The CDDV is a new commercial partnership between Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio - using state-of-the-art laser scanning technology and 3D visualisation software to digitally record heritage sites around the globe, and enable virtual access.

The Centre grew from the Scottish Ten, a project to digitally document Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites and five international World Heritage Sites launched in 2009. The Centre will deliver the Scottish Ten project for the Scottish Government but will also undertake commercial projects to generate income for both organisations and further research and development in the field.