Paisley & District

Paisley & District U3A in 2019

Welcome to Paisley & District U3A website


In accordance with the advice issued by both the Scottish and Westminster Governments, Paisley and District U3A are suspending monthly meetings until further notice.

We know that our meetings are valued by members, and will resume as soon as
is practicable. Many group leaders have been able to hold their sessions
virtually, online, or by email - you can check with individual group leaders
about this.

Paisley Aerial

Click the thumbnail for a full size aerial photograph of Paisley. Photograph courtesy of Gavin McCormick Photography.

Paisley & District U3A is a place to learn new things, socialise and have fun as you share what you know, and make some new friends.
We are the 50th U3A established in Scotland. If you don’t find what you are looking for on our site, please contact us, and we’ll try to help.

Who are we?

Most of us are retired people who want to know more about topics that interest us. We are all volunteers who like the idea of pooling our skills to learn from each other. With over 100 members, and a growing number of Interest/Activity Groups to choose from, our U3A also offers regular Monthly Meetings and Events.

Our members can enjoy a Tea or Coffee, meet new people, and hear from a wide range of guest speakers. We’ll also update you on the latest U3A groups, activities and events so you have these dates for your diary.

What is a U3A?

Basically, a U3A helps people who are no longer in full time employment to learn for the fun of it and so get more out of life. The U3A motto is ‘learn, laugh, live’.
Each U3A is an independent local body. Interest groups are run by volunteer members who want to share their knowledge, expertise and experience with others. No qualifications are needed to join, or to lead a group, and none are awarded.

Anyone retired or semi-retired living in or near the Paisley area can join our U3A. You can find out more about the U3A movement by visiting the U3A Trust and other events for Scottish U3A members at U3A Scotland