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Year of Stories – blog 1

Year of Stories – blog 1

Today, 10th January 2022, I should have been delivering a zoom talk to the Ontario Genealogical Societies Scottish Interest Group on Paisley Weavers. Unfortunately, I have had no voice for…

10 Jan 2022
Renfrewshire’s Archaeology Course

Renfrewshire’s Archaeology Course

Our second short course for 2022 is Renfrewshire Archaeology. Over 4 a week period we will look at the early history of the county of Renfrew through its surviving archaeology.…

21 Nov 2021
Beginners Genealogy Course

Beginners Genealogy Course

A new year and a return to in-person talks and courses and a new venue! Our first short course for 2021 is Beginners Genealogy. Over 4 weeks we will look…

21 Nov 2021
2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

2022 – January to February Heritage Walks

Advance warning of our heritage walks for the first quarter of 2022. Booking for these walks will be available from Monday 29th November 2021.

18 Nov 2021
New for 2022

New for 2022

Launching in late 2022 we have our first in person course since early 2020. We will be using a new venue – Paisley St George’s church on Causeyside Street in…

18 Nov 2021
New for autum & winter heritage walking tours

New for autum & winter heritage walking tours

We now have specialised walking tour headsets available for our Heritage Walks starting from our Old Paisley Walk on the 16th October 2021. The receiver takes a standard set of…

6 Oct 2021
Autumn & Winter Heritage Walks 2021

Autumn & Winter Heritage Walks 2021

Our autumn & winter heritage walks are back and now being slowly added to our website. We begin on the 14th October with a walk exploring old Paisley from the…

4 Oct 2021
October 2021 Dinner Talk

October 2021 Dinner Talk

Following our successful dinner talk at Pendulum in August, we have now organised a follow-up Dinner Talk at Pendulum Scottish Kitchen & Bar for Tuesday 12th October at 6.30pm. The…

10 Sep 2021
Fridays are history days

Fridays are history days

We have two projects running on Friday’s from the 27th August. The Glenburn Buddies History Skills Project is teaching a group of local residents how to carryout historical research over…

25 Aug 2021
Discover Paisley!

Discover Paisley!

We have just published our Heritage Walks for August to early October 2021. Under the general theme of Discover Paisley, we have a mix of old and new heritage walking…

28 Jul 2021
TikTok

TikTok

TikTok The Urban Historian is now on TikTok. You can follow us as @urbanhistorian This is our latest post on the Arthurlie Cross in Barrhead https://www.tiktok.com/@urbanhistorian/video/6963575829406158085?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

18 May 2021
Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar

Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar

Window Display @ Allan’s Snack Bar We currently have a small window display/ exhibition at Allan’s Snack Bar in Storrie Street, Paisley. There are a selection of local history artefacts…

5 May 2021
Online Courses

Online Courses

Online Courses Have you tried any of our online courses on our courses website yet? We currently have three courses/ talks there 2 paid and one free. The free one…

22 Apr 2021
Resumption of Heritage Walks from 24th April 2021

Resumption of Heritage Walks from 24th April 2021

Very pleased to announce the resumption of our heritage walks from Saturday 24th April 2021. Numbers on each walk will be limited to five people from up to five households…

13 Apr 2021
Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Ferguslie – A brief history of the medieval estate

Ferguslie A brief history of the medieval estate to the 20th Century Ferguslie today is seen as a large housing scheme – totally unrecognisable from its medieval origins. The name…

2 Mar 2021
Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet The life of Peter Burnet through poem and biography This book explores the life of Peter Burnet, born in America during the Civil War and who arrived in…

25 Feb 2021
From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle Andrew Coats 1887 From the Cottage to the Castle was published privately by Andrew Coats in 1887 telling the history of the family and…

25 Feb 2021
Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021 Join us as we help you start researching your family history. No experience is required. Over the 12 weeks we will give you…

17 Feb 2021
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