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Unlocking the Tower
Join us for a free all day event to explore the unique history of St John’s Tower in Ayr.
Scotland’s heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist
Press release Thursday 15 September 2016: Shortlist for second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards announced
Awards seek out Scotland’s ‘Heritage Angels’
Press release, Friday 10 June 2016: Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016 open for entries.
PAST EVENT: Become an Ayrshire Urban Detective
Discover how you can help us find the 'missing history' of Scotland's towns and cities at this interactive workshop in Ayr.
PAST EVENT: Scotland's Community Heritage Conference in Ayr
Join Scotland's communities as they share their heritage at the first of three Community Heritage Conferences throughout Scotland in 2016.
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
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.
Frederick Douglass and Women Abolitionists, Scotland
Exploring the links between US black and British female emancipation in Scotland's towns and cities.
Rainbow cities: celebrating LGBTIQ+ community heritage
Share your LGBTIQ+ experiences, stories and histories with Scotland's Urban Past as part of LGBT History Month 2016
PAST EVENT: Made in My Toun: Ayr
See Ayr on film in full 1960s colour at this live cinema event from Made in My Toun.
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