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The Story of Leith Project, Leith
Writers and playwrights sharing the story of Leith's past through performances and the creation of a soundscape.
Dancing through the decades with the Youth Forum
On Monday 25 April, the Scotland's Urban Past Youth Forum invited you to Dance through the Decades and celebrate 100 years of youth culture at their first annual youth-led event.
Raise Your Glass: Scotland's Brewing Heritage
Guest blogger John Martin, Chair of the Scottish Brewing Archive Association, introduces us to the history of brewing in Scotland.
Edinburgh restaurant reveals hidden history
In this guest blog post, Evan Taylor - restaurant manager turned Urban Detective - shares the story of 57A Frederick Street and its hidden history.
Urban Detectives sought to record a tiny piece of Scotland’s history
Press release, Wednesday 13 April 2016: Scotland’s Urban Past are recruiting heritage lovers to investigate and record tiny urban buildings across the country
PAST EVENT: Dance Through The Decades
Join the Scotland’s Urban Past Youth Forum at this free night of music and dancing. With music from 1920 to 2020, you'll be entertained all night long!
Glasgow Women's Library Collections
On International Women's Day 2016, guest blogger Alice Andrews outlines the diverse and inspiring collections held at Glasgow Women’s Library, which document activism, achievements and the work of women through the ages.
LGBT History Month: A Space That Offered Safety
The importance of LGBTIQ+ safe spaces in Scotland's towns and cities is highlighted in this blog post about intangible heritage by playwright and performer Jo Clifford.
Hatching an Apple!
What to do with a tiny building - exploring "non-destructive" hatch options for a retailing police box in Juniper Green, Edinburgh
Frederick Douglass and Women Abolitionists, Scotland
Exploring the links between US black and British female emancipation in Scotland's towns and cities.
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