QR project a step closer

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With planning applications now being lodged to place QR codes around Stonehaven you could very soon, with the use of a smartphone, be able to find out about the Town at the touch of a button.

The first two applications for QR codes on the Tolbooth Museum and Christians House on the High Street, have now been lodged and the QR code project from the town is one step closer to being in place.

The QR code project is looking to enhance tourism in the area and plaques will be put up with QR codes on them which then link you to a site where you can get information about the building and history.

This project is being carried out by a group in Stonehaven along with Mackie Academy. Pupils at Mackie Academy are putting together the information to go on the website and are also translating the information to make it accessible to tourists.

Mackie Academy teacher, Alan Craig, who is working on the project says it is going well.

He said: “ The project is progressing very well. After the initial phases with the pupils at Mackie ended it was decided to focus our efforts on 7 sites for just now.”

“Scripts for these were written and have been recorded in English, German and Dutch. Planning applications for all of these are in the pipeline and we await the outcome of this process.”

He explained that they are hoping to translate into other languages. He said: “In the meantime we would be keen to hear from anybody that is fluent in any language that is spoken by visitors to the town (eg French, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese etc.) who would be willing to help out translating and recording the existing scripts.”

The seven initial sites being focused on are; The Market Square, Stonehaven Outdoor pool, The Tolbooth Museum, Stonehaven Harbour, Christian’s House, Bogwell and Dunnottar Castle.

If you can help with languages or for more information visit www.mearnsqr.org