Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Paisley Drain

‘Digging the Great Drain’ 

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is hosting a free public screening of a documentary about Paisley's medieval past at its Paisley Campus (P Block) on Friday 21 June 2013, 12.30pm.

The 33-minute documentary, Down the Great Drain, centres on the recent archaeological investigation of Paisley Abbey and its unique monastic drain. The drain has produced important artefacts and valuable information providing new insights into Paisley’s role as a significant religious, cultural and commercial centre in medieval times.

The documentary was produced and directed by filmmaker Tony Grace and narrated by Jane Robertson, who are both Senior Lecturers in the University’s School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

It was made by the University in conjunction with the Renfrewshire Local History Forum, with funding and support from Paisley North and Paisley South Local Area committees of Renfrewshire Council. The Renfrewshire Local History Forum has organised the recent excavations around the monastic drain with GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Historic Scotland will also be in attendance at the event.

A buffet lunch will be available after the screening and Q&A for project partners and collaborators.


Call 0141 848 3661 (between 9 – 1pm) for further information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jocelyn Turley, Administrator
Media Academy Knowledge Exchange (MAKE)
University of the West of Scotland
A211, Barbour Building
Paisley, PA1 2BE TEL: (0141) 848 3661

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