On the 24th October 2016, Tower Block is running a free research morning at Historic Environment Scotland. Led by Diane Watters and Dawn Ewers, a series of workshops will provide an introduction to the collections in the archive, and guidance on how to research the history of buildings in Scotland, with a focus on local history and housing.
This will be followed by a social history walk in Wester Hailes, led by Eoghan Howard, one of the partners of the Our Place in Time project, and a Wester Hailes resident. The walk will focus on the history of Wester Hailes, postwar housing, and the archive of the 'Sentinel' community newspaper, which ran in the area in the 1980s and 1990s.
The day as a whole will give an overview of the national and local history of postwar housing, and provide the tools with which to do further research.
Free transport is provided between HES and Wester Hailes, and lunch will available on the day.