Category: Walk

Woodside Heritage Walking Tour Sat 25 Sept 1.30pm

Explore the history and heritage of Woodside in Paisley, from a medieval estate, to the Victorian Mansion House and the later Woodside Cemetery formed on the grounds of Woodside & Ferguslie Houses. During the walk we will explore Woodside cemetery which does not have even pathways and is on a fairly steep hill. The wqlk is not suitable for normal wheelchair users, or those not very steady on their feet.

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Code: UH-HW21 Date: Saturday 25th September 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Gates to Woodside Cemetery.

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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Paisley – Mystery Heritage Tour Saturday 18th September 1.30pm

This new mystery heritage walking tour is set to introduce you to Paisley as you have never seen it before, We will meet at the Cenotaph at the corner of Moss Street/ High Street and explore the the town talking about old street names, disease, radicalism and much more. This tour is not to be missed if you are visiting Paisley for the first time, or want to explore your own town and see it in a new light.

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Code: UH-HW28 Date: Saturday 18th September 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Cenotaph, Moss St/ High St, 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.

Early Paisley Heritage Walking Tour – Sat 11 Sept 1.30pm

Paisley’s history mainly dates from 1163 onwards when Paisley Abbey was formed, putting the town on the map. but what evidence for earlier settlement can we see in the town? This walk will take us from the landscape of the medieval Abbey, over hills and back to the low lying areas of the town exploring the myths of early settlements in the area.

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Code: UH-HW29 Date: Saturday 11th September 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: West Front of Paisley Abbey, Abbey Close.

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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Paisley – Mystery Heritage Tour Sunday 5th September 1.30pm

This new mystery heritage walking tour is set to introduce you to Paisley as you have never seen it before, We will meet at the Cenotaph at the corner of Moss Street/ High Street and explore the the town talking about old street names, disease, radicalism and much more. This tour is not to be missed if you are visiting Paisley for the first time, or want to explore your own town and see it in a new light.

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Code: UH-HW28 Date: Sunday 5th September 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Cenotaph, Moss St/ High St, 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.

The Threads of Paisley Heritage Tour – 28 August

Join us on our tour exploring the textile heritage of Paisley, from weaving to line, silk and cotton thread making. This tour starts at Sma’ Shot Cottages on Sma’ Shot Lane (not on Shuttle Street). We then head through the town finishing close to the Anchor Cotton Thread works of Clark & Co, who later merged with J & P Coats creating the worlds largest cotton thread manufacting company in the world at the time.

The walk will cover industries connected to textiles including dying, Calender works, scouring works and Dye Wood Mills.

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Code: UH-HW13  Date: Saturday 28 August 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Sma’ Shot Cottages, Sma’ Shot 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.

Paisley – Mystery Heritage Tour Sat 21 Aug 1.30pm

This new mystery heritage walking tour is set to introduce you to Paisley as you have never seen it before, We will meet at the Cenotaph at the corner of Moss Street/ High Street and explore the the town talking about old street names, disease, radicalism and much more. This tour is not to be missed if you are visiting Paisley for the first time, or want to explore your own town and see it in a new light.

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Code: UH-HW28  Date: Saturday 21 August 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Cenotaph, Moss St/ High St, 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.

Textiles & Seedhill Heritage Walk Sat 14 Aug 1.30-3.30pm

Textiles Seedhill today is still dominated by the remains of the Anchor Thread Works, but the area was host to many more textile related businesses in its hayday. Meeting outside the offices of Langs Tannery on Seedhill, over looking the Hammils, we will explore the area looking at Leather production, Shawl Weaving, Cotton Thread and textile finishing companies.

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Code: UH-HW20  Date: Saturday 14 August 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Entrance to Langs Tannery, Seedhill over looking the Hammils. (Not on Seedhill Rd)

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.

Tannahill Arts Festival – Radical Paisley Heritage Walk 2nd October

Saturday 2nd October 1.30 – 3.30pm

Once again we are participating in the Tannahill Arts Festival. This year we are leading a new heritage walk looking at the lives and works of some of Paisley’s Radical Poets. Paisley is well known for it’s radical political history from the early 19th Century onwards. The walk will start at ‘Seedhill’ beside the Hammils (outside of the offices of Langs Tannery) where Alexander Wilson, better known as the founder of American Ornithology, was born and continue through the town to finish at Tannahills Cottage looking at the life of Robert Tannahill.

This walk is being offered at the special price of £5

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Code: UH-HW27  Date: Saturday 1 October 2021 Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Entrance to Langs Tannery, Seedhill over looking the Hammils. (Not on Seedhill Rd)

Cost £5.00 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.

Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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