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This morning, I visited Paisley in the West of Scotland to take advantage of Doors Open Day, an annual event where the public are allowed access to buildings and parts of buildings which for most of the year are not open.

I started with historic Paisley Abbey, which is approximately 800 years old. Highlight was to ascend the 197 steps up the tower to avail of panoramic views of Paisley and surrounding landscape. Here is a video taken from atop the tower:

Here is Oakshaw Trinity Church (Presbyterian):

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Here is a video clip of the interior of Oakshaw Trinity:

Here is a view of central Paisley which includes the White Cart ( river), Town Hall and Paisley Abbey.

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Here are internal and external views of the Anchor Mills building. This was a former thread mill employing many thousands of workers. After collapse of the industry the building became derelict and was subsequently converted into apartments and business units.

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Here are images of St. Matthew’s Church of the Nazarene (Methodist). Design was by W.D. McLennan and is in the style of Rennie Mackintosh.

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Here is a video of the interior of  St. Matthews:

Paisley Town Hall

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Paisley Abbey

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Anchor Mill

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Church of the Holy Spirit & Saint Barnabas (Episcopalian).

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Here is a video of the interior of The Church of the Holy Trinity & Saint Barnabas:

Paisley skyline, from atop Paisley Abbey

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Weather was very favourable, dry and sunny all day.

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