Workshop: Digital Scanning and Repair of Fort George [Fort George]

17 May 2019, Starts: 11:45, Ends: 16:00

Technology with Tradition: Digital Scanning & Repair of Fort George

The imposing Fort George was designed by Lieutenant-General William Skinner and built by the Adam family of architects. It took 22 years to complete and has served the British Army for the almost 250 years since.

To mark this 250 anniversary, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will commence the digital scanning of areas of Fort George in May 2019. This event will include a practical demonstration of the digital scanning process, time lapse footage of the process, interpretation of the scan outcomes and guest speakers discussing the relevance and application of digital scanning in preserving our built heritage.

This is a Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum event hosted by HES, aimed at building professionals working or with an interest in building conservation and repair.

Cost: £40. Further details and bookings via Eventbrite

Programme outline:

Site visit sentry box masonry project presented by Ruth Vaughan, District Architect HES.

Sentry box project – survey, drawings and works presented by Ruth Vaughan and Linda Simpson, District Architectural Technologist HES.

Buffet lunch plus ‘Scotland from the Air’ Exhibition.

Lynn Wilson, Digital Documentation Manager HES and team demonstration, talk and digital scanning demonstration of Fort George.

Michael Parrett Mst (Cantab) Csci C.BuildE FRICS FCIOB FCABE FIMMM, Consultant Building Pathologist MPA Engineering & Construction Services Ltd. ‘Tangible and Intangible dampness in buildings – A pathological approach

Scott McGibbon "Balancing Superhero Technology with Tradition; An Exclusive Sneak Peek Into 21st Century Historic Building Repair and maintenance"

Tea plus Q&A

Additional Information

Please bring your own PPE i.e. boots and hard hat and wear clothing suitable for being on a scaffold. Please advise organisers if you do not have PPE.

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: