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It’s Sma’ Shot Day – 2nd July

It’s Sma’ Shot Day – 2nd July

Well tomorrow is Sma’ Shot Day. We are all prepared. Are you coming to visit and discover our summer walks, find out about the September conference on 10th Sept and…

Jul 1, 2022
June/ July Update

June/ July Update

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…

Jun 12, 2022
There was a jovial beggar

There was a jovial beggar

I’ve just been reading the THE DIARY AND GENERAL EXPENDITURE BOOK OF WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM OF CRAIGENDS, Commissioner to the Convention of Estates and Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire which was…

Mar 2, 2022
Paisley Notebook: The White Cart and Jail

Paisley Notebook: The White Cart and Jail

Our Second notebook features an image of the River White Cart and the old Paisley Jail. Inside you will find 120 pages of white lined paper ready for you to…

Jan 31, 2022
The Paisley Notebook

The Paisley Notebook

We are launching our new 120 page, lined Paisley Notebook range. The first two versions are now available to purchase on Amazon.co.uk This first notebook has a purple cover and…

Jan 31, 2022
Paisley to Sarasota, Florida: The Browning’s – Part 1

Paisley to Sarasota, Florida: The Browning’s – Part 1

It’s late November 1885, around one 100 Scots are gathering at the docks in Glasgow to board Anchor Lines SS Furnessia with the intention of forming a new Scots Colony…

Jan 26, 2022
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…

Jan 10, 2022
17th Century Rentals for the Burgh of Paisley

17th Century Rentals for the Burgh of Paisley

17th Century Rentals for the Burgh of Paisley By Stephen Clancy This volume is split into four sections, the first two deal with rentals dated between 1605 and 1619 while…

Nov 18, 2021
Gordons’ Loan

Gordons’ Loan

Gordons’ Loan is now know as the area around Gordon Street – essentially the junction of Causeyside, Gordon Street, and Canal Street. In earlier days the residents of the area…

Nov 18, 2021
Taits Directory of Renfrewshire 1783

Taits Directory of Renfrewshire 1783

Taits Directory of Renfrewshire 1783 Tait’s Directory of Renfrewshire was originally published in 1783 by John Tait, Stationer in the High Street of Glasgow. This was the very first directory…

Nov 18, 2021
Guide to Paisley (1896)

Guide to Paisley (1896)

Guide to Paisley: with views By J R Parlane This book was first published in May 1896 by local publisher J & R Parlane. In their introduction they ask -…

Nov 18, 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.

Nov 18, 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…

Nov 18, 2021
Monastic Landscape of Paisley Abbey Walk – Sat 11 Dec 1-3pm

Monastic Landscape of Paisley Abbey Walk – Sat 11 Dec 1-3pm

This Monastic Landscape of Paisley Abbey Walk will explore areas of Paisley that were once owned by the Abbey – from the Monastic site of the Abbey to its orchard,…

Oct 11, 2021
Ferguslie Mills Heritage Walk – 4th Dec -. POSTPONED

Ferguslie Mills Heritage Walk – 4th Dec -. POSTPONED

Join us as we explore the remains of the former Fergulsie mills, and other buildings connected to the Coats family in the west end of Paisley. Several mill buildings survive…

Oct 11, 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…

Oct 6, 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…

Oct 4, 2021
A familiar building??

A familiar building??

So what is this building in the picture? It is on Paisley High Street, close to two Paisley landmarks, but today it is a lot different! The two canons might…

Sep 15, 2021
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