Paisley People's Archive is delighted to acknowledge the efforts of everyone who has helped us to make this such an enjoyable and worthwhile project. Thank you to the following:

Seedhill Footbridge with Domestic Finishing Mill

Paisley People’s Archive Steering Committee/ Volunteers:

Shirley McLean (Chair)

Richard Vassie (Treasurer)

Margaret Dymond

Grace Lamont


Bryce Adam

Annie Bowyer

Maureen Gilmour

Alan Hannah

Evelyn Haughey 

Rebecca Joyce

Louise McCulley

Derek Millar

Phyllis Mitchell

Ann White

Carol Wiseman

Commissioned Professionals: 

Dr Sue Morrison (Oral History Consultant/ Project Manager)


Web Site:


Dr Michael Smith (Social Historian)



Mark W. Downie (Web Developer)


Web Site:


Donald John MacLean (Photographer)



Tim Mitchell (Film Maker - Rubikon Pictures)



Betty Spoke (Narrator/ Fashion Designer)


Funded by:

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Catriona Macpherson: HLF Grants Assistant

Supported by:

Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC), University of Strathclyde:

Prof Arthur McIver: SOHC Director/ oral history trainer

Dr Sue Morrison: project adviser/ oral history trainer

Dr Alison Chand: oral history trainer

Dr David Walker: oral history trainer


Mr Marcus Dean, Abbey Mill Business Centre

Additional thanks to:

Mr Harry Green

We are particularly indebted to all our wonderful respondents!


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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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Studio 207,
Embroidery Mill,
Abbey Mill Business Centre,
Paisley, Renfrewshire,