Being a writer is nothing without a little adventure, and my next adventure is taking me over to the Western Isles with the ImmersiveMinds team for World Heritage Day on April 18th.

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.

To keep up to date with all the events and adventures across our tour of the Outer Hebrides, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

As well as working on this event, I am a Production Assistant for BBC Scotland, working on a variety of shows including Off The Ball, The Royal National Mòd and BBC Proms in the Park.

I am also a sports columnist for online football site The Boot Room, a reviewer for The Scots Reviewer, proud blogger of PageByPaige and former writer for The Scottish Sun.

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You can also visit and chat about World Heritage Day and it’s events on VisitScotland’s Scotland Community.

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