It is time for The Renfrewshire Tapestry

Andrew Crummy, Scottish artist and designer – who drew the panels for the Battle of Prestonpans, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – will be working together with an eclectic group of people to create a tapestry for Renfrewshire. It will be a celebration of the amazing global importance of this part of Scotland, a tourism draw and have its part to play in the City of Culture bid 2021.

Want to know more? Want to take part?

Everyone is welcome to our Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry project launch

On Saturday 20 February 2016

At Paisley Abbey

From 11am until 1pm

Andrew Crummy will be introducing the project, as well as leading a workshop.

You can also:

  • Take part in a textile walk
  • Chat to historians and meet up with a monk, walk with Wallace, greet a gallus Mill Girl…
  • Tell your stories and memories
  • Try your hand at a stitch or more
  • Please also – Donate your tapestry wool – authentic Anchor tapestry wool is needed to sew the tapestry. We are determined the tapestry will only be sewn with authentic Anchor yarn. Please look out any tapestry wool that you have in your households… and bring it with you.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry will reflect the wonderful history of Renfrewshire. Everyone who is involved will be acknowledged in this stepping stone in the continued celebration of the unique status of Renfrewshire.

WELCOME to Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry Launch


Images copyright of Andrew Crummy, Alex Hewitt and Weaving Musical Threads [WMT]

True Acts of Goodness Street Party, Paisley

TAG Street Party

Date: Saturday 10 August 2013
Time: 11am – 4pm
Venue: Abbey Close, Paisley

Come on down to Abbey Close and enjoy family activities and food for all the family:

  • BBQ cafeTrue Acts of Goodness Street Party, Paisley
  • Inflatable games and bouncy castles
  • Face-painting
  • Kids Creative Centre (12pm – 2pm)
  • BodyWorks Busting (Glasgow Science Centre)

Everything will be free of charge.

This event is brought to you by Elim Christian Fellowship.

TAG stands for True Acts of Goodness and doing something to make someone else’s day that bit better!

Information from Renfrewshire Council.


Visiting Paisley by car

The town of Paisley is a fantastic destination for a day out of Glasgow. I discovered this fascinating town almost by chance on one of my road trips around Glasgow, and ever since I have kept coming back for day trips with family and friends. Because there is so much to see and do in Paisley, I highly recommend renting a car, as you will have more flexibility and freedom. A good option is the local Sixt office at Inchinnan Road, which has a range of rental cars that are the ideal size for a visit to Paisley, like a Vauxhall Corsa or a 3-door VW Polo. You can save money on your rental by using a Sixt promo code when you go there. .

Charming Paisley: what to see and do

Starting at Inchinnan Road, drive towards Paisley centre along the Whitecart waterway. I always make a point of taking a walk along this waterway, as both banks are lined with trees and there is a lovely walking trail that goes all the way down to the city centre. I also love stopping by for a cup of tea at the town square between Gilmour and Moss Street. You cannot miss this landmark as there is a war memorial right in the middle.

The cafés here are ideal for people-watching and to ease yourself into the relaxed pace of this town. Paisley Abbey and the town hall are another compulsory stop, as they are surrounded by beautiful gardens that overlook the Whitecart waterway. Don’t miss the colourful stained glass windows inside the abbey, and check with the abbey’s visitor centre to see if there are any events going on (last time I visited I attended a first-class organ concert for free!). For the best views of Paisley, drive to Barshaw Park. Here you will be able to spot Paisley’s main landmarks (like the abbey’s towers) and the rolling hills of Renfrewshire beyond the town limits. The park also has a nice pond, a small zoo, and a café.

If you are anything like me, you will not miss the chance of sampling some traditional Scottish cuisine during a day trip to Paisley. There are many excellent pubs serving great food (and better ales) along New Street and the high street, so just go and find your favourite. Driving through Paisley is really convenient, and you will not find it stressful because the roads are never too busy with traffic. On your way back, you can fill up on petrol at the BP station at Greenock road before returning your car to the Sixt office in Inchinnan Road.


SIXT station Glasgow Airport GLA
64 Inchinnan Road
PA3 2RP Paisley
Phone no. +44-844-4993399
Fax +44-844-2486607

SIXT station Paisley GLAW01
64 Inchinnan Road
PA3 2RP Paisley
Phone no. +44-844-4993399
Fax +44-844-2486607


with orchestra



Rehearsal: 230pm Performance: 6.30pm
(entry from 2.00pm)


Singers Audience
Adult £10 £8 at the door
Students/school pupils £5

Singer places will be allocated on a first come basis to enable the conductor to achieve as
balanced a choir as possible

NB Scores will not be provided on this occasion.
There will be no formal dress code

Information for singers on how to apply and pay etc. can be had at 0141 848 1392


If you cannot sing, do come along and join the audience at the performance at 6.30pm