Russell Institute

​Be greeted by distinctive stone and bronze sculptures upon your arrival.

This architectural treasure stands tall on the corner of Causeyside Street and is iconic of Paisley’s thoughtful sense of wellbeing and strong sense of community.

The building was commissioned by Miss Agnes Russell to provide child welfare as a tribute to her two brothers and now acts as skills development hub for the residents in Renfrewshire.

Opened in 1927, the masterful building oozes history and fine craftsmanship – perfect addition to your Paisley photo album.

Opening times:

External viewing only. Open for special events such as Doors Open Days.


Small steps at the front entrance to access building.

Getting there:

A 10-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour train station.



Russell Institute
30 Causeyside Street

0300 300 1180

Many urban areas would love to have a measure of the pedigree that this post-industrial conurbation boasts. Aside from its textile legacy, and illustrious denizens, Paisley has an incredible architectural heritage, from the 12th-Century Abbey, with its glorious Edward Burne-Jones windows, to its Victorian Observatory, to the stunning Art Deco Russell Institute.

Gemma Fullham
Reporter, Irish Independent

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