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History events in Renfrewshire

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Events in Renfrewshire

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history!

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Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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History Events in East Renfrewshire

History Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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In remembrance of the Scottish Witch Hunts

In remembrance of the Scottish Witch Hunts

2nd June 2024

The Weaving Creative Threads Event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre features an evocative blend of artists, storytellers, singers, and speakers gathering to remember Scotland's accused witches.

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Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

22nd September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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History Events in Fife

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

St Andrews Memories

St Andrews Memories

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Drop in to The R & A World Golf Museum and have a chat whilst looking at photographs, objects and film footage from our collections!

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Plant Sale at St Athernase Church in Leuchars

Plant Sale at St Athernase Church in Leuchars

25th May 2024

The Regeneration Fundraising Committee for St Athernase will be holding a plant sale at the church as well as offering free conducted tours of one of Scotland's architectural gems.

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Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!

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History Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Glasgow Science Festival: Open Afternoon at the Fossil Grove

Glasgow Science Festival: Open Afternoon at the Fossil Grove

16th June 2024

Explore Fossil Grove, an ancient forest in Victoria Park, and discover stories of climate change and industrial heritage as part of Glasgow Science Festival 2024!

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Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the engineering of Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges

Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the engineering of Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges

Selected dates between 9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

Join this guided walk with engineers from the Institute of Civil Engineers exploring the bridges of Glasgow's River Clyde and take a walk through history.

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Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 28th September 2024

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

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History Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Leadhills Miners Library

Leadhills Miners Library

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 29th September 2024

Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles and is now a museum of literature and village life, open weekends May to September!

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Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

19th July 2024

Step into the heart of history and journey back 40 years to the tumultuous 1984 Miners' Strike at Summerlee Museum's Music In The Museum event!

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Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

This colourful exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

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History Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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Talks at The Smith: The Stirling Heads

Talks at The Smith: The Stirling Heads

29th May 2024

Dr Rush, a consultant during the restoration of the royal palace at Stirling Castle, introduces the cast of characters depicted in the Stirling Heads.

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Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Stirling 900: A Snapshot celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Stirling through the art of continuing GOSSIP members.

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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Popular Events

Barshaw Gala Day
It should be a great day for all the family when Barshaw Park hosts its annual gala day on Saturday 22nd June 2024!
Bishopton Day
Bishopton Day 2024 is just around the corner! Held on the 3rd Saturday in June every year, Bishopton Gala Day is a fantastic day out for the whole family!
Art Class For Teens
Rundell Art's popular art class for teens runs every Saturday allowing participants to work with local Paisley artist Jac Rundell and art tutor Millie Brown!
Bridge of Weir Gala Day
The annual Bridge of Weir Gala Day kicks off Festival Week and this year is being held on Saturday 8th June, the theme for 2024 is The Circus!
Lochwinnoch Gala Day
Saturday 8th June sees the return of the annual Lochwinnoch Gala Day and this year's theme is 'Wild West'!

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