniversary of the execution of those accused during the Bargarran Witchhunt of 1696/97 on the 10th October. This Paisley & Witches Heritage Walk will take a fresh look at witch hunting connected to Paisley – looking at the myths and the truth about what happened at the time. We start our walk at the gates into Fergulsie Park at the corner of Thomas Street/ Broomlands Lane just of Ferguslie (A761) and will conclude in Paisley town centre.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

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Paisley & Witches Heritage Walk

Code: UHHW2022-3 Date: Saturday 15 January 2022 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: Gates to Ferguslie Park at corner of Thomas Street & Broomlands Lane, Paisley.

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

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New Year Heritage Walk 2022 Cancelled

Our annual New Year heritage walk returns on Monday 3rd January 2022

This year join us on a new Mystery Tour of Paisley – where shall we go – that is for you to find out!

We will meet at the west front of Paisley Abbey at 1pm

This is a FREE walk and limited tickets are available. Be quick to reserve you tickets – You can book now on the Eventbrite link below.

If you require use of one of our audio headsets to listen to the guide please let us know.

Monastic Landscape of Paisley Abbey Walk – Sat 11 Dec 1-3pm

This Monastic Landscape of Paisley Abbey Walk will explore areas of Paisley that were once owned by the Abbey – from the Monastic site of the Abbey to its orchard, deer park and more. We will look at what survives of the monastic complex, what has been lost and what may survive beneath our feet. We will meet at the West Front of the Abbey at 1pm.

This is our last walk of 2021 and we hope to finish with a visit to a local coffee shop to relax, have a warm drink to look forward to Christmas and the New Year.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

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Monastic Landscape of Paisley Walk

Code: UHHW2021-9 Date: Saturday 11 December 2021 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: West Front of Paisley Abbey on Abbey Close, Paisley.

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

Ferguslie Mills Heritage Walk – 4th Dec -. POSTPONED

Join us as we explore the remains of the former Fergulsie mills, and other buildings connected to the Coats family in the west end of Paisley. Several mill buildings survive along with examples of mill housing and the some buildings connected to the Coats family themselves.

We start the walk at the gates into Ferguslie Park on Thomas Street, (beside the Abbey Nursery) and will conclude at the site of the former Half-time School at the junction of Maxwelton Rd/ Maxwelton Street.

We now have radio receivers for use during the walk to allow distancing, and to allow the guide to be heard. If you wish to make use of the receivers, you are welcome to bring your own headphones, or you can use our own which will be sanitised between uses.

This walk has been postponed. Please see the post for the same walk on the 29th January 2022

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Feerguslie Mills Heritage Walk

Code: UHHW2021-7 Date: Saturday 4 December 2021 Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: Thomas Street, Paisley (just off Fergulsie ( A761).

Cost £5.50 By booking a ticket you accept that the Urban Historian cannot provide refunds if you are unable to attend the event as the circumstances are outwith the Urban Historian’s Control. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

New for autum & winter heritage walking tours

We now have specialised walking tour headsets available for our Heritage Walks starting from our Old Paisley Walk on the 16th October 2021. The receiver takes a standard set of earphones using a 3.5mm jack. We can provide a set of earphones or you are welcome to bring your own. Our earphones will be sanitised before and after use, along with the receiver.

Using the headsets allows more social distancing and allows you to hear the guide a lot clearer (and also help save the guides voice!) If you want to make use of the headset please let us know in advance or at the start of any of the walks you are booked on.

Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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