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Paisley is the largest town located in the county of Renfrewshire, Scotland. Found on the banks of the White Cart Water, just a short drive away from Glasgow, Paisley is used as the administration centre for the Renfrewshire council area.
The UK town of Paisley was supposedly given its name as an adjective to describe the surrounding land on which it was built. The word is believed to mean “moist pasture-land” which is definitely an accurate word to use for the towns countryside.
Surrounded by rich countryside Paisley is a popular spot for walking and hiking. Despite its impressive size, Paisley has somehow managed to maintain a certain countryside feel that is normally reserved for smaller towns and villages.
Moving to Paisley
The allure of being part of the growing town of Paisley does come at a slight cost. Paisley housing prices are on average, higher than those of its neighbours. The overall average price of a property in Paisley is £113,519. That is more expensive than Broodie Park (£99,152), HunterHill (£99,152) and Ferguslie Park (£86,826). The benefit is that Paisley house prices have been gradually increasing in recent years, making them a worthwhile investment. During the last year, the selling price of property in the area was up around 3%.
With Britannia Glasgow located just 20 minutes away a move to the charming town of Paisley couldn’t be easier. We are well positioned to ensure you receive a smooth move into your new home.
Transport Links in Paisley
Trains: Paisley Gilmour Street railway station is the largest of the 4 stations that in the town. The other stations are Hawkhead, Paisley St James and Paisley Canal. Paisley Gilmour Street is the most popular station, probably due to its larger size and location in the town centre. Currently, it is listed as the fourth busiest train station in Scotland coming in just behind Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Waverly and Glasgow Queen Street. A trip from this station to Glasgow takes just 9 minutes making Paisley a popular area for those looking to commute for work or education.
Buses: There are currently over 200 local bus services available from Paisley. Many of the buses run throughout the week and are easily accessible during the day. For those looking to journey slightly further afield, a number of bus services are available.
Things to do in Paisley
Surrounded by beautiful views and wide-open spaces Paisley is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the countryside. A number of public footpaths and trails cover the landscape around Paisley. These paths cover some of the area’s hills and can provide some breath-taking views. Even from some parts of the city centre the towering hills and mountains are visible giving the town a sense of deep serenity. For anybody wishing to get a closer look and take in these views on the edge of Paisley is Gleniffer Braes Country Park. A popular spot for dog walkers and hikers, the park is home to a beautiful waterfall and a large eco system of wildlife.
Paisley is home to an abundance of landmarks. The Paisley Abbey and Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church are both incredible feats of architecture, their designs simultaneously spectacular and daunting.
Paisley is also home to Scotland’s only all year-round snow sports resort. With an ice rink and ski slopes, those wishing to take up winter sports have the opportunity. Open for both those who are serious about extreme sports and the more casual users just looking for a day out, Snow Factor has everything you could hope for.
Schools in Paisley
Primary Schools in Paisley: There are over 20 primary schools to choose from that are in close proximity to the centre of Paisley.
St Fergus Primary School, West Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School and Glencoats Primary School are some of the top ranked primary schools in the area. There is also a specialist primary and secondary school, the Kibble Education and Care Centre. The school specialises in helping children who require additional support to stay engaged while learning.
Secondary Schools in Paisley: 14 Secondary Schools within the direct Paisley catchment area scored 3 stars or more in the School Guide Rating based on official government released statistics. The highest rated of these schools were Gryffe High School (5 Stars), St Benedict’s High School (4 Stars), Park Mains High School (4 Stars) and Trinity High School (4 Stars).
Paisley Colleges: West College Scotland is the main college in Paisley. The educational establishment has an additional two campus sites located in Greenock and Clydebank. There are also a number of colleges available within just a short drive outside of the town of Paisley.
Universities in Paisley: The University of the West of Scotland has a campus in Paisley. Also known as UWS, the university is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Located in the centre of Paisley it is easily accessible to students in the area. A great deal of students also travel in to the university from surrounding areas.
Removal Services in Paisley
Whether you are looking for a fresh start in a Scottish countryside town or are simply moving so that you can commute to Glasgow, Britannia Glasgow is here to help. We are the first choice for removal services in the area thanks to our strong reputation as a company that delivers on its customer’s expectations. We offer a fast and efficient move that runs smoothly without any unexpected hiccups. With additional services available for storage and office moves, we are prepared for any situation.