Events

From hands-on workshops to community film screenings, public lectures to national exhibitions, find out what’s on with Scotland's Urban Past.

We run regular hands-on training workshops across the country for community projects and youth groups who are taking the lead in exploring and celebrating the history our towns and cities through Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) projects.

SUP projects culminate in a diverse and inspiring range of events, from performance art and music through to walking tours and exhibitions.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:30
Learn how you to research and record your local landmarks at this interactive workshop in Fife
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:30
Learn how you to research and record your local landmarks at this interactive workshop in Hawick.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00
Join Scotland's communities as they share their heritage at the third and final Community Heritage Conference of 2016.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00 to 11:30
A free interactive workshop, featuring ideas and activities for anyone interested in exploring intergenerational (and other) heritage projects.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:00
A free interactive introduction to historical investigations for Lerwick's history lovers.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:30
This free afternoon workshop for groups and agencies will show you how to research and record Lerwick's 'missing history'.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00
Get involved at this practical workshop and gain skills while investigating and recording part of the Highland Council's Headquarters building on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00
Join us and the Fife Family History Society at this event for local researchers and Urban Detectives on Saturday 8 October 2016 in Dunfermline.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:30 to 16:00
Join us at this free hands-on workshop and learn how to investigate and record historic buildings in Merkinch, Inverness.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:30
At this free workshop, you'll learn how to use online resources to investigate and share information about places in Scotland's towns and cities.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:00
Join us at this free exhibition on the social and architectural history of Cumbernauld.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:30
John Sinclair House in Edinburgh, home of the National Record of the Historic Environment, will open its doors to celebrate both Doors Open Day and the Festival of Architecture.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 16:00
A chance to explore the well-used and much loved home of Glasgow’s oldest rowing club.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:30 to 12:30
The Merkinch Welfare Hall will open its doors to the public on Saturday 10 September for a unique opportunity to see the renovation works on the building in progress.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 16:00
Join us at the Engine Shed, Scotland’s building conservation hub, before it opens early 2017, to discover more about conservation and Stirling's historical buildings.
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:30
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.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
Learn how you can add local landmarks to the map at this interactive workshop in Bannockburn.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:30
Learn how to record the streets of Glasgow at this free evening workshop for Urban Detectives.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:30
This free afternoon workshop is for the history-lovers of Glasgow to contribute memories, facts and photographs of the city to the National Record of the Historic Environment.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:30
Edinburgh locals can learn how to record their city for future generations at this free evening workshop for Urban Detectives.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
An opportunity for Edinburgh residents to share memories, facts and photographs of the city at this free afternoon workshop for Urban Detectives.