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Paisley’s Past Community Archaeology Project

 

Now’s the Day and Now’s the Hour!

 

Bringing Paisley’s History into the 21st Century

 

For many years, the town of Paisley has suffered from a steady decline. Many of the shops that once dominated the town’s high street and shopping centre have closed. This has left many of the town’s shop fronts empty and unused. In the process, Scotland’s largest town has become rundown and is now a shadow of its former self. Despite this, Paisley does have a proud history. It was home to one of the most powerful and influential monasteries in Scotland. It is said to have had connections with William Wallace. It was the birthplace of Robert II, the first of the Stewart kings, and it was also an industrial power house, which went on to produce the now world famous Paisley shawls.



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