|23 November 2015|

Scotland’ s Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016  will showcase the country’s contemporary and modern design culture as well as its rich heritage. From textiles to technology, architecture to fashion and design, the year-long programme will shine the spotlight on Scotland’s greatest assets and icons, as well as some of its unique hidden gems.

There is no doubt that technology and innovation have radically altered and enhanced the visitor experience, and the tourism industry in Scotland is at the forefront of using the best of it to offer people an experience they will never forget.

The world famous Turner Prize is in Scotland for the first time and will conclude in January just as the 12 month celebrations kick-off. It is being hosed in Glasgow and to take full advantage of this landmark event an augmented Reality app is available to bring the Glasgow Art Scene to life with Turner Prize-art venues across Glasgow offering an interactive touring experience that lets anyone access the hidden story of artworks through their smartphone via an app called the Visual Arts Glasgow Tour. The tour lets users access the story of an artwork, in the form of a 60 second video, simply by pointing their phone at select artwork in the five participating venues.The interactive tour will run until 17th January to coincide with the three month Turner Prize Exhibition Period in Glasgow. Venues where you can enjoy the ActivCanvas experience include: The Hunterian, Glasgow School of Art, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Street Level Photoworks, and Glasgow Print Studios. Pick up ActivCanvas enabled postcards with more details at each of the participating venues.