This month’s University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute online seminar looks at how augmented reality can be used to interpret archaeology in an island landscape.
Uist, in Scotland’s Western Isles, boasts internationally-significant archaeological sites, exceptional preservation of remains, and stunning archaeological landscapes. Nevertheless, there are few impressive upstanding remains – fewer still with any form of on-site interpretation and limited material in local museums.
Led by the UHI Archaeology Institute with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Uist Virtual Archaeology Project met these heritage interpretation challenges head-on through the development of an innovative digital app – Uist Unearthed.
The first of its kind in Scotland, the Uist Unearthed app presents location-based, GPS triggered, augmented reality experiences of archaeological sites along the Hebridean Way.
Following the launch in July 2021, Project team members Emily Gal and Becky Rennell will reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by location-based augmented reality.
The seminar takes place on Friday, October 29, at 4pm (GMT). To book a place, click here.