Bringing Paisley’s Past Into The 21st Century

Paisley Abbey

Paisley has a long and illustrious history that rivals that of places like Glasgow. The town has strong connections to some of the most famous names in Scottish history, including William Wallace and the Royal Stewarts. Much of the town’s heritage is hidden in plain sight, making the town a prime target for archaeological investigation.

In recent years, work has been carried out on the Great Drain that once serviced the town’s monastery, including the town’s famous Abbey. This project is being carried out by GUARD Archaeology in partnership with the Renfrewshire Local History Forum. The work that has been carried out as part of the Great Drain Project has highlighted Paisley’s archaeological potential. This is where the Paisley’s Past Project comes in.

In recent years there has also been an increased interest in community archaeology. As part of this, the Paisley’s Past Project aims to get the people of Paisley actively involved in the investigation and preservation of local history and archaeology. The project will run for three years, with there being a focus on two sites in Paisley’s town centre, including Saucel Hill, and investigating for potential locations for the monastery wall.

The Paisley’s Past Project will give local people the chance to take part in the excavation and recording of the archaeology of the sites. The public will also have the opportunity to take part in the post-excavation work that will be taking place. This will give people the opportunity to see many different aspects of archaeology, as well as giving those who volunteer the opportunity to gain skills, including speaking confidently in public.

It is planned that an archaeology project like the Paisley’s Past Project will attract people back to Paisley’s town centre, which will have a positive effect on the businesses in the Paisley area. It is also planned that the Paisley’s Past Project will highlight the importance of Paisley’s archaeology on both a local and a national level.

We will also be holding a number of events that will aim to raise funds, with all of the money raised going towards funding the project. This will be another great way to get the people of Paisley to be active in the project. You can also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.

Paisley Abbey