About Us

Graveyard Record Extract from the West Relief Kirk/ Castlead Church from March 1830

The Urban Historian has been delivering short courses and Heritage Walks in Paisley for several years along with providing a genealogy service to anyone with Paisley and Renfrewshire Ancestors.

Stephen graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in History and went on to complete a Masters in Multimedia from the then University of Paisley.    Stephen has worked as an archaeologist on many archaeological digs in Paisley, Renfrewshire and beyond, and has taught local history, archaeology and Genealogy at the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Dundee.

Stephen is a former chair of Paisley Thread Mill Museum and an ex-member of the Renfrewshire Local History Forum. In addition to this the Urban Historian has also advised the Renfrewshire Tapestry Group on historical aspects of the old County of Renfrew along with other historical projects for Renfrewshire Council.