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Sma' Shot Cottages

2 Sma_ Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG, Scotland
+44 141 889 1708
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Visited Sma Shott cottage yesterday our second visit. Its great to see this little gem developing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley S
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Middlesborough, null, United Kingdom
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Step back in time

Lovely wee cottage with lots of history behind it. Nice to see how they lived and worked in these... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Shazzabang
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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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. Come along and join us in our tea room, where we serve beverages and homemade goods and share stories of the past. We are open April-September, every Wednesday and Saturday 12pm-4pm and Fridays 1-5pm. Group/private tours can be arranged on request. Sma' Shot Cottages are owned and run by the Old Paisley Society, a registered charity. Admission is free, however, all donations towards the upkeep of the cottages are gratefully accepted.
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2 Sma_ Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sma Shott cottage yesterday our second visit. Its great to see this little gem developing. The volunteers are lovely and make you feel so welcome. An insight into the life of my ancestors. An amazing collection of the history of the Paisley weavers. Thank...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely wee cottage with lots of history behind it. Nice to see how they lived and worked in these buildings. Worth a visit.

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kayleigh m, Volunteer at Sma' Shot Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! It's very much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back for our 2018 season starting in April! Kayleigh

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Take a step back in time to 1750s Paisley and see a typical weaver’s cottage complete with working loom. Across the yard is a recreated mid-19th century house. Visitors are given a free guided tour of the dwellings so you get a real feel for...More

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kayleigh m, Volunteer at Sma' Shot Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review - we're pleased you enjoyed your visit! We'll open again in April for our 2018 season - hope to see you then! Kayleigh

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This place is not so easy to get to as it is up a steep hill with very little parking available but if you can walk up to it you will not be dissapointed check for opening hours prior to visit.the building itself is of...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Although I have lived in the area for much of my life I have never visited this place. We had friends visiting from the US so decided that it was time to put this right! We were not disappointed, in fact we were thrilled with...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This great little museum run by the Old Paisley Society a charitable organisation who look after and staff it. It opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April until the end of September. It is free and has a lovely tea room and gift shop. It...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We happened to be there for Sma' Shot day, purely by accident, and were able to tour the cottages. This was of particular interest as we both have ancestors who were weavers -- mine in Paisley. They had docents dressed in costumes of the time...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went here the day after 'SMA shot' day. It was very busy for a tiny museum, only one of the museum hosts was confident and knew his stuff. All the others were very stuttery, and full of long periods of slience. Courtyard is lovely leading...More

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kayleigh m, Secretary at Sma' Shot Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi Louise, Thank you for your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience, this is not the standard of service that we would expect our visitors to receive. This appears to have been an isolated incident with one of our newer guides, and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Easily accessable from Glasgow, Renfrew and inverclyde. The Sma' Shot cottges in Paisley are a real treat. A friendly welcome from the volunteer guides and then you are stepping back in history to the weaving heritage of the town. From the middle of the 18th...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Conducted tour of the renovated cottages. Very knowledgeable guide and fascinating insight into the lives of the weavers in Paisley. Lovely cafe and homemade food very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit. Limited opening times so you need to plan in advance. Is opened during...More

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check their website smashotcottages co uk 10-15 minute car trip from the Gleniffer Braes. 2 Sma Shot Lane, Paisley, PA1 2HG
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