Various Videos of Drone footage over Paisley

Prepare to be amazed and also stunned (ok maybe that’s us being over dramatic) by seeing Paisley from a different and unique angle from the normal, only helicopter pilots (and birds of course) have ever been able to see, now with the advancement of drone photography the normal members of the public can get to see some pretty amazing places, from the centre of Paisley to the remote locations on Gleniffer Braes and water locked places such as Stanley Castle.

All drone footage is shot, edited and uploaded by our good friend Paisley Buddie who is quite happy to take requests within limits and the rules.

Paisley Buddie can also be hired for events just email brian@paisley.org.uk and I will relay the info on.

Paisley Buddie strives to keep to the rules if your request is against the rules he will not do it.

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The River Cart and Paisley Skyline

Paisley Abbey, Paisley Town Hall as well as the beautiful skyline and Dunn Square next to the River Cart meandering through town, Shows The Hammills and Anchor Mill as well as the developed bank of the Cart (Abbey etc) but the other side the abandoned and crumbling Institute Nightclub as well as the so-called Boutique Hotel next to Forbes place, all lying decaying.

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Ciba Geigy Land under development

The old Ciba plant closed in 2012 and the land has now been cleared as we can see here there has been a new bridge built across the White Cart River connecting the two strips of land (walkway only) The Development is in the early stages as of the 1st May 2019.

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Murals around Paisley, Scotland

Paisley First started hiring artists to create eye-catching murals around town and they certainly didn’t let us down, the artists are just simply on top of their game. Not all Murals are commissioned by Paisley First.

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Small Section of Bishopton Royal Ordnance Factory

The Royal Ordnance Factory was a WW2 Ministry of Supply Explosive Factory. It is sited adjacent to the village of Bishopton in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The factory was built to manufacture the propellant cordite for the British Army and the Royal Air Force. It also later produced cordite for the Royal Navy. The Ministry of Works were responsible for the site. It was the biggest munitions factory the MOD had, with up to 20,000 workers.

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External shots of old Paisley Firestation

The Old Paisley Firestation, Gordon Street, Paisley which is currently under refurbishment.

Fire station at gusset site on Gordon Street, ranges built around court; 3-storey tenement with conical-roofed curved and turreted corner at west, otherwise symmetrical north-west front with outer gables linked by parapet, depressed-arched arcade at ground with vehicle openings, bipartite above; access decks at rear; south-west elevation part single storey; detached range to east, beyond courtyard entrance, includes crenellated tall brick-built practice tower; remainder mostly bull-faced ashlar, polished dressings, openings often hood-moulded or corniced; coped stacks; slate roofs.

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Paisley Museum, Central Library, Orr Square Church & Coats Observatory

Paisley Museum, Scotland’s first municipal museum, designed by John Honeyman, was opened in 1871. read more…

Paisley Central Library was added on to the existing Museum in 1901 and again in 1933. read more…

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THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALF TIMERS SCHOOL
Lay abandoned since a fire in what was the Cotton Club Nightclub the Ferguslie Half Timers School which is where the kids that worked at the mill were educated has now been demolished March 5th 2019.

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THE RUSSELL INSTITUTE
Miss Agnes Russell donated the Russell Institute building to the then Paisley Burgh on 19th March 1927. Miss Russell had the building constructed as a memorial to her two bachelor brothers, Robert and Thomas Russell (R. & T. Russell, Solicitors) who had died in 1923 and 1920. read more…

The Building was in danger of becoming one of Paisley Vacant buildings if it wasn’t for political pressure and help pushed forward by the Paisley Development Trust the future of the building really could have been different, luckily Invest in Renfrewshire took over the building and it has a great future.

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Derelict Territorial Army Halls, High St, Paisley
This was a sad one to get in as I (Brian McGuire) signed up to join the army here when I was 17, it’s always mentioned by so many Buddies but nothing good has ever been done to this building since it was left derelict and now in a very poor state.
History:
Scots Renaissance. 4 storey. 3-bay centre block flanked by 2 gabled 2-bay wings slightly advanced; symmetrical. Snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Door set in keystoned round headed surround flanked by blocked Roman Doric columns on pedestals, supporting segmental pediment broken by a small window with semi-circular pediment. Windows small-paned mostly sashes. Gables capped with semi-circular open pediments. Slate roof with leaded Art Nouveau bell-cote. Corniced stacks. (Historic Scotland)

Understood to have been built for the Renfrewshire Militia which later combined with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Latterly used as office for careers information service. (Scottish Civic Trust)

Building Dates – 1896
Architects – TG Abercrombie
Derelict since – 1996

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Durrockstock Park with iced pond, Foxbar, Paisley

The main pond at Durrockstock all iced up (please do not skate on this pond, it’s too thin and dangerous) February 2nd 2019.

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Frozen Craigielinn Waterfall, Glen Park, Gleniffer Braes, Paisley

The beautiful frozen Craigielinn Waterfalls, Gleniffer Braes, near Tannahill’s Birken Tree, Glenburn Paisley. Kindly prompted by Andrea, and taken by Paisley Buddie.

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Kelburne Hockey Ground and Building

Kelburne Hockey Club is a Scottish field hockey club, founded in 1969 and based in Paisley. Kelburne today operates five senior men’s teams, three senior women’s teams and numerous junior teams at all age group levels. The club has dominated Scottish domestic hockey in recent seasons.

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The Pitz five a side building which used to be the Anchor Recreational

The Anchor Recreation Club opened in 1923 with a sports event to mark the occasion. The day’s events were filmed and then screened at the Palace Cinema in Paisley High Street, much to the amusement of the mill girls, who clapped and cheered when seeing themselves running in three-legged and sack races.

The Recreation Club was well used by the mill workers, who organised cricket, football and hockey teams, and held sports contests involving athletic events. Best attended were the events where Anchor competed against Ferguslie mill teams. Some of the ground’s activities were well-known but, perhaps thankfully, not recorded, including the stories about mill workers ‘courting in long grass’!

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Saucelhill A View over Paisley and its surrounds

Saucelhill on a March day, with the Paper mill which was part of the old Anchor Mill complex being torn down and a pano around Paisley showing the Mills, Paisley Abbey, Town Hall, Coats even the RAI are all in the video.

Thanks to PBD for this beautiful footage.

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Brandy Burn down Leitchland Road

Drone footage of a frosty cold Leitchland Road which leads up to the Brandy Burn (you can see the road bridge at the end of Leitchland Rd and the burn coming down from the left.

You can also see the beautiful frozen trees which were the grounds of Scottish Singer Calum Kennedy. You can just about see the old corner house but the main big house is swallowed up by the forest, the mansion which was once Kennedys residence went up in flames in the 80’s in so-called suspicious circumstances, since then the whole estate fell into ruins and is now as you see today deserted, the farm you see is Leitchland Farm and the ground before the trees used to be a landfill which was last used then landscaped in the 80’s too, now its a place where horses are kept and the tranquillity is back to the woods and fields.

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Paisley Town Centre 360 degree view.

Paisley and surrounding areas in a 360 degree view of the town from Drone close to Paisley Abbey, where you can see Paisley Town Hall, Right over to Anchor Mill up towards West College Scotland also up the High Street and the Rest of the Town Centre and also towards Paisley South.

Kindly taken by Paisley Buddie for the Paisley website. Paisley Buddie.

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Oakshaw, High Church and Paisley Skyline

The eye in the sky was out on an adventure around Trinity High Church at Oakshaw, it also shows Church Hill, Stoney Brae and the beautiful Paisley skyline, sit back and enjoy. Courtesy of Paisley Buddie.

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Paisley in the Spring Sunshine

Paisley Abbey, Paisley Town Hall as well as the beautiful skyline and Dunn Square next to the River Cart, not forgetting Thomas Coats Memorial Church basking in the sunshine

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Paisley Museum, Central Library, Orr Square Church & Coats Observatory

Paisley Museum, Scotland’s first municipal museum, designed by John Honeyman, was opened in 1871. read more…

Paisley Central Library was added on to the existing Museum in 1901 and again in 1933. read more…

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THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALF TIMERS SCHOOL
Lay abandoned since a fire in what was the Cotton Club Nightclub the Ferguslie Half Timers School which is where the kids that worked at the mill were educated has now been demolished March 5th 2019.

Thanks to Paisley Buddie once again for this beautiful footage Paisley Buddie

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THE RUSSELL INSTITUTE
Miss Agnes Russell donated the Russell Institute building to the then Paisley Burgh on 19th March 1927. Miss Russell had the building constructed as a memorial to her two bachelor brothers, Robert and Thomas Russell (R. & T. Russell, Solicitors) who had died in 1923 and 1920. read more…



The Building was in danger of becoming one of Paisley Vacant buildings if it wasn’t for political pressure and help pushed forward by the Paisley Development Trust the future of the building really could have been different, luckily Invest in Renfrewshire took over the building and it has a great future.

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Derelict Territorial Army Halls, High St, Paisley
This was a sad one to get in as I (Brian McGuire) signed up to join the army here when I was 17, it’s always mentioned by so many Buddies but nothing good has ever been done to this building since it was left derelict and now in a very poor state.
History:
Scots Renaissance. 4 storey. 3-bay centre block flanked by 2 gabled 2-bay wings slightly advanced; symmetrical. Snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Door set in keystoned round headed surround flanked by blocked Roman Doric columns on pedestals, supporting segmental pediment broken by a small window with semi-circular pediment. Windows small-paned mostly sashes. Gables capped with semi-circular open pediments. Slate roof with leaded Art Nouveau bell-cote. Corniced stacks. (Historic Scotland)

Understood to have been built for the Renfrewshire Militia which later combined with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Latterly used as office for careers information service. (Scottish Civic Trust)

Building Dates – 1896
Architects – TG Abercrombie
Derelict since – 1996

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Durrockstock Park with iced pond, Foxbar, Paisley

The main pond at Durrockstock all iced up (please do not skate on this pond, it’s too thin and dangerous) February 2nd 2019.

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Frozen Craigielinn Waterfall, Glen Park, Gleniffer Braes, Paisley

The beautiful frozen Craigielinn Waterfalls, Gleniffer Braes, near Tannahill’s Birken Tree, Glenburn Paisley. Kindly prompted by Andrea, and taken by Paisley Buddie.

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Kelburne Hockey Ground and Building

Kelburne Hockey Club is a Scottish field hockey club, founded in 1969 and based in Paisley. Kelburne today operates five senior men’s teams, three senior women’s teams and numerous junior teams at all age group levels. The club has dominated Scottish domestic hockey in recent seasons.

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The Pitz five a side building which used to be the Anchor Recreational

The Anchor Recreation Club opened in 1923 with a sports event to mark the occasion. The day’s events were filmed and then screened at the Palace Cinema in Paisley High Street, much to the amusement of the mill girls, who clapped and cheered when seeing themselves running in three-legged and sack races.

The Recreation Club was well used by the mill workers, who organised cricket, football and hockey teams, and held sports contests involving athletic events. Best attended were the events where Anchor competed against Ferguslie mill teams. Some of the ground’s activities were well-known but, perhaps thankfully, not recorded, including the stories about mill workers ‘courting in long grass’!

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Saucelhill A View over Paisley and its surrounds

Saucelhill on a March day, with the Paper mill which was part of the old Anchor Mill complex being torn down and a pano around Paisley showing the Mills, Paisley Abbey, Town Hall, Coats even the RAI are all in the video.

Thanks to PBD for this beautiful footage.

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Brandy Burn down Leitchland Road

Drone footage of a frosty cold Leitchland Road which leads up to the Brandy Burn (you can see the road bridge at the end of Leitchland Rd and the burn coming down from the left.

You can also see the beautiful frozen trees which were the grounds of Scottish Singer Calum Kennedy. You can just about see the old corner house but the main big house is swallowed up by the forest, the mansion which was once Kennedys residence went up in flames in the 80’s in so-called suspicious circumstances, since then the whole estate fell into ruins and is now as you see today deserted, the farm you see is Leitchland Farm and the ground before the trees used to be a landfill which was last used then landscaped in the 80’s too, now its a place where horses are kept and the tranquillity is back to the woods and fields.

Thanks to Paisley Buddie once again for this beautiful footage Paisley Buddie

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Paisley Town Centre 360 degree view.

Paisley and surrounding areas in a 360 degree view of the town from Drone close to Paisley Abbey, where you can see Paisley Town Hall, Right over to Anchor Mill up towards West College Scotland also up the High Street and the Rest of the Town Centre and also towards Paisley South.

Kindly taken by Paisley Buddie for the Paisley website. Paisley Buddie.

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Oakshaw, High Church and Paisley Skyline

The eye in the sky was out on an adventure around Trinity High Church at Oakshaw, it also shows Church Hill, Stoney Brae and the beautiful Paisley skyline, sit back and enjoy. Courtesy of Paisley Buddie.

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Erskine Bridge

Beautiful video of the stunning Erskine Bridge over the River Clyde shows the mouth of the river at Dumbarton and also Yoker, Erskine and the old slipways to the river on each side. Shot by Paisley Buddie and kindly given to the Paisley site. At all times (even though it looks close) the drone is far enough away from the bridge and the traffic would not have even seen the tiny drone. Safety First always.

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Robertson Park Renfrew on a very dreich day.

Drone footage sent in by Paisley Buddie of Renfrews lovely Robertson Park, albeit on a dreich day and empty which allowed the drone to fly nice and safely.

(taken by Paisley Buddie for the Paisley website following the drone rules)

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Drone around the stadium of Paisley’s finest the saints down at Greenhill Road. St Mirren F.C with a few different views.

Nobody was in the stadium and no event was on, also the drone pilot kept to the desired height (lower than the floodlights tbh) thanks again to Paisley Buddie, he really was up against the weather today but gave us another excellent video… #positivepaisley

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Abbey Mill

Paisley Buddie was out again today before the rain came down and managed to get some footage of the back of Abbey Mill Business Centre with its impressive chimney stack (he was going to go up that bit higher but the wind was starting to howl).

He pans around so you can see all of Seedhill and other parts of the town, unfortunately, the Anchor Rec (The Pitz) was in the glare of the sunshine. #positivepaisley

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Barshaw Park, Paisley

Which was perfect timing to fly about using the drone and capture things from the old railway, Barshaw Golf Club, the big pond newly refurbished, new kids park on a lovely Spring Day.

Thanks to Paisley Buddie for this great view of one of the largest parks in Paisley.

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Drone flight over the two Glenburn Linn’s

“Next time I will get some more breath about me and do Tannahills well..” Courtesy of Paisley Buddie..

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Drone launched from the Car park in the sky overviewing Foxbar and further afield courtesy of Paisley Buddie

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Drone Footage with Durrockstock Park, or the dam as its known locally, with footage of Oliphant Court the last remaining high rise in Foxbar.

We also pass by the side of Montrose Care home, the area has changed dramatically in years gone by.

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Ferguslie Park Gardens as seen from a drone passing around the main pond just as the sun sets, lovely video.

Taken by PBD for www.paisley.org.uk

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Drone footage taken during the holidays of all the schools in Foxbar.

From Gleniffer high school, the newly built St Paul’s Primary to Brediland and Heriot Primary schools.

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Stanely Castle is located in the waters of Stanely Reservoir, to the south of Paisley, Scotland, at the foot of the Gleniffer Braes. It was probably built in the early 15th century, on an island within a marsh. The castle is now a ruin. Since 1837 it has been partially submerged by the reservoir and is completely inaccessible. When the water is drained it can be seen that the castle stands on a narrow promontory, which is connected to the reservoir bank on the southwest.

(note at no point were any drone rules broken and the flight was carried out in a safe manner) Courtesy of Paisley Buddie for the Paisley website.

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Drone Flight over Paisley Harbour whilst the tide was out, the harbour has not been used in years, you can see Abercorn Street to the front whilst the drone is launched. The drone then had a safe flight over the Grand Fountain inside the Fountain Gardens which were very quiet, You can see the Burns Statue in the video too. Courtesy of Paisley Buddie.


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Taken at a quiet time whilst (very) dark a safe a flight with the drone around Paisley Abbey, then facing towards the High Street, Paisley Town Hall and the Big Wheel. Also a flight up the River Cart from Bridge Street staying in the middle of the channel of the River Cart above the Christmas Lights. Then a flight past the stunning Coats Memorial which is all lit up, then we face the John Neilson Institution before safely coming to a halt at the base of the gothic stairs. Courtesy of Paisley Buddie.


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A wee (safe} fly on Boxing day across the Hammills and Anchor Mill, Paisley Abbey and the Town Hall to The top of the now abandoned TA Halls where you can see how much damage the roof has sustained also a wee spin around the top of Thomas Coats Memorial. Thanks to Paisley Buddie for sending this in.

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