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The Renfrewshire Tapestry Project originated with the Renfrewshire Creative Networks Heritage & Tourism Sub-group, and has now developed into a stand alone project.

It has been decided that the project would use Timothy Ponts Map of Renfrewshire published sometime between 1583 and 1596 as the boundary for the project.   The Old County of Renfrew which the map depicts is the first record of the county, which in todays terms incorporates, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and part of modern day Glasgow (ie Pollock, Govan Parish, and Crookston and Cathcart).

Ponts Map can be viewed on the National Library of Scotland’s Map website Via the following link:

http://maps.nls.uk/view/00002330   The page can also be viewed below.

Phase 1 of the project is to create small postcard sized Paisley Patterns to be incorporated into a Panel for 2017 to support the launch of Paisley’s bid to be City of Culture in 2021.

Once funding has been secured Phase II will be the Historic Research required to support the design process, and Phase III will be the production of final art work and tapestry panels.


View the NLS Webpage here