Category: Paisley

Solar Viewings at Coats Observatory

New season of afternoon viewings launches next week On Thursday 12 July, Coats Observatory in Paisley launches its regular solar viewing season. We all owe our existence to the Sun. Without it, life on Earth would be impossible.  The Sun provides heat, light, nourishment for plant and animal life right down to the very atoms […]

Explore Paisley’s very own seaside which brings the sites and the sounds of the beach indoors.

Forget expensive foreign travels and rainy British beaches… you can have your summer holiday at Paisley Museum, where we’re bringing the sea and sun inside from 10 July to 19 August for the Big Summer Chill exhibition. Like other holidays the fun just begins once you check in, and just like your favourite resort there […]

Britain from above – Paisley

Britain from Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953. Register to zoom into these amazing pictures, identify mystery images, and share memories. There is a page which features lots of amazing photos of Paisley from the air, housing schemes like Foxbar, Ferguslie and Gallowhill are not even built yet and the mill industry is […]

Sma Shot Day 2012

Next Saturday 7th July is the annual Sma’ Shot Day Parade. Parade starts at 12pm, burning of the ‘Cork’ at 5pm, the parade starts at Brodie Park, entertainment throughout the afternoon at Abbey Close. The festival came about as a result of a political battle fought between the weavers of Paisley and their employers, the manufacturers, […]

Sixty Years, Six Lives Exhibition

Sixty Years, Six Lives exhibition at Paisley Museum opens with guest speakers Joe Brady, (Head of Integration at Scottish Refugee Council) and Jimmy Muyanja from Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities, (REEM). An exhibition of photographs, Sixty Years, Six Lives by Ian Berry (Magnum Photos) to mark 60 years of the UN Refugee Convention, commissioned by […]