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Commemorative Plaque Scheme

About the Scheme

The Commemorative Plaque Scheme is intended to celebrate the link between person and building, and to emphasise the social and human element of local architecture. An annual theme will be formally announced each year, and will guide members of the public to consider nominations within specific fields.

The form of a building can say a great deal about the character of the particular person who lived or worked there; it can confirm assumptions or, in other cases, come as a complete surprise, casting a new aspect on the individual concerned.

The closing date for completed submissions is 31st January 2014. However, we would advise that any prospective nominations should be made as quickly as possible, in order that stage 1 checks can be undertaken. This will then allow the applicant sufficient time to carry out the second stage of the process, as detailed on the 'How to propose a Commemorative Plaque' page.

The theme for 2013 is inspired by "The Year of Natural Scotland" celebrating Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty and culture. From stunning natural and historic landscapes, art inspired by nature, surprising wildlife and delicious food & drink, you can find nature right on your doorstep. Nominations are therefore sought from those who have contributed to the representation and imagining of Scotland in any number of fields that could include literature, visual arts, architecture and design.Should you require further information about the scheme please contact the Investments and Projects Team on 0131 668 8801 or email at

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Investment and Projects Team
Room 2.6, Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8801