Spectacular photographs captured around Paisley and Renfrewshire

Sunday 20th December, 2020

Take a look at these stunning images captured by local photographer Gary Chittick as he showcases the area’s beauty with his work.

Gary Chittick spends his working week as a project lead and manager for Renfrewshire Council, but his spare time sees him indulge in his love of the outdoors and photography.

Gary says Paisley will always be somewhere that he can connect with. The town and Renfrewshire gives him a constant supply of subjects, from unique historical buildings and architecture to green spaces and landscapes.

Here, he tells you the stories behind some of his favourite photographs taken around Paisley.

Aurora from Glennifer Braes

As an experienced “aurora chaser”, this was an image from one of my favourite displays from Renfrewshire. The beams and movement were visible to the naked eye and lasted about 20 minutes.


Paisley Skyline and Noctilucent Clouds

Often visible between May and July, these noctilucent (night shining) clouds made for an interesting horizon on this view from Saucel Hill.


Glennifer Braes Lightning

A disclaimer first – I do not recommend standing outside in a lightning storm with an assortment of metallic items. The chance of capturing a lightning bolt in our own backyard was too inviting to pass up though!


Anchor Mill and Noctilucent Clouds

An evening image of the iconic Anchor Mills but this time with a very still White Cart River and some noctilucent clouds visible to the north.


Paisley Abbey

The historic Paisley Abbey always looks amazing – and is particularly stunning when lit up for various events in the town.


Glennifer Braes, Tree Lined Avenue


Without doubt, my favourite tree-lined avenue in Renfrewshire on the Glennifer Braes. It looks amazing no matter the season. This image was taken in winter.


Craigielinn Falls, Glennifer Braes Country Park

This waterfall can be spectacular, especially after some rain. Best of all, it’s right on our doorstep.

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In a town that sees creeping influences of Mackintosh and Thomson amongst others, it very much extends the structural beauty of Glasgow to its neighbour in the west.

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