PAST EVENT: Become an Ayrshire Urban Detective

Discover how you can help us find the 'missing history' of Scotland's towns and cities at this interactive workshop in Ayr.

Cyber Centre, Carnegie Library, Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EB

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 will walk you through the steps of adding stories, facts and photos of urban places 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.


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 a young woman looking through a magnifying glass at maps