One of Gujarat’s monuments — Rani ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) — is among five international heritage sites to be replicated digitally using latest technology in Scotland. It is part of a project called The Scottish Ten — an ambitious five-year-programme to create accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites and five international heritage sites in order to better conserve and manage them. A team from Historic Scotland and Glasgow’s School of Art travelled to Gujarat’s Patan town last August and digitally imaged every corner of Rani ki Vav.
The Vav is not widely known outside Bharat and currently sits on the UNESCO tentative World Heritage List. By digitally documenting stepwell for the project, Scotland hopes to bring the site to a much wider audience and raise both its national and international profile.