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, 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.
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 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00
Join Scotland's communities as they share their heritage at the first of three Community Heritage Conferences throughout Scotland in 2016.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:30 to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:30
A double bill of new plays celebrating the triumphs and hardships of life in the port of Leith during the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 16:00
100 years since the occupation of the first houses in Rosyth's Garden City and the Battle of Jutland, the Rosyth Garden City Association are hosting a free exhibition to celebrate the town's history.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 20:00 to 23:30
Join the Scotland’s Urban Past Youth Forum at this free night of music and dancing. With music from 1920 to 2020, you'll be entertained all night long!
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 13:30 to 16:00
If you enjoy solving history mysteries, attend our workshop for Urban Detectives in Aberdeen and learn how to investigate Scotland's towns and cities through time.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:30
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.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Our drop-in event for people of all ages gives you the chance to get creative and make a map of your Aberdeen as part of the Festival of Architecture!
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00
Curious about getting involved with Scotland's Urban Past? Join us at the oldest working theatre in Scotland and get creative with sharing the stories of Scotland's towns and cities.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00 to 12:00
Get behind the scenes at The Engine Shed in Stirling and see how the building is being transformed into a state-of-the-art learning centre for building conservation.