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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Frances Mann tells tale of urban beasties, making ghosts and ghouls the least of your worries
Historic Environment Scotland's Alex Adamson tells us two tales from Linlithgow's dark underbelly
SUP's Frances Mann takes us through the final part of her series on the dark underbelly of classic urban locations
Danny Dutton takes us through the (not so) bloody discoveries at Christies Bar in Perth
SUP's Frances Mann takes us through Part II of her series on the dark underbelly of classic urban locations
SUP's Frances Mann takes us through the eerie history of some of Scotland's well known buildings and places
SUP Learning Officer Fiona talks about our time in Lerwick Shetland, working with two local heritage groups.
The National Library of Scotland's Laragh Quinney tells us about using NLS Maps online.
Historic Environment Scotland's Alistair Wilkie talks to us about MapAction, the humanitarian mapping charity.
Joining the 'STAR Striders' walking group as they build connections, enjoy their local assets and some good company along the way; building a safer, more connected and resilient community.
In early March SUP spent two days working with Primary and Secondary School Pupils in the leafy grounds of Lews Castle, Isle of Lewis, in partnership with Museum nan Eilean.
Record, research and share your LGBT+ places in Scotland during LGBT History Month 2017!
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!