Weave Festival and Sma’ Shot Day

Saturday 7 July, 2018

Join us on Saturday 7 July to celebrate Paisley’s rich history of weaving and radicalism, and the famous victory of the town’s weavers in the historic sma’ shot dispute.

Watch the traditional Sma’ Shot Parade (12pm – 1pm, Brodie Park to Abbey Close) inspired this year by the weavers’ holiday trip ‘doon the watter’ and including the reveal of a spectacular paddle steamer float.

Don’t miss the traditional Burning of the Cork (2pm, Cotton Street) which
has a brand new design – have your camera at the ready!

Families will enjoy the Seaside Experience (12pm-5pm, Abbey Close) with a sandy beach, ice-cream and candyfloss for the kids!

For a taste of the spectacular, come and see the All or Nothing team present All Aboard! (12.30pm-4.30pm, Abbey Close) – their aerial performers will amaze you as they spin and whirl, complete with deckchairs, bunting, beach balls and good old bucket and spades! Or have a go yourself with the Watch, Fly, Come & Try aerial workshops.

Explore our Family Fun, Radical Roots and Makers at Weave pages for more details of a packed programme.

Check out the full programme of events and activities

Visiting Paisley to see the festival

The famous sma' shot dispute

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