Introducing the tour2 min
We begin the journey6 min
About the Martyrs12 min
How did we get here?7 min
With the many10 min
Look around you4 min
Reading the Riot Act8 min
A running battle3 min
Thundering hooves6 min
'Keep your eye on Paisley'5 min
Paisley strikes for human rights7 min
They died for the cause of freedom7 min
Paisley Radicals: creative community collaboration41 s
To the future of Paisley41 s
This is the story of the Radical War of 1820, and Paisley’s role in it.
Paisley Radicals: Catalysts for Change is a vivid, dramatically immersive experience.
The uprising takes place in 1819-20 but there are recurring echoes of the present day as the voices of our guides Mary and Mac lead us from stop to stop, back and forward in time. Crossing centuries they connect age-old struggles for justice and liberty.
From Paisley Woodside Cemetery and Crematorium to Paisley Town Centre, we follow the human stories of local folk who led an inspiring movement for change.
Part radio play, part walking tour, you'll hear history brought to life with an interplay of mindfulness, music – and down to earth humour.
Paisley Radicals: Catalysts for Change is a collaboration with Civil Disobedience supported by Renfrewshire Council through Future Paisley and Paisley TH.CARS2, with matched funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.