Resources

All Scotland's Urban Past resources are available for you to download and use in your heritage projects, wherever you’re based.

We've compiled free resources to help you investigate how Scotland's towns and cities have changed over time.

New content is always being added, so keep an eye on this page for updates or sign up to our eNewsletter to be the first to hear about newly added resources.

Do you know of an interesting building that you would like to see added to the National Record of the Historic Environment? You can suggest a site on the Scotland's Urban Past website.
Do you have an image of one of our sites? You can add it to make our record of the historic environment more accessible.
How to start researching and recording Scotland’s towns and cities for future generations.
This step-by-step guide explains how you can add information and memories about places in Scotland's towns and cities.
Urban Detectives classify Scottish sites in our archive. With this guide, you can help us classify sites like churches, schools, factories, parks and other types of structure or space.