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.

This guide offers advice on creating the best photographs you can, whether you are using your phone, a compact camera or a DSLR camera to record the buildings and urban landscape in your town or city.
This guide outlines the process of identifying hazards you may encounter when investigating the history of Scotland’s towns and cities, and how to keep yourself and others safe.
This guide outlines some of the hazards you may encounter when investigating the history of Scotland’s towns and cities, and how you can best avoid them.
Visiting a site or building is an essential part of researching and recording towns and cities. Even if you already know the site or building well, it is always worth taking a fresh look.