Community projects

Does your community group have a project idea for Scotland’s Urban Past? Let us know.

We support all kinds of projects which help people to explore and celebrate their towns and cities.

If your community group has a project idea and is interested in getting involved with Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP), read more below.

Your city or town

Do you have a project idea relating to a Scottish town or city with a population over 3,000?

Uncertain if your project location meets this requirement? Check our map of all eligible areas.

Your community group

Do you represent a community group, such as adult learners, an interest-based society or a voluntary group?

We particularly welcome contributions from groups who have not been involved in a history project before. Take a look at our previous projects to get an idea of the types of project we support.

Under 24? You could join the SUP Youth Forum

If you are part of a youth group with a project idea, we can help you make it reality.

Read more about youth projects.

Your SUP idea

Can you present your project idea in 100 words?

Need inspiration? Contact the team to discuss the possibilities or explore our previous projects.

Make connections

Interested in working with other groups on the heritage of your local area who would like to collaborate on a larger SUP project?

Enhance the collection

Can your project idea create new information and images for Scotland’s national record of archaeological, architectural and industrial sites?

Share your findings and help us build a detailed, accessible history of our towns and cities.

Let us know about your idea for a community project by contacting Carol Stobie, Audience Development Officer, at

While we may not be able to support every project, we can provide you with essential resources to get started or signpost you to another organisation who can provide expert advice as locally as possible.

If you are interested in getting involved without committing to a heritage project, read more about becoming an Urban Detective.