Service Update – Coronavirus

Welcome to Ren TV - Short Films


This is our place. Places hold things. Things we said and did. Things we forgot we said and did. Things we’ve still to say and do. A daily walk that helps keep the heid.

A step out the door for the first time in a long time. One Foot in Front of the Other travels around lesser-known parts of Paisley, taking you into the minds of two locals navigating their thoughts and feelings as we begin to re-emerge. Inspired by images and stories submitted by locals as part of #SecretPaisley.


The Salmon are Back (Reeling Through the Years 

Working with Paisley Museum, Alex Cathcart made this fascinating and heart-warming film about the return of salmon to the upper Clyde.


Memories of Renfrew Ferry (Reeling Through the Years)

This film remembers the Renfrew Ferry in its many guises, always a great trip across the water!


Jack Wardrope Citizen Journalist (Reeling Through the Years)

Jack Wardrope was a well-known Buddie who documented many Paisley’s special occasions and events.


A History of Paisley (Reeling Through the Years)

A film about the history of Paisley made by local teacher and filmmaker Falconer Houston in the early 1960’s


Screen Time

Screen Time is a short film that talks about the coronavirus lockdown and the impact that has had on people’s mental health. Similar in style to their award-winning debut film ‘The Brave’, Screen Time is a new Scottish poetic monologue that aims to reflect the experiences of many people during lockdown.


Watch the Birdie: When the stars golfed at Renfrew

Created by local filmmaker, Paul Russell, the film, Watch The Birdie, captures the excitement of locals as they watched the golf tournament – in aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain – held in August 1977.


A Lion Rose in Paisley - Willie Gallacher

Aug 12th 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the passing of one of Paisley's best loved Buddies, Willie Gallacher. Willie Gallacher was a Communist MP for West Fife and as a member of Red Clydeside movement in the first part of the Twentieth Century, he played an important part in the rise of socialism in Britain. Local filmmaker Alex Cathcart was inspired to find out more about this sometimes-controversial Buddie 


In The Frame 

Paul Mothersole’s Hidden Railways which takes us back to the heyday of Paisley’s railways Paul Russell’s film ‘Honey I Shrunk the Railway’ is a charming look at the trials and tribulations of keeping the ever popular Barshaw Park model railway running. Alasdair Shaw’s ‘Captain Lockdown’ is a surprising and charming tale of superheroes embattled by the problems of saving the world during lockdown.

The Renfrew Rhymer - Walter McCorrisken

The Renfrew Rhymer is a new film on the life of Walter McCorrisken. With the help of Walter’s son, Richard, filmmaker, Paul Russell tells the amazing story of the Renfrew poet and writer’s life

Robert Tannanhill Weaver Poet

We are presenting a few films about Tannahill to celebrate his birthday. The initial film is from 1974 by Falconer Houston and is enacted by pupils from Castlehead High school. The film is followed by three poems brought to life by local community groups.




Renfrew On Film

Renfrew On Film An evening celebrating five years of local music and archive film. Featuring music from Renfrew Burgh Band and Alistair Iain Paterson. Special Guest Ann Cameron from National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive


When Renfrew Roared

When Renfrew Roared, features footage of the final and interviews with Renfrew Juniors legendary centre forward, Jimmy Rundell –and fan, Campbell McGregor. There were 49,000 fans at Hampden on May 19 1962, for the final between Renfrew and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. The match ended a 1-1 draw, with Jimmy Rundell scoring, but unfortunately, Renfrew lost 1-0 in the replay, which was also staged at the national stadium. 

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