The Sma’ Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley’s weaving history.
On entering from Shuttle Street, visitors immediately step back into the 18th century into a typical weaver’s cottage which was originally built in the 1750s.
There are fantastic local guides who accompany you on a tour of our attraction and will provide a fascinating insight into how a typical weaving family lived and worked during this important period of Paisley’s history. Within the weaver’s cottage, you will find the original weaving looms and learn about the origins of the Sma’ Shot Day celebration held in July each year.
On crossing the yard, you will discover the house of a foreman of a nearby mill in the mid-19thcentury. Within this house, visitors can experience what family life was like within the kitchen/living area, bedroom, children’s room and parlour – each room is decorated to represent various time periods from the late 19th into the early 20th century. Admission is free; however, all donations toward the upkeep of the cottages are gratefully accepted.
There is also a tea room and gift shop on site.
Last day of the summer season is 30th September 2023 – 12 noon until 4pm.
Book now for their Halloween Experience from 26th – 31st October – book tickets HERE
Christmas Open Day is Saturday 25th November 2023 12 – 4pm.