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.
The Engine Shed has been supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. It enables us to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings.