Whether you’re working or studying here, looking to relocate or a true Buddie, we can help you make the most of living in Scotland’s largest town and surrounding areas.

Situated just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, Paisley is Scotland’s largest town with a rich history.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, the town is home to a host of architectural treasures, hidden gems and a vibrant cultural scene.

The easily-walkable historical centre has Scotland’s largest concentration of listed buildings outside of Edinburgh – including the iconic 850-year-old Paisley Abbey and Scotland’s oldest public observatory, Coats Observatory.

The town is synonymous with the world famous Paisley Pattern, the distinctive design that took the name Paisley around the world and was worn by figures from Queen Victoria to the Beatles.  A stroll around the town centre reveals how the cotton and silk thread mills brought vast wealth to the town, still evident in its array of magnificent civic buildings and churches.

But each area of Renfrewshire has its own character and charm, and our towns and villages have their own unique offerings of schools, shops, parks, restaurants and cultural activities.


Living in Renfrewshire

Schools in Paisley and Renfrewshire

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Loads to see and do on your own doorstep...

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.

Gary Chittick

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