Tom Dawson and the SCAPE team in Shetland

In August 2013 Tom Dawson and the SCAPE team were working in Shetland. With the with the help of Shetland Museum and Archives and features sounds recorded during their trip, the team made a video on the history of the Fethaland Fishing Station.

The Fethaland Fishing Station is in the far north of Shetland and was a base for the Haaf (deep sea) fishing industry until it was abandoned at the end of the nineteenth century. The site is well preserved, but many of the buildings are threatened by coastal erosion. We have worked with Queens University, Belfast to record the buildings using a laser scanner and conventional photography; and are now working with the Shetland Museum to create interpretive material about the site. This will include a 3D virtual world reconstruction that we are creating with the School of Computer Science. This video is a small part of the interpretation.

For those interested in following the progress of SCAPE, the project team regularly update their facebook page.

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