PAST EVENT: Become a Borders Urban Detective

Learn how you to research and record your local landmarks at this interactive workshop in Hawick.

Hawick Heritage Hub, Kirkstile, Hawick TD9 0AE

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 morning workshop on Saturday 26 November for history lovers in the Scottish Borders will walk you through the steps of adding stories, facts and photos of towns in the area 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 hand holding a mobile phone, taking a photograph of old photographs.