News & blog

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!

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.

Scotland’s heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist

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

Minecrafting of Medieval Dunfermline

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.

Awards seek out Scotland’s ‘Heritage Angels’

Press release, Friday 10 June 2016: Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016 open for entries.

Rosyth Remembers

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

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.

Rosyth's young cartographers

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.

Made in my Toun comes to St Andrews

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.

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

Happy Birthday Scotland's Urban Past!

Scotland's Urban Past celebrates its first year in this blog post by Project Manager Chiara Ronchini.

Nominations open for My Place Awards 2016

Press release, Thursday 3 December 2015: The search is on to find Scotland's best civic project and civic champion for 2015!

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.

Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2015 winners announced

Press release, Friday 29 September 2015: Scotland’s first ‘Heritage Angels’ have been named at an inaugural awards ceremony.

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Daily life at Abbot House to be recorded by local community

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.

Still seeking Angels

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.

Scotland’s town and city dwellers should hit record on Scotland’s Urban Past.

Press release, Friday 5 June 2015: New project launched to celebrate Scotland’s diverse urban landscape.