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Landscapes of the Future

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Public event
31 May - 6 June 2014, times vary: Free
at the Scout Hut, Ballater Road, Aboyne AB34 5HN
for the general public and groups
Virtual Landscape Theatre with audience

Residents in Aberdeenshire will have the opportunity to see what the future might hold when the Landscapes of the Future event is held in Aboyne. The James Hutton Institute are inviting locals to visit their Virtual Landscape Theatre during a week long event that will visualise the past, present and future of the countryside from Aboyne to Tarland.

The Virtual Landscape Theatre is a mobile curved screen projection facility in which people can be 'immersed' in computer models of their environment to explore landscapes. Small groups of 12 to 15 people have the chance to experience landscapes by interactively moving around the virtual world. Visitors of all ages can share their views using a voting handset and then discuss the issues raised.

The James Hutton Institute has developed a model covering the area from Aboyne to Tarland. Our main topic for the Landscapes of the Future event will be changes in the countryside, such as woodlands, renewable energy, housing and other environmental issues. We will be asking participants what they would like to see in their area, and what changes are likely to take place.

The event will take place in the Scout Hut in Aboyne from 31 May to 6 June 2014 at the following times:

  • 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday
  • 10am - 9pm Monday until Thursday
  • 10am - 3.30pm Friday.

The event is completely free and drop-in sessions lasting around 30 minutes will run throughout each day, Group bookings can be made in advance by emailing Paula Horne. Landscapes of the Future is suitable for all ages and there will be a children's competition and free refreshments.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.