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A person stands behind a camera to laser scan the St Michael Statue in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

Digital Documentation and Digital Innovation

The Digital Documentation and Digital Innovation teams document our heritage in 3D with cutting-edge technologies. They use this data in new and innovative ways.

About the team

The Digital Documentation Team’s work feeds directly into the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sites and collections. Cutting edge digital technologies are used to document our heritage in 3D. The resulting data can then inform conservation, heritage management, learning and interpretation efforts.

Building others’ capacity in digital heritage is just as much of a team focus, whether through the delivery of training programmes, community engagement or outreach. The team also advises the heritage sector and takes part in applied research relevant to conservation and the work of the sector.

The team also advises the heritage sector and supervises academic research projects with conservation applications.

The Digital Innovation Team’s role is to develop the 3D data the Digital Documentation team creates and use this in new and innovative ways, both for the use by the heritage sector and beyond.

Another part of the team’s role is looking for cutting edge developments in digital technologies that can be adopted for positive impact within HES.

Digital heritage projects like the Scottish Ten, the Rae Project, Digital Hill House and the delivery of DigiDoc conferences are perhaps what the teams are best known for.

Team members

A photo of Lyn wearing a white shirt, standing outside smiling
A portrait photo of James Hepher smiling
A portrait photograph of Adam Frost
Alan laser scanning outside
A portrait photo of Al Rawlinson smiling
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