Sma’ Shot Cottages


***Please note: Sma’ Shot Cottages are currently closed.***

15 Shuttle Street

+(0)141 889 1708

Opening times
April – September
Wednesday and Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
Friday: 1pm – 5pm

Free. Donations welcome.

Getting there
A five-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour Street train station.

Tearoom serves hot food and drinks.

Ground floor areas have limited wheelchair access due to narrow doorways. Please call ahead for further details.

Jump back in time for a unique understanding into two distinct periods of Paisley’s rich textile history.

On entering from Shuttle Street, visitors immediately turn back the clock as they arrive at a typical 18th century weaver’s cottage –  originally built in the 1750s.

Local guides will accompany you to provide a fascinating insight into how a typical weaving family lived and worked during this important period in Paisley’s history.

Within the weaver’s cottage, you will find original weaving looms and learn about the origins of the Sma’ Shot Day celebration traditionally held each July.

On crossing the yard, you will discover the house of a foreman of a nearby mill in the mid-19th century. Within this house, visitors can experience what family life was like within the kitchen/living area, bedroom, children’s room and parlour. Each room is decorated to represent various time periods from the late 19th into the early 20th century.

The Sma’ Shot Cottages are a  fascinating visitor attraction of historical significance in the Renfrewshire area – take a step back in time with a guided tour followed by a delicious afternoon tea.


The famous Sma' Shot dispute

Celebrate Paisley's weaving heritage

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