Past Forward. Stories of Urban Scotland

Past Forward. Stories of Urban Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland
Sat 04 May 2019   -  Fri 31 May 2019
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)
_ Venue: All Basement Spaces

Exhibition preview

Join us on Friday 3 May, between 6-9pm, for the launch of the Past Forward exhibition, presented by Historic Environment Scotland as part of their Scotland’s Urban Past programme. Please RSVP to

What is your favourite urban place? An old building? Your local high street? The skate park? Since 2014 Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) has been helping people all over the country to explore the stories behind the urban places they love best. SUP has worked with thousands of people sharing skills – from photography and oral history recording, to using maps and undertaking surveys.

Past Forward – Stories of Urban Scotland celebrates this work with an interactive journey through the history of Scotland’s towns and cities, allowing you to experience Shetland’s Second World War defences, get an inside look at Ayr’s medieval St John’s Tower and test your skateboarding skills without leaving the exhibition. Let us inspire you to explore the nation’s urban past.