The workshops have finished, but we still need your help to unlock further secrets.

Your mission:

To undertake independent research on a variety of topics and submit your findings to the project website, which will be publicly accessible to all.

You can write an essay on a topic that interests you, contribute a few sentences of your thoughts or submit a snapshot of an interesting gravestone. Point us to sources of information and participate in the discussion forum. Work on your own or in a group.

The information you provide will assist in producing high quality interpretation for the stones.


People took part in the laser scanning project in lots of ways, and details of previous activities are shown below.

From ‘The Sculptured Stones of Scotland’ by Stuart, J. 1867

From ‘The Sculptured
Stones of Scotland’ by
Stuart, J. 1867

Laser Scanning and 3D recording in archaeology (Wednesday 25th September 2013, 11am – 4 pm)

Learn how to operate 3D laser scanners to produce detailed digital models of the carved stones. This workshop will introduce volunteers to the principals of laser scanning, and how 3D models are created.


Archaeological Illustration (Thursday 26th September 2013, 11am – 4 pm)

This workshop will teach methods of scale drawing and depiction for archaeological illustration, introducing participants to the principles of recording carved stones by hand using techniques that are applicable to all archaeological sites and objects. Volunteers can learn the basics of scaled drawing, and how to produce illustrations of carved stones.


Archaeological Photography and Recording (Friday 27th September 2013, 11am – 4pm)

Come along to the steeple to learn how to document carved stones using digital photography, how to create a photographic catalogue and how photography can complement 3D recording.