Tannahill Macdonald Club

Institutionalized 1874

About Tannahill & Macdonald

The Tannahill Macdonald Club was established in 1874 to keep the memories of Robert Tannahill and Hugh Macdonald evergreen

Robert Tannahill

Robert Tannahill (June 3, 1774 – May 17, 1810) was a Scottish poet of labouring class origin. Known as the ‘Weaver Poet’, he wrote poetry in English and lyrics in Scots in the wake of Robert Burns.

Hugh Macdonald

Macdonald was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, but holds a special place in Renfrewshire as he worked at Harrow, McIntyre and Co. block printers in Colinslie, Paisley, and resided in the town’s Orr Street and Calside during his lifetime.


Doors Open Day


Tannahill’s Cottage, Queen Street, Paisley,

Saturday, 8th September, 2018
11am – 3pm

The family home of Paisley’s weaver poet, Robert Tannahill, is now home to Paisley Burns Club, the Tannahill-Macdonald Club and the Paisley Bohemian Club. Enjoy a talk about the Cottage.

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