4 things to do this weekend – 9 June

Friday 8th June, 2018

There’s a wide range of amazing activities taking place in Renfrewshire for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

Whether you fancy finding out more about Paisley’s rich history, getting your hands on cutting edge and retro video games at one of the nation’s biggest gaming conventions or taking part in a global dog walk, here are a few ideas for fantastic things to do in the area this weekend.

 

Heritage Walks: Paisley Worthies

Join the Urban Historian for another tour of discovery about Paisley’s past. The tour explores Abbey Close, Paisley Abbey and the Laigh Kirk’s Graveyards, looking at the burial sites of Paisley’s Worthies.  The graveyards are the last resting places of everyday people, thread makers, silk makers, merchants and those who played a part in shaping Paisley’s story. The tour will meet at the West front of Paisley Abbey and will aim to finish by 3pm at the Laigh Kirk.

When: Saturday 9 June – 1pm

Where: Abbey Close

Price: £5

Find out more about the Urban Historian Heritage Walks.

 

Bridge of Weir Gala Day

Get ready for a Rumble in the Jungle this weekend. That’s the theme for this year’s Bridge of Weir Gala Day, which marks the beginning of Festival Week in the village. The Gala Day parade sets off from Cargill Hall before heading towards Houston Road Park and is led by the Gala Queen. The park will play host to a fantastic range of stalls, entertainment, food outlets a tea tent and much more.

When: Saturday 9 June – noon

Where: Bridge of Weir

Find out more about Bridge of Weir Gala Day.

 

PLAY Expo – intu Braehead

This top gaming expo promises to be an unmissable event for both experienced gamers and novices alike. Packed full with features, exhibitors and more, the event will see thousand attend and enjoy the largest selection of gaming under one roof in Scotland. From retro arcade favourites like Mario and Street Fighter to virtual reality specials and the latest selection of cutting edge games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

When: Saturday 9 June & Sunday 10 June

Where: Abbey Close

Price: Varied

Find out more about the PLAY Expo.

 

Great Global Greyhound Walk

Bring your pet pooch along to Castle Semple Visitor Centre on Sunday for the Great Global Greyhound Walk. This annual dog-walking event brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds. The walk starts at the centre and is open to all sighthounds and any dog that lives with a sighthound. If you fancy taking part in the free event, make sure you register on the Great Global Greyhound Walk website.

When: Sunday 10 June – Arrive at 10.45am for 11am start.

Where: Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

Price: Free

Find out more about the event at Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

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