ScotlandVR App is launched
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:19PM
Oli Mival

Scotland’s most stunning sights have been given global exposure in a virtual travel app created by Edinburgh Napier's Future Interactions Group expertise.

People across the world can now instantly walk through the prehistoric Orkney village of Skara Brae, soar high above Edinburgh Castle or journey into the depths of The Hollow Mountain of Ben Cruachan from the comfort of their own home.

The ScotlandVR app – a ground-breaking virtual reality travel experience which immerses web users in Scotland’s remarkable attractions – was launched today by tourism body VisitScotland.

However, the concept for an innovative app in which to explore a virtual Scotland was developed here at the University by a team led by Professor David Benyon and Dr Oli Mival.

The team won a competition held during the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design to create an exciting, interactive digital product aimed at motivating people to visit Scotland. Capital-based digital and creative agency Whitespace then developed the final product for VisitScotland.

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