• Paisley People's Archive

    Paisley People’s Archive is a community based project which focuses on the social history of Paisley’s industrial heritage and related leisure activities.

  • Interviews, archival research and images

    Consisting of digitally recorded oral history interviews, archival research, and old and new images, the Archive recreates Paisley’s history as remembered by its people.

  • Working life in the mills

    The first phase of this unique collection focuses on the thread mills, with workers and managers revealing their personal stories of working life in the mills and what they got up to in their free time.

  • Share your story

    If you have stories or images to share, please contact us and speak with one of our volunteer oral history interviewers.

  • Paisley People's Archive

    The Archive is a work in progress and the website will be updated regularly. If you don’t see what you’re looking for this time, check again soon!

Paisley People's Archive News

Reminiscence Event

Paisley People's Archive holds a hugely successful Reminiscence Event!

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Thread Mills Memoryscape

Our memoryscapes feature recorded interviews, archival photographs, and newly created images.

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Official Website Launch

This website is currently under construction but please feel free to browse and enjoy the information, sound clips and images...

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Strathclyde Oral History Centre

Working with heritage professionals from the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, the Paisley People’s Archive is creating an accessible and user-friendly oral history archive of Paisley's rich industrial past.
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Paisley People's Archive
Studio 207,
Embroidery Mill,
Abbey Mill Business Centre,
Paisley, Renfrewshire,
PA1 1TJ
sue.morrison@paisleypeoplesarchive.org