Paisley transformed the world

This is the story of a small market town transformed into an international textile producer, recognised for design, innovation, activism, poetry and song.

The home of hundreds of weavers who threaded together the Paisley-Patterned shawls which carried our name around the world, and who campaigned for social justice, fair employment and access to education.

A place where giant thread mills employed tens of thousands of people well into the 20th century.