Category: blog

  • Re-opening of the Hub

    We will be re-opening our Hub in the Paisley Centre. We’ll be preparing it to be Covid-19 compliant for both our visitors and volunteers. Hope to see you soon and if you want any info. or have any queries please use the form on the Get Involved Page or leave a comment which we’ll respond […]

  • ‘The Paisley Witches’- film by Julia Campanelli

    Julia Campanelli is a New York Film Maker. RWH 1697 helped her with her research. Her screenplay “The Paisley Witches” feature is being developed in Sundance producer track. She is a Sundance Scholar and Stowe Story Lab recipient. The feature and pilot versions have collectively won 10 Best Screenplay awards including 1st Prize Flickers Rhode […]

  • A Tapestry for Renfrewshire

    RWH 1697 has been taking part in The Tapestry of Renfrewshire working on the panel telling the story of the Witch Trials. The Tapestry tells the story of the Old County of Renfrew that today includes Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and parts of Glasgow. Please watch space for more details on getting involved in the […]

  • Kilbarchan Lilias Day

    6th June 2015 RWH1697 will once again be attending Lilias Day in Kilbarchan. Why not come along and see us in the Parade and visit our stall.

  • RWH1697 Memorial Unveiled

    On Wednesday 10th June 2015 we saw the 318th anniversary of the 1697 execution of 7 people accused of bewitching Christian Shaw. To mark the Anniversary we unveiling a new Memorial to those found guilty and executed. The Memorial was designed and produced by Hey Diddle Doodle for RWH1697 and will compliment the small Shaw […]

  • RWH1697 at Monte Carlo Rally Send Off

    RWH1697 Actors will be present at the send off for the Monte Carlo Rally on Wednesday 18th January 2015. Events kick off from 4pm with the Capital FM Roadshow, along with a variety of entertainment and street performances. Cars will begin to leave Abbey Close at 6.45pm at 1 minute intervals until approximately 9pm.

  • Renfrewshire Witch Hunt Festival 2013 Video

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  • Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 2013 festival huge success as thousand strong-crowd gathers to replay events of 1697

    On Saturday 5th of October we successfully took Paisley Town Centre back to the 17th century, to a time when accusation and fear was palpable. Our annual re-enactment festival, which explores an incredibly dark period in Renfrewshire’s past, was a massive hit. The crowd were treated to performances from community groups from across Renfrewshire, Karen E Moir […]

  • Glasgow Airport – Best of Scotland – Witches Perform

    The first of what we hope will be a long term relationship with Glasgow Airport as part of the Best of Scotland Campaign happened on Friday , 30th August when we inhabited the departures hall with bemused, costumed characters from 1697. Our cast members were terrified of the flying carriages (no horses even!) and strange display […]

  • Outreach Groups Update

    With just over four weeks to go till Paisley is transported back in time to 1697, the community is rallying round to make sure we get hundreds of people involved in the festivities on the 5 October. We have over 170 participants from community groups all over Renfrewshire who have been working out street scenes for the day […]