Nostalgic films, textile displays and stunning architecture. Paisley is famous the world over for its creative heritage.

Join Paisley’s TH.CARS2 (Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) team for a series of free events that will celebrate the area’s heritage and culture, particularly traditional building skills and textiles, ahead of this year’s Sma’ Shot Day.

  • Artisan’s Institute

An exhibition of woven textiles made by a group of participants from the STAR Project, Phoenix Activity Group, RAMH, InCube, Disability Resource Centre and KAIROS with support from Glasgow Clyde College weaving tutor Amy Bond.

28 May – 12 July, Mon – Thurs 9am – 4pm & Fri 9am – 3pm
The Disability Resource Centre, 74 Love Street, Paisley PA3 2EA

  • Sma’ Shot Weavers in Residence present: Mapping Paisley’s Textile Trade

An exhibition of woven textiles made by professional weavers Heather Shields and Shielagh Tacey and the participants of their workshops to mark the conclusion of their two year part time residency with the Sma’ Shot Cottages.

24 June – 6 July, 10am – 6pm
Made in Paisley, 69 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AY

  • Paisley’s Architectural Heritage: Some Key Buildings and their Designers

A day long conference exploring Paisley’s architectural heritage.

Wed 26 June, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Paisley Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1EP
Places are free but limited. Please book by calling 0141 618 7939 or email

  • Paisley in Stitches – Post War Adventures in DIY Fashion

The first public showing of a new short film capturing locals’ memories of making and wearing homemade clothes in the 1950s, 60s & 70s. Made by Kevin Cameron in collaboration with Gillian Steel, The Tannahill Centre, Project Z, Roar, Barnardo’s Works U3A and the Paisley Patchers.

Sat 6 July, various times from 1.00 – 4.00pm
Old Post Office, Piazza Shopping Centre

  • Meddle & Make Workshop

A drop in sewing workshop led by ReMode, upcycling discarded textiles into useful items.

Sat 6 July, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Old Post Office, Piazza Shopping Centre

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