The Statistical Accounts of Scotland were a parish-by-parish snapshot of life in Scotland, recorded by ministers and other prominent people between 1790 and 1970. This new TRACS project is a contemporary version from the “bottom up” perspective, incorporating a mosaic of creative work made by local people and community artists to create local (i.e. parish-scale) cultural and historical resources. This workshop explores how that might look in Midlothian through mapping, identifying local resources, creating and recording. Isn’t it time for people to take back ownership of their own cultural assets? Price includes lunch and tea/coffee.