Go Forth! Development of Digital Learning Resources: From Archival Images to Cutting Edge Laser Scans

When & Where

Monday, 17 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
National Records of Scotland, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

Event Details

Dr Lyn Wilson, Digital Documentation Manager and Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Head of Industrial Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland

Go Forth! is a major new educational resource for Scottish schools. Informed by the recently completed 3D digital documentation of the three Forth Bridges and research into archival records, this resource supports the teaching of STEM subjects through the Curriculum for Excellence.

Cutting-edge 3D laser scanning and recording of the three bridges started in 2013, which led to the creation of complete digital models, generating a unique learning resource designed to inspire learners and encourage interest in the bridges themselves, and in science and technology subjects.

Archival images from National Records of Scotland's Forth Bridge collection were invaluable in the development of these resources. Working with assistance from digital learning expertise from Dundee City Council, teaching packages which incorporate lesson packs, practical resources and a digital game were created. All are available, free of charge, through the GLOW network. Further information about the project is available here.

This talk will outline the stages in the project, and highlight the importance of archival resources in its development.

To book, please visit: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/visit-us/events-talks-and-visits. Attendees can also turn up on the day and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jocelyn Grant
0131 535 1374



Event Location

National Records of Scotland
New Register House
3 West Register Street


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