Architect Fiona Sinclair will tell Paisley & District University of the Third Age (U3A) how the historical design for tenements originally came about.

Fiona Sinclair will explore the popular growth of the tenement building. Her presentation includes images of Glasgow as well as Paisley.

She said: “Tenements have an enduring appeal, suit people from all walks of life, are still sought after today and remain very desirable to homeowners. Yet few people know the basic plan for this kind of housing was derived from the Scots tower house. So my talk explains the architectural changes ‘From tower house to tenement.’

U3A chair, Kathleen O’Donnell remarked: “This meeting offers a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s architectural heritage and social history. Anyone who is semi or fully retired is very welcome to attend. Full details of our ongoing groups are also available.”

Paisley & District U3A is Scotland’s 50th inaugurated self-help learning co-operative for those who are semi or fully retired. It is part of a UK-wide and international educational movement led by local volunteers who share new and fun ways of learning together in later life. There are now 54 U3As across Scotland.

This free talk at the members’ monthly meeting on Thursday 7th March starts at 2pm in the Salvation Army Hall in Mill Street, Paisley. Tea and coffee is available from 1.45pm.

Details on all group activities can be found at: