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Paisley Windows on COP 26 - 5th to 12th November 2021

Illumination times:  5-8pm


Welcome to the Paisley Windows on Cop 26 Illuminated window art trail.  Paisley First and Renfrewshire Leisure wanted to link into the COP 26 dialogue and looking at what climate actions are important to Renfrewshire. So, we collaborated with local businesses and talked to them about climate issues that mattered to them  - living and working here in Paisley.Then we asked some amazing local artists to work with the shops to create the lovely illuminated artists windows you can find around Paisley over these few days.

The themes the shops and business have added to the dialogue include some insights on coffee growing,  local flooding, a celebration of local growing initiatives in Renfrewshire and global hands working together with fabric from Tzaritsa Asante’s Scottish/Ghanian sustainable fashion label, Tzari.

Also take a moment to walk out to the Mossvale Church at 60 Gordon St to see the warm lights of the Tree of Hope a beacon for hope, change and renewal.


Our shop locations and themes:

Alders & Paisley Shopping Centre

12-22 Causeyside St, Paisley PA1

Terra Firma, Onwards and Upwards - give active travel a go & Earth Heats, Glaciers Retreat

Murry Opticians

50 High St, Paisley PA1 2DJ

Net Zero World In Focus

Light House

2-8 High St, Paisley PA1 2YA

Drowned World - Burning World


22 New St, Paisley PA1 1YB

By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.


24 Causeyside Street, PA1 1UN  

Let’s Grow Together & Reap what you sew


43b High St, Paisley PA1 2AH  

Dark Optimism

Piazza Shopping Centre

Gilmour St entrance


Nomads Coffee

63 High St, Paisley PA1 2AS

Fairtrade Food Chain

Rainbow Turtle

7 Gauze St, Paisley PA1 1EP 

Collaboration: global hands working together

Paisley First

1 County Pl, Paisley PA1 1BN 

Small actions for Climate change.

Mossvale Church

60 Greenock Rd, Paisley PA3 2LE 

Tree of Hope

Gauze Street Bridge

(view from Forbes Place)

Fate and Fortune


Our Window Artists:

 Jennie Bates at work


Jennie Bates

Jennie works across different mediums creating illustrative murals and window displays, prints and 3D works. A specialist  in screen printing, using paper cut-outs to make the layers which gives her prints a handmade and experimental feel.


Rebecca Johnstone

Rebecca Johnstone (aka Dainty Dora) is a writer, artist and designer creating bold and colourful hand-drawn pattern designs and illustrations - such as the iconic Paisley Pattern - to create her unique 'Pattern Bomb Prints', design calendars and stand-alone illustrations.


Jane Mcinally

Jane works with a variety of media: moving image/film & video, animation, photography, digital imaging, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


Jessica Ramm

Jessica specialises in mechanical sculpture  and printmaking, she is interested in material culture and sculpture positioned within alternative economies.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to install the Jess Ramm’s Outdoor sculpture, Fate and Fortune and the indoor Electricity will make Angels of us all at this time. Please look out for them in Paisley in future months.


Chris Duddy

Chris Duddy has developed Project PHI in central Paisley, he works across sound, light  projection, Digtal art and technologies.  Project Phi - Home | Facebook



Makers and volunteers at ReMode  aim to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of the fashion and textiles industry, and to work with our communities in Renfrewshire to deliver practical solutions and share positive steps to reduce these impacts.



The Paisley Windows on Cop 26 Illuminated Art Trail was developed by Place Partnership at Renfrewshire Leisure in Collaboration with Paisley First and local shops and Businesses and funded by:


Join the dialogue on Climate Action in Renfrewshire!

Please tell us what you think of the windows here.

Take some pictures of your favourite window and tweet @rl4leisure @paisleyarts & tag us on Instagram @renfrewhshireleisure

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day,  take a torch and respect social distancing while viewing the windows.

Note: On Sunday 7th November the trail will be dark as many of the shops are closed.

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