John Fraser was known for his involvement in the Radical Rising of 1820, where he, along with a number of other ‘radicals’, was tried for treason, following a week of strikes and unrest throughout Scotland.
Paisley’s Gaelic connections are far-reaching and have significantly shaped the town’s cultural heritage from poetry and song, to weaving and thread making, education, philanthropy and religious worship.
Science curator John Pressly talks about the Coats Observatory and its long and fascinating tradition of weather recording.
Did you know?
At one time, Paisley was responsible for the production of 90% of the world's sewing thread.
The once-bustling Paisley Harbour could find new life with plans for new transport links into the nearby manufacturing district.
The category A listed Erskine Bridge marked the 50th anniversary of its opening in July 2021 - and you can see amazing footage of the structure here.
Find out some interesting facts you might not have known about the grade A listed Bascule Bridge in this quick read.
To this day, people come to watch the grade A listed structure rise to the sky. Find out more about this fascinating rolling lift bridge.
To celebrate International Museum Day 2021, we're showcasing your #ShowUsYourPaisley social submissions for Paisley Museum.
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.