Part of Historic Environment Scotland


8-20 October, The Engine Shed, Stirling



The Engine Shed, part of Historic Environment Scotland, invites you to DigiFest 2018. This two week festival of events, conferences and workshops showcases exciting, cutting-edge digital technologies in the heritage sector. Our call for papers is now open for heritage professionals.


Monday 8 October – Saturday 20 October 2018

A two week festival that invites everyone from families to enthusiasts and professionals to get hands-on with innovative digital technology and heritage. View digital installations and exhibitions, take part in our outreach activities and see what pionnering projects are underway across the globe. Our exciting programme of DigiFest events is coming soon.


Thursday 11 October – Friday 12 October 2018

DigiDoc returns for 2018. This two-day international conference will take part during DigiFest. Leading experts will come together to share cutting edge innovation in digital documentation and visualisation. DigiDoc is a unique opportunity to meet leaders in the field, or upcoming researchers as part of our Research and Innovation Day. Of course, no conference would be complete without good Scottish hospitality. All delegates are welcome to join our whisky tasting event and ceilidh too. Our conference speakers and programmes will be announced soon.

Call for papers

Research and Innovation Day Wednesday 10 October 2018

Deadline 22 June 2018

We invite proposals for presentations and posters for our one-day event. This opening day of DigiDoc celebrates the work of researchers and innovators.

Enjoy a unique platform for information sharing, networking and collaboration in digital documentation and visualisation for heritage. See a showcase of presentations in our 4K auditorium, and explore posters exhibited in our conservation centre throughout DigiFest.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words for oral presentations, and 200 for posters.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital documentation and virtual reconstructions
  • Data analysis and workflow implementation
  • Information quality and best practice
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and immersive environments
  • Hyper/multispectral imaging
  • Colour management
  • Light-field and Gigapixel photography
  • Building Information Modelling for heritage
  • Digital approached for cultural heritage management and conservation
  • Crowdsourcing and Community Engagement
  • Storytelling and heritage communication
  • 3D printing and reproduction

Submit an abstract

We will notify successful candidates by Friday 15 July.


Get in touch

Interested in becoming a sponsor for DigiFest or Digidoc, exhibitor, or want to get your school class involved with Digifest?

01786 234 800