Category: Walk

Paisley Now & Then Heritage Walk – Sat 26th June 1.30pm

Explore Causeyside Street to Paisley Abbey as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900’s. Causeyside St today is a wide road lined with tenements on both sides of the street. Find out what it looked like, what businesses lined the streets and who lived in the area. We will make use of numerous images of the area before and after redevelopment.

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Code: UH-HW15  Date: Saturday 26th June Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Drinking Fountain at the junction of Causeyside/ Neilston Road and Calside.

Cost £7.00 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.

Churches of Paisley Heritage Walk – Sunday 20th June 1.30pm

This heritage walk explores the history of some of the churches of Paisley, Today, the churches of Paisley are undergoing numerous name changes as Church of Scotland Parishes merge – but this is not something new, it has been happening for many years. This walk will start at the recently formed Paisley St George’s Causeyside (on Causeyside St) which has undergone numerous name changes over the years starting out as the Free South Church, then St Andrews, followed by the Laigh Kirk and latterly as Stow Brae Kirk. The walk will look at the reasons behind the changes and explore some of the outer lying religious buildings that are now redundant.

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Essential Information:

Code: UH-HW15  Date: Sunday 20th June Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Paisley St George’s Causeyside (formerly Stow Brae Kirk) on Causeyside Street.

Cost £7.00 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.

Paisley: A step into the past Heritage Walk – 12th June 1.30pm

This new, free, heritage tour will explore Paisley as it was in during the 19th Century based on Images and the highly detailed Goads Insurance maps of the town. We shall look at some of the surviving buildings of the town from that era, along with the businesses that occupied the premises.

Places are limited, and early booking is advised.  Meeting point is County Square, Paisley – close to the entrance to Gilmour Street Railway Station

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Code: UH-HW27  Date: Saturday Sat 12th June Time 1.30pm. Meeting Point: County Square, Paisley – close to the entrance to Gilmour Street Railway Station

Cost FREE – 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.

29 May 2021, 1pm – Heritage Walk – The Threads of Paisley

This heritage walk explores the textile industry of Paisley looking at weaving and the linen, silk and cotton thread industry, along with the associated industries. Weaving can be traced back to before the reformation, while linen thread production began shortly after 1722, and the cotton thread industry in the early 1820s. The walk begins b y looking at the weaving industry at Sma’ Shot Cottages and ends out towards the Anchor Mill Complex at Seedhill.

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Essential Information:

Code: UH-HW14  Date: Saturday Sat 29th May Time 1pm. Meeting Point: outside Sma’ Shot Cottages on Sma’ Shot Lane (NOT on Shuttle Street)

Cost £7.00 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.

May 22nd Heritage Walk – The West End of Paisley

Join us for this heritage walk exploring the West of Paisley, as we walk from the boundary of medieval Paisley, heading west towards Woodside Cemetery. The walk will look at weavers cottages, sites of infamous events and aspects of Paisley’s later history.

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Essential Information:

Code: UH-HW09  Date: Saturday Sat 22nd May Time 1pm. Meeting Point: Main entrance to the University of the West of Scotland on Paisley High Street.

Cost £7.00 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.

Industry of Seedhill & Lonend Heritage Walk – Sat 15th May 1pm

Industry of Seedhill & Lonend Heritage Walk – Sat 15th May 1pm

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Lonend & Seedhill on first glance appear to be dominated by the thread works of the Clark family. This heritage walk will explore all of the industries that once operated in the area. We will have a look at Breweries, dyeworks, cardboard works, a bed factory and much more.

Key Info:

Event Code: UH-HW25 Date: Saturday Sat 15th May Time 1pm. Meeting Point: Junction of Gordon Street/ Mill Street/ Lonend outside St Mathews Church.

Cost £7.00 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 Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

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The Monastery of Paisley Heritage Walk – Sat 8th May, 1pm

The Monastery of Paisley Heritage Walk – Sat 8th May, 1pm

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The Monastery of Paisley played a pivital role in the development of Paisley from its foundation in 1163 to the present day. This heritage walk will look at the surving medieval parts of the Monastery, and the locations of other monastic buildings that have long gone, including the Abbots House, Hospital, West Range, the orchard and deer park.

Key Info:

Event Code: UH-HW10 Date: Saturday 8th May, Time 1pm. Meeting Point: West Front of Paisley Abbey on Abbey Close.

Cost £7.00 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 Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.


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Industry of the White Cart Heritage Walk, 1st May

Industry of the White Cart Heritage Walk, 1st May 1.00pm

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This walk explores the Industry on the banks of the River White Cart from the Hammils Waterfall in Paisley as it meanders its way through the Town Centre and down towards Inchinnan where it meets the River Black Cart. The Walk will stop at Carlyle Quey just off New Sneddon Street. We will look at textile works, heavy industry, soap makers and much more as we follow the flow of the river.


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Event Code: UH-HW12 Date: Saturday 1st May Time 1.00pm. Meeting Point: Pedestrian Footbridge at Lonend leading over the river to Morrisons and the Anchor Domestic finishing Mill.

Cost £7.00 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 Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.


Blackhall Silk Mill
Blackhall Silk Mill on the Banks of the White Cart, Lonend

Woodside Cemetery Heritage Walk – Sat 24th April 1pm

Woodside Cemetery Heritage Walk – Sat 24th April 1pm


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Following our talk on Woodside Cemetery on Wednesday night, this is our chance to explore the Cemetery in Person. We will explore a few of the areas described in our talk, and will be able to spend sometime studying some of the different types of headstone and burilas within the cemetery. We will also look at how to identify specific lairs within the cemetery.

We will take time to stop at headstones and discover more about the paisley people, welathy or poor that rest in peace.

The walk will involve walking up the hill at a slow space, and depending on weather closer to the time it may be damp underfoot.


Key Info:

Event Code: UH-HW21 Date: Saturday 24th April Time 1pm. Meeting Point: Main driveway into Woodside Cemetery on Broomlands Street, Paisley.

Cost £7.00 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 Contol. If the event is cancelled by the Urban Historian a refund or opportunity to attend another event will be provided.

Virtual Heritage Walk – Paisley now & Then

Virtual Heritage Walk – Paisley Now & Then

Thursday 25th March 2021, 7.30 – 9.30pm on Zoom


Explore Paisley as it was in the late 19th Century as we walk from the junction of Neilston Road/ Calside down Causeyside Street to Paisley Abbey via the High Street and Abbey Close. using late 19th and early 20th Century photographs of the area, along with 21st Century images we will trace the changes that haver happened over 200 years.

Essential information: The talk will be held on Zoom at 7.30pm on the 25th March. Bookings will close at midday on the day of the event, and invites will be sent out shortly afterwards. The cost of the virtual 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.


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Paisley Canal at Stow Brae Causeyside
Paisley Canal at Stow Brae Causeyside
Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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