Falkirk in Miniature – Talk aims to get up close to Falkirk’s past.

Falkirk in Miniature – Talk aims to get up close to Falkirk’s past.


Falkirk’s historic town centre will be the focus of a free lunchtime talk next week (Wednesday 18 November) at Callendar House, Falkirk by a leading academic from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

As part of Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative and Falkirk Community Trust’s on-going ‘Stories in Stone’ exhibition, Professor Douglas Pritchard will explain how modern day techniques are helping to preserve Falkirk’s past through 3D and laser scanning techniques.

The talk will feature how these new technologies have been used in design and heritage conservation including the Falkirk Steeple project.

The exhibition at Callendar House features MDF models of town centre locations that have been created using photographs and constructed to allow viewing from all different angles not normally accessible from the ground.

The models were constructed by students from Glasgow School of Art over a period of months in the run up to the exhibition which is on until 23 January 2016.

Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust said: “New technologies are helping to give us all a better understanding and insight into ways to record the built environment and this talk will explore these in a user friendly way.”

Tickets for the event must be booked in advance from The Steeple Box Office, High Street Falkirk or by calling 01324 506850.

The talk starts at 12:30pm and lasts for approximately one hour.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

The Falkirk THI is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

More information is available from www.falkirkthi.com or email Julia.branch@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Published on Monday, 9th November 2015

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