Hundreds are expected to take to Paisley’s streets next week (Tuesday, November 29th) for an annual walk of solidarity in support of a national campaign against violence.

The ‘Reclaim the Night’ march aims to raise awareness and calls for the end of violence against women. This year, it is being organised by leading charity Barnardo’s Scotland.

Participants are being asked to assemble at the University of West Scotland at 5:45pm. Thereafter, there will be a guided walk from the Paisley High Street to Dunn Square. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards at St Mirin’s Cathedral.

A spokesperson for Barnardo’s Scotland said: “We are urging people in the Renfrewshire area and beyond to take to the streets to say ‘no’ to sexual violence, domestic abuse, street harassment, rape culture, victim blaming and all forms of male violence against women.

“By taking part in this march, you will be joining millions across the globe who will be marking 16 Days of Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (25th November to 10th December) with demonstrations and marches in their own cities, towns and villages.

“Bring placards, banners, friends and song. March for your friends and family, your colleagues, your daughters and yourself. It is time for us to unite to say ‘No to Gender-Based Violence’.”

Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Over the past 16 years, we’ve come together during the UN’s 16 Days of Activism to make our voices heard and call for an end to sexual, physical and emotional violence.

“It’s important that everyone, regardless of their gender, speaks out against domestic abuse, street harassment and victim blaming. I would urge everyone to come along and add their voices to this local, national and global issue.”

For more information on the ‘Reclaim the Night’ procession, please email:’s Scotland supports children, young people and their families in more than 125 specialised community-based services across the country. The charity works with some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, parents, carers and communities to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life.