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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
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…

Sep 10, 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…

Aug 25, 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…

Jul 28, 2021
The Parish of Neilston

The Parish of Neilston

Today not many people think of Neilston as being part of Renfrewshire. It sits in the modern day council area of East Renfrewshire, which was separated from the old county…

Jun 9, 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

May 18, 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…

May 5, 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…

Apr 22, 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…

Apr 13, 2021
Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture

Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture

Heritage Cast 1 – Paisley Abbey Architecture https://youtu.be/OuTGHxT1wkA

Mar 31, 2021
Weavers of Kilbarchan Project

Weavers of Kilbarchan Project

Weavers of Kilbarchan Project The Weavers of Kilbarchan project aims to investigate the weavers of Kilbarchan Parish from the 17th Century through until the 1921 Census. In addition to the…

Mar 8, 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…

Mar 2, 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…

Feb 25, 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…

Feb 25, 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…

Feb 17, 2021
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