News & blog

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

Rosyth Remembers

Press release, Wednesday 18 May 2016: New community-curated exhibition marks centenary of the 'Garden City'.

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.

Launch of the Festival of Architecture 2016

Press release, Wednesday 2 December 2015: The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland launches a year-long festival celebrating the best of Scottish architecture.

A conference for Scotland's heritage communities

Audience Development Officer Carol Stobie talks about the recent Scotland's Community Heritage Conference 2015 and highlights some of the community-led projects who presented at the event.

Skin & Stone: Tattoos & Tombstones with Dig It! 2015

On Thursday 29 October, Youth Forum members volunteered with a Dig It! 2015 event in Edinburgh. Read more in this blog post by Sami Binnie.

An Orcadian perspective

Hear Danny Dutton's experience of exploring the urban heritage of Orkney and the broad range of perspectives from the Scotland's Urban Past events held on Wednesday 23 September 2015.

Exploring Aberdeen’s Urban Past

This blog post by Carol Stobie summarises Scotland's Urban Past in Aberdeen and some of the ideas that came out of the event on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

A weekend to remember

Scotland's Urban Past launched this weekend at two great fun-filled events in Livingston and Paisley. Here's a little bit about what we got up to...