PAST EVENT: Become an Edinburgh Urban Detective

An opportunity for Edinburgh residents to share memories, facts and photographs of the city at this free afternoon workshop for Urban Detectives.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:30 to 15:00

Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1BG

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 27 July will walk you through the steps of adding stories, facts and photos of Edinburgh 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 up in front of a cinema. On the mobile is an old photograph of the cinema.