Tag Archives: St Kilda

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…

Open Virtual Worlds: St Kilda

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 […]

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Love Archaeology Magazine

I was delighted to read Jen Novotny’s article in the latest issue of Love Archaeology Magazine today which used my St Kilda blackhouse reconstruction as the inspiration for some archaeological smell-scape experiments! As I’ve said here before I believe visualisation in archaeology should be seen more as a starting point for discussion rather than a final conclusion. […]

…I Know the Blackhouse is Supposed to be Smokey But…

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!

St Kilda Ranger’s Diary

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 […]

Modelling the St Kilda Blackhouse Vol II

 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 […]

Roll Up Roll Up – Alice is giving a seminar lecture on Jan 25th!

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 […]

Modelling the St Kilda Blackhouse

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 […]

Why the St Kildans have a lot to answer for!

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 […]

Scottish Ten Remake of Nakata’s Classic Horror

Laser scanning is hard work, but it’s not all registration and meshing here at the Scottish Ten computer lab where Al Rawlinson has appointed himself executive producer of the St Kilda remake of the Japanese classic horror movie “The Ring” starring yours truly… ….you may recognise Alice from her previous scanned appearances at a number of heritage […]