Our unique story is shaped by our people and places. We’re writing new chapters every day. Choose Paisley and Renfrewshire and be a part of our story.

A history built on royalty and radicalism. Towns built on textiles. Mill girls, musicians, missionaries and monks all played their part.

Now, our place is writing a new future.



Stories that shaped our place

People who shaped our place

Exploring the history of our towns and villages

Preserving Paisley's built heritage

Paisley has a wonderful historic heritage from the medieval until very recently, and is simply one of Scotland's most important places.

Professor Gerard Carruthers
Professor of Scottish Literature
University of Glasgow