PAST EVENT: Become a Dumfries Urban Detective

This free workshop will introduce you to the basics of researching Scotland's towns and cities, and show you how to add the history of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas to one of Scotland's national collections.

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:30

Ewart Library Cybercentre, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JB

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 Friday 2 September for history lovers in Dumfries and Galloway 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 woman looking at an old map through a magnifying glass.