Submitted by Nicky on 01-02-2017 09:43:05
The histories of Scotland’s towns and cities are filled with places that would not usually appear in a history book, architectural guide or in the National Record of the Historic Environment in Scotland (NRHE) in Scotland, also known as Canmore. During 2017, Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (#HHA2017), Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) are keen to ensure that histories and stories about places previously overlooked, invisible, deliberately hidden or now gone are shared, recognised, included and preserved in the NRHE. SUP have been inspired by existing projects Our Story Scotland, Remember When, Queer Scotland Maps 1895–1995, and the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Recording LGBT+ places
This February for LGBT History Month SUP invites people around Scotland and beyond to add their own information, photos and memories to existing sites in Canmore or to suggest new sites via the SUP Urban Detectives platform, to shed light on places which are now or have been important to people identifying with LGBT+ communities and activities.
These places could be (and not limited to):
Researching LGBT+ histories
Over at Scotland’s Places explore a wide range of freely accessible archive materials in which LGBT+ histories and stories could be discovered. Find out too about the challenges of describing LGBT+ lives, stories and histories in archives where often archaic, specialist medical and legal language or potentially or currently offensive terms have been used, and how new approaches using current language can make records more accessible today.
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Explore more LGBT+ history and heritage around the UK
The small print
Scotland’s Urban Past will operate a take-down policy if required. Please note all new sites in Canmore suggested in Urban Detectives are moderated; content uploaded to existing sites is not.
Please contact Scotland's Urban Past if you are concerned about any content added under LGBT+ places.