Our  travelling exhibition is on tour now!!

The exhibition tells the story of the arrival of thread making in Renfrewshire and Paisley, followed by a detailed description of how Coats & Clarks made cotton thread.  Accompanying the exhibition is a display of artefacts from one of Paisley’s early linen thread manufactures along with examples of Coats and Clarks threads and advertising materials.


July 2017 –  University of the West of Scotland,  Paisley

August 2017 – Lochwinnoch Library

September – Mearns Library

October – Barrhead Foundry

November – Linwood Library

December –  Ferguslie Library

*January 2018 – Neilston Library

* Venues are still subject to final conformation.

A shelf from our touring exhibition
A shelf from our touring exhibition