Community Blog Post

We teamed up with LGBT Health and Wellbeing, the Scottish Civic Trust and Our Story Scotland to make a map showcasing the important places in Edinburgh for LGBT+ communities. Artist Holly Summerson is creating the final map and shares her thoughts on mapping LGBT+ places.
100 years since women's suffrage Aberdeen Women's Alliance member Fiona Rennie remembers a formidable but forgotten suffragette.
New Urban Detective and former astronomer Alex McLachlan has been recording the dramatic changes in Edinburgh’s urban horizons for over twenty years. Here Alex explains what interested him about these changes, and what patterns he’s noticed over the years.
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.
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.
Historic Environment Scotland’s Interpretation Assistant, Sally Gall, tells us the 18th century tale of Marjory Gilzean, who lived with her son among the ruins of Elgin Cathedral.
Guest blogger John Martin, Chair of the Scottish Brewing Archive Association, introduces us to the history of brewing in Scotland.
This blog post by Urban Detective Hetty Lancaster explores the big stories behind little signal boxes.
In this guest blog post, Evan Taylor - restaurant manager turned Urban Detective - shares the story of 57A Frederick Street and its hidden history.