Tag Archives: Historic Scotland

Green Screens, Hillforts and Drawing with a Pencil

Since I finished my PhD and started to work freelance full-time back in the summer I’ve worked on quite a mix of jobs though for obvious reasons I’m not always able to share the production process or final outputs online right away, if at all. However, I’m still a keen blogger and this month as it happens there […]

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Would You Like to Read My PhD Thesis?

Of course you would! If anyone is interested my PhD thesis and accompanying folio material are now available on the Glasgow School of Art’s RADAR archive which you can access HERE…

Coprolites, Midges and Gale-Force Winds – Digging the Dream!

Now, don’t let the title of this blog post fool you because my return to the Links of Noltland for three weeks of digging last month were an absolute blast! I’d meant to write a post about the dig much sooner than this but unfortunately a combination of hardly having been in Glasgow since my […]

Back to Westray…Then Back Again

Just returning from another fantastic week of fieldwork with the visualisation team (aka the usual suspects Aaron and Kieran). We were back up on Westray continuing to compile a visual and audio record of the Links of Noltland site and ongoing excavations (our work is kindly grant supported by Historic Scotland). Kieran took the reigns this […]

Viva Success!

Just a very quick post now that I’ve had time to let it sink in/recover from the celebrations – I passed my viva on Tuesday and pending minor corrections will officially be Dr. Watterson! Hurray!!    

Vote for Links of Noltland in Current Archaeology!

The Links of Noltland has been nominated for the Current Archaeology 2014 awards as “Rescue Dig of the Year”, exciting! You can cast your votes HERE… It would be great to see Noltland win the category – not only because I’m currently involved in visualisation work for the site – but because it’s significance to the understanding of Neolithic […]

And The Reviews Are In: Evaluating Digital Dwelling

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and properly write a reflexive blog post about anything to do with my PhD, and considering I’m currently finalising the last chapter of my thesis now seemed like as good a time as any! If you keep up with the blog you will know […]

Return to the Links of Noltland: Fieldwork Diary Vol II

Back at my desk in Glasgow after another fantastic week up in Orkney working at the Links of Noltland on Westray with usual suspects Kieran and Aaron as well as musician and sound-man extraordinare John Was . This was our second trip up North this summer (you can read about our first trip in an earlier post) […]

Jarlshof: CGI and Kites with Kieran Baxter

Last summer I was invited to do a little reconstruction work (Viking settlement, medieval farmstead and the Laird’s House) for Kieran Baxter as part of his ambitious Jarlshof Project conducted as part of his masters degree at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Kieran describes the project in detail in a fantastic blog post on his website, but the general gist […]

Models of Mind at the Pier Arts Centre

It’s been a busy few weeks since I last posted and our Digital Dwelling film has taken off in a way we really didn’t expect, which is very exciting! In the photo above I’m holding a book we’ve had printed up to accompany the film which is being shown at the Pier Arts Centre in […]