Commemorating Notable Scots

Nominations are now open for the Commemorative Plaque scheme run by Historic Environment Scotland. The Commemorative Plaques are placed usually on  a building which has some connection with a person of note who lived or worked there at some time.

Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville Thomas Phillips via Wikimedia Commons Science writer and polymath

“Plaques are a great way of highlighting the important link between people and places, making the connection between individuals and the built environment that shaped their life and work.

“As well as a way of celebrating Scotland’s luminaries, the plaque scheme is an important opportunity to shine a light on those lesser-known figures from Scotland’s history and bring their stories to national consciousness.” Neil Gregory, Deputy Head of Engagement at HES

The person nominated:

  • must have been dead for at least 20 years
  • must have been born more than 100 years ago
  • should be significantly associated with a surviving building

Historic Environment Scotland are particularly keen this year to have nominations from minority communities.

Nominations close on 30th of August 2019.

To find out more click on the link: Commemorative Plaque Scheme

Commemorating Freedom Fighter Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Freedom Fighter

Frederick Douglass social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman



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