History is now - and it must be recorded

Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP), a five-year nationwide project that will put history in the hands of local communities, wants to hear from groups and individuals in Angus.

The project is calling for groups and individuals of all ages to discover and share the fascinating stories of Scotland’s towns and cities through community-led projects.

A dedicated team from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Historic Scotland will provide 1500 people with hands-on training in historical research, using archives and how to record Scotland’s ever evolving built environment through drawing and photography.

SUP will culminate in a national exhibition in 2019, showcasing the achievements of 60 community-led projects and celebrating Scotland’s towns and cities.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop said: “Scotland’s urban areas are full of incredible stories to be recorded and celebrated.

“Scotland’s Urban Past will give people of all ages the tools and inspiration they need to start recording and sharing the history of their local area. From buildings and streets to the story of an entire city, it will create a detailed and accessible history of our urban heritage by the people who live within it, which will be an incredibly rich asset for all of us.

For further information on how to get involved please visit www.scotlandsurbanpast.org.uk