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John Neilson Institution

From its central and commanding situation on Oakshawhead, as well as from its great architectural beauty, this Institution must be reckoned among the three or four most notable of Paisley’s…

Jul 17, 2016

Walter Fitz Alan & Paisley Abbey’s Foundation

Renfrewshire’s place in Scottish History begins in the early medieval period when the newly crowned King of Scotland, David I, granted lands in the county to Walter Fitz Alan in…

Jul 17, 2016

Volunteer (TA) Drill Hall

Volunteer Drill Hall 1896 This hall, which is 100 feet long by 50 feet wide, is certainly more useful than ornamental. It is in contemplation, however,…

Jul 17, 2016

Fountain Gardens, Paisley

The Fountain Situated in Love Street, about ten minutes’ walk from the Cross, and form one of the most effective hugs of the town. Fountain Gardens…

Jul 17, 2016

 Paisley and it’s Environs

Hugh MacDonald 1854 (This Edition 1910) The town of Paisley is of considerable extent and importance, being the fifth in respect to magnitude in Scotland. In population it formerly ranked…

Jul 17, 2016

The Bargarran Witchcraft Case 1696

Bargarran House, Erskine In the year 1696, the 11yr old daughter of John Shaw, the Laird of Bargarran, fell victim to one of the most well…

Jul 17, 2016

A Renfrewshire Ghost Story

From the Lanercost Chronicle… Set at Duchal Castle… AT this time, in the west of Scotland, in the valley of the Clyde, about four miles from Paisley, there happened in…

Jul 17, 2016

Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal

The 31st October 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal. The initial stretch opened was between Paisley and Johnstone; with the length…

Jul 17, 2016
Paisley Heritage Visitors Map

Paisley Heritage Visitors Map

Our Heritage Visitors Map is now available online at https://theurbanhistorian.co.uk/paisley-visitors-map/  The map is still under development and new sites are being added every few weeks. Please tell us what you think…

Mar 14, 2016
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