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.

You can also become a guest blogger yourself.

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.
Guest blogger Bob Cant describes his discovery of gay Dundee in the 1970s.
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
Charlotte Johnson tells us how Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith, are delving in to their fascinating military past.
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.
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.
This blog post by Hetty Lancaster summarises her volunteering experience with Scotland's Urban Past.
On Wednesday 21 October, Scotland's Urban Past and pupils from Todholm Primary School got outdoors to explore. Read more in this blog post from our Youth Forum members.
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.
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.
This blog post by Hetty Lancaster looks at some inspirational community groups who save, protect and promote their local urban heritage.
Press release, Friday 29 September 2015: Scotland’s first ‘Heritage Angels’ have been named at an inaugural awards ceremony.
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.
16-24 years old? We want you!
Canongate Youth Tours present their take on the history of their place.
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, Monday 27 July 2015: Local children have spent their summer creating sculptures and short films to celebrate Edinburgh’s past and present.
Discover more about the history of Tain and working with Scotland's Urban Past in this blog post by Richard Littlewood.