The new Paisley First Makers Space at Wellmeadow Street is taking shape, as part of a plan to boost creativity in the town’s artisan sector.

We have been inundated with applications, what a talented bunch our Buddies are!

Renovation works at the old church began in July and the first makers are scheduled to move in next month.

This exciting new project will unleash Paisley potential by providing local artisans, artists or traders with a physical space for open collaboration, idea creation, prototyping and even selling.

The Makers Space will provide spaces where members share available tools and resources and a dedicated space whereby parties can sell their arts, crafts and wares to the general public.

Members will draw inspiration from their peers to create a support network – the key to success for any budding entrepreneur!

Spaces will be available on easy terms and we aim to have the site bustling with a wide variety of artisans by the end of this year.

With a showroom and sales area on site, Paisley First intends to market unique handmade products and bring an increased level of footfall to the High Street which will benefit all traders within the town centre.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting new venture then please email  with your contact details, information on your main activity or craft and the estimated space required, plus if you have any additional special requirements.