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.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:30
Want to learn how to create a tour, document a project and contribute to a national collection?
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:30
Join Scotland's Urban Past to uncover the language of streets and buildings while gaining top tips on photographing them.
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
Join Scotland's Urban Past to find out how to reconstruct the history of your favourite places.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
Want to spread the word about your project? Join SUP to learn how to get the best out of social media
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Discover your city's historical collections and understand the workings of an archive.
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 14:00 to 19:30
Join Scotland's Urban Past to learn how to reconstruct the history of your favourite places.
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 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.
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 09:30 to Monday, August 8, 2016 - 16:30
Interested in the history and buildings of Kirkwall? Join this archaeology extravaganza in the town centre and help find Kirkwall Castle.
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.