Getting to Paisley

Now, we don’t want you missing out on any of The Spree, and if you’re not from around these parts, we certainly don’t want you getting lost on the way…


Gigs in The Spree programme will take place in the Spiegeltent on Bridge Street, Paisley, PA1 1EF, at this year’s festival, which gives us more space:



Shows, classes and events as part of The Wee Spree programme will take place at venues around Paisley, including the Methodist Central Hall and Tannahill Centre. Please check each show listing for venue information at The Wee Spree webpage here.


By train

Paisley Gilmour Street Station is the fourth busiest train station in Scotland with regular services to Glasgow and Ayrshire/Inverclyde.

The journey time to Glasgow Central Station is less than 15 minutes.

Train services also operate at the following stations in Renfrewshire:

  • Paisley Canal
  • Paisley St James
  • Hawkhead
  • Johnstone
  • Milliken Park
  • Howwood
  • Lochwinnoch
  • Bishopton



By car

Paisley town centre is a 12 minute drive from Glasgow city centre.

The M8 motorway travels through Renfrewshire on its Greenock / Glasgow / Edinburgh route.

If you’re driving to Paisley, use Junction 27 westbound coming from Glasgow, or Junction 29 eastbound coming from Greenock / Loch Lomond.

The Erskine Bridge (use Junction 30) is your gateway to crossing the River Clyde and exploring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.


Hotels and accommodation

Visit the website for more information about places to stay


Attending shows

We’ve got a reduced capacity in the Spiegeltent this year. We encourage everyone attending to respect others, practice good hand hygiene and wear a face covering even entering or exiting the tent, going to the toilet or moving around the tent.

We’d also encourage you to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) prior to attending a show.

The Spree festival uses the Check In Scotland service to collect contact details of visitors, customers and staff. This allows NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

You can quickly and securely provide your contact details by scanning an official Test & Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. You’ll find posters with the QR code at the entrance to the event space. If you’re unable to use the app, your personal details will be taken manually.