PAST EVENT: Exploring Archives

Embark on a step-by-step investigation of the architectural and social history of Aberdeen with the Scotland's Urban Past team and Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives.

Aberdeen Town House, Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ

Embark on a step-by-step investigation of the architectural and social history of Aberdeen in an interactive event from Scotland's Urban Past and Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives.

This guided journey through maps and historical documents will give you the skills and confidence to use archives for research purposes and gain a new understanding of Aberdeen through the years.

Suitable for heritage newcomers.

Booking in advance is required for this half-day workshop.

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


The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland and supported by partners Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. 

This event is run in collaboration with the Aberdeen Society of Architects and Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives as part of the Festival of Architecture, connecting Scottish communities and visitors with architecture through events and exhibitions.There are over 400 events taking place across Scotland in 2016 as part of the Festival of Architecture celebrations.

A photograph of papers, possibly old letters, with small handwriting.