St Kilda goes digital
ST KILDA has been painstakingly recreated on the model of the best-selling video game Minecraft as part of Scotland-wide World Heritage Day celebrations.
An introduction as part of the new digital recreation for St Kilda has been recorded by Na H-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan.
It gives gamers the opportunity to explore the archipelago without ever having to set foot there. It will also form part of the learning resources available in both English and Gaelic to Scotland’s schools.
The map features abandoned houses and boats and will cover six stories, from a kidnapped and incarcerated noblewoman to an archaeological dig. Players will be able to travel from site to site and ‘unlock’ these tales, voiced by volunteers such as Mr Allan. He said: ‘While I have to admit not having been the most avid Minecraft gamer, I am very impressed by how accurately the team behind the project have recreated St Kilda.’