A daylong conference exploring Paisley's architectural heritage. With a keynote address by Professor John Hume, subjects include: Charles Wilson; John Honeyman; Rowand Anderson; Peddie & Kinnear; T.G. Abercrombie; Paisley Library and The Secret Collection.
Sma' Shot Weavers in Residence present: Mapping Paisley's Textile Trade: an exhibition and three workshops will be located at 69 High Street, Made in Paisley as part of celebrations for Paisley's Sma' Shot Day 2019. This event is supported by TH.CARs2.
It's 100m long, more than 700 years old, and sits under Paisley town centre - and this week a team went underground to discover the secrets of Paisley Abbey Drain.
Did you know?
The famous Robertson's Jam originates from Paisley. Marmalade was produced to use up a glut of oranges in the grocer's shop.
Brian Whittingham - Tannahill Makar of Renfrewshire and Chieftain of this year's British Pipe Band Championships - has written a poem especially for the event...published here for you to enjoy!
An exhibition of woven textiles made by a group of participants from the STAR Project, Phoenix Activity Group, RAMH, InCube, the DRC, and KAIROS with support from Glasgow Clyde College weaving tutor Amy Bond. . Part of SMHAF 2019.
An exhibition of digital imagery and film by the Peer Focus Photography Group which explores Paisley’s mechanised industrial past. Part of SMHAF 2019.
A daylong exploratory workshop for beginners & refreshers in hand knitting led by professional knitter Rosie Little. Suitable for aged 14+, however all under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult. Materials will be provided. Part of SMHAF 2019.
A daylong beginners' workshop exploring natural dyeing techniques led by textile artist Gillian Steel. Suitable for aged 14+, however all under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult. Materials will be provided.
It has all the qualities of a major city, but still maintains the identity and charm you'd associate with a Scottish town. It also has a real sense of scale you wouldn't associate with many towns.
I love Paisley because you must have the only Abbey worldwide with an ’Alien’ gargoyle! #WhyILovePaisley
I've lived and worked around Paisley for the majority of my life and so it holds a special place for me - it'll always be a place I see as home. Paisley is unique with a great mix of people, places and events to enjoy throughout the year.