Visit Skara Brae virtually with new digital 3D model
A new 3D model of Skara Brae is offering online visitors an immersive digital experience of the 5,000-year-old Neolithic settlement.
The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) model was created using ultra-fast, high-resolution laser scanners, which capture 3D spatial data in the form of a point cloud. Hundreds of overlapping photographs are then combined with the 3D data to create the photogrammetric model.
The model allows visitors to explore inside House Seven – the best preserved on site – which has been closed to the public since 2006. But although visitors can no longer see the structure in the flesh, they can now explore it virtually.