News & blog

Scotland’s heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist

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

Inspector Clouseau or Sherlock Holmes? My first case as an Urban Detective

Visits to libraries, thumbing through newspapers, using the internet, and walking into work with a pole - this guest blog post by Charlene Forbes covers her first adventures as an Urban Detective.

Awards seek out Scotland’s ‘Heritage Angels’

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

Clachnaharry Signal Box: a tiny building from railways' golden era

This blog post by Urban Detective Hetty Lancaster explores the big stories behind little signal boxes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Join the Youth Forum

16-24 years old? We want you!

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.