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.

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Towns and Villages in Renfrewshire

Schools in Paisley and Renfrewshire

Discover more about living in Paisley

“Over the years Paisley has raised and taught men and women who have gone on to change the world. Today it remains one of Scotland’s great centres of education, where new generations of young people are equipped with the skills to help them shape the future.”

Audrey Cumberford
Principle and Chief Executive, West College Scotland

I was born in Paisley and lived there for 38 years before moving to Canada. I loved the town and the people I met throughout the years. Like most places, the people make the town, whether they be what you class as good people or not, it doesn't matter as all the characters make Paisley wonderful as it is.

Andy Moore
Canada

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