It is generally accepted that William Wallace was educated here.
King Robert III (1390–1406) was buried in the Abbey.
It is often cited as "Scotland's largest town", as it does not have city status.
By the 19th century, Paisley was a centre of the weaving industry, giving its name to the Paisley shawl and the Paisley Pattern.
A horse shoe was placed on top of the site to lock in the evil.
A horse shoe is still visible in the middle of this busy road junction today—though not the original.
Their remains were buried at Maxwelton Cross in the west end of the town.
The town became prominent in the 12th century, with the establishment of Paisley Abbey, an important religious hub which formerly had control over other local churches.
The Paisley witches, also known as the Bargarran witches or the Renfrewshire witches, were tried in Paisley in 1697.
Seven were convicted and five were hanged and then burnt on the Gallow Green.
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