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, May 6, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Join us for a free all day event to explore the unique history of St John’s Tower in Ayr.
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 19, 2016 - 10:30 to 16:00
Learn how community groups sharing the story of their places have dreamt up imaginative, creative outcomes – making a greater impact – and how you can do the same!
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.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:00 to 11:00
Join CAVLP Heritage for the first in a series of walks celebrating the life and work of some of our Local Landscape Heroes.
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 17:00
Join Scotland's communities as they share their heritage at the second of three Community Heritage Conferences throughout Scotland in 2016.
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.
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.