“Bringing communities together by re-imagining history through digital interpretation”
Smart Heritage is a social enterprise with a vision to make heritage more accessible by encouraging remote virtual discovery of heritage using the latest technologies and social networks.
We are committed to empowering communities and heritage organisation by making emergent, immersive and mobile technologies accessible and enabling them to be used to digitise cultural landscapes and raise understanding of threats posed by climate change, the pandemic and conflict. We believe virtual reality has the potential to bring home the global and local impacts of climate change and act as a catalyst for the behaviour changes needed to preserve our cultural landscapes for the future.
A small company with a big social goal to bring heritage and culture to the centre of communities. We work with organisations across Scotland, Europe and beyond connecting communities with local, national and international heritage.
Our aims are…
Collect and showcase communities’ accounts of heritage.
Devise interactive and fun interpretations which engage new audiences with heritage.
Encourage individuals and communities to the different ways of perceiving heritage.
Use of virtual reality for communicating the threat of climate change and understanding the behaviour changes that can halt global warming.
Smart Heritage provides bespoke consultancy services to cultural and heritage organisations. We specialise in digital solutions, strategy, funding applications, administrative support, feasibility studies and project planning and management.
Carry out and support digitisation of cultural landscapes. Including 360 images, drone footage, digitisation of artefacts and recording intangible heritage. We use digital modelling to recreate the past make digital twins of the present and communicate the impact of climate change.
We support communities make the most of emergent, immersive and mobile technologies. We can provide hosting and online archives as well as frameworks for digital galleries, interactive maps, immersive exhibits, virtual tours, and Museums without Walls.
We aim to build capacity through knowledge exchange and co creation. We provide support and training to enable heritage organisations and communities to best understand their digital needs and how to implement and sustain them.
Meet the Team
Heritage Against Climate Change
Dr Iain Oliver
Applications and Systems
Language & Cultural Landscapes
Dr Catherine Anne Cassidy
Dr Perin Westerhof-Nyman
Archives & Research
Dr Kamila Oles
Graphic Design and Archaeology
Sustainability and Fundraising
Ceòl Uibhist a Tuath/Music of North Uist
This project aims to identify and preserve home recordings, tapes, video, film, photographs and other materials from within the local community. Undoubtedly, there are many priceless items tucked away in drawers, cupboards, lofts, sheds, out of sight and mind. We hope that new discoveries will ensure that the story of ‘Ceòl Uibhist a Tuath’ will continue to evolve through the work of the Comann Eachdraidh.