Welcome to the website of Paisley Colour Photographic Club, one of the leading photographic clubs in the country. During its 64 years existence the Club has gained an enviable reputation, both in terms of the quality weekly programme of lectures and its success in national competitions and exhibitions.

We have a friendly, mixed gender, membership of over 70 and cater for a wide range of abilities and experience from introductory to advanced.

Meetings are held each Thursday evening in the McMaster Centre, Renfrew, from early September until the end of April. Details of the indoor meetings programme for 2019-20 can be found in the Syllabus Section of our website. This is supported with one or two Tuesday teach-in/tutorial evenings each month while in May and June there is a programme of weekly evening outings.

We always welcome casual visitors so if you are in the area and fancy attending one of our lectures, why not drop in and pay us a visit.

If we don’t see you in person, you might enjoy taking time to view members’ images displayed in the Gallery Section of this website.

Duncan McEwan (President)

The club meets on Thursday evenings, 7:30pm until 10:00pm, from early September to the end of April.

The usual meeting venue is the William McMaster Community Centre, Donaldson Drive, Renfrew PA4 8LX.



A subscription gives access to all our meetings and includes complimentary tea and biscuits each evening.



Ordinary £55

Unemployed £37

Junior £37 (16 years and under or in full time education)

Visitors / Guests per visit £3 (deductable from membership subscription)

Please complete form, put in a sealed envelope with payment and bring along on a club night.

Cheques payable to Paisley Colour Photographic Club or cash are both accepted.

Membership Form pdf

Membership Form doc



Digital projector and monitor calibration equipment available for members use.

Encouragement to enter national and international exhibitions.

Opportunity to have a personal web gallery.

Access to events organised by the GDPU and SPF.

Mentoring scheme to provide individual assistance.

Internal workshops / teach-ins.


Duncan McEwan - President

Alison Smart - Vice President

Secretary: Fiona McFetridge

Treasurer: Carol Gracie

Ken Dow

George Birnie

Ian McDonald

Tom Clark

Margaret Rainey


Digital Projectionist: George Birnie

Club Competition Secretaries: Ken Dow, Duncan MacDonald

External Competition Secretary:Guy Phillips

Digital Media: Ian McDonald

Publicity Officer: Guy Phillips

Auditor: Hamish Williamson

Tea/Guest Convenor: Charles Hamilton

Raffle Convenor: George Birnie