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Wiki Loves Monuments – Adding 2,100 new pictures of Scotland to Wikipedia

23rd November 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dark overgrown ruin windows looking out onto forest

Scotland has just been voted the most beautiful country in the world in a Rough Guide readers’ poll.

Perhaps I’m a tad biased but I’d tend to agree. There’s nowhere quite like it.

Yet, we who live and work here can take it for granted that our beautiful locations, listed buildings and monuments will always be there… something that can never be fully guaranteed.

That’s why it’s so important that we take the opportunity to document our cultural heritage now for future generations before it is too late.

The world’s largest photo competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, takes place for the whole of September.

This year, a record 2,100 high quality pics of listed buildings and monuments were added to Wikimedia Commons to help preserve our cultural heritage online. Now that they are Commons, these can now help illustrate Wikipedia for the benefit of all.

This drop-in session is open to all and will show how easy it is to add these newly taken images to relevant Wikipedia pages. Have a look at the wonderful pictures taken this year.


Bookings via MyEd: http://edin.ac/2zrHh9P


Header Image: Buchanan Castle, by Francis Curran, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons


23rd November 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Ewan McAndrew


Argyle House (Room EW.09)
3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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