Become a Lerwick Urban Detective

This free afternoon workshop for groups and agencies will show you how to research and record Lerwick's 'missing history'.

Adult Learning Huts, Lovers Loan, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0BA

Urban Detectives are members of the public who research Scotland’s towns and cities, discovering hidden stories of everyday places and contributing their knowledge to the Historic Environment Scotland archive.

This free afternoon workshop on Wednesday 2 November is aimed at groups and agencies. The event will walk you through the steps of adding stories, facts and photos of Lerwick to the Historic Environment Scotland online archive, Canmore.

For the best experience, we recommend you bring something to contribute. This could be memories of a place, a digital photograph of the house you grew up in, or family history facts about places your grandparents worked.

Although the focus of the workshops will be on Lerwick, the skills developed will be useful for anyone with an interest in recording the local history of their area.

Suitable for heritage newcomers. Familiarity with the internet is required. 

Due to limited capacity of the venue, booking in advance is essential.

Please note, a photographer may be present at Scotland's Urban Past events and the images may be used for promotional purposes.


A photograph of two women looking at an old document and comparing the image to something on a laptop in front of them.