#BallastTrainee 'Paisley's Industrial and Cultural Heritage Conference'

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This week I attended 'Paisley's Industrial and Cultural Heritage Conference' held at Paisley Town Hall. This day long conference was presented jointly by The Paisley Centre for Business and Industrial History (UWS), the Business Archives Council of Scotland and Renfrewshire Council and was supported by Paisley Townscape and Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (TH.CARS2) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Renfrewshire Council.   

Talks throughout the day covered topics from the the making of the Paisley Shawl, Paisley Abbey Rentals, Alexander Wilson, The Government School of Design, Peter Brough, The Hugh Smiley Nursery, Paisley Philanthropy and AF Craig. 


Each talk provided a unique celebration of Paisley's rich and vibrant history, reflecting the significance of Paisley's industrial and cultural heritage, not only of its importance within Scotland and the UK but also on an international level. 

The Ballast Trust and Business Archives Council of Scotland also had tables set up to spread the word on Business Archives! 


A really fantastic and informative day! 


~ Jennifer Brunton, archives assistant. 









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