Chapel's new dimension to be explored

LASER images offering a 3D view of Rosslyn Chapel have been released as part of a heritage project exploring Scotland's historic buildings.

The A-listed chapel, which dates back to 1446, gained worldwide fame after appearing in Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code and subsequent film follow-up.

The new images, which depict the chapel from four different angles, are part of a project developed by Historic Scotland and Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art to survey and landmark buildings, creating a definitive 3D record of their architecture.

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Culture minister Fiona Hyslop said: "This leading-edge technology will help digitally preserve Scotland's heritage for generations to come.

"The amount of detail in the digital images of Rosslyn Chapel is truly astonishing. The technology provides a lasting, digital record of the country's most important buildings."

Colin Glynn Percy, director of Rosslyn Chapel, said: "This has been a fascinating exercise for us which has real practical benefits."