The exciting event is being organised by Dig It! 2017 and funded by EventScotland as part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
On World Heritage Day, Dig It! will be running six events to highlight Scotland’s six UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage Sites, one of these events being the ImmersiveMinds exciting tour of the Western Isles.
Using this #ScotlandinSix theme, the team will be visiting six different sites on Lewis, from Stornoway to Mangersta to Garenin, that are the gateway to St Kilda – a group of five remote islands in the North Atlantic, 100 miles off the west coast of Scotland. It is one of the few World Heritage Sites to hold mixed status for its cultural and natural qualities.
We’ll be using this theme to build a virtual map of St Kilda in Minecraft that tells six stories of St Kilda through the ages as part of Crafting St Kilda. As we tour the island on World Heritage Day, we hope to connect with as many local people as possible and share both our map and our stories with them as part of the World Heritage Day celebrations.
The goal of Dig It! 2017’s many #ScotlandinSix events is to shine a spotlight on hidden gems across the country, with a voting campaign throughout the summer and a grand finale during Scottish Archaeology Month in September later this year.
You can also visit and chat about World Heritage Day and it’s events on VisitScotland’s Scotland Community.