PAST EVENT: Discovering Scotland’s Urban Past

Join us for a fun-filled day exploring Paisley past and present, learning new skills and sharing memories of Scotland’s towns and cities at the launch of the nationwide Scotland’s Urban Past project.

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New Street, Paisley, PA1 1EZ

Due to stormy weather, this event will now take place indoors.

Join us for a fun-filled day exploring Paisley past and present at this free event, suitable for all ages.

Get hands-on in the interactive corner, share your own memories of the town and discover more about Scotland’s Urban Past.

Bring up to five family stories, old photographs, letters and documents about Scotland’s towns and cities for experts to scan and record on the Scotland’s Urban Past online archive. Please note that due to copyright laws, newspaper clippings, books and postcards cannot be contributed.

Outdoor activities will include walking tours of the town, storytelling workshops, photography for beginners and hands-on training in surveying.

The winners of the ‘Your Paisley’ school photography competition will also be unveiled at midday.

For more details, download the programe below or contact Bryony Jackson, Scotland’s Urban Past Events and Communications Officer at

Share your own stories of Scotland’s towns and cities on Twitter with #MyUrbanPast.

Further Info
This is the first in a series of public events from Scotland’s Urban Past and is coordinated in association with Renfrewshire Council.

Everyone is welcome to attend Scotland’s Urban Past public events. Discover more about the projects and upcoming events in your area. 

Please note that the event programme may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

There is easy access to the main outdoor activities, cafe and exhibition area. The ground floor also has an adapted toilet. There is a lift to the first floor, which may be used in the event of bad weather. Regrettably, the lift may not be suitable for larger motorised wheelchairs.