The History of Paisley and Renfrewshire is vast, and plays an interesting and important part in the development of Scotland.
From the arrival of the wandering preacher Mirin in the 6th Century through to the arrival of Walter Fitz Alan and the establishment of the Priory of Paisley in 1163, through to the latest developments in Paisley and Refrewshire, the County has a wealth of heritage to explore.
Choose a topic from the menu to below to find out more about Paisley and the County.
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- Paisley and it’s Environs
- William Dunn Square
- West End Cross, Paisley
- Walter Fitz Alan & Paisley Abbey’s Foundation
- Volunteer (TA) Drill Hall
- The Bargarran Witchcraft Case 1696
- Robert Tannahill – A Paisley Poet
- Paisley Technical School
- John Neilson Institution
- Infirmaries of Paisley
- Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal
- Free Library and Museum
- Fountain Gardens, Paisley
- County and Sheriff Court Buildings
- A Renfrewshire Ghost Story
- “Royal Victoria”