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Digital Subscriptions > History Scotland > Mar - Apr 2019 > A WORLD OF IMMERSIVE EXPERIENESS


How successful are immersive technologies in engaging with visitors to Scotland’s major heritage sites? Dr Agiatis Benardou and Dr Leo Konstantelos present the latest findings of an ongoing project to measure the effectiveness of these technologies
Immersive game at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

With roughly seventeen million visitors annually to culture and heritage sites in Glasgow and Edinburgh alone, tourism is a major driver of the Scottish economy – it is worth some £6bn annually, around five per cent of Scottish GDP; and supports 196,000 jobs. The centrality of cutting-edge immersive experiences for tourism, the heritage industry and audience development has been increasingly evident in recent years, with the development of Ars Electronica Linz (1996); the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (2009); The Battle of Bannockburn (2013), and other venues.

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The March/April issue of History Scotland is packed full of the latest research news and in-depth reads from experts in the fields of Scottish history, heritage and archaeology. Highlights include: 'The Stewart Queens of Scotland: Margaret of Denmark. New research on the life of Margaret, who reigned alongside James III of Scots Scottish coastal history: a wide-ranging overview of Scotland’s coastline over the centuries A guide to Agricola’s campaign in Scotland Curator review of the new Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery at National Museum of Scotland Underwater archaeology at Loch Tay New excavations at the prison of Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield Castle Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, history of art series and lots more…​