News & blog

Black Bull Close and the Backlands

The Director of The Ridge, Kate Darrah, writes about SUP's work at Black Bull Close and the Backlands

When Ghosts Are The Least Of Your Worries: Urban Beasties

Frances Mann tells tale of urban beasties, making ghosts and ghouls the least of your worries

A Tale of Two Unlucky Prisoners

Historic Environment Scotland's Alex Adamson tells us two tales from Linlithgow's dark underbelly

Things Ain't What They Used To Be: Dark Pasts of Places (Part III)

SUP's Frances Mann takes us through the final part of her series on the dark underbelly of classic urban locations

Royal Murder, Friars and Beer

Danny Dutton takes us through the (not so) bloody discoveries at Christies Bar in Perth

Things Ain't What They Used To Be: Dark Pasts of Places (Part II)

SUP's Frances Mann takes us through Part II of her series on the dark underbelly of classic urban locations

Things Ain't What They Used To Be: Dark Pasts of Places (Part I)

SUP's Frances Mann takes us through the eerie history of some of Scotland's well known buildings and places

The Archaeology of War & Weather: Shetland 1940-now

SUP Learning Officer Fiona talks about our time in Lerwick Shetland, working with two local heritage groups.

Discovering Maps with the National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland's Laragh Quinney tells us about using NLS Maps online.

MapAction: Mapping in Humanitarian Crisis

Historic Environment Scotland's Alistair Wilkie talks to us about MapAction, the humanitarian mapping charity.

Striding Forwards in Paisley

Joining the 'STAR Striders' walking group as they build connections, enjoy their local assets and some good company along the way; building a safer, more connected and resilient community.

TB's influence on Scottish architecture for World TB Day

By Margaret Campbell, MPhil

Ionnsachadh anns an Leòdhas - Learning in Lewis

In early March SUP spent two days working with Primary and Secondary School Pupils in the leafy grounds of Lews Castle, Isle of Lewis, in partnership with Museum nan Eilean.

Scotland's Rainbow Urban Past

Record, research and share your LGBT+ places in Scotland during LGBT History Month 2017!

Medieval Minecraft!

We had an excellent session with Scotland’s Urban Past and Steven from Immersive Mind yesterday. We are working together to create a map of medieval Dunfermline using the computer game Minecraft, which many of our members are already avid fans of!

Recording Edinburgh’s Changing Landscape

New Urban Detective and former astronomer Alex McLachlan has been recording the dramatic changes in Edinburgh’s urban horizons for over twenty years. Here Alex explains what interested him about these changes, and what patterns he’s noticed over the years.

Where's the Minecraft then?

Fiona and Bryony from Scotland's Urban Past and Stephen Reid from ImmersiveMinds came along to Dunfermline on Saturday and Sunday to start us off on our project to recreate medieval Abbot House in Minecraft.

Uncover Edinburgh’s Lost Past

Press release, Monday 19 September 2016: Public invited to see ‘the Edinburgh that never was’ as part of Doors Open Days.

Scotland’s heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist

Press release Thursday 15 September 2016: Shortlist for second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards announced

Community event set to shine spotlight on Oban’s heritage

Press release, Tuesday 13 September 2016: Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference comes to Oban.