Costume Shop Now Open

Why not pop into our Costume Shop at the bottom of the Paisley Centre, next to Magic Moments.   Find out more about the project and volunteer to help make costumes or get advice and help to make your own costume for the re-enactment day on June 9th.

The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Costume Shop Launch

The costume shop launch will be on Saturday 17 March between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Our actors will be there in full costume.  Please come along to meet us.

The costume shop will be a drop in centre where anyone can come along to make their own 17th Century style costumes and find out more about the project and the story using a multi-media display.  Anyone wanting to get involved with the project either as an individual or as a group can register  here.

If anyone has any old sheets, linens, wool blankets in plain colours they would like to donate to be used for costume making please bring them along.

The shop is located on the ground floor of the Paisley Centre, between The Games Centre and the Magic Moments shop.

Schools Launch at Paisley Abbey

Comment from Piero Pieracinni on the project’s schools pack launch on 28 February:

“That was absolutely brilliant this evening, well done to all of you, I am really chuffed to be associated with you all. If that was just a taster of what is to come we will knock Paisley’s socks off. well done again.”

Latest Update

Auditions – first round of auditions completed – we now proceed to casting – still spaces for people to come along.

Writing – Work proceeding to develop and complete script

Costume – designs now being worked on and templates for costumes for general public as well as cast are being prepared. Location for costume shop identified – this will be an information and drop-in point for people to learn more and be involved in making their own costumes for the event. Interviews for Costume Coordinator complete.

Preparation for filming is being organised.

Focus groups being developed from concept to actuality.

Music of 17th Century period identified, and musicians getting involved.

Drummers for procession – liaison with groups on this proceeding.

Scenery being designed.

Sound and staging arrangements being negotiated.

Additional rehearsal venues being located.

Route for procession on 9 June being negotiated

Location of venues for vox-box  presentation and exhibition being considered.   Material to be prepared for these.

Research still going on and refinements being made as new findings are made as part of this process.


Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new website for the Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697, please feel free to browse the website and learn more about the Witches trials of 1697.

Here are some photographs from our recent launch night at our offices inside the YMCA office complex 39 High Street, Paisley.