Heritage Walk Update 16 September 2020

As of today we have opened our ticket sales for Heritage Walks again. The current rules of meeting others outdoors is a maximum of 6 from 2 househlds. Advice received allows walks to go a head with multiple groups of 6 from 2 households as long as socail distancing is mainainted. Our full guidelines can… More Heritage Walk Update 16 September 2020

The West End of Paisley

Heritage Walk Sat 24 Oct 1 – 3pm      A walk around the West End of Paisley exploring Wellmeadow out to Woodside House and Maxwellton. This walk will begin at the front entrance of the University of the West of Scotland on the High Street at 1pm. Cost £7 See   www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/heritage-walks 

Churches & Graveyards of Paisley

Heritage Walk Sat 03 Oct 1 – 3pm      A study of churches within Paisley that have associated graveyards. When were the churches established, what name changes did they undergo, and who is buried within them? This walk will begin at the West Front of Paisley Abbey and will finish at Oakshaw Trinity on top of… More Churches & Graveyards of Paisley

Paisley Now & Then (Causeyside St to Paisley Abbey)

Heritage Walk Sat 19 Sept 1 – 3pm    A walk from the junction of Calside/ Neilston Rd to Paisley Abbey exploring the changes that have happened to the streetscape over the last 200 years. This walk will begin at the old water fountain at the junction of Calside and Neilston Road, Paisley at 1pm. We… More Paisley Now & Then (Causeyside St to Paisley Abbey)

The Industry of Lonend & Seedhill, Paisley

Heritage Walk – Saturday 5th September 2020 1 – 3pm A walk exploring the rich industrial heritage of Lonend & Seedhill looking at the textile and brewing industries that dominated the area. Meeting point will be the small carpark at the junction of Mill Street, Gordon Street and Bridge Street, Paisley. Cost £7 Buy Now… More The Industry of Lonend & Seedhill, Paisley

Virtual Heritage Walk – Ferguslie Mills of J & P Coats

This Virtual Heritage walk will take you through the growth of the Ferguslie Cotton Thread Mills of J & P Coats. Ferguslie Mills are said to have been the largest thread mill site in the world, while today only a few buildings survive. … More Virtual Heritage Walk – Ferguslie Mills of J & P Coats

Paisley: Now and Then

A new Online Heritage Walk Friday 24th July at 7.30pm on Zoom This walk will take you from the foot of Calside Road/ Neilston Road, down Causeyside Street, all the way to Paisley Abbey exploring the town as it was in the late 1800’s comapring it today through the use of photographs. Unlike our Online… More Paisley: Now and Then

New Virtual Tour

We have launched our first virtual tour on our Courses website. The first free tour to go live is an exploration of the Sma’ Shot Cottages in Paisley. You can vist the Tour at https://courses.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/courses/sma-shot-cottages-paisley/ See also http://www.smashotcottages.co.uk/ for more information on the cottages. (Their website appears to be down at the moment)

FREE New Year 2020 Heritage Walk

Start the new decade learning something new about Paisley. It’s been a few years since we did our first New Year Heritage Walk, but it’s back for 2020! We will explore Paisley’s Hidden Heritage – exploring what lies beneath our feet and up above. From the archaeology of Paisley Abbey to lost streets, buildings and… More FREE New Year 2020 Heritage Walk

A Taste of Paisley Heritage Walk: The West End

Join is on our 2nd A Taste of Paisley Heritage Walk as we explore the West End of the Town. This walk is being run in association with the Tannahill Arts Festival and will explore areas connected to Robert Tannahill in the West End of Paisley, along with many other aspects of the areas history.… More A Taste of Paisley Heritage Walk: The West End