Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 was founded to promote the story, the history and cultural heritage of Renfrewshire, Paisley and the surrounding towns and villages.

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 does not promote and is not affiliated with any individual/ group that promotes religious or political views.

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 is a charitable organisation that supports social inclusion and aims to widen peoples understanding through research, education and historical re-enactment. Being a charitable organisation, we rely solely on donations to allow us to continue our research and to allow us to keep our Cultural Hub open. Please be generous.

Costume Making

Period Costumes are a big part of the RWH1697. Do you want to make your own costume, or help make them for the cast?

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Heritage Walks

Weekly Walking Tours of Paisley are held on Monday afternoons at 1.30pm

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Heritage & Creative Hub

The Hub provides space for our research centre, exhibition, and workshops ranging from acting to jewellery making.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Supporting intangible heritage in communities and committed to the learning and development of young people, Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 has been supported through the HLF Young Roots strand which is particularly focussed on young people.

Awards For All

A4A is part of the BIG Lottery fund in Scotland. The programme aims to help people become actively involved in projects that bring about change in their local community. RWH1697 is a project which aims to use the history of Paisley to help in regenerating the town.

The Paisley Centre

We are thankful to the the Paisley Centre Management for their continued support for RWH1697 by donating Unit 24 on the top floor of the centre to Fablevision, our project partner, who allow us to use the space for rehearsals exhibition, meeting, crafting. and retail

Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity established to strengthen local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland.

FlightPath Fund

BAA own Glasgow Airport and their community commitment is delivered through Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund. The Fund was developed in 2010 to ensure local communities share in the success of the airport . We are delighted to be developing a strong relationship with Glasgow Airport.

Renfrewshire Local Area Committees

Support from each of the Local Area committees throughout Renfrewshire is indicative of the fact that this project is a truly Renfrewshire wide venture. We hope to work alongside these committees to benefit the local community

Calside Contracts

We are grateful to our Landlords Calside Contract Ltd. (CCL), without whose enthusiastic support we would have been unable to operate in the past year. For this we would like to thank them and hope that our future relationship continues on this supportive footing.