Paisley’s Music History walking trail

From Punk to Paolo Nutini and Gerry Rafferty to Robert Tannahill, Paisley is a town brimming with music talent and a rich history.

Now you can take a journey through Paisley’s fascinating music past with a free audio walking tour.

Download here: GeoTourist.

Discover everything from the ancient musical works uncovered in Paisley’s medieval abbey and the inspirational poems and songs of Robert Tannahill to Paisley’s famous Punk scene and the stories of the town’s modern day artists.

Launched as part of The Spree 2021, the tour lasts approximately an hour and can be downloaded to your mobile device via the free walking app GeoTourist.

Once downloaded, you can find Paisley’s Music Tour using the QR Code below or by using the search function in GeoTourist.

Paisley's Music Tour

Download the App to access Paisley’s Music Tour

The tour sets off from Forbes Place and takes approximately an hour to complete. When following the tour, please take care when crossing roads and be aware of trip hazards, particularly on Brown’s Lane and Meetinghouse Lane, which are both uneven in places.

The audio tour was created in collaboration with Art Boss, Renfrewshire Leisure’s group of young arts producers, and Lateral North.

To complement the tour, Art Boss have created the brilliant Paisley Music Spotify playlist which you can enjoy.


For their contributions to the tour, thanks to: Youth Services; Michael Cassidy; Mike Dillon; Tommy McGrory; The Bungalow; Brick Lane Studios; Grant McFarlane; Fèis Phàislig; Suzi Maciver; Neil Watson; Ron Jappy; Caroline Gormley; and Evelyn Laurie.


Paisley has a good reputation with the bands – they want to play to a crowd that appreciates them and they get that here.

Tommy McGrory
Founder, Loud n Proud music charity