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VisitScotland launches VR app

ScotlandVR the result of a nationwide competition

VisitScotland has launched a new virtual reality app, ScotlandVR, allowing users to view the Scottish landscape in a virtual travel experience.

The app has been the result of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, which saw VisitScotland challenge young talent from Scotland's academia to create an exciting, interactive digital product to motivate people to travel to Scotland.

The final ScotlandVR app was based on the winning entry, a team from Edinburgh Napier University, who developed the concept for an app to explore a virtual Scotland. ScotlandVR was created by Edinburgh-based digital and creative agency Whitespace in association with VisitScotland and Edinburgh Napier University.

Dr Oli Mival, who worked on the Scotland VR app, was a recent contributor to INNOVATEROBOTICS, the latest event in the series. He said: "Being part of the ScotlandVR project has been hugely enjoyable for our team at Edinburgh Napier, and a great experience working with VisitScotland and Whitespace. The app is a result of the collaborative effort between Scottish academic, technology and tourism sectors and is a real example of Scottish innovation.  

"I was also delighted to speak at INNOVATEROBOTICS recently, which provided an opportunity to highlight some of the outstanding developments being pioneered right here in Scotland and is a great forum for the sharing of ideas in our field and to foster future collaboration."

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