Tag Archives: Hirta
I’ve recently been working with the University of St Andrews as a research assistant on their Open Virtual Worlds project. Their research team have been developing an interactive virtual model of the village on Hirte for the Taigh Chearsabhagh museum and arts centre on North Uist as part of their St Kilda exhibition. As some of you might […]
Just thought I’d post a lightened version for all those folks who have said “Uhh…its a bit dark?” 🙂 Click on the image to see a much larger version!
This week I was invited to write an entry for the National Trust for Scotland’s St Kilda Ranger’s Diary by the lovely Gina Prior with whom the Scottish Ten team shared many a beer in the Puff Inn last summer! You can read the full article here. Here’s a sneak peak at the blackhouse in […]
This week I’ve had a rush on finishing up my paper for next Wednesdays’ archaeology seminar at Glasgow Uni where I’ll be talking about the St Kilda blackhouse for the first time. When I get to this stage with a model I always feel like I want to do more, but for the meantime I’m […]
Yes friends it’s true! On Wednesday 25th January I’ll be giving the weekly departmental seminar between 4 and 5pm. The seminars are held in the lecture theatre in the archaeology department (Room 109, Gregory Building, University of Glasgow, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ). My paper is entitled “Visualisation and the Interpretive Process: An Investigation into the Practice of Archaeological […]
As the weather continues to get more wintry here in Glasgow (not helped by the DDS heating having been broken all week!) I’ve been imagining life inside my model of a cosy St Kildan blackhouse… Basic model of Blackhouse G on St Kilda After the ‘gable-ends fiasco’ last week I decided the best course of […]
This week I began the early stages of the reconstruction process for Blackhouse G on St Kilda. I chose this particular blackhouse after studying some of the early plans made by visitors to the archipelago in the early to mid 19th centuary. One plan identified this particular structure as having a ‘crub’ or wall bed […]