News & blog

All the latest news about Scotland’s Urban Past, our upcoming events and project updates.

We regularly update this page with the news from Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP), the latest findings from our community projects, information about our upcoming events and guest blog posts from our online community of Urban Detectives.

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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!
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.
Press release Thursday 15 September 2016: Shortlist for second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards announced
This blog post by Mark Seaborne covers the latest Scotland’s Urban Past project with Dunfermline Young Archaeologists' Club to recreate Dunfermline's oldest domestic house in Minecraft.
Press release, Friday 10 June 2016: Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016 open for entries.
Press release, Wednesday 18 May 2016: New community-curated exhibition marks centenary of the 'Garden City'.
Press release, Wednesday 13 April 2016: Scotland’s Urban Past are recruiting heritage lovers to investigate and record tiny urban buildings across the country
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.
On Thursday 21 January 2016, Youth Forum member Georgia Vullinghs joined the Scotland's Urban Past team at schools in Rosyth to deliver education activities and training. Find out more in her blog post.
This blog post by Alexandra Nicolae, Youth Forum Member, is about the day Made in my Toun, BFI’s Britain on Film archival movie screening project, arrived in the small and quiet town of St Andrews.
Share your LGBTIQ+ experiences, stories and histories with Scotland's Urban Past as part of LGBT History Month 2016
Scotland's Urban Past celebrates its first year in this blog post by Project Manager Chiara Ronchini.
Press release, Thursday 3 December 2015: The search is on to find Scotland's best civic project and civic champion for 2015!
Press release, Wednesday 2 December 2015: The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland launches a year-long festival celebrating the best of Scottish architecture.
Press release, Friday 29 September 2015: Scotland’s first ‘Heritage Angels’ have been named at an inaugural awards ceremony.
16-24 years old? We want you!
Press release, Tuesday 11 August 2015: Volunteers and visitors to ancient Abbot House are producing a short film about the heritage centre before it closes to the public later this month.
Press release, Wednesday 17 June 2015: Time is running out for volunteer groups and individuals throughout Scotland to enter the very first Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.
Press release, Friday 5 June 2015: New project launched to celebrate Scotland’s diverse urban landscape.