Paisley was the chosen venue for the walking group outing last week. After a short bus journey the first stop was Paisley Abbey to look at the gargoyles. The abbey has been there since the 13th century and is decorated with a series of gargoyles around the outside. It is surprising that one of these bears a startling resemblance to the monster from the Alien films. It’s believed that this is the work of a mischievous stonemason during some renovations in 1991.
The main reason for our visit to Paisley was to visit the Coats Observatory. In the information on the Renfrewshire Council website there is promise of tours, digital projections and film showings so we were really looking forward to spending some time there. We were therefore very disappointed to arrive and find that the building was locked up and that we couldn’t get access, even just to see the inside of the building.
Ach well, it was a lovely day and Paisley was looking good bathed in sunshine. We took a wander down to the museum and spent some time there looking at the exhibits before having a walk through the town and getting the bus back to Glasgow.
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