Things to do in Paisley and Renfrewshire this weekend – 31 August

Thursday 30th August, 2018

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to take a closer look at some of the fantastic events and things to do in Renfrewshire this weekend.

 There’s lots of family fun happening across the area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – so, join the team for a guide to what’s on over the next few days below:


Doon the Watter

Relive the happy summers before the advent of package holidays with the Doon the Watter film screening at Renfrew Town Hall on Saturday. Brought to you by Paisley Camcorder Club, the event will give you the chance to reminisce and enjoy a beautifully crafted mix of film and live music by local writers and pianist Alistair Iain Paterson.

When: Saturday 1 September – 2pm

Where: Renfrew Town Hall

Price: £2 (plus booking fee)



Paisley Flower and Produce Show

Join the Paisley Florist Society Gardening Club for a fantastic day of flowers, vegetables, crafts, floral art, baking and activities at St Mirin’s Cathedral. Head along to the free event and enjoy tombola and tea room.

When: Saturday 1 September – 1pm-5pm

Where: St Mirin’s Cathedral

Price: Free



Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Discover Paisley’s rich history of manufacturing in one of the great mill buildings within the Anchor Mills complex. Paisley Thread Mill Museum is open for visits on Saturdays and is home to a wonderful collection of artefacts, photographs, thread samples, machinery, patterns and much more. A must-see for those interested in textiles, fashion and clothing manufacturing.

When: Saturday 1 September – 12pm-4pm

Where: Mill End Mill, Paisley

Price: Free



Treasure Hunt

Join Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit for an exciting new musical show at Paisley Arts Centre. The gang are on a quest to find lost treasure once belonging to Captain McDougall and they need your help to find it! Follow the treasure map across land and sea and meet some terrific tropical creatures and characters along the way.

When: Sunday 2 September – 2pm

Where: Paisley Arts Centre

Price: £5/£15 for a Group of 4 (plus booking fee)


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Wandering down cobbled wynds, up hidden stairs, going inside the wonderful green-roofed abbey and finding the tomb of Marjorie Bruce – what a revelation!

Karen Campbell