June has been a busy month which incorporated a short break on Bute exploring some of the archaeological and historical sites on the island. over the next few weeks you may spot a few posts about places visited and connections to Paisley and Renfrewshire.
On the 24th June we are leading a heritage walk “Linen Walk by Design Paisley” – part of the The Scottish Refugee Festival and joins a creative cluster of events from Journeys in Design in collaboration with Sewing2gether All Nations. (Date: Fri, Jun 24 • 14:30 BST meeting at Paisley Central Library, Mill Street and finishing at Sma’ Shot Cottages at 4pm with the chance of a cuppa and look around the weavers cottage & looms.) see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/linen-walk-by-design-paisley-tickets-358566099857 to book this free walk. For the other Paisley events see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/journeys-in-design-6652164461 Events include: One Millie All Nations Exhibition at Central Library & Creative Journeys for New Scots | Twilight Talk,
Sma’ Shot Day – 2nd July – We will have our first stall on Abbey Close as part of the Sma’ Shot festival. We will have a selection of our merchandise for sale including local history books, maps, pictures, Paisley Notebooks, Mugs and Keyrings. Try your hand at a classic fete game and learn more about our summer programme of walks and talks.
In mid July we have our Renfrewshire Archaeology course scheduled to start in The Art Department on Causeyside Street where we will look at some of the early settlements of the area, through to the medieval era. See https://www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/product/renfrewshire-archaeology-an-introduction/ for more details and booking.
The end of June and July is looking like a busy time. Why not take some time for yourself and see the history around you!