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, 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.
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.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:30
Help us record Stornoway's 'missing history' at this free afternoon workshop for Urban Detectives.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:30
Learn how you can place Stornoway's history on the map at this free morning workshop for Urban Detectives.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30
Discover how you can help us find the 'missing history' of Scotland's towns and cities at this interactive workshop in Ayr.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Join us for a fun-filled day exploring Paisley past and present, learning new skills and sharing memories of Scotland’s towns and cities at the launch of the nationwide Scotland’s Urban Past project.